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NeNe Leakes Says She Struggled With Depression During Her Husband Gregg Leakes’ Battle With Cancer!

NeNe Leakes admits she that struggled with depression while being a full-time caretaker to her husband Gregg Leakes, as he was battling  cancer. “It was such a hard time,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star told HollywoodLife.

“Being a care taker and doing something like caring for someone with cancer for the first time in my life, then to have to be the bread winner for everything, it’s a lot. The overseer of everything in our life, it was a lot of pressure and it really did feel like depression.”

Leakes admits that she was not aware that she was dealing with depression until she made an appointment with her doctor. “I don’t really know what depression is, but I was speaking to my OBGYN and I was telling her a lot about how I felt and she said, “I think that you’re going through a depression,” and I didn’t really know what a depression felt like except for what anyone said,” NeNe explained.

“And so I started reading about it and learned things about myself that I saw in me. She gave me some medication and it really worked and it helped me out a lot. I don’t think I really understood how serious that was for us and how much pressure I had on me.”

Despite the hardships the couple faced, the two are in a better place. Gregg in now cancer free and NeNe is working on her health as she recently lost 12 pounds. “We are doing well,” NeNe said of her marriage. “Gregg looks so amazing. He’s doing so good. He did a PET scan and they see no cancer in his body anywhere. That was a blessing and we’re super excited about that. Every day is a new day and every day is a step in the right direction. We’ve been able to communicate a lot better with each other.”

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