According to Page Six Nene Leakes considered an open marriage for the future just so that she can have someone by her side for life.
What is an open marriage
Nene did some explaining about what she considered but generally and open marriage is a consensually non-monogamous relationship in which both partners agree that they can have sexual and/or romantic relationships with other people outside of their primary partnership.In an open marriage, the couple is committed to each other as a primary relationship but allows for various degrees of flexibility in pursuing connections with others.
The specifics of how an open marriage works can vary widely and are typically defined through open communication and agreement between the partners involved.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum — whose husband, Gregg Leakes, died two years ago — took to her YouTube series, “Pillow Talk with Nene,” on Monday and got emotional about the idea of being with someone even if they weren’t in love.“Maybe I should just marry whether I’m 100% happy with the person or not,” the 55-year-old told viewers. “Maybe I should marry just so that I have a partner — a partner for life.”The reality star added that while the person might not be right for her, “at least there’s someone.”“Maybe we will have an agreement that this person would be there for me and I would be there for them [during] hard times or medical times.”She furthered that certain terms could be put into place, such as, “He will see whoever he wants to see. I will see whoever I want to see.”
“But doing that, you have to know that person will probably be talking to other people and loving other people and they’re just with you through the hard times,” NeNe continued.
Despite wanting someone by her side, the Bravo alum concluded that an open relationship wasn’t right for her.“I considered it but I know that it’s not who I am as a person. I really would want to be with somebody that really loves me and really… wanted to be there for me.”NeNe’s emotional tangent came after she visited the doctor and realized she didn’t know who to put down as an emergency contact.“I got really emotional in the office. It came out of nowhere,” she said while holding back her tears. “In the past, I listed my husband as my emergency.”Gregg died in September 2021 from colon cancer at age 66.
NeNe and Gregg first tied the knot in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They decided to give their love a second shot in 2013 and wed again.
The couple shared share 24-year-old son, Brentt.