NeNe Leakes,44, is a grandma, and although she was reluctant to accept that her 22-year-old son Bryson, and his girlfriend Ashley Hill, 21, were expecting a baby, NeNe tells In Touch Weekly her new granddaughter Bri’Asia is the daughter she’s always wanted.
“I only found out about everything because I ran into Ashley when she was more than six months along,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. “I said, ‘You look pregnant.’ And she said, ‘Hasn’t Bryson told you?’ But he hadn’t because he knew that I wouldn’t approve of him having a child so young.”
“I didn’t feel like he was ready for such a big responsibility,” she says. “I was his age when I had him, so I know how tough it is. I didn’t want him to make the same mistakes that I did. I needed to let it sink in.”
However, once little Bri’asia Bryant was born in mid-June, no-nonsense NeNe melted. “I always wanted to have a girl,” she says, “and now I have one! She’s just adorable.”
We know NeNe is rich and all but she’s not selfish about sharing her wealth–“I paid for everything in the nursery: the clothing, the diapers. I don’t want her [Ashley] to feel strapped,” she says. Apparently, NeNe’s gone completely “crazy” buying gifts for the baby, including “little dresses, sparkly headbands, and Gucci shoes. She probably should consider a trust fund or a college fund while she’s at it. NeNe is now proclaiming Forty is the new 30…ok!
Congrats. Life is beautiful!