NeNe Leakes reveals that she is a grandmother

theGRIO REPORT - The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star, NeNe Leakes, reveals in a new interview that she is a grandmother, and didn't know about her grandchild until...

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In this week’s issues of In Touch Weekly, NeNe Leakes reveals her 2-month-old granddaughter, Bri’asia. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star says she was shocked when she discovered that her 22-year-old son, Bryson (who appeared in several episodes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta), was secretly expecting a child with his girlfriend, Ashley Hill, 21.

“I only found out about everything because I ran into Ashley when she was more than six months along,” NeNe revealed 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.”

NeNe said initially she didn’t feel like Bryson was ready for such a big responsibility. However once Bri’asia was born in mid-June NeNe couldn’t keep herself away. “I always wanted to have a girl,” she said, “and now I have one! She’s just adorable.”

The star of NBC’s upcoming comedy The New Normal, has done everything she can to help take care of her son’s girlfriend and her new grandchild — “I paid for everything in the nursery: the clothing, the diapers. I don’t want her to feel strapped,” NeNe said.

The 44-year-old TV star is not shying away from the term “Grandma” either, but rather embracing her new status. “Forty is the new 30. I’m a sassy, fashion-forward grandma!”

Click here to read NeNe’s interview in In Touch Weekly.

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