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Make Big Changes! NeNe leaks‘ Son Brentt leaks prioritizes his health after suffering a stroke and heart attack at the age of 23.
“Concentrate on yourself until you are in focus. #100poundsdown,” Brentt captioned an Instagram slideshow flaunting his slim frame on Monday, Jan. 16.
On the picture carousel, the Atlanta native posed in a red tracksuit and white T-shirt. He wore a white sweatband and a black satchel.
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“Aunt nephew looks 🔥🔥🔥🔥”, Real Housewives of Atlanta Marlo Hampton wrote in the comments.
Brentt’s transformation comes less than six months after he was hospitalized in October 2022. His mother, 55, confirmed the “scary” medical emergencies via her Instagram Story at the time.
“Two weeks ago today, Brentt had heart failure and a stroke,” the Glee grad explained in a video. “He’s only 23. He’s really young for something like this to happen to him.”
The former Bravo star noted that her son, who she shared with late husband Gregg Leakes, “doesn’t drink or do drugs.” While he was recovering in hospital, doctors wondered if COVID-19 might have been a factor in Brentt’s health anxiety, but he did not recall contracting the disease.
“They ran a series of tests on him. We’re still trying to find out [the cause]. It was very scary,” NeNe continued. “I don’t want to go into detail about what happened. Obviously a stroke is a very serious thing.”
Despite the scary scenario, NeNe told fans her son was “in good spirits.” He left the hospital in November 2022.
“Yay! You’re going out,” the Celebrity Apprentice graduate gushed in a clip uploaded to her Instagram Story as Brentt prepared to head home. “So happy for you!”
NeNe added, “Two months later, Brentt walks out. Hallelujah! Home in time for the holidays.”
Almost a year before her son was hospitalized, the Dancing With the Stars season 18 contestant’s husband died at the age of 66. Gregg lost his long battle with stage III colon cancer in September 2021.
“Today the Leakes family is heartbroken. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by all of his children, his close family and his wife Nene Leakes,” NeNe’s publicist said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time. “We ask that you pray for peace and strength for your family and allow them to mourn privately at this very, very difficult time.”
Along with Brentt, the Linnethia Lounge owner is the mother of one son Bryson Rashard Bryant from a previous relationship. Coping with the loss of her family, NeNe rekindled a romance with a fashion designer Nyonisela Sioh end of 2021.