"Our Prayers Are With You And Your Family"

Pregnant Falynn Pina and her boyfriend, Jaylan Banks, were in full support of Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) star NeNe Leakes on Saturday (September 4). The couple came out to NeNe’s restaurant, The Linnethia Lounge, to help celebrate the life of Gregg Leakes.


“Thank you @neneleakes for having us last night,” Falynn wrote on her Instagram timeline on Sunday (September 5). “We had an amazing time and will definitely be back,” Pina shared. “May God continue to give you strength during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.”

Gregg Leakes passed away last week after a battle with colon cancer that at one point appeared to move in a positive direction. Gregg’s illness went into remission for a time before returning with a vengeance and knocking Gregg off his feet. NeNe revealed her husband’s grave condition last weekend during a birthday party at which a fan allegedly called her rude for not addressing them.

“My husband is transitioning to the other side,” NeNe said at the party. “You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now,” Leakes continued. “My husband is dying.”

NeNe’s publicist confirmed Gregg’s death days after NeNe’s revelation. “Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart,” the family’s representative said last Wednesday (September 1).

“After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones, and wife Nene Leakes,” the publicist added. “We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family and allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time.”

Gregg and NeNe Leakes were married 14 years before divorcing in 2011. The celebrity couple remarried in 2013 and enjoyed eight more years together before Gregg’s death. Falynn Pina and Jaylan Banks are expecting their first child to arrive in the coming months. The celebrities have been an item for several months.

Photo: Falynn Pina/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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