If there's one thing Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has made clear, it's that she's rich. "I'm very rich," she has said flat out on at least one occasion. So news that her Bentley got repossessed in a very public manner, has left more than a few tongues wagging about how very un-rich she really may be.
The incident, according to a small gossip site, happened outside of an Atlanta restaurant, and it wasn't subtle. Bentley reps supposedly showed up, and put a cover over her car with "Repossessed by Bentley" emblazoned across it. Talk about embarrassing -- especially for someone bathing in diamonds on the cover Ebony.
A source went on to tell the site, "NeNe is fronting, she’s living way beyond her means. NeNe spends $17K a month, and her home is about to go into foreclosure. She lost her Bentley and she’s about to lose her home too.”
Sounds bad, right? And not all that far-fetched when you consider some of the major financial problems we've seen other Housewives get into over the years. (Teresa and Joe Giudice, Sonja Morgan, Alexis and Jim Bellino ... to name a few)
The only problem with this juicy story is NeNe says it's totally false. She took to Twitter and blasted the rumors saying she has never even driven a Bentley much less owned one.
Still n the same house,still drive the same car, Still work on 3 shows!.....it's hard 4 people 2 b happy 4 ur SUCCESS
And really I think that Nene's haters are a much bigger problem for her than her finances. She has been incredibly successful, and between her TV roles and business ventures I don't doubt that she could afford a Bentley if she wanted one. I'm more inclined to believe her because she's such a straight shooter, and I think she'd tell us flat out if she was broke.
Now, I have to say that posing in a tub of diamonds and flaunting your wealth in people's faces isn't exactly the best way to endear some people to you. But that's NeNe, and being NeNe has gotten her where she is. So the haters can hate but they can't take away what she's earned. And if I was her, I might consider going out and buying a friggin' Bentley ... with cash.
Do you think the problem here is NeNe's finances or her haters?
Image via Ebony