Nene Leakes

Reality TV star Nene Leakes has been packing on the weight lately. The 48-year-old former stripper quickly gained over 60 pounds since she posed in a string bikini back in May.

The mother-of-2 shared her weight loss tips after posting bikini pics on her Instagram.com account.

She said portion control helped her lose weight. Additionally, eating lots of vegetables and avoiding sugar, and working out in a gym helped.

“Having to deprive myself of anything is a no-no for a girl like me!” she said. “It’s all about being mindful about what we eat and PORTION CONTROL. That’s the key…because hunni, we like to eat!”

But insiders whisper that stress from her mounting IRS debts put Nene in a depressed mood. Depression makes her eat more comfort food which is high in calories and fat.

Nene Leakes

Friends say Nene avoids stepping on a scale because weighing herself makes her even more depressed.

"She doesn't want to know how much weight she gained," whispered a friend.

Nene spoke at the Philadelphia ULTIMATE WOMEN'S EXPO over the weekend.

Photos: W.Wade/WENN | Instagram.com

  • Low E. TUH!

    SHE'S HOLDING ON TO THIS PICTURE FOR DEAR LIFE...

  • Salliemae’s Boosh

    When you bite the hand that feeds you..RHOA will take you back. For a pay cut of course.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I don't like Ne Ne's attitude, but I congratulate her for maximizing virtually no talent and turning it into a pay day.

    And she's come a long way 'cause Ne Ne was never cute. AT ALL. Just a few years ago, that bathing suit would have looked like a sling shot on her cellulite-ridden ass.

    And geez, she doesn't play around with a razor, does she? That's a close cut. Wonder if she has razor bumps on her cooch...?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    It's possible. I gain weight when I'm depressed. Which is always?? The excess weight makes my peen look small?? Fml. I can't even stand to look at it when I masturbate. I close my eyes. Turn my head...Which is dangerous during launch time?? It took 2 days to find where it landed once. Unfortunately it was my Mama who found it? That's what she gets for leaving her wigs lying around all willynilly? It did give her wig that glow tho #SomethingPositive

  • TheWildChild

    Does she actually think she's a natural born blonde ? love to see her fresh faced. ????

  • Zebra Stripes

    I remember when Kim called Nene a big moose. Lol.

  • Zebra Stripes

    Brenden hush. Lol. #Sosilly.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    hi? I'm bored. wyd?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    NeNe will be just fine. IDC for the "new and improved" NeNe (I like the OG NeNe), but I won't dare kick her while she is down.

    Everything in life ebbs and flows for us all. It's my understanding that she wasn't fired from RHOA, so she still has potential earnings there. She is tight with Ryan Murphy, was on Broadway and sold her own clothing line on a shopping channel. If those doors are still open, she can alleviate that debt with the quickness.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Yea life sux sometimes. Is what it is...

  • Zebra Stripes

    At work on break, counting down to 8pm.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Ahhh I see. Well I'm not doing nothing, thanx for asking? I'm posed to meet up with a friend later? I don't feel like going tho?

  • RIFcantReadBlocked

    For some people its the opposite. I worked out like crazy and didn't eat when I went through depression years ago. My hubby...that fine and humble muthafukka in my gravi along with my saving grace of a daughter gave me peace and I gained a happy healthy 20lbs quick.
    So, who knows..... Blah

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Fine indeed? Ispy a bulge? No wonder you walk bowlegged?

  • Tea??

    She can get it surgically removed again I'm sure. Considering how rich she is and all

  • RIFcantReadBlocked

    Proud thigh gap thank you very much. But he wont do it while I'm pregnant. Ain't that some shitt? This is his first baby. He is all brand new. It's cute but I have needs. Just wait til baby RIF takes her first nap at home...imma wear him out WWE style.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I doubt her life sucks too much. In order for her to owe $1 million in back taxes, it means she earned millions of dollars. Meanwhile, some folks can't afford a meal from the dollar menu but will waste their time and energy commenting on her finances. Lol. That's what sucks, IMO.

    I hope you're having a great day. Is it raining where you are?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    I'm so jelly?

  • KLow

    Yikes!!! She looks nasty. Go take a bath, hunni

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    I hope she comes back to RHOA, it's not the same without her. As for her taxes, PAY EM'....Ain't no way you can get around that, unless you're TRUMP...

  • IntroSpective

    60 pounds is a stretch. I'm not a huge fan of her facial augmentation, but bodywise she doesn't look bad for a woman of her age. I wish ppl would stop body shaming. The perfect size/figure is to its beholder.

  • RIFcantReadBlocked

    Don't be. Men can sex themselves and yall can make it feel like whatever yall want. We can't do that. We can't fake the art of penetration ... Rubbing is over rated.
    Let my preggo horny asss go take a nap.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ???

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    It has rain a tiny bit on and off. Weird weather. It's kinda warm?

  • 88

    She looks like a fool Black women don't come with blonde hair.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Earthquake weather!!! Shake this isht UP!

  • Sucker Free

    60 lbs...where u getting that from cuz I don't see it ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    That's what my mama calls it. Earthquake weather. She also says sitting on cold concrete causes rhoids?
    #TGG

  • Zane

    She just has a wide frame..that's all. Wide women tend to look bigger than what they actually are

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    well...her outfit in the pic's are cute....that's all I got.
    **oh and she really think she that funny to do comedy...anybody seen her ...anybody?? cuz she keep doing these chit ling circuit comedy shows.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Lol. Mom knows best. I'm not here for cold concrete. I like cold beverages. I'm not a big fan of cold weather, cold floors or concrete.

    (Do I want to know what 'TGG' stands for?)

  • Lisa daniels
  • 2shay

    ???

  • Lisa daniels

    Say that ?

  • MissyJ

    And I hate how folks assume if you owe taxes you must be broke. Most folks just tried some tricky chit and got caught.

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Lololol The Golden Girls? We were quoting them in a post earlier??

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Forget the weight gain, that nose is unforgivable.

  • i troll it like i see it

    So I guess that bikini pic was photoshopped after all. I wasn't sure...

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Pahahahah. I know that right???

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Ok!!! Or folks literally don't know the tax laws for multiple states and got caught up. She owes taxes in multiple states. That would require the advice of multiple accountants and/or tax attorneys.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Fat or thin she still is not very good looking to me, but she does look better thick

  • i troll it like i see it

    I see it.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Wide like a radiator.

  • Zebra Stripes

    Lol. Hush. Caps are loners, I hate company. As long as I have food, AC, TV & food, I can sit in the house all day.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Lol @ TGG. That's cute!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Sounds just like me...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I like her swimsuit ... Got nothing else on this ?

  • Cecakes

    “She doesn’t want to know how much weight she gained,” whispered a friend. ************************* CHILE BYE!

  • We Can Do This

    She does look better with the weight.

  • SaharabutnotKdry

    Women gain and lose weight depending on life events , no need to body shame anyone .

  • Sucker Free

    Lol @ food twice ?

  • Free speech cost Sheen

    Maybe she just need to contour? BTW she gone send one of those cease and Da sis letters. She has me blocked so I hope she sees that she built like Greg.

  • brooklyn23

    Shoot Im one of those that eat when my depression kicks in, I too have gained 40 pnds. I wish I was one of those people that didnt eat when depressed.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    She has always been a big bird to me...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I like nene so I'm wishing her well.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I can't stand Kim. Kim is a lo key racist

  • Mrs Mary

    sandra can you please post a full body shot of yourself when you get a chance, thanks hun!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Humm, I guess those Skinny Girl Flat Tummy Herbal Chinese teas all these reality folks are endorsing are really just bupkis. Between the fraud teas and The Butler not performing his duties, I guess even a rich B who cashed Trump checks... Donald Trump checks will gain weight if she's stressed. kmsl

  • Zebra Stripes

    Yes thank GOD I don't gain weight like that.

  • Zizzle

    Shiiiiddd, I'd hit the before and after.

  • Moon Lee

    I still adore her,chunky or not. She's definitely a character. Lol...

  • Prettybootnikki

    I love her pic in that bikini. She looks great

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She really does

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She really does

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Oh well OLD age spread IMO

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Isn't Nene Kris Jenner's age??

    she is really trying to keep up with the Joneses

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    she is... but she loves the culture....

  • Li

    It's hard for any woman (man) to go into a show business career LATE in life. It's not like she started when she was 18 or 20. It's going to be harder to market her, get TV/movie jobs. The competition is stiff amongst all women.

  • Panther Charleston

    Uhm...that pic is so modified. That crotch been smooshed and that thigh gap been widened. That's okay, Nene; the real you is the better you.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    She looks fine too me, she is like 7 feet tall, with big bones.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If I had to glue someone else's hair to my head, every day, I'd be depressed, too!

  • lil goodie

    She can always pay to have to done again. .. beauty before bills....

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    She works for NBC Guys. NBC owns bravo and she is still on contract with real housewives and she is still getting paid and in case you did not know this she came up with real housewives of Atlanta and has a say on who is hired or fired. She is also on Hollywood husbands, whose line is it anyway and been on Broadway twice. trust me they don't put you on Broadway if you suck. Look at Julia Roberts. She did Broadway 1 time got the worsts reviews and the show ended in a week and she never went back. Love her or hate her she making it. Have you followed your dreams?

  • yelpforhelp

    ..............my mother did.....and her mother did, but you go on.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    No. She gained weight because surgery alone can't fix lack of diet and exercise.

  • product of 79

    Shid I ain't coming for Nene cause, for the last month or so... I've been trying to loose weight by my bday, and I've lost nothing? my bday in 2 weeks?

  • Blak

    lord have mercy is that picture photoshopped...I just can't today..

  • Michelle

    So I guess "I'm rich b@@@h" no longer applies?.....

  • Faithz

    Lol You made me waist coffee all over the desk Lol
    razor bumps on her c00ch omg.
    Thanks for the Laugh.

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    You know that you could Google this to prove yourself wrong.

  • 88

    That's a damn lie blonde hair is a plaque according to the bible.

  • Saved.Sista’.Shirell

    Its Cuffin Season

  • GuestSTAR

    Not doubting that she gained weight and Lord knows I'm no fan, but that top pic is old. She's gotten her nose chiseled down a few times since that top pic.

  • KB

    Agreed.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Weight gain or loss happens, especially as women get older! Sometimes you just get tire of eating balanced meals, or using portion control, and go for it, knowing what it will take to turn it around and she will! Then she'll get a ton of press for her dramatic weight-loss! These people can't lose once they're in, if they take a sip of coffee, it can become a news story!

  • sunni_daze

    She got wide.

  • The peoples choice

    I'm glad someone else noticed that also!...???????????

  • Quitedeliteful

    First of all that bikini pic has been airbrushed to death. Nene hasn't had a body like that since her days on the stripper pole. She always looked about thirty pounds overweight to me.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Sometimes when you don't think about it, you can lose enough to make a difference. I'm going through something similar and I just do grains, veggies and plenty of water or herbal tea...when I can?

  • product of 79

    Working for an Italian doesn't help? that man will have fried chicken and potatoes waiting...cheesy bread and all kinds of stuff... I'm gonna buckle down and go for bout 5-8lbs.

  • product of 79

    Working for an Italian doesn't help? that man will have fried chicken and potatoes waiting...cheesy bread and all kinds of stuff... I'm gonna buckle down and go for bout 5-8lbs.

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/msjazz2 msjazz2

    Oh my! she is still fine and fabulous

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I won't compliment her downing nene when she an ugly bat looking racist piece of shat bytch

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    I feel you...that's one of those cultural where if you don't eat their food, they will get pissed. Maybe end those days with a big green salad?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    S/b culture

  • product of 79

    Man... He'll tell you TWICE to make sure you heard 'em and get some ? his mama ain't no dam better... This woman makes a peach pie that is to die for ? she makes this almond cheesecake? OMG when I tell you, if ppl don't get any they scrap the pan ?

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Whyyyyy must youuuuu?!?!!? ??????

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Now I gotta go get some green juice to forget about that grub you just mentioned. Don't get discouraged in your journey.

  • product of 79

    Grab me some too boo lol

  • Sexy Lexy

    Kim is not racist ... Nene was VERY mean to her as she has been to everybody else ... you guys know that .. Kims little girls would call her Auntie Nene ...Racists don't want their children calling negros family ... Kim may have been reckless ( so is nene ) she may even be so rude and so nasty
    ( so are the other girls ) LOL but RACIST ... NOPE ....

  • Jbryd17

    Um yes she did gain weight if these pictures are recent. You can have surgery and try and change your appearance, you can lose weight to try and fit into a mode but you're only fighting the inevitable; you are what you are. Sad some people spend a lifetime trying to be anything other than what they were meant to look like. I'm
    Sure she had the surgery and lost weight to try and fit into an obviously unrealistic image of herself; they say Hollywood do that to you.

  • Capricorn Girl

    Zebra...you're my Cap spirit animal.

  • Capricorn Girl

    Brenden...Why the heck are you so funny???

  • Melodic chaotic

    That lipo done wore off and she still eating like a dog so.....*shrugs*

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Lol. I'm just nutty. Always have been?

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Not because you hang with blacks means that you love them... Viacom owns BET but doesn't mean they love black people. Like that NBA owner also, has black and mixed mistresses but clearly said his real view when he got recorded.

    Some just love the culture but would be damned to have a child with a black man.... Has nothing to do with Nene... It is America reality

  • AListDiva29

    I'm sorry, but she's just not attractive with or without all that plastic! When are women going to learn that?!

  • AListDiva29

    I'm sorry, but she's just not attractive with or without all that plastic! When are women going to learn that?!

  • Alisa

    She is no stranger to plastic surgery. I think that was and is her weight loss plan

  • Alisa

    Her husband is high key racist.. lol He is a red cup toting blaze orange camouflage vest tobacco & snuff dipping redneck

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She says the same rules she married him

  • itsjismemelly

    I think she looks better, are those old pics because that looks like the b4 nose?

  • Sexy Lexy

    I think what you are saying is true but I do not think this applies to Kim ... I hate the agree to disagree thing but it makes sense here ... you believe one thing and I believe another ... I ain't trying to start no fights lol i just don't think she is racist

  • Sexy Lexy

    I think what you are saying is true but I do not think this applies to Kim ... I hate the agree to disagree thing but it makes sense here ... you believe one thing and I believe another ... I ain't trying to start no fights lol i just don't think she is racist

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Oki doki

  • CosmoBeauty

    True meaning of, " Big & Tall," not fat tho.