'Real Housewives of Atlanta:' NeNe Leakes is a Grandma!
'Real Housewives of Atlanta:' NeNe Leakes is a Grandma!
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Move over RHOC star Vicki Gunvalson, there's a new grandma in the housewives franchise! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes just announced that her son Bryson's girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl two months ago.

If this news comes as a surprise, imagine how NeNe felt when she only just recently found out about her 22-year-old son's girlfriend Ashley Hill's, 21, pregnancy a few months ago.

"I only found out about everything because I ran into Ashley when she was more than six months along," NeNe, 44, told In Touch. "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, who was also a young mother, has been very open about her challenges as a single mom at such an early age because of the absence Bryson's father.

"I didn't feel like [Bryce] was ready for such a big responsibility," she said. "I was his age when I had him, so I know how tough it is. I didn't want him to make the same mistakes that I did. I needed to let it sink in."

Bryson and Ashley's daughter was born in June and is named Bri'asia (sorry, no idea on how to pronounce that) Bryant. And now NeNe couldn't be happier.

"I always wanted to have a girl and now I have one! She's just adorable."

Because of her rough life experience as a young single mom, NeNe doesn't want Ashly or Bri'asia to want for anything.

"I paid for everything in the nursery: the clothing, the diapers. I don't want her to feel strapped," she said adding that she has gone "crazy" buying gifts for the baby including "little dresses, sparkly headbands and Gucci shoes."

And don't think NeNe has any reservations about being called "grandma."

"Forty is the new 30! I'm a sassy, fashion-forward grandma!" she said.

She also added on her Twitter that she is "proud to be a 'Glam-ma!'"

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of In Touch)