The Real Housewives of Atlanta: NeNe Leakes Working on Shoe Line
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
NeNe Leakes continues to be a controversial even when the cameras aren't rolling. Besides filming the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta these days, the most outspoken cast member of the Bravo reality series is gearing up for the fashion circuit.

"I'm currently working on a shoe line," NeNe told "I'm doing it with a company out of New York. I can't talk about it too much because we haven't sealed a deal yet, but we've been meeting."

Seeing NeNe come up with her shoe line isn't really that surprising. The mother of two has always been very vocal about her love for fashion and has even earned rave reviews after posing for celebrity photographer Derek Blanks.  

In addition to her shoe line, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is also coming up with a new book called Never Make the Same Mistake Twice. As mentioned before, the book taps on the man who allegedly abused her, rocky relationships with Atlanta co-stars Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield, and finding out who her real father is.

"I don't hold back," NeNe said. "I tell it like it is."

But that's not all. NeNe is also heading to Baltimore to appear in front of a church congregation of about 10,000 people. Initially, she didn't think it was the right fit because "I'm spiritual, but not religious," she explained.

But then the minister convinced her to do it.

"He said, 'I saw a calling in you when I saw you on the show,' " NeNe added. "I said, 'OK, I'm there.' "

On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Leakes earned quite a reputation for often clashing with her fellow housewives, especially Kim Zolciak, who was once good friends with NeNe. She even won the Bravo A-List Award for "Guiltiest Reality Pleasure" in 2009.

Catch NeNe Leakes on the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta beginning Thursday, July 30 on Bravo.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Bravo)