TheReal Housewives of Atlanta star and her real estate investor husband, Greg Leakes, moved out of the 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom residence they were living in during the Bravo reality show's first season after they were served an eviction notice for failing to pay $6,240 in rent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionreported Wednesday.
The couple was served the eviction notice on the Duluth, GA house on September 14 and finally vacated the property in November, the house's broker told the Journal-Constitution.
According to the newspaper, the notice had stated "the tenant said they would move by Sept. 14th because they could no longer afford the house."
When contacted about the notice last week, NeNe Leakes reportedly responded with an email in which she told the Journal-Constitution that the house had been a "lease purchase corporate deal with Greg and his company."
"Things didn't work out between the two of them so they did what they had to do and he did what he had to do," she wrote.
The house was reportedly purchased for $829,400 in September 2006 and is currently owned by Kajani Shenaz Ali, who lives overseas. The Leakes moved into the home in 2006 as well, the house's broker said, according to the Journal-Constitution.
While Gregg Leakes couldn't be reached for comment by the Journal-Constitution -- which also learned that the phone number for the only business under his name in Georgia had been disconnected -- NeNe declined to say where she was living but denied the couple was having money troubles.
"It's none of your business," she told a Journal-Constitution reporter during a Tuesday email exchange in which she also stated (complete with grammatical errors) that she and her husband were "financial able and stable to live where ever we feel fits."
NeNe also noted that the eviction notice did not have her name on it and chided the Journal-Constitution about its investigation.
"You don't know my relationship with Greg so be careful what you report!" she wrote.
"If we rent, lease purchase or buy, money is still coming out of my pocket," NeNe added. "So who's business is that??"
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NeNe was described as an "outspoken social butterfly" who "donates her time to various foundations and is the founder of The Twisted Hearts Foundation, which brings awareness to domestic violence against women" in the press information Bravo released prior to The Real Housewives of Atlanta's premiere in September. According to the network, she was also hoping to open a luxury boutique hotel in the near future.