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'RHOA' NeNe Leakes stripped for three years under name 'Silk'

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NeNe Leakes is owning up to her past. According to a Radar Online article posted on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and "Glee" actress sat down with E!’s Giuliana Rancic to talk about her past, including the three years that she spent working as a stripper, for an upcoming TV special.

“I remember going home and having something like $1,000 and thinking ‘I made $1,000 in one night. Baby we are doing this tomorrow night,’” she said.

"It became an addiction. I thought I made pretty good money. It was a great hustle," she added.

She explained that she was a 23-year-old single mom who had just gotten out of an abusive relationship when she answered an in a newspaper. She ended up stripping for three years under the name "Silk." It was her current husband Gregg Leakes who convinced her to stop dancing.

According to Wetpaint Entertainment, during the "E! Entertainment Special: NeNe Leakes" special, which airs on Monday, Dec. 16, NeNe will also talk about being abandoned by her mother, leaving her abusive relationship and separating from Gregg in 2011.

From stripper to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and actress on a hit TV show, NeNe has certainly come far!

Are you proud of how far NeNe has come?

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