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NeNe Leakes, the 46-year-old actress and cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," is opening up about the pitfalls of fame and former relationship rife with domestic violence.
Leakes recently spoke with E! host Giuliana Rancic about her past before her popular reality television show and even opened up about the decision to leave a previous domestic violence situation.
"He'd been calling and calling," Leakes recalled in the interview titled E! Entertainment Special: NeNe Leakes. "I would never answer the call, so he knocked on our door and came -- just bust right on in."
The mother of two may be used to opening up about her life on her Bravo TV reality television show, but she also admitted that fame comes with a price.
"The hardest part about me doing this show and having my life put out there is my child," Leakes admitted to Rancic. "My oldest son was going into 12th grade and he could no longer be like the typical teenager."
Still, Leakes has found a way to turn her reality television opportunity into much more. Last month, the entertainer took to Twitter and her Celeb Buzz blog to announce that she would create a clothing line for which she is currently seeking plus sized models.
"That's right, my clothing line is coming soon," Leakes tweeted. "I am looking for Curvy Girls!"
While Leakes has flourished as an actress in shows like "Glee" and the "New Normal," she has also expressed an interest in various ventures including a wedding business that she previously announced on Twitter.
"I'am totally n the wedding business now," Leakes tweeted earlier this year. "Wait until u hear abt my new business venture! (SIC)"
Although Leakes has spilled few details about the wedding business venture that she previously announced, she has never hesitated to speak about her financial gain. In previous seasons of her reality television series, Leakes coined the phrase "I'm very rich!"
Her E! News special interview will appear on the network at 10 p.m. Monday.