NeNe Leakes on the lawsuit from her boyfriend’s ex ‘that is just not my business’

NeNe Leakes, of Bravo fame, had a rough time in 2021. Her on/off husband of many years sadly succumbed to colon cancer in September. But then, in December, she was spotted with a man named Nyonisela J. Sioh and they made it Instagram official at the end of that month. That seems a little quick to me, but what do I know. Apparently, it seemed a little quick to his wife too. Malomine Tehmeh-Sioh filed a lawsuit against NeNe, basically for breaking up her marriage, specifically for “alienation of affection and criminal conversation.” NeNe says the whole thing is none of her business, which is a bit precious considering she is the one being sued.

NeNe Leakes says she minds her own business, and that’s why she has “no feelings” about a lawsuit filed against her that essentially accuses her of stealing a woman’s husband.

The 54-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta alum spoke with ET’s Rachel Smith and said any legal drama going on with her boyfriend, Nyonisela J. Sioh, and his wife, Malomine Tehmeh-Sioh, should remain their business and their business only.

“I feel like it’s their business and not mine, right?” Leakes said. “I feel like I was dragged into something that is just not my business. They have their own legal thing that’s going on. I shouldn’t be brought into it, that’s all. So, I really have no feelings about it. I really think that it’s something that [Nyonisela] has to handle himself.”

Earlier this month, Tehmeh-Sioh sued Leakes for alienation of affection and criminal conversation. According to the court docs, Sioh and Tehmeh-Sioh, who tied the knot in 2016 and share an 11-year-old son, separated on or about Dec. 17. Leakes was first linked to Sioh in December, and they went Instagram official later that month, on Dec. 28, with Leakes sharing pics and videos from their beach getaway.

Per Tehmeh-Sioh’s suit, she and her husband allegedly “enjoyed a genuine happy marital relationship, in which some degree of love, affection, society, companionship, comfort, friendship and favorable mental attitude existed between them” prior to Leakes’ “wrongful interference and conduct.”

Tehmeh-Sioh alleges in her suit that Sioh and Leakes “engaged in an ongoing romantic, uninhibited and adulterous affair” without her “knowledge or consent.”

Of Leakes, Tehmeh-Sioh alleged that the former reality star “has publicly posted and continues to publicly post berating, tactless and insensitive intimate pictures of herself with [Tehmeh-Sioh’s] husband on social media causing further embarrassment and humiliation.”

The reality TV star addressed the allegations on Instagram, scoffing at the idea she’s “a husband stealer.” She said, “There ain’t nobody out here stealing husbands… Nobody wants to steal nobody else’s problems.”

And that’s not the only lawsuit in Leakes’ orbit. She also sued the companies behind RHOA, alleging that they fostered and tolerated a hostile and racist work environment.

[From ET Online]

I think what NeNe says is half-right/half-wrong. Wrong in that it is her business now that she’s been sued, so to say that it’s not and she has no feelings about it is really dismissive. But she’s right in that it really should be the guy’s problem to handle. The timeline is too tight for there to have been no overlap. I am sure the wife is in pain and I can understand that, but since when can you sue for this? I looked it up and apparently criminal conversation as a tort is an old-fashioned euphemism for sex; it’s old-school but it does apply to the situation. I think this whole thing is kind of embarrassing for everyone involved. I get not wanting to just go away quietly when people have done you wrong, but this is really not a great look. Like, the wording of the lawsuit says that the marriage had “some degree of” love, affection, etc, before NeNe. “Some degree” of love doesn’t sound that great. Also did anyone echo NeNe’s iconic line back to her, “close your legs to married men?” I feel like NeNe can be called out for being a hypocrite, but to be sued for this is a bridge too far. Shouldn’t this lady be suing her husband, not NeNe? The husband who made/broke the vows is the one who should be sued.

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  1. Jillian says:

    Oh cmon! This POS husband cheated on his wife, he wasn’t “stolen”

  2. equality says:

    Hope he’s worth the expense and trouble.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      True! Though, if she knew that he was married and made the advancements towards him, the wife has a pretty solid standing in the lawsuit.

      Reminds me of the Reynolds/Taylor/Fisher scenario! Ouch!!

  3. NurseScientist says:

    I thought NC was the only state with an “alienation of affection” clause of adulterous divorce. I think the beef is with the one with whom you exchanged vows. That’s just me, though. LOL!

  4. Louise177 says:

    Did Nene know he was married? A lot of times the woman has no clue. But I guess with social media it could be easier to find out. A lot of the affair laws are against the mistress. While there’s few if anything against the husband.

    • BlinkB says:

      If she did know, she would NEVER admit it. She was hugely entertaining on RHOA, but her personality does not lend itself to owning up to her shizz. In any case, she wasn’t married to the woman. I suspect she’s being sued because she has more money than her partner.

      • KC says:


        That poor woman has already been greatly embarrassed by this man. She may not want him back or maybe when it was good it was that good but she’s probably trying to recover and rebuild her life with that man and knows she can’t get any money from him.🤷🏾‍♀️

  5. Melissa says:

    I had no idea this type of law existed. How isn’t the court backed up with tens of thousands of these cases at any time? We certainly must not have this in Canada.

    • equality says:

      Most people probably don’t bother because there would be little to gain. It’s not allowable in Canada. In the US, only in Hawaii, North Carolina, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah. Apparently the suit was filed in North Carolina.

  6. KrystinaJ says:

    I don’t understand the “Criminal conversation” part… Could someone explain that to me like I’m 5? lol
    *Edit* I somehow missed the explanation in the article, lol, but now I get it.

  7. DizzyLizzy says:

    Guuuuurrrrl. How you win them is how you lose them.

  8. Branvoyage says:

    That doesn’t even look like Nene!

  9. Roo says:

    “Some level” just sounds a legal strategy – you don’t want to say “boundless” or “infinite” and have to try prove that in court, and the law probably just requires that some level existed in the marriage prior to the third part getting involved.

    Honestly, I don’t blame the wife. It’s a legal, valid claim and those two have shown no discretion or sympathy for the person left behind in the wake of their affair. Nene has assets and the wife is smart to make her claim.

    • Turtledove says:

      I don’t blame her either. I absolutely agree with what others have said in that the husband is the one that owed the wife fidelity, HE broke the vows etc. But the article says they separated on 12/17 and by 12/28 Nene was posting their vacay pics together. I think that is just plain shitty. Suing Nene is not a good look, no. Wifey would be better off if she just moved on from her trash husband and his thoughtless mistress, but no doubt she is hurting. I am over the whole trope where a women gets betrayed and is expected to be the bigger person. Being the bigger person IS the best route on paper, but I just can’t pretend that I don’t understand how these wives feel. I definitely don’t agree with the idea that “the other women” gets ALL the blame. But a lot of people have swung to the complete opposite direction where ONLY the cheating spouse gets blame. I strongly disagree. If a guy is married and you get with him, participate in the sneaking around and hiding and then gloat on SM when he finally leaves? You are also a shit heel.

  10. thiswitchisntdead says:

    TUTLEDOVE I agree with you. That’s why I think it’s a good look for the wife. I say, so whatever makes you feel better or shoot your best shot and who cares how you look? Doing nothing only makes you look pathetic. That to me is what “being the bigger person is.” Or in the words of my fierce red-headed Southern Aunt, “God is a vengeful God, and I pray for vengeance.” (In fairness to her, she told me this after her sister was murdered by her husband and got away with it.)