Real Housewives Of Atlanta diva NeNe Leakes has been 'reading her son Bryson Bryant the riot act' after he got busted on a drugs charge and the arrest has put pressure on her own marriage, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
Bryant was arrested on Sunday, March 7, 2010, while visiting an inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail in Atlanta – authorities found marijuana on the 20-year-old while arresting him for failing to appear in court for a traffic violation.
He was released several days later after posting bond but the incident has caused a lot of friction inside the Leakes’ household.
A source told RadarOnline.com: “The arrest really upset NeNe as she knows her son is hanging out with a bad crowd after he dropped out of University and started working as a club promoter in Atlanta.
“It has put pressure on her relationship with her husband Greg Leakes who is not Bryson’s real father as they both know that he’s still drinking and smoking with his buddies.
“NeNe perceives herself as a real socialite in Atlanta and she does not like the fact that Bryson’s arrest generated bad publicity for her and she is worried that he might get into more trouble in the future.
“It might make for good material for the new Housewifes series but the reality is that it has put a lot of pressure on her relationship with her husband and she’s really worried that her son is falling in with a bad crowd.”
The outspoken reality star is known for her charity work against domestic violence and she has been talking about her son’s arrest.
Following the arrest she posted twice. “My head is up & held high this morning because I KNOW the parent that i'am! U hate 4 yo kids 2 make mistakes! TOUGH LOVE this morning,” and “Morning! I know my parenting job is NEVER DONE but TOUGH LOVE is ordered by the JUDGE! The judge in this case is ME.”
Leakes, 42, who is originally from Queens, New York, reportedly met her current husband while she was working as a stripper called Silk at an Atlanta club.
The reality star - who also has another son Brentt – once revealed: “I could make $500 off one guy just by turning him on.
“These men were obviously there to see what I had, and I quickly realized that those men weren’t there to make me feel bad about myself.”