“Extra” caught up with “Real Housewife” NeNe Leakes and her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Tony Dovolani in Atlanta!

First Look! NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani Rehearse for 'DWTS'

NeNe said rehearsals are going well. “For me, they've been really, really good and rewarding, and tiring, and just all of the above, but rewarding." Tony added that she came ready to work. “I also think that she didn't know what she signed up for 'cause she's a little sore and stuff.”

Leakes told us she’s a “go-getter” and a “hustler,” explaining, “I have work ethic and I think there are a lot of people who don't really know that, and I am competitive, so let's go.”

The dancing duo will compete for the first time next week, and they're prepared to win the competition.

NeNe knows that the audience will have some pre-judgments about her based on “Real Housewives,” and that’s okay. “People definitely judge, but it's okay, I'm so used to it, it's like nothing.”

One person not judging NeNe is her husband Gregg. “Oh, my husband loves it. He's so obsessed with it. He loves the show. He watches the show more than I do. He's met Tony. He loves Tony.”

Tony added, “We even danced together.”

Check out the video of NeNe and Tony dancing together!

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