In May 2007, upon re-signing her contract with Vivid for another six films, Leone agreed to perform for the first time with men on camera, but exclusively with her fiancé, Matt Erikson.
In 2005 Adam & Eve appointed her as their West Coast Internet Sales Representative.the movie won her her first AVN Award (Best Interactive DVD).She followed this with Sunny Loves Cher, which featured her first on-screen squirting, and The Female Gardner co-starring Mikayla Mendez and Daisy Marie.Leone's last two movies under her contract with Vivid were It's Sunny in Brazil, which was filmed in Brazil, The movies were released in October and December 2007 respectively.She was also featured in a coffee table book titled Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry by Michael Grecco.
She indicated that Barack Obama would be her choice in the 2008 U. presidential election, primarily because she felt he was more business friendly to the adult industry than his opponent John Mc Cain.
In January 2016, she appeared in Milap Zaveri's adult comedy Mastizaade, released on January 29, 2016 where she portrayed twin sisters, Laila Lele and Lily Lele along with Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das.
The film released to mixed reviews and was an average earner.
In January 2008, Leone revealed that she was no longer exclusive to Erikson, and had done scenes with other actors, most notably Tommy Gunn, Charles Dera, James Deen Her websites and business interests are run under her banner company Leone L. In 2013, she announced her retirement from the adult industry stating "I am lucky that the audience is accepting me. I don't have any plans as of now to go back there." A police first information report was filed against her in May 2015 after a woman at Mumbai, India, complained that Leone's website, sunnyleone.com, was destroying the Indian culture.
Thane police's cyber cell at Ramnagar booked her for sections 292, 292A, 294 which could land her into jail, fine or both.
and shared that she keeps her body in shape by working out as much as she can despite her busy schedule and as quoted in Men's Fitness magazine, "I try to eat very healthy – lots of vegetables, drinking my milk every day." In 2013, Leone posed for a PETA ad campaign, encouraging dog and cat owners to have their pets spayed and neutered.