From Hollywood to Stay At Home Mom: Reality Star, Melissa Beck On Motherhood

October 8, 2012  |  

About This Episode

Former Reality Star and TV Personality, Melissa Beck speaks candidly about how her real world changed from being “a girl behaving badly” to now a devoted wife and stay at home mother who recently converted to Judaism. And oh, she’s expecting again!

About Melissa Beck

We first came to know Melissa from The Real World: New Orleans cast. From there she went on to being a mainstay TV personality as the host of Girls Behaving Badly and in 2005 Melissa returned to reality TV with Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars. She is married to Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck and the couple resides in Long Island, New York. In March 2009, Melissa gave birth to their first child Shalom Beck and is happy to announce she’s expecting a second baby early next year!

About Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.


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  • Drink Bleach Sellouts

    And both “black” women married white men. Get these sellouts off my screen.

    • concerned for your mentality

      if you love someone, and choose to marry them for this reason, why would it matter if their skin is a different colors than yours? it seems when people are concerned about race, they are insecure about their own.

      • Zoe Saldana

        They married who they loved and the men who loved them. Ain’t nothing sellout about love not even when multitudes of black men do it. No bigger sellout to her own life than some woman sitting around waiting and hoping for a man to please total strangers.

  • Louise

    Will Mommy in Chief ever interview dads?

  • Resheart

    Aww they are both adorable, nice little interview

  • Vic

    “When I’m around Black or White people, I’m always in the middle. Especially when I am around Black people; they will really tell how they feel about White people regardless of the fact that I’m also White and have White relatives. It’s very interesting and can be really hard.” – Karyn Parsons