Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Mary Mary Says The Time For A Break Has Come

December 7, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

If you’ve ever even watched a commercial or trailer for the latest season of WE TV’s Mary Mary, which follows the lives of gospel duo Tina and Erica Campbell, you know that subject of splitting up or going solo is being explored unlike ever before. Although this talk of splitting up after twelve years is one that many devoted fans don’t want to entertain, I don’t believe anyone can fault the sisters for considering it. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, the ladies discuss the option of a Mary Mary hiatus as well as a breakup. Check out what they had to say.

On considering what the next phase of life offers:

“Now that we’re evolving as women, we feel like we’ve made a pretty substantial mark with Mary Mary,” Tina, 38, said. “It’s part natural. It’s part being prepared for the next phase in life. We may just need to take some time to reassess, to pray and seek God and find out what we can individually offer to the world.”

 On the difficulty of balancing work and home life:

“Tina has her 3-month-old with us, which means she’s not getting that much sleep on schedules where we have to wake up at 4:45 in the morning to be ready for 5 o’clock glam calls and be on absolutely all day,” her sister Erica, 40, explained, adding that she, too, struggles to keep up appearances without missing milestones in the lives of her three children at home. “I’m on the phone constantly … to check on them and make sure making sure my daughter doesn’t start walking while I’m gone,” Erica said.
On their families not being the cause of breakup talk:
“We always knew that we wanted to work and have kids,” TIna said. “We never looked at the kids or the husbands as a reason to not be a group. That’s not the motivation for either of us. It is 12 years — time to reassess, reevaluate, take a moment, breathe, inhale, exhale, all of that.”
On what the potential breakup would look like:

“If Mary Mary is not meant to be together … it’ll be a smooth transition into whatever the next phase is,” Erica added. “It definitely won’t be a contentious, selfish decision. It’ll be something that our passions and what we feel our spirit is telling us to do.”

 Although I would hate to see these two apart, it seems that if a breakup were to occur it would be completely amicable and decision that both sisters would be at peace with. The beauty of it all is that their sisterly bond is way stronger than any business relationship and that even if Mary Mary were to end, it would not impact their relationship with one another.
Do you think Mary Mary will be calling it quits anytime soon?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise


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  • Mika

    I think this reality show wasn’t a good idea. Before you saw two very talented sisters now you see two (diva) sisters who can be very itsy way I’m Mary Mary it just exposes that side you never thought you see. They are in breach of duty cooperation with Mitch because they don’t make his job ten times harder because of their diva attitudes. Tina puts family first but expect a check to pay the bills and Erica is very driven but going solo may or may not work for her because if Tina goes solo I’m buying her album ASAP because the girl can blow, sing her butt off. They better recognize

  • anonymous golden

    ERICA is responsible for breaking this group.Ive seen them live and ERICA doesnt sound good,she only sounds good when dragging the yesterday” note,that doesnt make you an artist.TINA just needs time with her family and a solo career will be better of for TINA,but Erica lost the group money and cancelled tours and now she wants to jump off……chile please….have several seats.

  • Aspen

    Tina seems to always talk to Erica like she is one of her kids… She should have checked her along time ago. Saved or not and sister or not… They get on my nerves anyway… I will not be watching..

    • DLB

      On the few episodes I saw, Tina acts like a spoiled brat, if she can’t have her way, blah, blah, blah. Tina is the youngest of the two, but wants to boss everybody else around, & she is critical/judgmental. Have you seen how she talked to people on Sunday’s Best? Erica will be better off & more at peace.

  • Guest360

    I love them but anyone who has been following their show knows that it was never an “if” but always a “when” this was going to happen. The both of them have been itching for a while now to do things on their own and I’m interested to see where they go with that. Besides, I’m sure they’ll come back together as Mary Mary at some point. They just need a little time on their own to explore other options. Wishing them the best 🙂

  • JM

    I’d love it if they did an outkast speakerboxx/lovebelow kinda album before they call it quits though…

    • MAAAAN WHAAAT!!!! That was the album!!!! If Mary Mary could pull something like that off they would have to really smash it! And it would give their fans a chance to see their different tastes. Andre 3000 and Big Boi had totally different styles but they never outshined each other on that album, maybe Mary Mary could do the same.

  • Kitsy

    Stop getting pregnant every darn year! Are they in some type of competition for best breeder?

    • OhNOYouDidn’t!

      Stop hatin!

  • I think they may both need time. It will break my heart seeing MaryMary not a duo but people do outgrow or have new passions as time progress. Whatever their choice, I wish them both well. They deserve all the blessings God has in store for them. I love that they are showing an authentic side of who they are on their show. Besides 12 years is a long time to stick with something. Evaluating or reassessing won’t hurt anyone.

  • golddee

    I don’t want to break up, but there is a lot of fighting, and Tina constantly is torn about being with her family. Not saying Erica is not missing her family has well, but she is more career driven. Both can sing like nobody’s business!! But it is hard in the music industry, give it to God yall!!!

  • Chere Williams

    Gospel or not “people” like attention. I love Mary Mary, but if it really were time for a break, why are we on season 2? Tina knew she was pregnant season 1 so they had ample time to not move ahead; yet money/fame/attention talks…

  • kierah

    Quit Mary Mary before you stop feeling like sisters.

  • Negress

    BeBe and CeCe did it. When God says it’s time to move, it’s time to move. He usually gives you a heads up, if you don’t recognize the change in seasons, your current situation can sour in your hands.

  • Kelal

    They actually seemed kinda rude on their show

    • Cleo

      I agree they were also kinda rude on Sundays best

    • Tagir

      I’ve gotten the chance to meet them in person and they’re really nice and chill.

  • TeahMonae

    Yeah they do have a lot going on…

  • Yvette

    I absolutely love them and their show. It is nice to see positive women doing their thing without a bunch of cattiness and foolishness. Even though I would hate to see them break-up, I fully understand. You gotta know when to hold them, when to fold them and when to walk away. Which is something alot us need to do, but won’t!