When you’re famous and your spouse becomes fed up with your antics, all you can do is apologize…publicly. Well, that’s the route New York radio personality DJ Envy took with his wife, Gia.
On Friday during Power 105’s Breakfast Club, co-host Charlamagne Tha God was awarding his daily “Donkey of the Day Award.” To the surprise of listeners, the award went to fellow Breakfast Club host DJ Envy, with Charlamagne saying, “Something is off. You’re looking stressed, you’re balling up in the corner in the fetal position, your radio/dj game is off…I know I gotta talk to my friend. Whatever personal issues which are causing you to age drastically, like you listen to Adele records…I’m asking as a friend if you need some personal time off. Why has your game been off?”
After a “pregnant pause,” DJ Envy revealed:
“Shout to my wife. I been with my wife 18 years and sometimes you don’t treat the person well. You think they’ll always be there. Its been a point where I’ve treated my wife like ish. It has to do with the small things you don’t do anymore.”
As the show continued, Envy went on to reveal that he’s gotten to the point where he doesn’t appreciate her and has taken her for granted. Further, in a shaky voice, he revealed that he buys Gia things versus complimenting her or taking her out and making her feel like a wife. In an attempt to make the situation better, he decided to call his “queen” on the air. He then told her that he knows he’s not been there for her, hes’ not been honest or loyal and he regrets everything he’s done to her and sincerely apologizes for everything. At the end of the conversation, a seemingly shocked Gia told Envy she loved him as well and to call her when he was off the radio.
Whatever Envy has done to his wife (and there are many things you can assume based on his apology alone), he seems to really feel bad about it now. The hope is that this was a very sincere apology, especially since they have two children together and almost 20 years together (they were high school sweethearts). However, with the Breakfast Club in a ratings war with Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg morning show as well as Gia allegedly joining the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey, there’s a chance this was all for publicity and better ratings. There’s no question that in a local radio war, listeners will opt to listen to the station that makes them feel like they can relate to them.
Perhaps we’ll see when RHONJ airs this summer where they are in their relationship. Marriage is hard and since Envy seems to know that he is solely to blame, we hope he does his best to get his family back together and the chips fall where they should.
If your significant was not treating you the way they should, would you think that a public apology would be a good way for them to go?
If you’d like to listen, the conversation starts around 22:15.