Almost anyone who has been married for a substantial amount of time will tell you that marriage is work, which is why relationships such as the one shared between Jay-Z and Beyonce are admired and appreciated. The View host, Sherri Shepherd recently took to her Twitter page to praise Bey for giving her husband due credit during her Oprah’s Next Chapter interview. She acknowledges that she is in no way a marriage expert, but goes on to provide her opinion, while celebrating the singing sensation and the Hip Hop mogul for their beautiful relationship.
“I don’t take advice about marriage from anyone who’s been married less than 5 years…& I don’t give it. I’m not qualified.
#noideawhatimdoing,” Sherri tweeted.
“Beyonce told Oprah that she wouldn’t be who she was if she didn’t have Jay-Z to go home to … that’s pretty awesome
She went on to stress the importance of a husband being supportive of his wife.
“When a man does well or is powerful, we tend to say “he must’ve had a good woman behind him” but it also goes the other way.”
“When a woman’s career is great no one says “she must’ve had a good man”, but when it goes south everyone blames “that damn husband”
“A good husband WILL challenge his wife to try… he will be her biggest cheerleader, the shoulder she cries on when it doesn’t work
“W/o my hubby I wouldn’t have been able 2compete on
#DWTS… I wouldn’t have gotten back into standup comedy… sometimes a hubby helps U w fear”
“Heck even though I am divorced, my 1st hub was very instrumental in my success. He grounded me & though it ended…badly he still gets credit”
“I just loved that Beyonce gave praises to her husband Jay-Z for helping strengthen her… for challenging her to go higher
Sherri also discussed the concept of a woman “needing” her husband and how it can sometimes be misused and misconstrued.
“Now women can’t make the mistake and say their very existence is due to a man… that’s really unhealthy and dangerous.”
“I hear men say all the time “I need my wife”… but if a woman says “I need my husband”, we get the side-eye.”
What do you think of Sherri’s comments? Would you agree that there’s a double standard when it comes to men and women expressing that they need their spouses?