In the midst of promoting her wig line and being her usual upbeat self, we know that Vivica A. Fox has spent the week discussing her relationship status, her ex man Omar “Slim” White, and her hopes of being a mother with both BET and Bethenny Frankel.
Of course, she told BET that she’s decided to stop messing with the extra young boys, because at 49, 30 to 35-year-old brothas are more up her alley, but on Frankel’s couch, she showed her vulnerable side and talked about wanting children, and how she was with White for the wrong reasons:
“My family, my sister, my brother–my brother lives in Atlanta, and I was about to move my life to Atlanta and they could see that I wasn’t happy. They said, ‘You’re just doing this because you want to have a child and you want to move closer back East to the family…You get to that point too where you’re like, you can’t [have a child] and then you get a lot of people who are like, ‘Oh well, you can adopt’ and maybe I can. But I did want to try to have my own child.”
Well, after all that was said, during today’s Hot Topics, Wendy Williams decided to share her two cents. She says that when Fox came to the show a couple of years ago with “Slim,” she liked the two but knew that he couldn’t provide Viv with the settled down family life she was looking for. In fact, Williams says that Viv can continue to have fun with young guys, but only temporarily, and needs to focus on someone different (and older) if she wants a serious relationship. Here’s what she said about interviewing Vivica and her man two years ago (and I had to do some taping and mean transcribing from my broke-down TV for this tidbit, so enjoy):
“Vivica did the show and she brought Slim with her, and Slim was just cheering on his girl, and oh he was fine. I knew! I said ‘This is so not going to work.’
Just like there’s a wig for every occasion, there’s a man for every occasion, and a smart woman knows the difference. A 25-year-old man or however old he was–he was very young like in his 20s–a 25-year-old man is supposed to be a drive-by. Something something to make a girl feel good [crowd laughs]. You’re not supposed to look in his eyes…and she said on the couch, she was hedging at that she wanted to try to have kids with him. I was like [leans back and shakes head], okay…well, this is a disaster waiting to happen.”
I will add that Wendy wasn’t talking in a malicious tone when discussing Vivica, but rather, she was just keeping it light and real. But does Wendy have a point? Did you think that “Slim” was a good fit for her while they were together? Check out a short clip from Wendy’s old interview with Viv with her ex in the audience as the actress talks marriage and motherhood, and let us know what you think.