Erica Campbell Says Sister’s Marital Woes Made Her Second-Guess Going Solo

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February 19, 2014 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Last spring 1/2 of gospel singing duo Mary Mary, Tina Campbell, revealed that her husband, Teddy Campbell, had an extramarital affair.

“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,” Tina admitted during an interview with Ebony magazine. “I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt.”

As fate would have it, news of Teddy’s infidelity was revealed around the same time that she and her sister, Erica Campbell, decided to work on solo projects and give Mary Mary a break for a while. This however, is a decision that Erica later admitted to second-guessing.

“I didn’t want to watch my sister go through that,” the “A Little More Jesus” singer told Sister 2 Sister. “Then realizing that it was happening at the same time that I was going solo, it was like, ‘Wow, God, shouldn’t this have happened another way?’”

Though the group’s hiatus and Tina’s relationship troubles seemed to have the absolute worst timing, Erica says she trusts that God is simply testing her sister to make her stronger.

“Sometimes He allows things and it feels like a test but it’s going to make you stronger.”

We can only imagine how hard this all had to be for Tina. Anyone who watches their show on WE tv knows that Tina loves pretty hard. But just like her sister Erica, we’re confident that she’ll pull through.

Catch Erica’s full interview in the March 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister.

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  • guest8

    I think Erica also feels guilty that she pressured Tina to be on the road so much. That’s the life they choose as artist but Erica is a work a holic and her family dynamics seem to be set up to where her family can handle her being on the road moreso than Tina’s family. Erica’s younger sister was the nanny to their kids for a long time so Erica was allowed to worry a little less about what was going on at home. Tina is tough a lot of times but i admire how she does try to do it all: career, husband and mother. She cares hard. When Teddy told Tina that he needed more attention i thought there were clearly some issues there and that Tina did need to take a break and tend to her family. I hope they can work it out.