Yandy Smith Talks Surviving The Storms Of Her Relationship: “There Have Been So Many Breakups To Makeups”
Every relationship has its ups and downs, and celebrities and public figures are not exempt to these trials. While Yandy Smith and her fiancée, Mendeecees Harris, are excitedly planning for a wedding and the birth of their first daughter, the couple is also awaiting Harris’ upcoming court trial, which could place him behind bars for a substantial amount of time if things don’t go well. However, Smith says that like all relationships, they face storms and this one is no different.
“When we met eight years ago, I was all about my career,” she told Essence. “There have been so many breakups to makeups. We would see each other while I was home, but I was on tour a lot and would be gone for months at a time and barely call. We were broken up for over a year when I went on tour with Missy for six months. I came back and he was dating someone. I started dating someone. We bumped into each other and it was like love at first [sight] again. He was like, ‘I’m not letting you get away from me this time.’ We both ended our other involvements and it’s been nonstop since that moment. We took our time, got to know each other and became great friends. He’s been here for the most part, until his situation.”
As for what keeps her committed, despite the hard times and the unfortunate possibilities that may await them, Yandy had this to say:
“I had no idea how long it would be. As long as I still loved him was as long as I was going to be there. If I started to lose love, then I’d have to act accordingly. It wasn’t a matter of, ‘I’m down because that’s just the type of woman.’ No, I loved him. That was my friend. I was able to get a flight pass and go see him every week. I took the kids sometimes. We talked every day. Although it was very different, he was still very much involved with my life and the kids. When we got word that he was finally able to get bail, it was amazing.”
On a much light note, she also shared the cute story of how she realized that she was pregnant.
“Mendeecees and I went on this big health kick. We were working out together and running. I could always beat him on the treadmill. When he started beating me and I started to get tired, I was like something isn’t right. I was working out but gaining weight. After three weeks I finally took a pregnancy test. I was shocked it was positive and took another. When I went to the doctor a week later, I was seven weeks along.”
Check out Yandy’s full interview here.