From Hollywood to Stay At Home Mom: Reality Star, Melissa Beck On Motherhood

November 8, 2012 ‐ By Kay Hudson

Former Reality Star and TV Personality, Melissa Beck speaks candidly about how her real world changed from being “a girl behaving badly” to now a devoted wife and stay at home mother who recently converted to Judaism. And oh, she’s expecting again!

We first came to know Melissa from The Real World: New Orleans cast. From there she went on to being a mainstay TV personality as the host of Girls Behaving Badly and in 2005 Melissa returned to reality TV with Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars. She is married to Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck and the couple resides in Long Island, New York. In March 2009, Melissa gave birth to their first child Shalom Beck and is happy to announce she’s expecting a second baby early next year!

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he traveled to find his freedom. While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter. A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

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