Reagan Gomez’s Marriage Advice: ‘Keep People Out of Your Business’

November 23, 2011  |  

It’s hard to believe Reagan Gomez-Preston has already been married for 12 years. The 31-year-old actress wed husband DeWayne Turrentine of the rap group, Quo, in 1999 after dating for four years, and the couple now has two young children. With longevity like that, I’d say she knows a thing or two about building a happy, healthy relationship.

Juicy Magazine recently caught up with the young wife and mother at her home to see what advice she has for couples who are about to take the big leap. Here’s what she said:

Reagan Gomez-Preston:  I’m not an expert and I don’t claim to be an expert. The best advice I’ve gotten is to keep people out of your business, whether that’s your mother, grandmother, sister, or just random people trying to give you advice. Sometimes women or guys want to listen to their friends over their spouse. No, you keep people out of your business and you work it out yourselves.

Juicy:  But as girls, we share sex stories with our besties. Where do you draw the line?

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  • Jerrynuevo

    who is she again?..

    • Love_Sexy

      She was on “In The House” with Debbie Allen and LL Cool J

      • Niikkii

        Ummmm no that is Maya Campbell. Reagan Gomez played on  Parent Hood with Robert Townsend

    • guest

      She was in The Parenthood with Robert Townsend. =)

  • Pivyque

    I agree with her as far as keeping people out of your business. Personally, I don’t talk about my sex life with my friends. I stopped doing that when I started dating my husband. I decided that I liked him too much to share that info with anyone else.

  • Alake_d

    very helpful advice!

  • 123

    “Juicy:  But as girls, we share sex stories with our besties. Where do you draw the line?”I did this in high school and college. My girls knew all the details of my sexual encounters. When I met my husband though, I knew it was a serious relationship and that certain things shouldn’t be shared. The more serious we got, the less I said about our sex life (I don’t discuss with anyone) and about our relationship in general. I agree with her advice that the best advice is to keep people out of your relationship. No one knows the relationship like the two of you know it, so any advice given is being given without all the information. If you can’t work out your problems together, as a couple, then the relationship won’t last.

  • Guest

    She gave the best advice you can give, IMO. Keep folks out of your business. You may experience something whether it’s positive or negative in your relationship one minute then the next you’re moving on. But if you’re constantly allowing folks inside your union, they may not be as willing to move on, espcially if you’re having issues.

    • Pivyque

      That is 100% true. My friend was in a relationship with a guy that physically abused her on a regular basis. I, naturally, hated him and the fact that she kept going back. Eventually, he said he’d change and blah blah and she believed him. He was still no good as far as I was concerned. I believe they are still together, but I had to cut her off as a friend. That crazy man came banging on my door one night, calling me all sorts of names and she wasn’t even at my house!! That was the final straw for me. *snip snip*

      • Love_Sexy

        Now I don’t blame you on that one……Smart move!

  • Misstosha75

    That is great advice, it’s great that she has been married that long.

  • anonymous

    This is the best advice that this site has given anyone!!!! Way to go!

    • Love_Sexy

      Yes this is true and I hope they will continue to write more interesting articles like this.

  • Love_Sexy

    I agree 100%. That was the best advice given to me as well. Its true that we all need someone to talk to if there is a problem however it should be a person who is going to be in your best interest. I would advise to pick one friend or family member who is wise that you respect. You must use caution when sharing your information. There are some people that you may associate with that do not truly want to see you happy and will try to assist with destroying your marriage……These people will try to plant bad seeds in your head………JMO!

  • Blaquestarr

    I agree wholeheartedly. Great advice! Keep people out of your business in romantic relationships as well as marriage especially your single, bitter, male-bashing friends.

    • Love_Sexy

      So true!

  • Rebecca

    Congrats to Reagan and her hubby. I totally agree with her advice

  • Vee

    Kudos to Reagan and her husband!! 12 years of marriage and she is only 31, hi-five to her!!

    I like reading stories like this. Please have more stories like this.

  • L-Boogie

    Best advice ever! 

    • Sugar_Spice

      I co sign that!  I didn’t know she had been married that long, wow!