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Mayweather Defends Posting Ex-GF’s Abortion Documents On Social Media: “She Asked Me To Help Her Become Famous”
Last September, the ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, emotionally announced that she would be suing the boxing champ.
“I have tried everything I could and have given Floyd every opportunity to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he has refused every opportunity to make things right. It is with a heavy heart that I finally realized that the only way to set the record straight and to achieve justice for what he has done to me is through the filing of this lawsuit,” she said during a press conference.
In her suit, Shantel made several complaints against Floyd including assault, battery and invasion of privacy. She also expressed embarrassment over his decision to publish her medical documents and sonogram on the Internet while claiming that she aborted their twins.
According to TMZ, Floyd recently responded to Shantel’s lawsuit by requesting that several of her claims be dismissed. One claim in particular that he is hoping to have thrown out is that he violated her privacy when he published her medical documents. According to Floyd, they were in a high-profile relationship, so he didn’t really violate her privacy.
“At age 37 I am an undefeated boxer. I have been the world champion in five different weight divisions,” Floyd began his argument before alleging that when he met Jackson, she asked him to “help her become famous.”
He went on to argue that once the two got together, he used his fame to build her up in the public eye, which resulted in them becoming a celebrity couple. According to his logic, this caused the public to become interested in every aspect of their relationship—including their breakup. As a result, he says that he felt he needed to take to social media to inform fans why things ended.
“Both parties are public figures. Abortion is a public issue,” his filing continues. “A public figure involved with another public figure in a public relationship can expect publicity, not privacy, about why it ends.”
A judge has yet to rule regarding his request, but it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds.
“Once You Blew Up, Head Got Big” Jordin Sparks Goes In On Ex Jason Derulo In New Song “How Bout Now”
When news of Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo’s breakup first hit the internet. It was clear who was taking the high road and who was trying to use the ending of their relationship as a marketing tool. In case you’re not sure which was which Jason was out here doing more press than ever before talking about what led to their demise.
Jordin basically said she wasn’t going to go too deep into it. And up until the release of her mixtape, “#Bye Felicia” that was true.
But now she has a new song called “How Bout Now” and in it she says all the things she’s been keeping inside for the past couple of months.
Check out a couple of the lyrics and listen to the whole song, which sounds like it would fit perfectly on an old school Aaliyah album, in the video below.
First she explains how he showed himself to be ungrateful.
“Member I deleted all my other guys numbers on my phone for you.
Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for you.
You probably don’t remember half the shit that I did for you.”
And then the reason their love didn’t last.
Once you blew up, head got big and you started changing.
Can’t believe all the things that you started saying.
Like I’m with you for your fame and your name. What?”
Well, there you have it.
But the biggest insult in all of the lyrics? “Cuz I’m up right now and you suck right now.”
I must say, for all the madness Phaedra is going through with her husband Apollo Nida and their pending split, well at least legally, she’s handled it pretty well.
And by well I mean she hasn’t publicly dogged him out, cursed his name or spilled any type of tea about what went wrong in their marriage, you know, aside from the fraudulent activity.
And during a recent, and slightly uncomfortable interview with Access Hollywood, Phaedra explained why.
First, she addressed the rumors that she was cheating on Apollo with an African man named “Mr. Chocolate” and why she was so upset when Kenya threw that rumor in her face.
“It was very upsetting to me because when she made that accusation, my husband hadn’t even been in prison for 36 hours at the time. It came at a time when I was already very emotional. It’s very hard to be in the public eye, under such public scrutiny and have the type of trauma that I’m having in my personal life and have everyone make their own crazy suggestions.”
“First of all I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I have been a very faithful wife. I think I’ve been an excellent wife. But I have two small children and I’m raising my two sons to respect women but I respect myself. So it is ridiculous to think I would do anything inappropriate.”
On whether or not she’s dating other people
“I’m married and I’m not dating anyone, so let’s be very clear.”
On whether or not she’ll divorce Apollo while he’s in jail.
“I don’t know.”
And then the hosts tried to get a little too much info, asking if Apollo had wronged her in any way, to which she responded:
“Marriage is between two people and those two people would be Apollo and I and so I really don’t care to discuss all the specifics. I’ve made a decision. There’s no benefit in mudslinging because we have two very young children. Who I want to be able to look back and say that their mother is not only respectful but handled her affairs with a lot of dignity and class and so I would never diminish my husband at any point, whether we are married, divorced, estranged or whatever because he will always be family and I will always love him and we will always have two wonderful children together.”
You can watch Phaedra’s whole interview in the video below.
‘I Was Never A Couple With Trina:’ French Montana Denies Cheating On Trina With Khloe Kardashian [Watch]
When Khloe Kardashian and French Montana first went public with their relationship, there were many reports circulating that the “Don’t Panic” rapper ditched his ex-boo, Trina, when he met the reality star. While Trina has alluded that French was not upfront or honest with her when he began his fling with Khloe, she did make it clear that she was never actually his girlfriend. In other words, he was technically free to see whomever he pleased. French addressed his tryst with Trina during a recent appearance on the Wendy Show and according to his version of events, he was fresh out of his relationship with now ex-wife, Deen, and was just having a little fun with Trina. Check out some highlights from his interview below.
On the current status of his relationship with Khloe:
“I feel like in every relationship, you break up and you make up. Right now we on real good terms. We’re in a real special zone right now. She gon’ be my baby forever.”
“I’m divorced. She [Khloe] is still married.”
On people believing he dated Khloe for publicity reasons:
“I don’t think that love comes like that. Publicity, that’s just something people want to roll with. I think that when you meet somebody you really like, you don’t really worry about all of that stuff.”
On Trina saying she introduced him to the Kardashians:
“No [that’s not true] at all. I’m going to keep it all the way 100. Kanye invited me to the Barclays Center to come to the show. It just so happened Kris and Kim was there. It so happened that Trina knew Kim. She said, ‘Hi, this is French.’ That’s what it was.”
On rumors that he cheated on Trina with Khloe:
“Honestly, I was never a couple with Trina. I was going through my divorce so it was kind of like I was just having fun with life. I wasn’t in no mental space to [be in a relationship]. I can’t claim nobody after I’m just going through a divorce.”
On reports that his ex-wife was awarded $1.2 million in their divorce settlement:
“Something like that. I don’t even want to talk about it. I’m going to start sweating.”
Watch French’s interview below. Thoughts?
TMZ recently caught up with former “Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan, who is finally speaking out about her separation from hubby Matt Barnes. According to the mother of two, she and Matt are on good terms.
“We’re definitely amicable. We have kids so we keep it…we’re friends.”
Glo went on to say that they still operate like a family even though they’re no longer a couple.
“Matt came over for dinner. We’re still cool. We are still doing Halloween together. Matt has a game on Halloween.”
As for their twin sons, according to their mama they’re doing just fine.
“They’re dope. You know they’re six. They don’t really understand it yet but we work really hard to make sure that they’re good. That’s what it’s about, but we’re good. I talk to him all the time.”
Unlike most breakups, Gloria says that she and Matt have been handling their situation in a friendly manner.
“We’re still friends. We’re friends first and foremost. We’re adults. We’re good.”
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time the two have broken up, so it’s not surprising that Glo says she’s open to reconciliation.
“Listen, I’m not opposed to anything. I’m not a fortune teller so I’m not going to talk about the future because I don’t know what’s going to happen. You know, I’m just living in the present. We’re good right now.”
Some people have been claiming that things are not nearly as sweet as Gloria would like for everyone to believe, but we’re hoping that those rumors are false.
This must be split season, as yet another celebrity couple has called it quits. Rapper A$AP Rocky and supermodel Chanel Iman are officially over.
A source told E! News, “They are no longer together. This happened about a few weeks ago. It was just not working out with both of their busy travel schedules. Time away from each other played a big part in the breakup.”
A$AP Rocky, 26, is working on his second studio album while 23-year-old Chanel is off being fabulous, traveling the world for modeling gigs.
Aside from the occasional red carpet appearance and a photo shoot for the September issue of Vogue, the couple were relatively private with their relationship. Which explains why their breakup is a few weeks old and we’re just now hearing about it.
This is a bit surprising considering the last time we spoke about the pair they were rumored to be engaged.
And as you might gather from the lack of dragging, slut shaming, dirty laundry airing or trash talking on social media, their relationship ended amicably.
The source confirmed that. “They don’t have any hard feelings. [They] only want the best for each other in the long run.”
While it sucks for anyone to go through a breakup, especially when you generally still like the person (as it seems Chanel and A$AP still do), it’s very refreshing to see that they’re being adults about their situation, which is more than we can say for most celebrities these days.
Did you like these two together? Are you surprised to hear about their split?
Earlier this month, it was reported that Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes separated after just a couple of years of marriage. Gloria’s sister, Laura Govan, has since confirmed the breakup.
“I’ve known Matt since we were in the 9th grade. Matt is a good friend of mine, my sister is my sister, but it’s a relationship. I believe they’ll get back together,” the mother of four told Hip Hollywood. “I just think they need some time, a little time to grow. If they don’t they don’t, if they do, they do. In life I’ve learned that you just have years to live so you might as well live em.’”
Neither Matt or Gloria have spoken publicly about the breakup, but Matt did sort of confirm that he moved out of their marital home and into an apartment.
“Wanted to thank @livingspaces for there help with furnishing my new condo.. Just need to add a few things here & there, but I really appreciate it!!” he captioned the photo collage of his new place that he later deleted.
As previously reported, sources are claiming that “trust issues” are ultimately what hindered Matt and Gloria’s relationship this time around. It eventually came out that the former “Basketball Wives LA” star is being sued by Lou Rawls’ widow, Nina Rawls. According to the lawsuit, Gloria took out a $150,000 loan with Nina under her and Matt’s production company for a new reality show. Nina claimed that the entire loan was supposed to be paid back within two months; however, this did not happen. Nina also claims that Gloria confessed to forging Matt’s signature on the loan documents. Nina is requesting the initial $150,000 plus damages. It’s unclear if this issue contributed to Matt and Gloria’s split.
Hopefully Matt and Gloria can work through this split amicably for the sake of their 5-year-old twin boys.
You remember what your mama told you, “Don’t sh*t where you eat.” In case, you never knew what that meant, basically don’t date anyone you work with because you’ll have to come back to that spot and it might stink or be incredibly messy. That saying is so true. But a whole hell of a lot of people meet folks at work. Some of these celebrities met their significant others at work while others didn’t. But all of these people ended up working with people they once dated. See who I’m talking about.
So many celebrity couples called it quits this year let alone within the last couple of months. We recently compiled a list of celebrities — like Ciara and Future — who called off their engagements. But since this slideshow’s publication, there have been not only more engagement call offs, but celebrity breakups and divorces. Here’s another list of celebrities who gave up on their marriages, engagements and relationships. What’s really going on, Hollywood?!
When Jennifer Hudson was first introduced to the world through “American Idol,” she was in a long-term relationship with her childhood friend James. Sadly, their love didn’t survive the fame and fortune.
“Yeah, I grew up with him… His name was James. We used to call him ‘Bear, Bear,’” she told Necole Bitchie. “But he was my childhood sweetheart. He has a baby now. He moved to somewhere else. So that’s all I know about him now. Yeah, we all grew up together.”
Though she wouldn’t disclose what actually caused their split, the “Spotlight” singer dispelled rumors that her success had something to do with it.
“I think [him proposing if I won an Oscar] was a made up story at the time.”
“When we broke up, it wasn’t the fame,” she continued. “I don’t want to put his business out there. It ain’t my place to tell. And maybe that’s a part of the private side to Jennifer but I just like to give people their respect to be honest. And he’s kind of like family to this day and I’m not going to put him on blast. I’m not going to do him like that.”
She did, however, share that she’s the one who called off the 8-year relationship.
“It was my choice [to breakup]. Definitely. But it was nothing new or foreign like nothing out of the blue like he didn’t know what was going on. It had nothing to do with my fame at all. It was not an issue pertaining to that.”
And while she doesn’t credit fame for the demise of her relationship with James, she did share that it makes building something meaningful a bit challenging.
“It is difficult with [this] type of lifestyle and being a strong woman and being in any type of relationship. Which I’ve eventually come to learn when dealing with people. Or males at times have issues when they are with a successful woman. Or even, it’s weird. And I mean that in general. Across the board. It’s something I’ve noticed in a lot of situations when it comes to successful women or strong women.”
Check out Jennifer’s full interview over at Necole Bitchie.