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At the beginning of the year, rumors swirled that “relationship expert” and author Rob Hill Sr. and singer LeToya Luckett were engaged. Then the two confirmed it, speaking openly about their relationship and even the proposal. And as soon as the news came out and the tea was spilled, we started hearing rumors that the two had called it off. There was no confirmation but people started seeing LeToya out and about without her engagement ring.
Well, after a few months, Rob Hill sat down with Lil Mo and DJ Quicksilva to explain why the two ended their engagement.
Lil Mo: LeToya Luckett, y’all still getting married or nah?
Rob Hill Sr: At this point, no.
Lil Mo: We want to know what happened.
Rob: We have a beautiful relationship, Toya and I. We’re not getting married at this point because we understand each other as friends, the right way. There’s certain things that she needs to do over there, for herself. And there’s certain things that I need to do over here. And we’ve realized that we can’t do those together, right now.
What people don’t understand about love is that romance is such a small facet of it. Aside from that, relationships are not easy…The things that happen, sometimes, in my relationships is that I’m great at picking awesome women. As I grow, it’s not the same as picking the right one for me…I’ve never given my love and didn’t make a life long friend. I’ve never, never loved someone and broken them. I’ve never loved anybody into a position to where they were worse after we separated. That’s why you won’t hear about no drama because I don’t cheat. I’m not going to cheat. So it ain’t going to be no cheating. It’s not going to be close.
Quicksilva: So Rob Hill has never cheated in his life. This guy is the perfect man.
Rob: It’s not about being perfect. When I was eighteen, I cheated on one girl. And we’ve been able to talk about that. Like I said it’s never been a time where I loved somebody and broke them down. So when we split, we communicate. At the same time, people have to understand where I am on my journey. I’m 28…My spirit knows what it knows. I just choose to write it out in book form.
You can watch his full interview in the video below.
At the beginning of the year, actress Tichina Arnold announced that she was divorcing her husband of three years, basketball coach Rico Hines. TMZ reported that Arnold had discovered a sex tape featuring her husband and another woman and she was done with a capital D. And while we might not have known the reason for her breakup, Arnold sent a text message to her friends with a link to the video included reportedly saying, “I can’t for the life of me understand why Rico would video himself f—ing ‘raw dog’ ONE of his MANY extraneous whores that ‘trick’ on him for his money.”
Months later, the 47-year-old actress spoke to People about her decision to bounce and the circumstances, even before the sex tape that led to the dissolution of their marriage.
While she really didn’t believe the sex tape would get out, she shared her feelings about how she felt when she saw it.
“I had that feeling of, you know, beyond him being my husband, this is supposed to be my friend, my confidant. Somebody who I can trust. And when you can’t trust the person that you sleep with every night, there’s a problem,” she says. “I could no longer trust him. I could no longer lay with him. And it doesn’t make him a horrible person. We all make mistakes, but not with me and not on my time and not in my life.”
She also explained that this wasn’t the first time Rico had been unfaithful.
“It’s beyond the fact that the infidelity, it happens. We make mistakes. And we fixed a few mistakes of his prior infidelities,” she says. “But when it becomes a pattern, then it’s no longer my problem. There’s a point where you eventually have to jump ship and save yourself, so I just merely saved myself and represented a lot of women that don’t know how to save themselves.”
Despite the drama behind the ending of her second marriage, Arnold said she’s still open to love she just won’t walk down the aisle again.
“Oh no! Getting married is not gonna happen again. I know that for sure,” says Arnold, whose brief first marriage to boxer Lamon Brewster ended in 1995. “Like, this was my second marriage. I always say three strikes, you’re out. I don’t even want to make it to three strikes.”
Lastly, Arnold said that while there may be some who disagreed with the way she handled the situation, at the end of the day, it’s her issue. Not theirs.
“I’m sure there are a lot of people that are upset with me, but it’s not their problem,” she says. “This was my issue that I needed to deal with, and I’m old enough to deal with my issues…I saved myself first, before I was on a sinking ship. I just have too much to lose for someone else’s indiscretions.”
I’m not mad at Tichina AT.ALL. Good for her!
It appears that our favorite, most stable “Love and Hip Hop” couple has called it quits. Last night, Apryl Jones, former girlfriend and mother to Omarion’s two children Megaa and A’mei, took to Twitter to announce that she was single.
— Apryl Jones (@APRYLSJONES) July 11, 2016
I know I wanted expounding, an explanation for what caused the end of what seemed like such a beautiful union.
Well, in a Snapchat story, Apryl offered a more in depth, yet still vague, explanation. To put the first part of her statement into context, Apryl caught some flack, when after the shooting of Dallas police officers, she said “All Lives Matter.” And so people assumed that that was the reason the two couldn’t make things work.
On Snapchat, she said:
That has nothing to do with why me and Omari are not together. He never cheated on me and I never cheated on him.
Sometimes people grow apart and sometimes people just go their own way.
And then you know, sometimes just don’t grow and sometimes… it’s just that way.
But y’all a bish is happy.
And the great thing about it is Daddy’s happy too. So we gucci. Nobody’s sad over here.
So people are saying she has two kids and she’s not married. I’m the one that said I didn’t want to get married. I don’t really care because if I would have got married I would have had to go through a whole process.
And no one’s on Love and Hip Hop anymore so you guys can stop talking about me being on a story line because that’s not what the case is. It’s just what it is. It’s ok.
You can watch video of the Snaps, below.
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He issued this response on the matter on Instagram.
[For those who may not be able to see the text in the image]
“This is the only public statement I will make about a private matter, after this, I will not speak on or respond to any questions or comments on the matter. I thank everyone in advance for respecting my wishes to keep my family life private.
The beautiful and talented mother of my children for whom I hold the highest regard and respect, Apryl Jones, and I have mutually decided to end our relationship.
We continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends while being great parents to our children.
Most of the times when celebrities end their highly publicized relationships, I feel very little. But I was, in the words of Tyra Banks, [really] rooting for these two. And it seems that I’m not the only one. Fans of the couple are flooding Omarion’s Instagram page with ring emojis. I’m honestly hoping these two can work things out and get back together.
We all saw the writing on the wall. Cynthia and Peter weren’t going to make it. But Cynthia made the official announcement to the public, a fews days ago saying she wanted to take time for herself.
At the Essence Festival, Bailey told E! News,
“I think the time apart has been good for him as well. It wasn’t like I had to do it right this second but the more we got used to not being together and living together, the easier this divorce is going to be. I don’t want it to be an ugly divorce because I still love Peter. It’s as simple as that. I still root for him. I want him to win. I still love and support him. We are just not going to be married anymore.”
If you were wondering what Peter thought of all of this. Wonder no longer. He reached out to Uptown Magazine to tell them he didn’t want a divorce.
“On July 24th, Cynthia Bailey and I will be married six years, and for our entire marriage we have been a part of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo TV’s most successful reality show. As a result, Cynthia and I have shared almost every aspect of our lives with the millions of RHOA fans. Viewers had a front row seat at our wedding, and watched as we worked to blend our families, personalities, and business ventures. Most of the highs and too many of the lows in our relationship have been on display for public consumption and condemnation since we joined the cast in 2010. I say ‘we’ because Cynthia and I came as a package deal. We were in this together. And until July 5th, I thought we were in agreement about our separation until I was flooded with calls, text messages, direct messages, and emails from my closest friends and family members. They were concerned about my well-being after reading news stories and blog posts where my wife says, ‘We are just not going to be married anymore.’
We have discussed divorce. It wasn’t something that I wanted. But it is something that I believe she thinks she needs. And honestly, I wish we could have made the public announcement jointly.
I love Cynthia. I have never cheated on her. She knows this. I have never taken money from Cynthia. She knows this. I have never done anything, but love and defend my wife. She knows this too.
While the show is not the single contributing factor to the turmoil in our relationship, RHOA had a lot to do with it. Reality TV can be a blessing and a curse, as it provides tremendous opportunities, but it also puts one hell of a strain on a relationship, especially if the foundation is not solid. Our individual ambitions were also part of our relationship’s demise.
When we got married, divorce was never an option, at least not for me. I am not sure where our relationship went left for her, or perhaps it was never really there. I’ve always been here for Cynthia, even though she is fiercely independent. I want her to be happy. I want her to win, and I am happy she has seemingly found peace. In the meantime, I will continue to distract myself by growing and expanding my businesses. Charlotte, North Carolina has been great to Peter Thomas and I am so appreciative to the Queen City for all their support. Bar One Atlanta will be opening before the end of 2016.”
What do you think of Cynthia’s announcement? Are you surprised to learn he didn’t want a divorce?
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 6, 2016
I promised myself I wasn’t going to do any more stories about the breakup, love triangle, surprise pregnancy between Nick Young, Iggy Azalea and Nick’s ex, Keonna Green. But the story just gets juicer by the minute. We always knew he was cheating. We didn’t know he was messing around with his baby momma. And we didn’t know he was boning in Iggy’s own home and caught on security cameras.
But now that the pregnancy has been confirmed, it only makes sense that Keonna Green, the mother of Young’s first son, and carrying his second, would want to tell her side of the story. Green, who is also the owner of L.A.’s TNK Hair Studios, reached out to US Weekly to do so.
Reports claim that Green was paid for the story. And considering there are photos included, we wouldn’t doubt it.
Anyway, Green, who is 22 weeks pregnant, talked about the beginning of she and Nick’s relationship, how they started sleeping with one another again (just three months after her proposed to Iggy) and what she would say to the Australian rapper.
Trust us, things got interesting.
US WEEKLY: How did you and Nick first meet?
KEONA GREEN: Nick and I met in high school in 2002. I cheerleaded; he played basketball. We kind of instantly connected. I actually had the crush on him first. My way of trying to lure him was to give him … those cookies they have from Mrs. Fields. … My cheerleading squad, we had to do a secret Santa–type thing for the basketball players, so I basically went up to all the girls on the cheerleading squad, saying, “Whoever has Nick, I want him.”
US: What endearing qualities did he have to get your attention?
KG: He’s actually a very caring guy. It’s a lot of things that people can see, people can see his personality through basketball … He has great parents who raised him to respect women. He just can’t help the type of field that he’s in, so of course he’s going to attract a lot of women.
US: Would you get insecure and think he was cheating on you?
KG: Actually, to be honest, I was really into myself in high school. I was the captain of my cheerleading squad; he was captain of the basketball team. He was the man, so we kind of matched each other. I was really confident.
US: What are the challenges of being with a basketball star?
KG: OK, let me tell you, being with a basketball player then and now? Totally different. … I guess I would say it was different back then because now, I’m not the captain of anything. I’m just the mother of his child. Whereas back then, I was the captain of my cheerleading squad. So whatever he could do, I was just as good at it. It’s completely different now and then.
US: Did you want to marry him?
KG: Of course. Let me tell you, this is a little deep into the conversation, but I can count how many people I’ve been with on one hand. And Nick was the person I thought was it for me. When I went back that second time, I was thinking, This is it for me.
US: Let’s talk about your relationship with Iggy.
KG: I found out through TMZ [in 2013] that they were dating. I inquired and there was denial. We had a rough patch from there. A couple of months into them being an item, she was moving into the house, so I called her. When I was dropping my son off, we met in the living room. I didn’t want my son around somebody I’m uncomfortable with. I said, “Please, out of respect, don’t post photos of my son.” I didn’t want people thinking I’m not in his life. She was like, “I completely get it.” Reality set in that me and Nick were over. She was in the house I used to stay in. I cried on my way home. But Nick Jr. had fun with them. He would always say, “My daddy and my Iggy took me to Target and got me this.”
US: When did you reconnect romantically with Nick?
KG: It was last year, around September. We would take our son to Magic Mountain together. But sometimes Nick would say, “Oh, there’s too much traffic,” and he’d just play with Nicholas in his room. We got caught up in the moment and it just happened. I would be like, “Nick, you cannot be sloppy. You need to be honest [with Azalea].” He would say, “I don’t want to hear it.” I don’t know what was going on in his household, but me and Nick have lots of history. It wasn’t a secret on my end. I didn’t feel guilty because I was in love with a man, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only woman.
US: Did you consider telling Iggy?
KG: Yes. I tried to reach out to her; I never got a response.
US: How did you learn you were pregnant?
KG: I was having extreme back pain very early in the pregnancy, so I went to the doctor, who said, “There’s nothing wrong with your back, but you’re pregnant.” It was 200 percent Nick’s child. He’s always supportive, but he was in shock. With him being in a public relationship, he didn’t know how to handle it. We didn’t get into [how he would tell Azalea]. I felt it was his decision how to handle it.
US: How did you feel when he and Iggy broke up? Did you feel guilty?
KG: No, I didn’t feel guilty. … I’m not the reason they separated. She found out what everyone else found out, according to what I’ve been told.
US: What would you say to Iggy if you could say anything to her right now?
KG: I wish her a lifetime of success. … I mean, I’m definitely not going to apologize for being in love with a man who I have a lot of history with. I do wish her that kind of success and hope that she can get through this difficult time and she and Nick can move forward from this.
US: Where do you and Nick stand now?
KG: I’m giving him his space. On an intimate level, it has stopped. We haven’t discussed how we’re going to move forward. Right now, he needs to focus on basketball and getting his life in order. Basketball is what puts food on two people’s plates that he’s taking care of. But I will definitely give it a chance if he comes back and says, “I’m really going to make this work this time.” Why not? But if there was ever any inkling of disrespect … I’m going to be raising a daughter. I would want to let her know that she deserves the world.
There are so many hilarious moments from this interview. Nick respecting women? Home girl saying she doesn’t feel guilty or apologetic about sleeping with an engaged man? Laughable. Plenty of things to say about all of this; (And I’m sure I’ll have a mouthful to say during “Did Y’all See?”) but for now, I’ll allow all of you to draw your own conclusions and opinions. I will say though, that I wish Keonna the best of luck. She seems to be disillusioned about quite a few things. And dealing with Nick, expecting him to treat her better than he did Iggy, she’s going to be in for a rude awakening.
You can read the rest of the interview over at US Weekly.
Yesterday, we reported that Iggy Azalea and Nick Young’s relationship came to an end because he had impregnated the mother of his first child again. And while that bit of information might still be true, it’s not the reason Iggy called off her engagement to the NBA player.
After the story of the baby on the way, after Young’s baby mama confirmed to Life and Style that she was indeed pregnant with his son, Iggy took to Twitter to share what really happened to she and Nick (Yes, it’s still cheating.), express her disappointment in his actions and the way this new bit of news has made her feel.
I have never even been told by nick that his baby mother is pregnant so if this is true I’m finding out via E news.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 30, 2016
I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 30, 2016
This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 30, 2016
People in this world really are fucked up.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 30, 2016
It’s painfully clear that Nick did not care about her at all. She is so blessed not to be marrying him.
Last week, we announced that Iggy Azalea called of her engagement to Nick Young. And while many of us assumed it was a cheating issue—considering Young was on video admitting to his sexcapades— there seems to be more to the story.
According to Life and Style, the “more” is that Young got Keonna Green, the mother of his four-year-old son, pregnant with another child.
A source told Life and Style, “Nick waited until Keonna was four months pregnant to tell Iggy the news. He rationalized his actions saying he was drunk and it represented a lapse in judgment. He said it was a one-night stand and would never happen again.
According to this source, Keonna is pregnant with another son.
This all sounds like hearsay, but Life and Style reports that they approached Keonna themselves and she appeared visibly pregnant. When they asked if the pregnancy was an accident for her and Nick, she said “yes” before immediately responding, “No comment.”
The insider suggested that before the pregnancy, Iggy was willing to ignore all of Nick’s other indiscretions but a baby was too much.
I can’t say I’m all too surprised to report this, more shocked that it took so long. Yesterday, while so many of us were getting ready to watch two NBA teams duke it out for the finals, Iggy Azalea released a statement via her Instagram page about her NBA boo.
…or former boo, Nick Young.
The rapper wrote:
Then, Nick Young released a statement of his own on Twitter. His was just much shorter.
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 19, 2016
I say that I’m not surprised because you may remember that not only had Iggy postponed her wedding, there was a cheating scandal that went viral. For those who missed it, just this past March, Nick’s teammate D’Angelo Russell recorded him talking about his sexual conquests and posted it on his public Snapchat profile. And while it took her a couple of months to realize that she couldn’t make it work, we’re sure this video had something to do with the ultimate breakup.
Right now, it seems like Iggy just can’t catch a break. But I’m sure this is for the best.
By now you’ve heard that Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are officially divorced. And recently she stopped by Hot 97 to talk about her latest venture, her new talk show on VH1. I like Amber Rose and I appreciate what she’s trying to do, raising awareness about rape culture, slut shaming and feminism. But truth be told, the most entertaining part of the interview came when she discussed her past, present and potential future with her ex husband and father of her son, Wiz Khalifa.
First, she addressed the rumors that she and her ex were seen out together at a strip club because they were celebrating their divorce. It didn’t really go down like that.
What happened is we signed the divorce papers, five months prior to that day. That day, we mourned it, we cried. It was a lot. But it actually took that long to go through the court system. And that specific day [the day they were photographed at the strip club together] he just called me and was like, ‘Yo, Am I want to take you out tonight. Let’s just go to the strip club. Spend some money on my baby mama. Let’s just go have a good time.’ I was like cool. Came, picked me up in a little rider, we went out, it was like a nice little date with me and my— Bash’s Dad. And that’s what we do. He’s still my best friend. I love him to death. We just can’t be married. We’re both bosses. We both have different lives. Even if we were married we wouldn’t see each other. It would be weeks and weeks that go by that we don’t see each other.
So, that next day TMZ was like ‘they’re celebrating their divorce.’ Divorce is such a f*cking miserable time in your life. Why the hell would we ever celebrate that? It was such a hard thing to go through. And thank God we got past it. And what was fucked up about that situation is that I really mourned that and I went through it when I signed those papers. And then I had to relive it again, five months later. To actually know that it was really for sure over because the internet put it out.
Do you want to be remarried or in a serious relationship?
If that happens organically. I would like that. I am 32 years old, I do want to have more children. I tell Wiz all the time, please freeze your sperm for me. Just please. Or one day, I’m just going to trap you.
I know y’all going to end up back together.
Maybe in a few years. I don’t know if we would get remarried. I really feel like marriage messed up our relationship. Because if we weren’t married, it wouldn’t have went down like that. We would have just had a rough patch in our relationship and then we would have got back. And being married made it that much more worse.
Wiz proposed to me exactly a year after he met me. Then two months later, I was pregnant with Sebastian. And then we got married, right after the baby. It was a lot. I was 27, he was like 23. And we always say that. ‘Yo, if we would have waited. We probably would have been married now. Or just getting married now. And like already went through our rough patch. But we look at our son and we love him so much, ‘Yo we want another one.’
My only reaction after listening to this interview was, ‘Umph.’ Honestly, I always wanted Wiz and Amber to work their situation out. But when I learned of what he did to cause such friction in their relationship and even his behavior afterward, it was clear that he wasn’t ready to be married…like at all. So I realized me holding out hope for a reconciliation wasn’t likely.
Still, it was always pretty clear that they both loved one another. (Though I didn’t appreciate some of the comments he publicly made about her. In his defense, he did apologize.)
But with the rumors, picture and even video of her dating other men, I thought she was in the process of moving on, letting go of some of those romantic feelings. But this most recent interview, it’s painfully obvious that she not only still has very strong feelings for Wiz, holding out hope that the two will get back together in the near future.
In theory, this sounds amazing. They love each other. They have a son. They want more children together. They should totally be together. And a part of me wants that for them. But I have to be real and say that another part of me wonders if Amber might block her blessings holding out hope for Wiz, thinking that he’s the only man she’ll ever be able to love like that.
I say that as someone who was very, very close to missing out on a good thing—and by thing I mean man— because I was holding on to the notion that I would ultimately be with another one. I’ve written about this before. But I’ll summarize again, quickly. I was so attached to the idea of being in a relationship and then marrying this one particular person, that I figured any other relationship was something to pass the time until the two of us could be together.
Today, I realize if things had gone the way I actually wanted them, I would have played the hell out of myself. Eventually, I woke up. And it’s highly likely that Amber will do the same. But I had an advantage in the situation in that I wasn’t having family days with my ex. We didn’t share a child, so there was nothing that bonded us for life. And still, with no contact, it took a minute for me to realize that it just wasn’t going to happen.
Amber says that the marriage was the downfall of their relationship. But I wonder if their problems, his lifestyle, their schedules and her feelings about his music would change if they were simply living together or in a relationship (that wasn’t open) instead of being legally married? Would she suddenly be cool with him talking about his sexcapades because they aren’t married? Would she be okay with him being unfaithful because they’re not married? Marriage births a lot of new expectations but expectations are a part of every human relationship. And while they may change, they never disappear completely.
Then again, I imagine that two years being separated when you were married with a child, is still relatively new in the “breakup” phase. And anyone who’s ever broken up can tell you that there is often a period of time where the hope of reconciliation is still strong. Perhaps now that Amber will be focusing on her career, promoting her ideas and raising her son, she might find that there is someone else who can love her better than Wiz.
You can check out more interesting tidbits about her relationship with her ex husband as well as the full interview, on the next page.
In this edition of “Did Y’all See?” we have some questions for you, our loyal readers and watchers. Questions like, should Jamal Bryant step down now that he’s allegedly had a child born out of wedlock? And speaking of children, was Ciara wrong to sue Future, her baby-daddy and former fiancé, for sole custody of their son, Baby Future? And lastly, for those ladies who pretend not to care about public figures, if a man denied you sex, would you feel personally offended?
See what we had to say about each one of these topics. Be sure to watch and tell us what you think.