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You don’t even have to be a fan of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” franchise to have heard the name Roger Bobb. The women on the show, some of which he’d dated, said it repeatedly, over the course of several episodes.
And while the two announced their engagement earlier this year, there was a change of plans.
The two began dating after McKinney appeared in an episode of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” They were together for nearly a decade while Bobb was the executive vice president of Tyler Perry Studios.
But those are things of the past.
According to Demetria’s Instagram page, her new man is music executive, Eric “Nealante” Phillips.
Two days ago, she shared this Instagram post.
Thankfully, Demetria is not the only one gushing about her new relationship. Just yesterday, Nealante wrote about appreciating the fact that he got to spend some quality time with his boo.
Those hashtags let you know it’s real.
While we definitely want to know what happened between her and Roger Bobb, we’re happy for Demetria in this new relationship and wish her the best.
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”
Cassie : “IM DONE. WE NEED TO BREAK UP”
— Ignorant Intellect (@KW33NSOHI9H) August 19, 2016
This morning the Internet got word that Cassie and Diddy broke up –again. But what caught everyone’s attention wasn’t the fact that the pair who we weren’t even sure were still together had called it quits, it was news the cops were called to the house over a domestic disturbance.
It turns out (as TMZ tells it), Cassie and Diddy got into an argument in a car Wednesday afternoon after Cassie said she wanted to break up. Diddy allegedly got mad, grabbed Cassie’s phone and started scrolling through it, then he jumped out of the car in the middle of Beverly Hills somewhere. Apparently Diddy came home later that night and gave the phone back, but before he returned Cassie called her mom and told her what Diddy did and her mom called the cops on him. When police arrived, Cassie explained that she had gotten her phone back and eventually they left, but not before writing up a domestic incident report, even though no crime was committed.
See how quickly things can spiral out of control?
It’s also interesting that Diddy is the one who lost his sh-t, considering we always assume women to be the more emotional parties in a relationship — and during a breakup. But it looks like Diddy is the one who couldn’t handle the truth in this scenario and we know some of y’all have to have some interesting tales of post-breakup blowups as — hopefully none more serious than this. Share with us below.
What’s the craziest thing your ex ever did after a breakup?
Yesterday, we reported that after twelve years of marriage, Mary J Blige filed for divorce from her husband Kendu Isaacs. And recently, not only did Mary’s team confirm the news, they used the opportunity to promote Blige’s career as well.
“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don’t work how we hoped they would… but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”
New music alert. We’re sure she probably has a lot to say with this album.
Sad news ladies and gentlemen. TMZ reported that Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from her husband and manager Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, ending their 12-year marriage.
In the documents filed, Blige lists the date of separation as “to be determined.” But it is unclear why.
The reason for divorce is listed as irreconcilable differences.
The couple has no children together but Isaacs has three children, in their early twenties or late teens, from a previous relationship.
Perhaps the most interesting and telling part of the story is that Mary J is trying to protect her assets. According to documents she is asking that the judge block Isaacs from being able to collect spousal support. The document does not say whether or not there is a prenup involved.
Obviously no one but the two of them know what went wrong in their marriage; but Mary has shared some interesting thoughts about being marred to her manager and not wanting him to have female friends.
We’re sad to hear this. But hopefully, everything plays out peacefully and Mary doesn’t have to go through any additional pain and heartache.
We were shocked to hear the news that after just seven months, Keshia Knight Pulliam’s husband, Ed Hartwell, not only filed for divorce but also asked for a paternity test for the baby Pulliam is carrying. While Ed was releasing statements, Keshia’s social media presence seemed to suggest nothing but happiness and positivity surrounding the expectation of her daughter.
But last night, in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight’s” Nischelle Turner, Pulliam finally opened up about the situation and her feelings concerning Ed and his claims that she cheated on him.
She said she decided to do the interview as a way to address the claims Hartwell has made about her.
“…I knew I couldn’t be silent, because this isn’t about money. This isn’t about fame. This isn’t about social media likes or follows. This is about my character — my integrity as a woman being attacked — and that’s not OK.”
Turner: Did you cheat on him during your marriage?
Pulliam: I have never cheated on him during my marriage. That’s not who I am.
Turner: You said you will have a paternity test.
Pulliam: That’s not an issue. There’s no problem. I’ve never been unfaithful to my husband. This is his daughter. It’s one thing when you choose to be in the spotlight. It’s another thing when you have a baby. And it’s not about me, she doesn’t deserve it.
While is asking her for a paternity test to prove that the child is indeed his, Pulliam says that it was Hartwell who was unfaithful, early in their months-long marriage.
“So when, early in my marriage, I was faced with this, I was ready to leave. I had divorce papers ready. I presented them to him. He begged for another chance. He said, ‘Please, I want my family.’ He said all of the right things and once I was pregnant, I did decide to give him that one last chance.”
But apparently Hartwell didn’t want the second chance as much as he said he did. Because it wasn’t long before he bounced. Pulliam described the day he told her about the divorce.
“He left like it was any other day. He said goodbye. I was still sleep in bed. He text me saying hey can I talk to you for a moment, which wasn’t weird. I was like ‘Ok babe.’ He was like ‘You know, this isn’t working.’ All I heard was ‘I filed for divorce this morning and I’m coming to get my stuff.’
Keshia, 37, said that she has never and will never be a side chick and says she plans to sell her current house before her daughter is born.
When Turner asked her if she still loved her husband, she said this.
“I love who he pretended to be. I love who he portrayed himself as, and the one mistake I made was, when he showed me who he really was, not believing him. Not believing him the first time. When he said he wanted our marriage, he wanted our family — I believed him. That’s why I gave him this one last chance, only for him to pull the rug from under me and blindside me.”
She told ET that she has not been in touch with Hartwell.
“There’s nothing to say at this point,” she explains. “They can discuss that through attorneys. I have to move forward. I have to do what I need to to release the hurt, to release this, and to be happy for me and my baby girl, because the stress isn’t good. The stress isn’t healthy. And my only priority is her.”
And then to make the fate of their relationship crystal clear, she said, “I have no desire to continue to be married to him. That’s why I’m doing this one interview and I’m done. I’m not going to continue to revisit, regurgitate. But I’m also not going to continue to allow people to tell blatant lies about me.”
Still, despite all of this madness, Keshia said she is grateful for her blessing and that’s her little girl.
You can watch Pulliam’s full interview in the video below.
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.