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At this point, we were all pretty convinced that thing were over between Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida, but according to the troubled reality TV husband, there’s a possibility that their marriage will be saved. In his first interview from behind bars, Apollo told InTouch Weekly that he and Phae Phae are now on speaking terms.
“Yes, we’ve had problems — especially over the last year — but we’ve gotten on terms now where I can call her and it’s cordial,” the father of two explained.
Not only is he allowed to call his estranged wife, but he also claims that they speak frequently. Apparently, this are going so well that he’s under the impression that their marriage has a chance of surviving his lengthy prison stint.
“I’m hopeful that we can stick things out.”
Apollo says that the pair has been discussing Phaedra bringing their two sons, Dylan and Ayden, up to the prison to see him.
“There’s a plan to get them up here.”
Unfortunately, it appears that Apollo’s wish for reconciliation may be nothing more than that—a wish. According to Phaedra’s publicist, the divorce is still on. He did, however, admit that the attorney is considering taking the boys to see their father.
“The divorce is proceeding as planned,” her rep explained. “While Phaedra and the boys [Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 18 months] do speak with Apollo regularly, there have been absolutely no discussions about reconciling.”
While I would hope that Phae Phae’s publicist is simply misinformed and Phaedra and Apollo have been trying to work things out, the chances of her rep releasing a statement on this sensitive matter without her approval is unlikely. As previously reported, when asked if she would proceed with the divorce while Apollo is still behind bars, Phaedra replied with a simple “I don’t know.”
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Last week, Sheree Fletcher made headlines after it was reported that she filed for divorce from her husband, retired NFL star Terrell Fletcher. We were able to get in touch with Sheree’s publicist, who unfortunately confirmed the split.
“I can confirm Sheree Fletcher has filed for divorce,” Sheree’s rep told MadameNoire in a statement. “Please respect her privacy during this time. She wants to thank her family, friends and fans for their support and prayers. Thank you.”
As previously reported, the pair has been separated since July. Sheree cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce documents, which were filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The “Hollywood Exes” star is requesting spousal support; however, exact figures have not been disclosed.
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During court proceedings for a lawsuit filed against Ginuwine aka Elgin Lumpkin, quite a bit was revealed about the “Pony” singer. First, his attorney Bruce Beckner says that he’s flat broke and on the brink of bankruptcy, the New York Daily News report.
“Mr. Lumpkin is very close to declaring bankruptcy,” Beckner said. “He owes my firm a ton of money and a bunch of other people a ton of money. He owes Uncle Sam 300-odd thousand dollars in back income taxes.”
Second, Beckner says that Ginuwine’s recent divorce from wife, Tonya Solé Lumkpin, is what crippled his finances. While it seemed that Ginuwine and Solé were experiencing some relationship tension for quite some time, most were unaware of their extremely quiet divorce.
As for the lawsuit, it was filed against Ginuwine by Robert Reives, the executive producer of his recent album, The Bachelor. According to Reives, he’s owed royalties from a $1.25 million five-album deal that Ginuwine signed with Sony. In court documents, Reive’s legal reps are also calling BS on Ginuwine’s claims that he’s experiencing dire financial hardship.
“Despite the repeated representations before the court of defendant’s counsel that defendant has lost his large fortune … defendant has spared no expense in this proceeding to try every angle and every new legal theory his lawyers could come up with,” Reive’s attorney argued in court documents.
Another reality TV couple bites the dust.
According to TMZ Sports, “Hollywood Exes” star Sheree Fletcher has filed for divorce from her husband, Terrell Fletcher, who is a retired-NFL-player-turned-pastor. The two have been married since 2007 and with the exception of Sheree’s son, Trey, from her previous marriage to Will Smith, the Fletchers have no children together.
It’s unclear what pushed the two to end their marriage, but on the show it appeared that there was a bit of tension caused by Terrell’s expectations of Sheree as his first lady. According to court documents, which were filed with the L.A. County Superior Court, Sheree and Terrell have been separated since July. She cited irreconcilable differences in her filing.
The reality star is requesting spousal support; however, the amount of money that she is requesting has not been disclosed.
We’re really sad to hear that this couple has decided to end their marriage, but maybe it’s all for the best.
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Last October, it looked like Timbaland and his wife, Monique Mosley, were headed for divorce court. Though she didn’t cite what the issue was, Monique filed for divorce from the hitmaker and requested money for child support, private school tuition, life insurance and alimony.
By March of this year, it appeared that Timb and Monique were rekindling their relationship and now it appears that their then-pending divorce is nothing but a distant memory. According to TMZ,the pair quietly dismissed their divorce case last week. The two have also been showing each other nothing but love on social media.
We’re really happy that they were able to work things out.
Daniel Gibson Says Media Played A Role In Failed Marriage: ‘I Would’ve Been Willing To Work Through Whatever The Problem Was’
Though neither of them have filed for divorce as of yet, it’s safe to say that Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson’s relationship is a thing of the past. While there are many factors that can contribute to the demise of a relationship (especially those in the public eye), judging by previous comments made by Keyshia, infidelity appears to be the primary reason why these two were unable to stay together. However, according to Daniel, the media also contributed to the falling apart of their union.
“It’s a tough situation. If you’re going to be in a situation like that [a public relationship], you have to be ready and willing to deal with whatever comes with it,” the former Cleveland Cavaliers player recently told Vlad TV. “I feel like…in the media…it’s more publicized and glorified, the bad things that happen in a relationship. If something bad happens in anybody’s relationship and you’re in front of the public eye, it’s going to get blew way out of proportion. So if in your situation, you two are not just tied together like best friends, with the social media and everything these days, your problem can start going too far to the point where you can’t catch it.”
Daniel went on to say that social media gives the everyday person the ability to reach celebrities and public figures, which means you’re constantly subjected to countless individuals weighing in on personal matters.
“You’re going to start hearing what everybody else has to say because now everyone is so accessible due to social media. You never know what’s true and not true and these days, people tend to believe anything they’re told and anything that’s printed.”
An example of this, adds Daniel, is when he was photographed with a popular exotic dancer from Houston. The photograph resulted in rumors that he was in a relationship and cheating on Keyshia with this woman. He, of course, denies the allegations.
“The girl is actually from where I’m from. The strip club is one of the one’s in the hood that people go to comfortably. And yeah, I snapped a flick and everybody is like, ‘Oh, he’s in a relationship with a stripper,’ or ‘He’s spending money with a stripper.’ It becomes the truth no matter what you say or what you do about it because people are so influenced by the media these days that everything sticks. You gotta have tough skin. If you’re in a relationship, like I said, it becomes a war.”
Although the soon-to-be-divorced pro-baller believes that the media did more harm than good to his marriage to Keyshia, Daniel candidly confessed that he’s not sure if their union would’ve survived—even without that element.
“I can’t speak on it and say we would [still] be together because I don’t know if we were meant to be together,” he expressed. “But, what I will say is yeah, if you don’t have so many people pulling on you and telling you this and telling you that, if you do have a problem, you’re able to come to it with each other, talk about it and figure it out. But once all of those outside forces come in, if you ain’t just locked in, that thing will break.”
As for why he refuses to be the one to file for divorce, Daniel had this to say:
“I would’ve been willing to work through whatever the problem was because I’ve always felt like that’s how it was supposed to go. You’re supposed to grow with somebody and go through whatever problems y’all got and come up out of them.”
Before concluding his interview, Daniel expressed that he is working hard to, at the very least, build a friendship with Keyshia to make co-parenting their son, Daniel Jr., as seamless as possible.
Watch Daniel’s full interview on the following page. Were you hoping these two would work it out?
A few weeks ago, it appeared that Nick Cannon confirmed what many of us were hoping was just a terrible rumor: he and Mariah are in the process of separating. While several outlets shared reports from sources claiming to have knowledge of the couple’s split, The Insider With Yahoo topped them all after they released a statement believed to be from Nick about the split. However, during a recent Twitter rant, Nick denied ever releasing a statement about the demise of his marriage. He also slammed media outlets for taking advantage of his family’s misfortune. He did not, however, deny that things are over with Mariah.
“I have personally been absent from social media for the past few months for obvious reasons but I feel the need to finally speak up,” Nick tweeted. “During this challenging time for me and my family it saddens me that the media can be such evil bottom feeders…Because my family & I haven’t been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours.”
“For the record I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage,” he went on. “So whatever your favorite gossip outlet is reporting has been created within their own imagination…At this difficult time I would ask all civilized people to please respect my family and this process…What infuriates me most is to hear people slander @MariahCarey . I will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with our children…”
Nick then added that he will always love Mariah and that he can no longer sit back in silence while lies are continuously plastered across headlines.
“I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. @MariahCarey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly…So to see false reports in the media stating otherwise is absurd! While I would like to remain silent I can no longer allow this to happen. I love @MariahCarey and that will never change!!!”
He also briefly grazed cheating rumors in his rant. As you may recall, there was a report floating around that he stepped out on Mimi with “Wild N’ Out” model Brittany Dailey.
“If the media wants to portray me as the Bad guy that’s fine…But it is unfair to drag innocent people into the equation…Others have lives, families, and careers and for the media to slander them is down right evil and illegal…I apologize to anyone who’s gotten caught up in this unwarranted drama.”
Nick ended the series of tweets by calling out people who have been getting paid to leak his business to the media.
“BTW Shouts out to the so called “Sources”! I hope the check was worth it… And finally, ‘Trouble in Paradise’ is the dumbest phrase I’ve ever heard! I would never say that sh!t. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming… #radiosilence.”
Well, he definitely set the record straight.
Several months ago, we told you that “Basketball Wives LA” star filed for divorce from her husband, NBA player Jannero Pargo. It’s unclear what caused the split, as the reality TV star simply cited “irreconcilable differences” in her filing, but it was revealed that the pair have been separated since 2012. In her filing, Malaysia also requested sole physical custody of their three children.
According to TMZ, a decision has been reached in regard to custody and support. Documents filed with the Los Angeles superior court reveal that Malaysia has been awarded primary physical custody of the children, while the estranged couple will share legal custody.
As far as finances go, Malaysia has been awarded $15,380 per month in child support payments and an additional $7,500 per month in spousal support. Jannero has also been ordered cough up $25,000 for Malaysia’s attorneys’ fees.
This is quite a bit of cash, but Jannero just signed a deal with the Charlotte Hornets, from which he’ll reportedly be paid a little under $1.5 million for the season. As previously reported, Malaysia and Jannero have been married since 2006 and have been separated since 2012.
As the saying goes, sometimes it’s cheaper to keep her.
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Keyshia Cole Breaks Silence On Lesbian Rumors & How Her Failed Marriage Changed Her Perspective On Love
Around the time that the public learned that things were officially over between Keyshia Cole and Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, the Oakland singer released a telling track titled “She,” which seemed to paint the portrait of a lesbian love affair. Naturally, fans began to wonder whether or not the track was a hint that Keyshia has been dealing with women since her split from Boobie; however, the reality star says that this is not the case. Instead, she says that for her, “She” is actually about her personal journey to becoming familiar with her own body following her separation from Daniel.
“I had to get familiar with myself so I think that song is really, in essence of what that song ‘She’ is about,” Keyshia told WGCI radio during a recent interview. “It’s getting to know yourself. I know people think it’s about girl-on-girl action, which it was at first, and then I kinda switched the lyrics around a little bit.”
Speaking of her separation, Keyshia also addressed how preparing to go through a divorce has altered her perspective on love and relationships. The next time around, Keyshia says she will place a higher value on being a man’s friend first.
“It’s no way of getting around not knowing if somebody is ready or not,” she explained. “That’s the whole thing about friendship. Whoever I end up with, I’ve been praying that he’s my friend first. If you think about being friends, you’re not going to go and get them hit up. You not gone put them in a situation where you gone get them shot. You ain’t gone put me in a situation where you make another woman think she got something over me. If we friends and you really love me like you say you do, it’s certain things you’re not going to do out of respect.”
As for what she has been doing to get through the difficult split, Keyshia says she has been directing her energies towards becoming more physically fit.
“Gym, yeah. Just trying to eat better. I did a fast for about 4-5 days…just juicing. I actually loved it. I go in the steam room before I work out for about 10-15 minutes then go work out for about 2 -3 hours then go pick up my son from school and get back to my motherly duties. Right now, working. Trying to stay focused.”
It’s unfortunate that Keyshia and Daniel were unable to work things out, but we’re wishing them both the best.
Watch Keyshia’s interview on the next page.
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Earlier this week, news broke that “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Jasiel “Yung Joc” Robinson’s wife, Alexandria, filed for divorce. Naturally, the filing was a shock because not a lot of people realized that the rapper-turned-reality-star was married. According to TMZ, Alexandria cited adultery as grounds for her divorce filing. Considering that we’ve seen Joc boo’d up with Karlie Redd this season, most assumed that she had something to do with the couple’s demise. However, that may be a rather hasty assumption.
In her filing Alexandria acknowledges that she and Jasiel have been separated since February 2012. “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” season one didn’t even premiere until June 2012 and Joc didn’t appear on the series with Karlie until 2014. Jasiel and Alexandria were high school sweethearts and have been legally married for 13 years. But their relationship appears to be stained with a bit of drama. Back in 2012, V-103 reported that a man by the name of Milton Winckler came forward insisting that he believed that he was the father of the couple’s then 9-year-old daughter.
Interestingly, a source close to the situation claimed that the only reason that Joc married Alexandria was because she was pregnant with their daughter. According to reports, a paternity test was performed, but the results were never publicly revealed. What’s even more interesting is that this report came out just one month after Alexandria says that they separated.
“Yes, I have always known about my daughter,” Winckler said in a letter to Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret. ‘Every time I would approach Alex, she always said ‘her daddy’s name is Joc.’ The last time I contacted her via text, she told me to ‘Contact her attorney Dana Davis’ and furnished me with the number as well.
I didn’t want to broadcast this on a media circuit because I want to protect my daughter. This is the type of nonsense that discourages fathers to step up. I guess I needed to maintain celebrity status and have a certain number of zeroes in my account to be apart of my daughters life!”
It’s unclear what became of that situation. Alexandria is requesting spousal and child support, by the way. We imagine that this is going to be one messy divorce!
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