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Christina Milian Confesses That She’s In Love With Lil Wayne, Karrine Steffans Says, Me Too…

April 10th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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During an interview with radio personality Big Boy, Christina Milian not only admitted to dating Lil Wayne publicly for the first time, but she also let the world know that she loves that man.

While chatting with Big Boy, he asked her about the nature of her relationship with the rapper. This is something Milian has played pretty coy about in the past, but this time around, she was much more comfortable being open.

When asked what a regular date with Weezy is like, she said they don’t do all of that.

“We don’t really…okay. So with us, with Wayne, he’s not a public kind of guy. He’s not a public figure. If you look at his Twitter, he tweets every now and then. He just started an Instagram. You really don’t see him out much. He’s really like studio, skate park, eat. Studio, skate park, eat.”

Milian said that when he does those things, she’s by his side. But when a personality present for the chat asked her, “Why you so fine? Why you with him?” she revealed that it’s because she’s in love.

“You better stop! Because…he’s the sweetest. I love him. Oh, shoot! Oh my God!” The singer knew she spoke a little too soon, but continued. “I do. I do love him. He’s great.”

From there, Big Boy asked if the ring on Milian’s finger, spotted during their conversation, was an engagement ring of sorts. She replied saying, “This is not an engagement ring. It’s just a sweet little gift. Just a nice gesture.”

Yes, her nose is wide open. However, her nose isn’t the only one with flared nostrils.

Karrine Steffans did an interview with Vlad TV earlier this week, too, and she said that she also loves him and always will. She has a tattoo for that man (“It’s the number 56…it’s just something that’s ours.”), and she has laid in the bed with her husband in the past and openly got up to leave and be with the rapper for days. She knew it. He knew it.

“Wayne has been around since before my first husband. So he’s always been part of my relationships. When I get into a relationship, he’s the only thing they ask about because they know: ‘What about Wayne?’ ‘Will you stop seeing Wayne?’ I hear it. I’ve heard it. The answer is always ‘no.’ You either get over it or you leave. Those are your options, because I’m not getting rid of him. Again, I’ve never hidden him. Wayne will call the house at 3 and 4 o’ clock in the morning and I will answer. If he says, ‘I’m at the skate park,’ or I’m here, I will get up, and I will go. That’s what’s going to happen and you have to be okay with that. And it has happened. I’d be gone for days.

When you enter into a relationship with me, that comes with it. And you have the option to not enter into the relationship. You always have that choice. You can always say, ‘This is too much for me, I can’t. This is crazy!’ But that’s not what people say. People say, ‘That’s not a big deal. I can deal with that.’ I don’t know why people would even think they could deal with that. Why would you? I wouldn’t deal with that! I would never have put up with this! You’re stupid for putting up with this! But what I find out is that men want to be associated with greater men. So, if you have the woman Wayne has, then maybe you’re as good as Wayne. You soon find out that you’re not, because you can’t f**king take it. And when he calls my phone, he has a ringtone. You know it’s him because it’s his voice rapping or singing about me and that’s the tone. A it goes off at 4 o’ clock in the morning and I jump up get dressed and I leave? You stop being able to take it after a while. And so, at first everyone’s always cool with it, and then they ask me to stop seeing him. It always happens. I wait for it to happen. And the answer will always be ‘no.’

My relationship with Wayne has always worked because I don’t want what other people want. I don’t want anything. Don’t pay for any of my sh*t. Don’t do anything for me. I don’t want you. I don’t want your children. I don’t want your rings. Everybody gets a baby. Everybody gets a ring: “You get a ring! You get a baby! You get a ring! You get a baby!” He’s been engaged three times since I’ve known him…When a man takes care of or does things and he knows that you rely on him, it changes the dynamic of the relationship. I never wanted my dynamic with Wayne to change. I didn’t want him to see me that way. I didn’t want him to talk to me the way he talks to other people he takes care of. I didn’t want him to treat me the way he treats other people. I didn’t want to be a minion. I didn’t want to be on payroll. I don’t want any of those things. I want you to be with me and for me to be with you because we want to be here. Not because you paid me to be here and because I’m depending on you and you’re depending on me. I just never wanted to muddy that relationship.”

*Blank stare*

Serious Question: Why Do Some Women Act Like Being A Side Piece Is An Honorable Thing?

March 19th, 2015 - By Alyssa Johnson
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A most curious thing occurred on my drive home from work recently. As I was flipping through stations looking for some bearable music to listen to, I came across a segment on a radio show where people were calling in and giving a “shout-out” to their side pieces. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a side piece is someone you mess around with, but they’re not your significant other. You sleep with them, but you don’t necessarily involve yourself in their day-to-day life. However, the people calling in seemed proud of their other lovers.

“I wanna give a shout-out to Deandre on the East Side. I’ll see you later, baby.”

“This to my side chick Breanna. You the best!”

This radio segment really caught my attention – and turned my stomach.

Who were these people okay with being given a shout-out on the radio for being a side-piece? Has society’s morale really sunken that low? There was a time when being a mistress or a male lover on the side was not a good thing and was severely frowned upon; it was gossiped about in beauty parlors and laughed at in barbershops.

So this got me to thinking: When did being a side piece become an honorable thing?

With the explosion of Twitter and Instagram, everyone has become accustomed to seeing people do things that they normally wouldn’t do – like air out their private lives to the world. Through social media, Christina Milian has seemingly become the spokeswoman for side pieces. Her “situationship” with Lil Wayne has been mentioned in all the blogs, and not in a good way. Here’s a beautiful woman with a career and a child, yet she is happily defending a one-sided relationship to strangers online. If you’ll recall, all this mention (albeit coy at times) of Lil Wayne ended up sparking an Instagram war of words with Weezy’s most infamous and most proud side piece, Karrine Steffans.

Steffans took an indirect shot at the “Dip It Low” singer earlier this year, saying, “And most importantly, little girl, be careful not to claim a man who belongs to the world.”

Milian shot back: “It’s such a shame a woman has to settle for that mentality when no man has ever cared to claim that.”

Ironically, all of this bickering was going on while Lil Wayne hit up different events with his former fiancée, Dhea Sodano.

Even after reading up on this Instagram beef, I discovered Drake’s side piece anthem that he performed at the 2014 ESPY Awards. The melody plays out like a romantic love song, but he’s really joking about women settling for second best in the sports and entertainment world. As the lyrics put it: “This is dedicated to all of the side pieces. I know you’ll never be more. And you’ll always be less. But there’s comfort in knowing that you’re okay being second best.”

Say what now?

Look, if someone called into a radio station and gave me a shout-out for being a side piece, I would feel so low and disrespected. I can’t even begin to understand how some people think this is okay. It’s bad enough that you’re second best, but now it has to be called out? I don’t want to come across as “preachy,” but something is really wrong when you have well-known stars arguing about their side-piece status on social media.

I don’t see how you could ever win being a side piece. You’re on the outside of someone’s relationship looking in, hoping to become number one, but we all know the story rarely takes that turn. And while there are many reasons to self-evaluate if you find yourself in this type of “situationship,” there are none more greater than being shouted out, or really, put on blast, for happily settling for a second-place finish in someone’s life. Let’s do better.

How Kayla Newman Created “On Fleek” While Her Mom Shopped At Burlington

March 12th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Do you remember the first time you had your eyebrows done? I know I do. I felt like a new, more attractive woman. A new level of pretty had been unleashed. And you couldn’t tell me nothing.

So I completely empathized with now viral phrase, “Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.” I didn’t need a translation, I knew what young Kayla Newman was talking about.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, the Chicago teen explained how the phrase came to be and her reaction to her Vine going viral, with over 28 million loops, or plays, at this point.

The six-second video posted last June features Newman in the car. With the camera aimed at her face, Newman says “We in this bitch, finna get crunk. Eyebrows on fleek, da fuq.”

The real story is a little less glamorous.

In fact, Newman had just had her eyebrows done and was sitting in the car while her mother went shopping in Burlington Coat Factory.

Newman, 17, said, “It just came to me out of the blue. I never heard of the word, and nobody else had heard of the word. I just said it, and I guess that’s what came out. That’s about it.”

And even though the phrase’s conception was mostly happenstance, it didn’t keep it from taking off, in a major way. Newsweek reports that the phrase has been hash tagged at least 200,000 times on Instagram alone.

You may remember Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian were arguing about the use of the phrase “Pretty on Fleek” all on social media last week. (As if either one of them created it.)

The New York Times created an entire quiz called “Are You On Fleek” to determine if their readers knew the meaning of the phrase and other slang terms. Then IHOP tweeted it from their official Twitter page, encouraging folks to come and get some of their pancakes…because, they’re on fleek.

Presumably, since she was just chilling in the car, waiting on her mother, she had no idea that the video would take off like it did. Actually, when she noticed how the popular the video was becoming, she was less than excited.

“I got nervous because I didn’t know if I wanted my mom to see this.” Newman’s mother works at a church and, like most mothers, doesn’t appreciate her children cussing. But Newman said her mother, Denise, wasn’t tripping about the profanity.

Instead, Denise said that she was thrown for a loop by the popularity of the video.

Personally, I was happy to see yet another example of the ways in which Black women continue to advance and influence culture, from beauty trends to linguistics.

But if you ask Kayla, it’s more than just a catchy phrase. She said it contains a deeper message. To her “on fleek” is about being fabulous and comfortable in your own skin and she tries to share that message through her Vine and Instagram pages. 

“I’m, of course, a big girl, so I always go for the big girls because I feel like they’re overlooked. I want to make them feel like they don’t age to be a [certain] size to define their character.”

Newman says people seem to be catching on. She said that a gay man reached out to her saying that he had considered suicide but her positive message helped him to change his mind. Newman said she was shocked to learn this. “How can that happen from just saying a few words?”

So naturally, many are wondering what’s next for Ms. Monroee aka Kayla Newman. Well, first she’s trying to get to college. In fact she’s had to delay an interview to study for the ACT. She’s also working on getting her driver’s license and planning for college. With all of that on her plate, Newman said she is still trying to come up with other phrases. “I’m trying to think of some, but it’s like, with me, it’s just gonna flow.”

So you may be wondering, with the way these two words have become a part of the lexicon, is Kayla benefitting from any of this…like financially. While there is no word about whether she’s copyrighted the phrase, she does have a website that sells merchandise featuring the words “on fleek.” So perhaps both Christina Milian and Nicki Minaj can cut her a check.

Where’s Maury? TMZ Reports Chris Brown Fathered A 9-Month-Old Daughter

March 4th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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TMZ Reports Chris Brown Fathered A 9-Month-Old Daughter

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Perhaps Chris Brown was trying to be cheeky when he told “The Breakfast Club” that he was ready to have a child. Because, according to TMZ, Brown fathered a 9-month-old daughter.

While we know TMZ has a track record of being correct, the reporting on this one leaves a lot to be desired. They report that the mother of Brown’s child is a woman named Nia, a 31-year-old model, who has known Chris for years.

Sources have told TMZ that though the two are not together romantically, they have an amicable relationship and Chris, 25, is happy to be a dad.

The publication also stated that there does not appear to be a child support order in place and they don’t know if the two have an informal agreement, outside of the court system.

A lot of holes.

The internet, being the magical place that it is, managed to dig up some images of the woman likely to be this little girl’s mother.

There was even this collage putting Chris Brown’s baby pictures next to his “daughter’s.”

TMZ Reports Chris Brown Fathered A 9-Month-Old Daughter

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But of course, as with most celebrity news, the plot thickens.

Another man, whose Instagram account has since been deleted, was under the impression that he was the father of this little girl. And before his page disappeared, he wrote a note about the whole ordeal.

TMZ Reports Chris Brown Fathered A 9-Month-Old Daughter

Source: Instagram

“The saddest day of my life. This lil girl meant the world to me. I have been there through everything. I was told this was my child. How can this be happening? A man steps in and take over what I built, what I lived for. I dedicated my whole life to this family. Now everything is gone…@tmz, @balleralert Y Did this happen to me. Now I lost my lil girl for good.”

Man…the more I read whats out here, the more this whole thing is starting to sound like a  sham. Who @ mentions TMZ and Baller Alert in what is supposed to be a depressing post about losing a daughter you thought was biologically yours? Furthermore, even if they knew the answers, the media can’t help you right now bruh.

Still, there’s more. After digging through Christina Milian’s very active Instagram page, TheShadeRoom found that this Nia woman used to hang out with Milian…who also happens to be a close friend of Karrueche.

Before all of this, just three days ago, Karrueche tweeted and deleted this very interesting question to her followers?

TMZ Reports Chris Brown Fathered A 9-Month-Old Daughter

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We didn’t…but we do now.

What do you make of this whole story? Is it a sham? Do you think this is really Chris Brown’s baby?

What I find most shocking is the fact that he hasn’t addressed the rumors one way or another. We need a DNA test to reveal the truth once and for all.

Nicki Minaj And Christina Milian Exchange Words Over Use Of “Pretty On Fleek”

March 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Another day, another set of celebrities sparring over t-shirt lines and Internet slang. Just a few weeks ago we were talking about Porsha Williams and Teyana Taylor beefing over the term “unbothered.” Now, the conversation has shifted to Young Money affiliates Nicki Minaj and Christina Milian.

Milian is part owner of We Are Pop Culture, an online boutique that sells items with popular social media phrases on them—including a hooded sweatshirt that reads: “Pretty on fleek.” Nicki Minaj just so happened to use the same phrase in a verse on her Beyoncé-featured song, “Feeling Myself.”

#PrettyOnFleek #popgang101 sweatshirt purchase online at WeArePopCulture.com

A photo posted by Christina Milian (@christinamilian) on

Yesterday on Instagram, the always outspoken rapper pointed out that Christina swiped the phrase from her and “joked” about waiting for her cut.

“Fleek by Onika — I saw Christina sellin tshirts that say Pretty On Fleek. I was waiting on my percentage at the door. *tilts head*,” she wrote.

Milian quickly responded in an apparent attempt to defend herself while still trying to play nice with Nicki.

“Hey boo. Been saying #OnFleek everything for a while now.. But I’m not afraid to share,” the E! reality star wrote. “Most biz these days on shirts and etc is based off new Pop Culture quotes. That’s why it’s called line is called We Are Pop Culture. More of an homage. I see it pretty often. But if you feel any kind of way I’m not a greedy Biatch. the girl that said #OnFleek in first place must be on cloud 9 now.”

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The conversation then carried over to Twitter with Christina still trying to keep things friendly with Nicki.

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And all we want to know is where is Peaches Monroe and what does she think of all of this?

“We Like Those Intimate Moments To Be Our Own”: Christina Milian Explains Why Lil Wayne Barely Takes Pictures With Her

February 20th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Even though Lil Wayne and Christina Milian haven’t stepped out in public and declared exactly what they are, we all know that the pair are some kind of item, despite the fact that the rapper still spends a lot of time with his ex, Dhea Sodano. And while Sodano and Wayne can often be seen hanging out together alongside the rapper’s daughter and friends, as well has with her friends and family, Milian and the rapper rarely are seen out and about as an open and happy couple (aside from being spotted leaving a few restaurants and performing together at the American Music Awards). Someone decided they wanted to ask Milian what the deal was, and she had no problem letting the fan know that some moments are for the people in the relationship–not the world.

Ballerific Comment Creepin ——🌾👀🌾#christianmilian #lilwayne #commentcreepin

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Unfortunately, people are saying that they don’t take pictures together because she’s just one part of a group of women that Wayne entertains. But considering that Milian always seems pretty content about whatever their situationship is when she speaks to the media (“He’s my man crush everything. How about that? Is than answer”), then I guess that’s okay. You know these Lil Waynes and Diddys just have a way of persuading folks to be down with just about anything…

“I Wouldn’t Do That To Him”: The-Dream Says He Had To Have A Chat With Lil Wayne About Dating Christina Milian

February 18th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In a new chat with The Breakfast Club, The-Dream talked a lot about love: past love, his new love, Lalonne Martinez, and what he has learned after three marriages. The singer also spoke on Lil Wayne’s penchant for going after his exes, why his marriage to Christina Milian didn’t work, and whether or not he cheated on her (I know you all remember that infamous pic of him on the beach frolicking with another woman while they were still married…). Here is the piping hot tea from that interview:

What Makes His Third Marriage To Lalonne Martinez Different From The Last Two

You know I’m a hopeless romantic. I love being married. At least this time I don’t have the drama around it. It’s the non-drama. Because I don’t call you to see where you’re at. I don’t do that. It’s that stuff. It’s that uneasy thing, especially in this business. I need to be creative and do my thing, so I don’t have time for the nonsense.

But I’m always ready to settle down. I’m built a certain type of way.

How He Met His New Wife

We met maybe years ago. She would actually remind me that we met in crossing at the office of one of my friends. I had no idea. It was just this random thing. It wasn’t like she was seeking me out and I was seeking her out. It was just one of those things: I ended up free and she ended up free. And it was like, “Aye, you’re cool. I’ve had enough drama.”

After Three Proposals, When Does He Know He Wants To Pop The Question?

I don’t think it’s a particular time. I guess it’s a feeling that kind of comes over of you wanting to or seeing yourself with this particular person, the way that you are then, over the rest of your life. It’s just at that particular moment that you feel that way. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, especially today, when two people are growing, somebody can grow left and somebody can grow right. It’s hard to maintain that particular moment you were in, even if it’s for two months or four months. I try to tell people now about maintaining exactly who you are. If that’s not you, don’t go down the aisle. More so for women, don’t just say yes because your girls are looking at you, and you want to get married because your girl got married, and there’s a guy standing in front of you with a ring in his hand. You don’t have to feel like you have to say yes just because of the moment. You can say, “You know what? I’m not ready. I’m not ready for a lot of reasons. My family doesn’t want me to do it.” In our situation, with Christina, it had more to do with a family thing than it had to do with me and her. When you have that combed out section of just you and the other person, you’re good. But when you add like four other personalities into this, it turns into something else. If the other person can’t shield that off, and they let it in, then usually you have a problem. Most marriages end in that way. You’re marrying the family.

On That Infamous Pic Of Him Cheating On Christina Milian On A Beach

Is that really how it went? Ya’ll been looking at her show. Is that how it went down?

How He Knew Their Marriage Was Over

It’s when you don’t feel happy anymore. I mean, it’s not like you’re not trying to work through whatever it is. But it’s some things you can use logic and common sense to come to a conclusion. Cheating wasn’t the reason why…

If He Ever Talked To Lil Wayne About The Rapper Dating His Ex-Wives

We had ONE conversation. We don’t have conversations about having the same taste in women. And I didn’t ask why. I don’t ask anybody why they do anything. Everybody’s grown. Do whatever you want to do, but it is what it is. He put in a phone call to me, just being a gentleman. It’s my ex. It’s still your ex. I wouldn’t do that to him, but we have two different personalities.

 

How Family Drama Hurt Christina & The-Dream’s Marriage

February 12th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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There were countless rumors flying around surrounding issues that contributed to The-Dream and Christina Milian’s divorce. However, one story that hasn’t made too many rounds is how Christina’s relatives affected their relationship. During a recent episode of “Christina Milian: Turned Up,” the singer revealed that things got so bad between her family and her now ex-husband that they didn’t even show up to their wedding.

Recently, The-Dream discussed his ex-wife’s revelation and he says that he’s happy she spoke out about this.

“It was very big of her. That time was a hard time in the dark. Of course, you see something, and you think it is what it is but you never really know what’s going on,” the producer told HipHollywood. “Kudos to her for getting that out because I know that it has been on her heart to say, ‘Oh, that’s not what you thought it was.’ I tried to maintain a certain type of decency when it came to that … I felt like as a guy it was not my place to go out and say what happened at a wedding or say what happened with the family or whatever it is. [I] Just let them work through that, and I took those two, three years just kind of taking the full blame for that.”

As for Christina’s relationship with Lil Wayne, The-Dream says he has no issues with her relationship.

“People can love whoever they want to love,” he expressed.

Of course, initially, he seemed to feel that the relationship added an awkward dynamic his, Nivea’s and Christina’s families.

“I think that’s what everybody was thinking when the news broke. Everybody was thinking of that but supposedly Christina,” he said last summer. “She wasn’t thinking of that at all. I have no idea how she could not be thinking of that.”

Anyway, we’re glad everyone is on decent terms now.

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“We Not Playing With Them Anymore” Kanye Goes In On The Grammys For Beyoncé Album Of The Year Snub

February 9th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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 Kanye Goes In On The Grammys For Beyoncé Album Of The Year Snub

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If you watched the Grammys last night, you saw Kanye almost pull a “Kanye” when artist Beck took the stage to accept his award for album of the year. But then, he thought better of it and returned to his seat. And it was pretty funny.

But in reality, he wasn’t joking.

He just chose to hold his opinion until the end of the evening. When Terrence J, Khloe Kardashian and Christina Milian interviewed Kanye after the show, for E News, he let them know how he really felt about Beck taking home the award.

“The Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t finna play with them no more! And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé. And at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face, after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration. 

And we, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work everyday. And they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event…you know they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want the commercial advertising. Like no, we’re not playing with them anymore. 

And by the way I got my wife, my daughter and I got my clothing line. So I’m not finna to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s why I didn’t say nothing tonight. But y’all know what it meant when Ye walked on that stage.”

Listen, Kanye is known for going off the deep end. And speaking up at, what some might consider, inopportune times; but I’m going to have to agree with him, to some extent, with this one. I’m well aware that Beyoncé is not the only person to create music. And I know that Beck has been in the game for a long time, with over 13 albums. But she did something remarkable with the unexpected, unpromoted drop of her visual album, that just so happened to feature incredibly rich and diverse sounds. And that should have been rewarded last night.

(Even though a part of me believes it might have been karma for the Ledisi snub.)

Still, this is bigger than Beyoncé.

The Grammys often uses Black artists for ratings but recognition is another story. You’ll notice that the number of Black performances and performances of Black music have increased significantly over the years. They get these Black entertainers to perform and even host the show because they want us to watch and comment about the event. But when it comes to handing out those golden gramophones, our work and accomplishments are often overlooked. So Kanye definitely has a point. I’m just glad he didn’t ruin Beck’s moment by expressing said point, as he was accepting his award.

We all got the message anyway.

You can watch Ye’s full interview in the video below. And I have to mention that you should pay attention to the look on Kim Kardashian’s face as he’s speaking. Even she has no idea what’s going to come out of his mouth.

Celebrities Who Were Betrayed By Their Spouses

January 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Celebrities Who Were Betrayed By Their Spouses featThere are far too many celebrities whose relationships have ended because of infidelity. Just like regular folk. Cheating is so plebeian. And while stepping out is pretty bad, these following celebrities were hurt on another type of level when they were betrayed by their spouses–or former spouses. Find out who I’m talking about on the following pages.