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“Y’all know I’m going through a separation, but I’m not going without a fight,” Robin told his audience during a February concert. “I want my baby back.”
Well if recent rumors are true, either Paula has made it undeniably evident that there’s no chance for reconciliation or Robin simply didn’t have as much fight in him as he thought he did. According to Life & Style, the “Lost Without You” singer has been living like a bachelor at the estranged couple’s marital home.
After a night out a 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood, sources say Robin invited 10 of the women he was partying with back to his place for an invite-only “no-pants party.” Once he and the ladies arrived at his residence, insiders claim he stripped down to his boxers and began serving drinks.
“All of the girls were sitting on his bed; some of them were naked, and he asked each to kiss him on the lips,” adds one insider. “He kissed five of them in a row. Eventually most people left, but some stayed behind. It was all uncomfortable to watch.”
Insiders went on to say that he made his intentions known quite early.
“Robin didn’t force anything, but he made it clear he wanted to have sex with everyone there. He was drunk and clearly enjoying himself.”
It’s unclear whether or not the allegations are true. However, history has taught us that Robin is a big time ladies’ man.
‘I Only Wish Her The Best:’ Apollo Nida Talks Status Of Marriage To Phaedra Parks And Criminal Investigation
Last week Apollo Nida’s alleged accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, pled guilty to fraud charges and was sentenced to more than five years in prison. With Apollo’s fateful day quickly approaching and his future still hanging in the balance, the “Real housewives of Atlanta” star spoke with Sister 2 Sister about how he’s feeling regarding the impending charges.
“I don’treally get nervous,” the fitness instructor explained. “And this is not just boasting or bragging. Phaedra – I’m sure she’s nervous because at the end of the day, I’m putting my career in jeopardy.”
As for how he made it through his last prison stint, the father of two says he turned to religion.
“I studied three religions when I was down: Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. I also led a ministry when I was in there, like a congregation.”
The troubled reality star also opened up about his tragic upbringing, which included witnessing his mother overdose on heroin at age seven.
“My mom OD’d on heroin, actually in front of me when I was about 7.”
And of course, Nida discussed his wife, Phaedra, who is rumored to be contemplating divorce.
“I really admired everything that she did as a woman. I think that we have lost sight of the true picture, which is that we did take an oath to God and we did build a family and a brand. Whatever has come of this reality fiasco, we have had two beautiful children, and at the end of the day, I only wish her the best.”
As for whether or not he feels their marriage will last, Nida says:
“I can’t say if it’s going to last. But I hope that it does…I definitely love her. I’ve grown to love her more.”
As you may recall, just a few weeks ago Phaedra also discussed the divorce rumors in an interview and her carefully selected words seemed to also fuel the rumors.
Catch Apollo’s full interview in the May issue of Sister 2 Sister.
Last month, the estranged wife of Next singer Raphael “Tweet” Brown came forward and made stomach-churning allegations about the 90s singer—including that he’s a deadbeat father who abused her during her pregnancy. She also petitioned for a restraining order against him. Shortly after Juliette Gil-Brown’s accusations hit media outlets, Raphael came forward and pretty much denied all of it. In fact, he actually accused Juliette of harassing him.
“I never kicked her in her stomach when she was pregnant with our son, who’s now 10 years of age, nor when she wasn’t with child,” he said. I never punched my ex-wife in the face, I’ve never grabbed my ex-wife by her neck or pushed her to the floor.”
“I have peace in my life and I have moved on. That chapter is closed and I want her to respect my position and do what’s best for our children,” he added.
The former couple has since taken their feud to the court of law. In response to Juliette’s accusations, Raphael has filed a 250-page document in which he refers her as a racist, lying stripper. According to TMZ, Raphael is claiming that his estranged wife flew into a “jealous rage” after she saw photos of him on vacation with his girlfriend a while back and has been on a mission to destroy him ever since.
Raphael also claims that Juliette’s mother told him “the devil had taken over [Juliette's] soul” adding, “she’s crazy.” He also states that she changed her Facebook relationship status to widowed after threatening to slit his throat. As if all of that isn’t enough, he has also accused his wife, who isn’t black, of making racist remarks against him including that he’s “a dirty n****r” and saying he’s “the reason n****rs” are dying of AIDS.”
TMZ reached out to Juliette regarding Raphael’s allegations and here’s what she had to say:
“He is a dirty n****r … because he fits the stereotype of what a Black, ghetto person is.”
It’s been nearly ten years since Eric Benét and ex-wife, Halle Berry split. However, unsurpisingly, such a high-profile relationship is difficult for the public to forget. Their divorce was plagued with rumors of cheating and conflicting reports that pegged Benét as a sex addict. The “Sometimes I Cry” singer has since moved on and found love in Prince’s ex-wife, Manuela Testolini, but he admits that the Halle chapter is still very much a part of his story.
“You’re never able to take the players out of the story, but in anybody’s life, there are personal hurdles that’ll make you wonder ‘How did I get here?’” he told theGrio about his split from Berry. “But on the other side of that, if you stay positive, if you keep moving, if you stay still and try to observe, absorb and learn as much as you’re supposed to learn in that pain, there’s a whole lot of evolution and light on the other side.”
While the divorce was clearly a challenging time in his life, the 47-year-old father says the experience taught him a lot.
“One of the great things about that time was learning to shut out the noise … Realizing what’s important to me is my family, my daughter and my career. It was a way to learn how to shut everything and it doesn’t really matter what you think and I know what the truth is. I’ll keep moving forward, ” he added.
As for whether or not he still speaks to his Academy Award-winning ex-wife, Benét says:
“No we haven’t stayed in touch. I just keep moving forward and being happy.”
And speaking of difficult times, he also opened up about losing his daughter’s mother in 1993 following a tragic car accident.
“My daughter, India, for most of her life I was a single father,” he explained. “Her mother passed away in a car accident when she was 15 months old. As you can imagine, there’s really no way to describe how [that feels]. There was so much loss and fear and trepidation about the future. Am I going to be able to do this. I mean, I had this amazing partner to parent this beautiful person with me. At the end of the day, I had my family, I had God and I had this amazing little baby.”
Thankfully, Benét says life is certainly looking up these days.
After two decades of marriage, it looks like another celebrity couple is throwing in the towel.
Sara Kapfer, wife of actor Cuba Good Jr., filed for legal separation with the L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, TMZ reports. It’s unclear specifically what caused Sara to want out of the 20-year marriage, but in her divorce filing, she cites irreconcilable differences. The estranged couple share three children together, two of which are minors. She is requesting joint physical and legal custody of the children. According to court documents, child support arrangements will be determined at a later date.
Cuba and Sara were high school sweethearts. They officially tied the knot in 1994. Just last year the actor gushed to “The View” hosts about celebrating his 20-year anniversary with Sara.
“She has been changing to this other woman that I have to introduce myself to every few years,” Cuba explained during the 2013 interview. “And thank god I’ve fallen in love with each one. It’s true. I’m lucky that way.”
As sweet as that sounds, he did, however, jokingly add:
“I want to kill her sometimes.”
It’s unfortunate that these two couldn’t find something in their 20-year marriage worth saving, but maybe this decision is for the best.
‘Communication Will Save You Half The Drama:’ Christina Milian Offers Post-Divorce Co-Parenting Advice
Since calling out ex-husband, The-Dream, as a deadbeat dad a few years ago, singer and actress Christina Milian appears to be in a much better place. So much so, that during a recent appearance on “Good Morning America,” the actress and singer offered advice for co-parenting post divorce.
“Take a second and breathe. You know, have the best intentions. Pray on it,” she explained. “I think that communication will save you half the drama. You know, it makes things so much easier. And I think I learned that. I went to therapy early on in my divorce.”
Because she’s in a much better place since overcoming the initial hurdles of co-parenting in the wake of an ugly divorce, Christina says she’s in a position to help others.
“I feel like I’m in a good place, then all the better to just put it out there and hope that it can help someone else. She added, “We all figure it out,” she said. “Sometimes, you just got to take it, take the lesson, and learn, and know that this happened for a reason.”
As for when she feels is an appropriate time to introduce your children to a new love interest, the engaged singer says definitely take your time.
“I think it’s very important to take your time when introducing a new person into your child’s life. You want to make sure this is going to work out so you’re not introducing them to a new person over and over again because you never know who is going to be the one.”
Despite the unique dynamic of their blended family, Christina says four-year-old Violet has a great understanding that she’s deeply loved by both her mother and father—even though they’re not together anymore.
“My motivation at the end of the day was making sure that my daughter had two parents that were in her life consistently, She’s a really smart girl and I think she has a healthy understanding of knowing that mommy and daddy are no longer together but we both love her.”
Another celebrity couple is throwing in the towel…
According to TMZ, Melika Payne, wife of “Martin” actor Carl Payne Jr., filed for divorce with the L.A. County Superior Court last month. It’s unclear what ruined the couple’s 22-year marriage, but Melika cites “irreconcilable differences” in her filing.
Melika’s decision probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise to her famous husband, as the couple has been legally separated since 2012. She is requesting sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their son. Melika is also requesting spousal support from her actor husband.
The estranged couple tied to knot back in 1992. They have been legally married for twenty-two years, but legally separated for two of those years.
For awhile it looked like Robin Thicke and estranged wife, Paula Patton, were definitely going to get back together. But now that nearly two months have passed since Paula announced the separation, chances for a reunion look a bit bleak. Of course, we’re on the outside looking in and who’s to say that the couple isn’t busy privately working things out. However, judging by a recent interview done by Robin’s famous father, Alan, it looks like the couple is still apart.
“They’re doing great [post split] and Robin is pouring himself into the musical artistry,” Alan told ET Canada. “There will be a fabulous album coming out within months… he’s almost finished it.”
When asked if he believes that there is a chance for reconciliation between Robin and Paula, Alan candidly answered that he wasn’t really sure.
“They’re grown ups. I wouldn’t bet on them one way or another.”
As you may recall, back in February Paula Patton issued a statement that the couple would be separating after nearly 10 years of marriage.
“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”
I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to see whether or not the split is really a permanent one.
This might be the saddest and most troubling development in the Master P divorce saga.
Yesterday we told you that the rapper’s estranged wife, Sonya Miller, filed for an emergency custody order, insisting that the “No Limit Records” founder abducted their children. In response to Sonya’s claims, P recorded a video of the couple’s four minor children stating that he did not abduct him and three of them stated that they actually want to live with him. The video was also accompanied by a note, which reads:
“Recently, Master P’s ex-wife pulled another publicity stunt but this time the kids speak out. They admit that they love their mother even though she is dealing with a long-time drug and alcohol addiction. After all the media bashing initiated by his ex-wife, Master P continues to take care of his kids, pay her bills and allow her to keep up with her lavish lifestyle of living in a guard-gated community in Calabasas and driving luxury vehicles.”
Master P says, ‘This is embarrassing for me and my family, we’ve always lived a private life. I’ve been dealing with this problem with her for over 24 years and I’m not holding it in anymore. I’ve stayed by her side for many years, hoping that she would grow and change for the better especially for our kids’ sake but after two decades; I realize that I can’t change her, I can only change myself.
It’s not healthy for kids to grow up in a home where they can easily access drugs and alcohol. The reason I’ve moved on is to provide a peace of mind for myself and to provide a stable and healthy environment for my kids. She may be my ex-wife but I will always love and care for her well-being, she is the mother of my kids. I would never turn my kids against their mom, they love her, she just needs help. I’m going to put it in God’s hands and pray for her. When she’s ready, I’ll send her to rehab and hopefully, our kids will be more comfortable around her and if they choose to live with her, I’m good with that. For all the people that are buying into the negative gossip, I’m not perfect and I have nothing to prove. My kids are my priority, I will continue to take care of my kids and I don’t need a judge or a lawyer to tell me to. ‘”
In the video, 3 out of the couple’s four minor children make it clear that they’ve decided on their own to live with their father.
“I wanna stay with you,” 13-year-old Hercy says looking directly into the camera. “If I come back here, I know she’s a bad influence and when I’m with you, you teach me to do what’s right and all of that.”
“I wanna go with you because she’s not even going to take me to school in the morning,” added 9-year-old Mercy.
It really sucks that children have to be placed into the middle of such an uncomfortable situation.
Last fall we told you that rapper Percy “Master P” Miller and his wife, Sonya Miller, were throwing in the towel and heading to divorce court after 24 years of marriage. Well, let’s just say that all hell has broken loose since then. Last month Sonya came forward basically saying that P left her and their minor children broke and destitute, forcing her to apply for welfare. Just days later the No Limit Records founder publicly denied his estranged wife’s claims and insisted that she has a drug problem.
“All I ask is that she take a drug test in the next two weeks and pass it,” P wrote in a letter. “I will give her everything I have. The four minors she says she needs help with, three of them are with me, this makes no sense. I’m tired of sugarcoating and hiding the truth of ungrateful people that I’ve been taking care of for so many years.”
Now Sonya is claiming the P abducted three of their four minor children. According to TMZ, Sonya filed an emergency custody order stating that he return their children immediately. In her filing, she says that the rapper picked up their 13-year-old son, Hercy, from school back in February and never brought him home. Then, she says he turned around and did the very same thing with their 9-year-old son, Mercy, in March. As for their 17-year-old daughter, Tytyanna, well, she ran off to live with her dad a while ago and hasn’t looked back since. The couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Italy, is still currently living with her mom. Sonya is requesting that a judge award her with full custody of all of the children.
Good grief that’s a lot of drama!