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“You Stole My Life Away From Me!” Tina Campbell Breaks Down When Speaking On Teddy’s “Countless” Affairs
If you’ve been watching this season of Mary Mary, you already know pretty well about the pain that Tina Campbell has been dealing with after finding out that her husband, Teddy Campbell, stepped out on her while she was touring. However, as the season has gone on, Teddy revealed to not only Tina, but Warren also, that he cheated on her with quite a few women, saying there were “countless affairs.”
In a clip from the upcoming episode, Tina emotionally cracks when speaking on the betrayal, and how it has been made worse by the fact that Teddy keeps withholding the full story about his infidelity and tells her a little bit here, a little bit there. She shared her feelings not with Teddy in the scene, but with Erica, telling her what she wants to tell Teddy:
“You stole my life away from me. I’m angry. Why you gotta do me like this?! I was good to you, man!”
In her anger, she says that she thinks she wants to move on from Teddy.
“I don’t want him. He don’t deserve me. I don’t want him.”
However, it’s the words of her sister that get her to calm down. Erica shares how she got through infidelity in her own relationship (yes, she states it clearly in the new episode):
“You said you’ve never been through this, I have…I’m a tell you how you get better.”
Check out the interesting tip she shared with her sister in the clip below and let us know what you think of the whole scene. It’s quite heartbreaking to watch.
This week proved to be quite an interesting one in the Christian realm. Early in the week Gospel artist Tye Tribbett made a rather unpopular statement when he claimed homosexuality is natural and pointed out that what’s natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s God’s best. At 44, Tyler Perry also revealed he found out the man he believed to be his dad all these years actually is not his biological father and his mother lied to him about it. And Gospel singer Erica Campbell hinted that her sister Tina isn’t the only Mary Mary sister whose been cheated on in her marriage. Whew! That’s a lot to digest but we’re talking about it all in “Did Y’all See?” Weigh in in the comments section.
You may have seen headlines questioning whether or not Erica Campbell’s marriage to Warryn had suffered infidelity, like her sister Tina’s. Fans of the reality show “Mary Mary” know that Erica pretty much addressed this. She all but said that at one point or another someone cheated. Her comments about what had transpired in her own marriage seemed to be pretty clear to me. But for clarity’s sake, let’s rehash.
In a scene where Warryn and Erica are in bed together, she tells him that Tina revealed the whole truth about Teddy’s affair to Ebony Magazine. Not surprisingly, Erica’s husband didn’t think it was a good idea for their brand.
“When we went through what we went through, I made it a point not be bring everybody else in it because it affects everybody else as well.”
So they definitely went through something…something similar to what Tina and Teddy are going through now.
And then if there was any confusion about exactly what happened, in her conversation with the film crew, Erica says this:
“I understand what Tina and Teddy are going through. I really understand. Just like I was strong, she can be strong. We weren’t the first women to go through that and we won’t be the last. “
For those of you who like to see with your own eyes, here’s the clip from the show.
Seems pretty clear to you right? “she was strong.” “We weren’t the first women to go through that…” Arguably, based on those comments, Warryn was the one who cheated and she was the strong one who was able to forgive and got through it.
So we find it incredibly surprising that during an interview with Hip Hollywood, Erica insinuated that perhaps Warryn wasn’t the one to step out of the relationship.
When she said that she knows a little something about infidelity, the outlet pushed her to expound. And that’s when she dropped this bombshell.
“I really understood what she was talking about. A lot of people always assume that it was him. You don’t know who it is. That’s something that’s between me and Warryn. Most people assume that it’s always the guy. That’s not always the case.”
Again, the proof is in the video below.
And while we know men certainly aren’t the only ones who cheat, I’m really not buying what Erica’s trying to sell us here. Seems like she’s trying to mix it up and introduce different theories and speculations so the public won’t have too much insight into she and her husband’s marital issues. Which I understand. Everyone doesn’t want their business on front street. Or they at least want to be able to choose which business they put out there. But she slipped up in that confessional and it can’t be undone. What’s said on camera, lives on forever in this internet age. If you ask me there’s no two ways about it.
But what do you think? Was Erica the one to cheat in her relationship? Or do you think Warryn was the one and now she’s trying to throw people off the trail?
Mary Mary On Dress Controversy: “This Body Blesses My Husband, Which Helps Us Produce Baby Christians”
If conservative Christians thought they were going to slow Mary Mary down after slamming Erica Campbell for the form-fitting white dress she wore in a photo shoot not too long ago they were wrong. Though the gospel singer has already responded to the backlash several times in separate interviews, she shared a few more thoughts with us when we got her and her sister in the office last week. And, of course, Tina had to come to her baby sister’s defense:
“Being confident and feminine is sexy. If we were R&B singers they would say ‘Oh they’re going in a more conservative, wholesome direction,’ but because you’re singing gospel and you’ve got a body it’s a problem. God gave us this body. This body is what blesses my husband, which is what helps us produce baby Christians. What is the problem?”
Well when you put it like that, what is the problem? Check out what else the sisters had to say about being confident, feminine, and sexy Christian women in the video above. What do you think?
“God, I’m Probably Going To Hell.” Tina Campbell Talks Being In A Dark Place & How Her Faith Brought Her Out
By now, you’ve probably heard that Tina Campbell and her husband Teddy are trying to recover from infidelity on his part. While Tina ultimately decided to allow the cameras into her life while they worked on their healing, she said she might have made a different decision if she had known what it was going to entail.
She didn’t realize how broken down she was going to be. In our exclusive interview she speaks about her dark thoughts.
“I think people need to see what real life looks like. It’s not all this ‘Heavenly Father, I’m in a bad way.’ Like I’m probably going to go to hell but before I leave I’m taking some people with me. Either you gon’ help me or this is the way it’s going to be. This is the way I was talking to God because I was in a bad way…it was that bad.”
Tina said initially she thought revenge was the answer. But quickly realized that avenging herself didn’t relieve any of the hurt. And it was then that she decided to get back to her foundation. During this time, where she was studying the Bible and speaking candidly with God that she learned her faith wasn’t as strong as it appeared to be on stage.
Erica also explained how she was there for her sister at this time and how the family came together to help her get through this.
Check out the very real and very moving interview in the video above.
Be sure to tune into WeTV tonight and every Thursday at 9/8c to find out how Tina gets through this situation and what else is going on with the Marys.
Last spring 1/2 of gospel singing duo Mary Mary, Tina Campbell, revealed that her husband, Teddy Campbell, had an extramarital affair.
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,” Tina admitted during an interview with Ebony magazine. “I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt.”
As fate would have it, news of Teddy’s infidelity was revealed around the same time that she and her sister, Erica Campbell, decided to work on solo projects and give Mary Mary a break for a while. This however, is a decision that Erica later admitted to second-guessing.
“I didn’t want to watch my sister go through that,” the “A Little More Jesus” singer told Sister 2 Sister. “Then realizing that it was happening at the same time that I was going solo, it was like, ‘Wow, God, shouldn’t this have happened another way?’”
Though the group’s hiatus and Tina’s relationship troubles seemed to have the absolute worst timing, Erica says she trusts that God is simply testing her sister to make her stronger.
“Sometimes He allows things and it feels like a test but it’s going to make you stronger.”
We can only imagine how hard this all had to be for Tina. Anyone who watches their show on WE tv knows that Tina loves pretty hard. But just like her sister Erica, we’re confident that she’ll pull through.
Catch Erica’s full interview in the March 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
Aside from picking up awards and watching some dope (and sometimes wack) performances, the Grammys are always good for fashion. It’s the night for stars to dress up like the rock stars they are–or to come out the house looking a mess. You never know what you’ll get. Let’s take a look at some fashions that had us talking and made us want to steal the looks or stop them dead in their tracks.
I guess after all that random backlash Erica Campbell received from some about the tight white dress she wore in a photoshoot for a new single, Campbell decided to stay covered up. She hit the red carpet with her daughter in this pink lace ensemble, and while I’m loving the hair and the makeup, I get “First Lady” vibe from this look. That’s not a bad thing…just not a good thing for the Grammys. Stop.
WE Tv’s hit reality show about the lives of Grammy-Award winning gospel duo Mary Mary is returning and in the third season fans will see how Tina and Erica lean not on their own understanding. Tina will open up about her husband’s infidelity and explain her remarks in Mary Mary’s high profile interview with Ebony Magazine in which she said:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,” she admitted. “I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt.”
As we see in the season 3 trailer, after the interview, Tina’s marital life apparently becomes worse as she tries to forgive her husband. Although her sister Erica offers advice, Tina isn’t interested in what she has to say. While Erica continues to offer Tina help, she also takes the opportunity to become a solo artist. Erica finds out, though, going after your calling has a price as she constantly worries about connecting with her new audience, her health, and the ultimate fate of Mary Mary.
Besides their own personal drama, Tina and Erica also consider terminating their manager Mitchell. And while they try to balance their career and marital lives, another set of painful information comes their way- their father is diagnosed with stage four cancer and eventually passes away. It’s safe to say Mary Mary’s return to television will give fans an opportunity to see how they become victorious after their storms.
Mary Mary season 3 returns on February 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Check out the preview clip below. Will you be tuning in?
We told you earlier in the month about the criticism Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell received from some for wearing a tight dress for the cover of her new single, “A Little More Jesus.” The white dress covered her neck and even went below her knees, but because it hugged her curves quite well, some felt that as a woman who sings the word of God, she was doing a bit too much.
But gospel singer Yolanda Adams recently told Think Positive magazine (via S2S) that singing the word of God or not, curvy gospel singers have the right to wear what they want, and should just take such criticism with a grain of salt.
“I know for a fact that Mary Mary—because I’ve known them for years—they don’t try to be sexual. Some of the things that they want to wear, they’re in style.”
Adams says that many gospel singers, including herself of course, are curvy, and while they want to be tasteful, they don’t want to be in burlap sacks either.
“I’m very respectful in everything I wear. I think about it.
I’m tall. I’m thin, but I have hips. A gown my graze me in a place where somebody may find it offensive, but it’s not sexual. That was not my intent. We can’t walk around with sheets on and moomoos. Then, they’ll talk about [that]. You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you’re never going to please everybody.”
Ain’t that the truth! What do you think? Do women of God get a bad rap too much for trying to wear things that might be a little bit more on the s*xy side?
The same day Meagan Good is clearing up her suspect wardrobe choices, another Christian icon is addressing the controversy that’s followed one of her recent clothing articles. Last week we told you how one half of the gospel duo Mary Mary was catching a lot of flack for the promo photos for her new solo project. While plenty of us saw the picture of Erica Campbell and thought the singer looked absolutely stunning in the all white fitted ensemble, others thought the dress, which hugs her in all the right places, wasn’t too becoming of a woman of God.
Essence.com recently had the opportunity to chat with Erica about the whole ordeal and when they asked her what she thought about the wardrobe backlash, she told them:
“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving. When we took the picture I felt beautiful, I felt confident, I felt sexy and I felt strong. I thought I looked cute, but it obviously offended some people, which was never my intention.”
Erica also made a point to note both her husband and her sister support her photo choice, and further noted that it’s okay for christian women to be physically appealing, adding that it’s far better for young women to learn that lesson by observing a woman of God as opposed to the ladies who we normally get this message from.
“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are. I think that young girls shouldn’t only get s*xy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I’m cute too.”
She told y’all. What do you think of Erica’s response to her dress controversy?