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Dr. Jackie: 5 Things You Need To Know About Black Women And Fertility

March 11th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Fertility is increasingly becoming a concern for women of all ages, and though Black women aren’t absent from the conversation altogether, we tend to be late to the party, notes “Married to Medicine’s” Dr. Jackie Walters. We recently spoke with the OBYGN and asked her to give us five things we need to understand about Black women and fertility and she broke it all the way down for us, from our tendency to have fertility issues due to our weight and lack of an active lifestyle, to our hesitancy to follow through with doctor’s appointments. Check out the video above and get educated.

Heartbreaking News: Mariah Huq Miscarries Twins

November 12th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Mariah Huq Miscarries Twins

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Just last month, we were reporting the joyous news that “Married To Medicine” Mariah Huq’s was pregnant with twins. The family even posted this adorable announcement on Instagram. 

Long before the Huqs announced this pregnancy, they told Bravo that they had intentions to expand their family beyond the son and daughter they currently have.

Sadly, Mariah’s husband, Dr. Aydin Huq took to his Facebook page to alert the couple’s supporters and followers of the show that they miscarried.

Here’s what he wrote:

“Thank you for your well wishes on our pregnancy. It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we miscarried. This is by far one of the hardest things that either of us have had to go through, and we are truly saddened by this double loss. We ask that you keep our entire family lifted in prayer, and Mariah a speedy recovery.” 

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Any woman who has miscarried can attest to the physical and emotional pain that comes with losing a child. We’re praying for the Huq family during this very devastating time.

“Married To Medicine’s” Mariah Huq Pregnant With Twins!

October 17th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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@iluvmariah from Married to Medicine just announced she’s pregnant with twins! #Congrats #Marriedtomedicine #MariahHuq

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The Huq household is about to be a full house as Married To Medicine stars Dr. Aydin Huq and his wife Mariah recently announced they’re pregnant with twins!

The cute announcement came via the Instagram post above on The Phillip Network and though Mariah’s response looks about right for any expectant mother hit with that news, the couple’s pregnancy shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Though the Huq’s are already parents to two little ones, Mariah’s bio on states “the powerhouse couple is very excited for the future, with plans to expand their ‘Blackadeshi’ family and have more children.” (If you’re confused about that whole “Blackadeshi” thing, Mariah is a Black native of Chattanooga, TN, and her husband Aydin is a native of Bangladesh; hence “Blackadeshi”.) Perhaps, though, the pair wasn’t quite expecting to expand their family by two at the same time. This will certainly make for an interesting story line on the next season of the show which Mariah executive produces. Congrats to the couple!

Fix That Flipper: Dr. Heavenly Replaces Momma Dee’s Missing Tooth

September 19th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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We all watched (and laughed) as Momma Dee’s tooth came out during the middle of one of her performances.

Momma Dee took it all in stride, making light of the whole thing, completely unashamed.

But I’m sure she realized if she’s going to do this singing thing, she’ll have to take care of that flipper situation, with something a little bit more permanent. Luckily, Dr. Heavenly, from “Married To Medicine,” was there to step in and help her fellow reality star sister out.

She installed a veneer.

But first, Momma Dee shared the story of how she lost the tooth in the first place.

“I was married to Scrappy’s daddy. We got into it. I remember that night before he went to revival. I told him when I get up, I want the diapers there because I had to put Scrappy on the nursery van. And I woke up and said, ‘Where is the diapers?’ He gon’ say, ‘Well, I didn’t get none.’ So we got into it. He cut off the light, I cut it on. He pushed me, I pushed him. He hit me in my mouth and he did this. (Pulls tooth out of her mouth.) I’m known, I’m a fighter. People were like, ‘Why you ain’t whoop his ass?” I said, ‘Bitch, I was on the floor trying to find my damn teeth.”

Not to make light of a very serious domestic violence situation but Momma Dee is seriously a great storyteller and I watched and re-watched that the video of her tooth transformation, just to hear her say that last line.

Remember how we were all so surprised to learn that Scrappy’s daddy was a pastor? Apparently, he wasn’t always the upstanding kind.

Anyway, now that I know the full backstory, I’m really glad to hear that these women were able to come together and replace her missing tooth. Considering Scrappy was in diapers when her husband knocked it out of her mouth, it’s been a long time coming.

You can watch Momma Dee’s transformation in the video below.

Dr. Simone Whitmore Defends Not Going Down On Her Husband

August 13th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Simone Whitmore

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Oral sex tends to be right up there with well paying job when it comes to a man’s list of priorities, but “Married To Medicine’s” Dr. Simone Whitmore has an important piece of advice for women who are not too keen on going down on their man: it’s OK.

The OBGYN, and now reality star, surprised viewers when in season 2 of the Bravo series she told her castmates she rarely performs oral sex on her husband, and in an interview with Sister 2 Sister, Dr. Whitmore explained why her choice isn’t a death sentence for her relationship.

“The thing is, we are all different, and I’ve been married for 18 years. I love my husband; he still loves me. It’s important for women to know, whatever it is you feel comfortable with doing in the bedroom with your husband or not doing, it is okay. It is. It’s okay.”

If you’re mind immediately trailed to the thought, “what I won’t do another woman will,” kill it, Dr. Whitmore advised.

“The reality is, divorce is 50 percent in this country, and I know that there are women who are giving it to him uptown, downtown, sideways, flip it up, rub it, oh no, whose husbands or partners are still cheating on them. The most important message that I would tell any woman is look at you, work on you, love you and demand that he love you like you want to be loved and you can’t worry about the rest. No matter what you’re doing, even if you think you’re doing it all, there is another woman out there who’s willing to do more than you.”

Amen to that. It’s about time women were told to put their own desires and level of sexual comfort above a man’s. But do you think there are many husbands out there who’d be able to handle an oral-less marriage?

Mariah Huq On “Married To Medicine” Drama: “I Need To Go Where I’m Celebrated, Not Tolerated”

June 24th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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“Married To Medicine’s” Mariah Huq may have started out #TeamQuad but after the drama we saw between the two this season, we began questioning the reality stars’ friendship. That’s why when Miss Mariah came by the office we had to ask her about their relationship and how she’s fairing with the rest of the ladies since she was excluded from their couple’s retreat. Check out the interview above and see why the reality star is still casting for a new season of the medical reality drama. What do you think?

“Married To Medicine” airs Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on Bravo.

Dr. Heavenly Explains Submissive Marriage: “It’s Biblical”

June 3rd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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A couple of months ago, “Married To Medicine’s” Dr. Heavenly Kimes ruffled a few feathers when she proudly shared that she submits to her husband, who is the head of their household, and further let it be known that the example she set is one Black women in particular need to see more of. When we got the dentist in the office we had to ask her about her comments and to explain why she thinks African American women need to learn a thing or two about submission. We also wondered how the medical community has responded to her foray into reality TV and, shockingly, Dr. Heavenly claims she hasn’t received any backlash since joining the BravoTV family. Do you believe her?

Check out the video above and let us know what you think about Dr. Heavenly and her husband’s example of a submissive marriage.


Married To Medicine’s Quad And Dr. Simone Explain Why All Atlanta Women Talk Like Gay Men

May 13th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Have you ever noticed whenever you’re watching Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, Real Housewives of Atlanta or Married to Medicine, all the Atlanta reality TV socialites talk like gay men? When Quad and Dr. Simone from the latter Bravo TV show stopped by the office, we had to ask them about this over-the-top trend and particularly whether they’ve personally received any backlash as a number of gay Black men have requested that women such as themselves stop stealing their lingo.

We also asked Dr. Simone how the medical community reacts to their reality shenanigans and if they’re ever embarrassed by their own behavior. Unsurprisingly, they tried to downplay their messiness as only they can. Check out the video above to hear all they had to say. Are you over Atlanta women talking like gay men?

Tune in for new episodes of Bravo’s Married to Medicine each Sunday at 9:00pm ET/PT.

“Married To Medicine’s” Heavenly Kimes On Submission: “Black Women Need To See A Woman Who Takes Care Of A Household”

April 13th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Heavenly Kimes On Submitting

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MadameNoire doesn’t know much about Dr. Heavenly Kimes other than she’s a leading Atlanta dentist and founder of Heavenly Dental Associates, Inc., oh, and a fiesty new cast member on Bravo’s “Married To Medicine” who’s shaking things up in more ways than one.

Already having to defend her stance that a dentist is also a doctor to her fellow cast mates, Dr. Kimes is now explaining her comments about submitting to her husband, who’s also a doctor. As you can imagine, the declaration from such a high-powered woman that she submits to her husband didn’t go over too well with audiences during a previous episode of the show, but wpeaking with Sister 2 Sister, Dr. Kimes didn’t back down from her beliefs, telling the magazine:

“I submit to my husband. I make my husband’s food. I take care of the household. I understand my role as a wife and a mother.

“Black women need to see a woman who takes care of a household, who’s married with children and that’s not seen a whole lot,” she said, adding that regarding the show as a whole, “It should be applauded that all of us are educated. We talk about business, money and relationships. I think that’s a part of the whole scope of life.”

Let’s get back to that whole household thing though, shall we? Dr. Kimes’ position certainly isn’t new and, for many, is a biblical mandate, but we’re going to guess what most female viewers took issue with more than her cooking dinner for her husband was calling him “daddy.” Explaining her vernacular, she said:

“I thought that was cute. When my son was born, I would say ‘Damon’ and both of them would answer.”

Guess the nickname just stuck after, huh?

I don’t know about you but I feel a side-eye coming on. True, we don’t see many brown women who are happily married with children on TV, but are we lacking a submissive role model to show us how to take care of house and home? I’m not sure about that. What do you think about Dr. Heavenly Kimes and her stance on submission?

“Married To Medicine” Star Mariah Huq On RHOA Brawl: I Understand Why Folks Physically Fight On Reality TV

April 3rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After news broke of the big fight between Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore, a lot of people were either saying that it was a crying shame that these two grown women were physically fighting on TV, or saying that Kenya Moore deserved whatever she got. Moore has been quite the instigator since her arrival on the show last season, crossing boundaries with people’s husbands, questioning the validity of other people’s marriages, and talking crazy from time to time. Mariah Huq, of Married to Medicine fame (also on Bravo) can relate to the struggle of dealing with women like Moore on her own show, and she says that such provocation can make people do things they never thought they would–like fight. Huq, who is the creator and executive producer for the show, actually got into a physical altercation during season one of the show (which she said she regretted), and she says it was only because her children were brought into the mix, and she wasn’t having it. Here’s what she told The Purple Girl Show:

“I always said what I wouldn’t do and then when I got on TV, things changed. It’s tough. They hit you in a place that you didn’t know existed when those cameras come on.

When those cameras come on, people get crazy and they get ratchet when the cameras go on. It’s tough. It’s really, really tough…I experienced this first season when it hit me in a place that I wasn’t prepared to deal with on TV, which was my kids. That was my Achilles Heel. I’m quick not to judge the other shows. It’s hard, honey.”

She says a part of this drama is because when a lot of women get together, especially on reality TV, they can go out of their way to be catty.

“When you get a group of women together, the shade just comes naturally. The first episode had so much drama, it made me mad. It’s very real. The shade is real.”

However, she says what sets Married to Medicine apart from other shows is the fact that the women, and the families featured, are all very accomplished and educated:

“The thing that sets us apart, though, and the thing I loved about Married to Medicine is that you saw young black families, successful families. Everybody had a degree. Everybody was married. Yes, you saw us with the struggle. You may have even seen us put on our ratchet hat every once in a while, but it was young, successful, happy black families and that’s beautiful.”

The second season of the show is coming back on April 6, Sunday, at 9 p.m. (ET), right after Real Housewives of Atlanta. Fingers crossed for no messy drama…but don’t hold your breath. Check out the trailer for the new season of Married To Medicine.