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“I Prayed And I Asked God, ‘God, Don’t Let This Be My Life'”: Tina Campbell Talks Fighting To Save Her Marriage After Infidelity
Another great night on our Honeymoon/Anniversary/Vacation trip! #Hawaii #Maui #Love. #TeddyandTina
While checking out the Circle of Sisters event in NYC this past weekend, I had the chance to see the ladies of Mary Mary do their thing on stage (and boy did they take me to church!). While there, Tina Campbell spoke honestly on-stage and off about dealing with a lot of pain when she found out about her husband Teddy’s infidelity, which was featured on “Mary Mary.” But she says that they have pinpointed and continue to work on their issues.
“My husband had issues, but I had those same issues. You want to focus on your strengths and mask all of your weaknesses. And then you think your weaknesses are not creating a fire in your life that is going to brew and build one day. I was broken, I was insecure, I didn’t know how to communicate…the same thing I was, I attracted.”
In a recent chat with EnStars, Campbell also spoke in-depth about moving forward and fixing her marriage to Teddy. She says that the steps they took to resolve major issues will be shared on the newest season of the WEtv hit, “Mary Mary.”
“I prayed and I asked God, ‘God, don’t let this be my life. Does this really have to be my story? Is this how I’m going out? This is terrible. Why do I have to be the gospel chick who goes out with the horrible life and it just stays devastated?’ And I was praying like, ‘God, if you get me out of this rut that I’m in, I’ll tell the world.’ So of course I’m going to show the world how we are now. And no we don’t have a perfect relationship, but we work hard every day. We work hard to enjoy each other. All of the stuff you do while you’re dating, we just do that now. Because what happens is you practice being in love. You practice being s*xy. You practice understanding–‘oh baby, that’s okay.’ You do all of that stuff and then you stop practicing that. He practiced opening the door–‘Whatever you want, babe. I got you boo.’ And then he just stopped practicing that. And that’s how your relationship goes crazy, because everyone stops practicing being in love. We just practice being in love every day. We practice being better to each other, being friends, being understanding and being considerate. Are we perfect at it all the time? No. But we’re much better at it than we used to be because it’s our practice now. And the fool I used to be and that he used to be? We don’t practice that no more. So we’re going to show the world.”
Campbell said that during the time that she started working through her pain and on her relationship, she finished a book and completed a solo album that was completely unexpected. The feelings just came out on wax. It seems that the pain helped her in the creative process.
“If we had not have separated…I did have to through this devastation, but all this beautiful stuff was birthed out of it…I want them [the world] to see how I got through it because there are so many people who deal with what I deal with and don’t know, ‘How do I get from here to there?’ I didn’t know how to get from here to there until I started praying and trying and working. When I was so desperate to figure it out, I figured it out. So all the stuff before of ‘I just can’t figure it out, I’m trying but I never get there.’ Well, if you get broke down and devastated enough, you’ll find your way to a solution. Now that I’ve found it, I really want to share that with the world.”
“All My Trust Has Come Back”: Tina Campbell Says Despite His Cheating, She Loves Teddy, “More Than I Ever Did”
You read that title right.
In a new interview with the ladies over at Sister 2 Sister for their June/July issue, Tina Campbell opened up about the long process she went through to forgive her husband, Teddy, after he cheated on her with multiple women, including a family friend. In this most recent season of Mary Mary, we saw Campbell dealing with the pain of Teddy’s admissions, which he didn’t reveal all at once, but gave her more heartbreaking details over a short period of time. At one point she even said that she tried to stab him when speaking to EBONY about her pain:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband. 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.”
But she tells Sister 2 Sister that she decided to move forward with the help of her faith and that she fully trusts him again. No snooping for her!
“You want to know the truth? [laughs] All of my trust has come back. I love my husband more than I ever did. I am deeply in love with him. I was just talking to my brother-in-law last night because a lot of my family is even amazed with it. I don’t check on my husband. I don’t check his e-mails. First of all, I’m not that chick. I think too much of myself to be a detective behind some man. And if I’m going to trust you and give you a chance, I’m going to give you a real chance and a real chance is not holding your hand and micromanaging.
Everything I ask my husband, everything I’ve required of my husband through this process, every single thing, he did it. Whatever I asked him, whatever I wanted, whatever I needed… I know every explicit detail of every single thing with every single affair. Every woman can’t handle that, but for me and the stage that I’m gonna be at in my life, I needed to know.
I was tortured. I was tortured dealing with that information, but guess what? I forgave every bit of it, and I love my husband immensely. I love him with all the passion that I have, and I trust him. I believe everything that he told me and I believe in him, and only God can do that.”
When I read this, I could only say “wow,” because the amount of sadness and hurt Tina displayed during this past season of the reality show, I just wouldn’t have expected her to open up and say that she loves him more now than she had before. But kudos to her for not letting her anger eat her up and doing the work with Teddy to salvage their relationship. It isn’t easy…
Check out her full interview with Sister 2 Sister in the new issue, which is on stands now.
“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.
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?
It’s been a bit of a rocky road getting there, but Erica Campbell’s first solo project, “Help” is finally complete! The big sister of the Gospel duo sensation Mary Mary announced last year that she would be pursuing a solo career, and of course that announcement came with as much backlash as it did excitement. From controversy over her apparel to concerns about what this move might mean for the future of Mary Mary, it’s safe to say Erica and Tina have been hit with it all when it comes to this venture — and we imagine that’s what makes the album’s title “Help” and first single of the same name all the more significant.
When the sisters came into the office last month to talk about the next season of their WeTV show and the album, Erica told us:
“I’m very proud of my record ‘Help’ because it represents my 2013, which was almost a devastating year for me. Everything was up and down and all over the place and at the same time I was grateful to be doing something new — something new that required new, fresh, exciting fun energy and there wasn’t much fun in my life, so I was able to pull from that. It’s not a sad record, it’s a fighter, kind of resilient record that lets you know that nothing will keep you down forever and I often say the best part of the whole process was having Tina there to support me 100 percent.”
Listen to the songs below and tell us what you think. Do you have a favorite song yet?
Tina has been very open about her relationship issues, specifically her husband, Teddy’s infidelity. And while she spoke to us exclusively about how she was able to make it through that dark period in her life, she’s never spoken about the mistakes she’s made throughout the course of their relationship.
That was until she spoke to CNikky.com recently. In the interview, Tina acknowledged that while Teddy was the one who ultimately stepped out, she’d made mistakes of her own.
“I, Tina assume full responsibility for the issues that I contributed to the relationship. I was controlling, talked too much. And you can never be heard over me because when I wanna talk I got the floor and ain’t nobody gonna get it from me until I give it up. Real talk.
That was the way it was and I have to work on myself. You know what I mean? I was selfish. When we started having children it’s like, I forget that I have a responsibility as a wife. And I’m questioning you like, ‘Really, what you want me to do? I gotta baby!’ Even though that’s sometimes what you’re faced with, that ain’t the right spirit to do it in. And what happens is, you’re going on and you’re busy and you’ve got children and you’ve got work. And what happens is your husband is last and you don’t realize that he’s last. And if he has a problem with being last you’re like,’Well, what am I supposed to do? You know that I’ve got a career? You know that I’ve got these babies, you’re the one that got me pregnant!’
You want your husband to be the man and to take his place, but because ‘I’m a strong woman, I’m a this woman and I’m a that woman’ we busy stepping on our man. Making him feel small. And you know what? I did that. And I take responsibility for that.”
Then she explained why Teddy, her husband, cheated.
“I know that I look good. I know that I’m sexy. I know that there’s not a problem when the doors are closed. I know that I contribute well to my household as a woman and all of that. And that’s not fronting and that’s not lying. I know that. But, when there is a lack of intimacy and there’s distance, how beautiful you are, how much you bring it and how sexy you…that does not matter! Because you want to feel valued and when you don’t feel valued, sometimes you make the choices to go somewhere else where somebody’s paying a lot more attention and that’s what happened.”
I know there are several other outlets reporting this story as if Tina was saying she was taking responsibility for Teddy cheating. But that’s just not the case. She’s simply saying she wasn’t perfect in the relationship and she knows why her husband ultimately decided to cheat.
But what do you think about Tina’s comments?
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.
Life can throw some pretty big curve balls at you no matter how hard you try to stay on the straight and narrow. Just look at Gospel-singing duo Mary Mary. From the preview of Season 3 of their hit WE tv show “Mary Mary,” we see Tina and Erica will be struggling with just about every one of life’s problems imaginable, from infidelity, to the death of a loved one, to career issues that put pressure on their family relationship. To say these ladies are going through it would be putting it mildly, but in the end they always manage to stay strong and pull through together.
With “Mary Mary” returning to the small screen Thursday, February 27th, we came up with a few tips for dealing with life when there’s not a lot of good and plenty of bad and ugly so you can come out triumphant just like Tina and Erica.
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.