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I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m still not okay with the fact that Apryl Jones and Omarion are over. And while they both seem to be doing alright without one another, I’m still holding out hope that one day there will be a reconciliation. And the only way for them to reconcile is to be honest about what happened to turn their relationship sour.
It was that question I was trying to answer when I clicked on a clip of Apryl addressing their break up during the “Love and Hip Hop LA” reunion.
Apryl was responding to a viewer who asked how was co-parenting been going with Omarion.
In her response, she also shed a little more light as to why they broke up in the first place.
“It’s been great. We get along. We love each other still. We may not be together but we still have respect for one another. And we understand that sometimes, two people grow apart. And I think that’s just kind of where we are. I think he just needed time and space to kind of figure things out. And I think certain men do need that time and space. And as a partner, as someone who loves and supports him, I have to give him that. I love him, I support him. He will always be a friend to me.”
When I was younger I was taught that you never need a reason to break up. If you want the relationship to be done, you can always leave. Then again, I heard that bit of advice when I was in middle/high school when there was no reason to stay together and struggle to make a relationship work.
But Omarion and Apryl are far from teenagers. They’re grown people. And more than that, they have children together, one of which is not even a year old yet. If I were in that particular situation, I would need a better reason or rationale than you need space and time to yourself.
Perhaps that was just the reason Apryl gave the cameras.
Whatever the reason, last I heard they aren’t together right now. And they’ve both endured too much to all of a sudden need space. Apryl has endured the ridiculousness of his mother. The two made it through the ups and downs of being in a relationship for years and then, most importantly, they have two children together. When we share a home, children and a life together, you don’t get to take a break. We’re not in high school anymore.
Then again, Apryl can’t make Omarion stay. If he wants to leave, he’s certainly free to do so. Still, I wouldn’t be the one on national television explaining it away or pledging my support to him in the process.
What do you think about Omarion needing space? Have you ever supported a man in this type of decision?
Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”
It appears that our favorite, most stable “Love and Hip Hop” couple has called it quits. Last night, Apryl Jones, former girlfriend and mother to Omarion’s two children Megaa and A’mei, took to Twitter to announce that she was single.
— Apryl Jones (@APRYLSJONES) July 11, 2016
I know I wanted expounding, an explanation for what caused the end of what seemed like such a beautiful union.
Well, in a Snapchat story, Apryl offered a more in depth, yet still vague, explanation. To put the first part of her statement into context, Apryl caught some flack, when after the shooting of Dallas police officers, she said “All Lives Matter.” And so people assumed that that was the reason the two couldn’t make things work.
On Snapchat, she said:
That has nothing to do with why me and Omari are not together. He never cheated on me and I never cheated on him.
Sometimes people grow apart and sometimes people just go their own way.
And then you know, sometimes just don’t grow and sometimes… it’s just that way.
But y’all a bish is happy.
And the great thing about it is Daddy’s happy too. So we gucci. Nobody’s sad over here.
So people are saying she has two kids and she’s not married. I’m the one that said I didn’t want to get married. I don’t really care because if I would have got married I would have had to go through a whole process.
And no one’s on Love and Hip Hop anymore so you guys can stop talking about me being on a story line because that’s not what the case is. It’s just what it is. It’s ok.
You can watch video of the Snaps, below.
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He issued this response on the matter on Instagram.
[For those who may not be able to see the text in the image]
“This is the only public statement I will make about a private matter, after this, I will not speak on or respond to any questions or comments on the matter. I thank everyone in advance for respecting my wishes to keep my family life private.
The beautiful and talented mother of my children for whom I hold the highest regard and respect, Apryl Jones, and I have mutually decided to end our relationship.
We continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends while being great parents to our children.
Most of the times when celebrities end their highly publicized relationships, I feel very little. But I was, in the words of Tyra Banks, [really] rooting for these two. And it seems that I’m not the only one. Fans of the couple are flooding Omarion’s Instagram page with ring emojis. I’m honestly hoping these two can work things out and get back together.
It seemed like just the other day, Omarion and Apryl were announcing that they were expecting their second child, a baby girl. Truth be told, they did wait a bit longer than most couples in the limelight, to share the news in September of last year.
But the little one is finally here.
And Omarion confirmed her arrival with a video on Snapchat and The Shade Room caught the video. Check him out below, it’s pretty sweet.
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The couple have yet to share any images of the new bundle. In fact, we don’t even know her name. But in an interview with VH1, back in November, Apryl did say that the baby’s name, in her culture, means “beautiful, harmonious child.”
We’re sure Megaa, their first son born in August of 2014, will be a great big bother.
I haven’t thought about Omarion in years. But his reemergence on the show “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood,” seemed to show that he was a really nice person, witty and unfazed by all the drama his castmates seemed to thrive on. He was fun to watch.
Then he had the hit song “Post To Be” featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko. It was all over the radio, super catchy and then there was that memorable line, “You gotta eat the booty like groceries.”
The song was real cute for the summer and in the clubs and stuff. But no one thought it was going to be anybody’s classic.
Well, not no one.
When the Grammy nominations were released recently, one fan said he was surprised to see Omarion’s R&B collabo didn’t make the list.
— Ben Anderson (@IAmBenAnderson) December 7, 2015
Not only did Omarion agree, this tweet (and perhaps a few cosigns) caused him to launch into a Twitter rant that has the internet reeling.
Here’s what he said:
Then Omarion asked fans to name another R&B collaboration that was better than “Post To Be” that featured no rappers. He also referenced the fact that “Post To Be” had over 300 million views on YouTube.
And then, as if he hadn’t done enough damage, he put the nail in his own coffin with this last one.
@Baepernick they laughed at Jesus.
— OMARION (@1Omarion) December 7, 2015
Yet another artist comparing himself to the Messiah. What does seducing a woman to leave her man have to do with the good works? But I’m sure, he wasn’t thinking that deeply. And that’s the problem with all these tweets. Omarion is so in his feelings, he can’t seem to see that he’s doing too much right now.
Listen, I get believing in yourself, even when others don’t. It’s an important life skill. But equally important is the ability to be both humble and honest. If Omarion were either of these qualities, we wouldn’t be talking about him right now. A humble person knows the value in letting others recognize them. Since Omarion wanted to reference Jesus, it was Him who said that when you’re invited to dinner, sit at the least important place at the table instead of taking the place of honor. Because there might be someone more deserving than you and when they show up, the host will have to ask you to get up, you’ll be humiliated.
That’s exactly what happened here.
If you look at the people nominated for the R&B awards: Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Tyrese etc, you would see that “Post To Be” just doesn’t make the cut. When you position it next to that type of R&B music, you might realize it’s more pop than anything else. And it’s not just the Grammy nominating committee who’s not here for it. I doubt any of us will be listening to the song after 2015. I know I personally haven’t heard the song itself since the summer.
What I have heard is the “eat the booty like groceries” line. It was a cultural moment. Thankfully, it was featured in Omarion’s comeback single but…he isn’t the one who said it. The standout moment of the song came from his featured artist Jhene Aiko. It stands to reason that without that line, the song might not have made it as far as it did. For the longest, I only knew it as the “Eat The Booty Like Groceries Song.”
Omarion then goes on to say the odds have always been against him.
Do y’all know how many talented vocalists there are, in Black churches around America–who can sing circles around Omarion–and have never had a chance to work with the industry’s leading artists, sell millions of records and tour the world. Then when B2K fell off, Omarion kept the attention of fans with singles like “Touch” and “Icebox.” And when he fell off, even after that, he was invited to participate in “Love and Hip Hop,” where he reminded audiences that he was still around and making music.
If you ask me, it sounds like the odds were ever in his favor. #HungerGames
But all of that might change if homeboy keeps caping for this unworthy song.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Omarion was indeed recognized for this song. He won a Soul Train Award for it, in fact. But when they called his name for him to accept the award, he wasn’t in the spot.
So, he only wants a certain type of recognition, one that comes from White people. He likely would have been there for that presentation.
But y’all didn’t click in here to read an essay about the quest for White validation. That’s a little to heavy and you’d be here for another 10 minutes
The point is, “sometimes you have to encourage yourself.” #DonaldLawrence
Perhaps that’s what Omarion was doing when he started prophesying over his career. He said they should have his Grammys ready.
Well, alright boo.
Never say never.
With all that braggadocio he displayed on today, he’ll really have to show and prove.
Better luck next time, O.
Way before Solange Knowles married Alan Ferguson, and even years before she married Daniel Smith and gave birth to their son Julez, Solange was just a teen. A teen who, in her words, danced for Destiny’s Child, wore weird Japanese sneakers, and, oh yeah, dated Omarion.
Solange and Omarion? That’s right. Back in the day when they were young, and B2K was on the cover of every Right On! and Tiger Beat mag sold in Walgreens, Solange dated the cornrow-loving lead singer. She revealed this interesting tidbit of information while enjoying Throwback Thursday (#TBT) on Instagram today.
Solange made a good decision to keep that puppy love on the low. I knew a few Omarion fans in junior high who would have slap boxed with you in the middle of the street to claim a man they were never going to meet. I, on the other hand, was dedicated to my beloved Lil Fizz. But that past obsession is another story for another day…
Anywho, how cute were these two?
Looks like there’s a new bundle on the way for the most stable couple on “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.”
Recently, singer Omarion posted a video on his Instagram page announcing that Apryl, his long time girlfriend, is five months pregnant. The video shows an ultrasound and we hear Apryl and Omarion learning the sex of their new baby.
These two don’t play huh? Their first son, Megaa just celebrated his first birthday this past August.
Check out the video of the couple’s recent doctor’s appointment and the gender reveal in the video below.
I would be remiss though if I didn’t mention that people are truly wondering when Omarion is going to put a ring on it. Apryl seems like such a sweet woman. Inquiring minds want to be all up in your business.
I know one thing though, this little girl is going to be adorable. Congratulations to Omarion and Apryl!
The ladies mostly know cutie-patootie Omarion as an entertainer: the once-lead singer to the R&B male group B2K, which spawned hits like “Bump, Bump, Bump;” an actor that’s appeared in flicks like You Got Served and Fat Albert, among others; a very talented dancer (does anybody remember all that popping and gliding happening in the video to “Touch”? Yeah, dude can dance!); and a successful solo singer/songwriter whose debut album, O, topped the Billboard 200 chart and featured hits like the title track and the above-mentioned “Touch”.
But this handsome young fella has a new role these days –possibly his sexiest one yet! – and that is fatherhood. The 29-year-old Maybach Music Group signee became a dad for the first time August 2014 when his longtime girlfriend, Apryl Jones, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Megaa Omari Grandberry, and ever since then O seems to be on the clouds with excitement. “World. Allow me to introduce. Megaa Omari Grandberry,” he wrote on his Instragram as he introduced his “legacy”. “He is 7 pounds. 4oz & 20 inches long. My son, I’ve been waiting on you. God is the realest!! I witnessed a miracle. My soul mate @apryljones is so strong! Not only did she have an un medicated birth (no drugs) she did it at home. Naturally. Just like my mom had me. I love you. Thank you for having my legacy. I’ll forever belong to you & you will forever be tied to me. Creating a child takes no love or skill but being a parent requires lots of both. #royalbloodline #freshpitthewonbhandsome I love y’all.”
Seeing Omarion so gracefully and enthusiastically embrace his role as a father (and partner!) is turning up the sexy meter for us (don’t hate us, Apryl!), because, let’s be honest, there is nothing sexier than witnessing a man so happy about becoming a daddy and projecting that happiness through love and care for his young one. Can we say, we want one just like O!? Hell, we want one just like that precious Megaa, too! Check out these 15 hot pictures of Omarion that have us wishing he was our baby daddy!
During this season of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl’s discussion about getting their son, Megaa, circumcised led to a conversation about Omari having the procedure done as well. As it turns out, he decided to follow through with it. In a recent interview with Hot 97, the former boy band member opened up about his experience and also, when he and Apryl plan to tie the knot. Check out some highlights from his interview below.
On getting circumcised:
“I don’t have any problems in that area. I’m swangin’. And, I am not a part of that club anymore. I used to be a part of the turtleneck club.”
On if he did it for himself or Apryl:
“A little bit of both. I just had my child. I got him circumcised. I got to see that process and I was like well, if my son can do that I can do it too because I am in the other club…the non-fun size club. So sometimes, when I’m giving the power thrust, you know that hurts. Baby be like, ‘Hey, hold on.'”
On the procedure:
“I got some anesthesia. They numbed the whole area. I didn’t want to see it. I didn’t want to see the process.”
On having a baby with Apryl:
“We didn’t plan it but you know, me and my lady, we unconventional that way.”
On getting married:
“I feel like we’re a lot more married than married couples. I know [Apryl] does [want to get married], but I think that there will come a time for that when we’re ready. No pressure. We have a child together, we’re stuck. We’re stuck together for life.”
On his reality TV experience:
“It’s interesting man. I’ll say that I’m happy that they kept their word. I did have some preconceived notions in the beginning like, ‘Okay, well I want to cultivate my story the way that I see fit. If I commit, are y’all going to throw me in the room with this guy I don’t really know and then I’m telling him my life story and he’s giving me bad advice and we both look like dummies?’ I’m happy with the outcome.”
Watch Omari’s interview with “The Morning Show” on the next page.
Despite all the mother-in-law drama and even the rumors that little Megaa was not Omarion’s son, Apryl and Omarion, clearly the most stable couple on the show, have become our favorite. And as they should be, the two seem to be doting parents to their son.
Recently, Omarion and Apryl have posted some pretty adorable pictures and video of their son. Check them out below and on the following pages.
First, this adorable video of Omarion making Megaa laugh while smothering him with kisses.
There is nothing like the sound of a baby laughing!
My mom always tells this story about my parents’ first few years as a married couple. My dad’s side of the family had rented an RV and was going on a road trip. Naturally, as my dad’s new wife, my mother was invited. She was just waking up from a nap in the back of the RV when she heard my grandmother, my dad’s mom, talking about cooking.
“I have to cook something good for you because I know your wife is not feeding you.”
It was shade. The worst kind: mom shade. But immediately my dad responded.
“No, she cooks just fine.”
And that was the end of the conversation. It was a small thing but to my mother, who was pretending to be sleep at this point, it provided the reassurance that her new husband had her back, even against the first woman in his life, his mother.
I always remember that story because, just like so many of my parents’ interactions as a married couple, it set the tone for how I think marriage and romantic relationships should be.
It affects the way I interact with men and the way I interpret different types of relational conflict, in my friends and family’s lives and also on reality tv.
Friends, family and reality tv stars. What a world!
Generally, I find “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” to be a hot booty mess, yet deliciously entertaining. So I watch. And I’ve surmised, that at this point, the people who seem to have the most sense on the show are Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones. I really like Omarion. And Apryl seems like a smart and level-headed woman. The two are pretty adorable together.
But according to the show, the biggest obstacle in their relationship is Omarion’s mother, Miss Leslie. Miss Leslie, who is 45 and has had some health issues, believes that as the mother of a celebrity, she should be taken care of. And unfortunately, she interprets Apryl (and maybe even their child) as a threat to her lifestyle. Like, Omarion might not be able to provide for her like he once did because, you know, he’ll have to take care of his child and girlfriend.
And she hasn’t been shy about letting Omarion and Apryl know where she stands on that. She told Apryl flat out that she didn’t like her, basically insinuating that she was after Omarion’s money.
On the show, while Apryl and his mother argue, Omarion takes a very laissez faire approach. And he confirmed his stance in a recent interview with Hip Hollywood.
HH: Do you feel like you ever have to pick sides?
Apryl: He throws it on me to like fix the situation.
Omarion: When you’re dealing with someone who’s older, they’re kind of set in their ways. I think ultimately my mom wants the best and I think that she can recognize that, regardless of how she deals with it. I try to not stand in the middle. I try to go far away from it. Because they’re intense. I’m intense and it’s a whole lot of intense going on.
Apryl: From his grandmother, to his mom, to his aunt, they’re strong women. So he can’t obviously date anyone who’s not strong either.
Omarion: To be honest with you, I really feel like it was a plus because–excuse me baby– some of the other women who I have brought to the crib, they couldn’t handle that nature. If you’re going to be with the fan, you got to handle your own and she can hold her own.
Apryl can certainly hold her own. But I’m sure she’d appreciate some relief from Omarion every once in a while because Miss Leslie will make you tired, honey.
Even Snoop Dogg agrees with that. Watch this video he posted about his opinion of Omarion’s mother.
Now that was disrespectful. And yet Omarion regrammed it.
But the issue is really bigger than Omarion and Apryl. Do you think a man should defend his woman against his mother? And at which point should this defense kick in, should it wait until that woman is his wife?