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Many women choose to keep their ex-husband’s last name after divorce for so many reasons. Some keep it for the sake of their children, some say it’s part of their personal brand, and others say they “earned it.” Whatever the reason, the choice always seems to draw speculation of ill intent, but that makes these women no nevermind. Here are 15 celebs who’ve kept it movin’ with the last name in tow.
Porsha Stewart has decided to keep Kordell Stewart’s last name despite their pending divorce. With all that he put her through you would think she would want no ties to a man who kept her under lock and key. Porsha explained on the Wendy Williams Show why she chose to keep Stewart as her last name: “I’m going to keep Stewart. It’s not his name, it’s my name,” said Porsha. “I was Porsha Williams and I was at one point in my life before I got married. Marriage has taught me so much. I’m a whole ‘nother woman now. So, I’m going to own that last name. It belongs to me.”
Last week we told you that rumors have been circulating about a Hollywood Exes spin-off show, which would be starring Tameka Foster, the ex-wife of R&B crooner Usher Raymond, and Christina Johnson, ex-wife of Cee Lo. Since our initial report, speculation regarding additional cast members being added have surfaced, including Kim Elba, ex-wife of famed actor Idris Elba and Sheree Buchanan, ex-wife of NFL star Ray Buchanan. As if that star-studded line-up weren’t enough, we hear that Pilar Sanders, ex-wife of Deion Sanders, has also been added to the cast.
The Jasmine Brand is reporting that Pilar is currently negotiating her contract with VH1. Speculations have yet to be officially confirmed by the network, but they’d be crazy not to sign her up. It’s one thing to read about the scandalous, drama-fied stories, but it’s another to see it all go down with your own two eyes. Within the last two years, Pilar has lost custody of her children, been abandoned and sued by her friend, co-author and publicist and had her divorce finalized. It would be pretty interesting to see how she’s adjusting in the aftermath of it at all.
It’s also interesting to note that Pilar’s ex-husband, Deion, recently landed a reality show with the OWN network. How interesting would it be to watch both of their shows and compare notes?
We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
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I just know Pilar is somewhere fuming. I can just hear her now You mean to tell me you’re doing a reality show with the new chick?! I was your WIFE…” Naw, I’m just kidding I don’t know that lady. And while she might not be livid, I’m sure she feels a type of way about her husband heading back to reality tv with his girlfriend Tracey E. Edmonds (Babyface’s and then Eddie Murphy’s ex wife).
Just today OWN announced the new lineup of shows for 2014 and look whose name showed up. None other than Mr. Prime Time himself, former football player, baseball player, rapper and sports analyst Deion Sanders.
Can’t really say I’m surprised, Deion can’t stay out of the limelight. You may remember he and Pilar had their own reality show in 2008 called “Deion and Pilar: Prime Time Love.”
Anyway, this is how the network describes the new show tentatively titled “It’s Prime Time” (That moniker is clearly not going anywhere any time soon.):
It’s Prime’s Time (working title) is the hilarious and compelling real life story of Deion Sanders, the football legend, baseball great, broadcaster, Hall of Famer, international superstar, businessman, educator and father, as he strives to keep all the facets of his complicated, crazy and chaotic life in balance and under control. Deion faces the challenges of raising his five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children and his aunt and uncle, while guiding the future of Prime Prep Academy, the charter school he created to try to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in underserved areas. He plays the role of father, leader, bread-winner, coach and teacher for everyone around him. And in those rare instances when he gets a little overwhelmed, his girlfriend, producer and businesswoman Tracey Edmonds, who has two sons of her own, is there to help pick up the slack. The series is produced by Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate. Executive producers are Eli Frankel, Tracey E. Edmonds and Deion Sanders.
Initially, I was surprised to hear that Tracey Edmonds would abandon her role behind the camera and let people film her, but seeing that she’s producing the show it only makes sense. She’s another one who stays hustling. Apparently, she doesn’t seem to be worried about the reality tv relationship curse.
This seems interesting as we all know Deion is a character. Since the children are going to be in the show, wonder if their mother Pilar will make an appearance. Ha! Doubt it.
What do you think about this, is it a good idea? Will you watch?
Almost anytime Pilar Sanders made headlines for her tumultuous relationship with her estranged husband Deion, their dramatic child custody battle or their bitter divorce, Pilar’s “friend” and publicist, Kali Bowyer, was in some way, shape or form on the scene, defending her client. The two were even working on a tell-all book together about Pilar’s alleged abusive relationship with Deion titled, Saving Sanders: The Pilar Sanders Untold Story. It appears that this is all about to change though. A couple of weeks ago, Bowyer released an official statement to Rhymes With Snitch, announcing her resignation as Pilar’s publicist. She claims she resigned because Pilar provided her with “several falsehoods” while they were collaborating for her upcoming tell-all. An excerpt from her statement reads:
“I have officially resigned as the publicist for Ms. Pilar Sanders; it became evident that Pilar was providing me with falsehoods, via a multitude of sources and documents that have been brought to my attention…
I had the pleasure of speaking directly to Mr. Deion Sanders over the weekend, a man who truly showed his character to me during that conversation. Sadly, all I can say is what a horrific situation Pilar has placed her children in and thankfully, they are safe, well provided for and protected now.
As for the coming weeks, I will continue to forward the appropriate information and documentation to Deion’s camp. In addition, a copy of the book will be provided to Mr. Sanders prior to publishing to assure the validity of some sections.”
Not only is Kali cooperating with “Team Deion,” but according to Rumor Fix, she is also suing Pilar for $180,000 over 10 months of work and loss of commissions “because she flaked on deals.”
“After a long week of thought, I have agreed with my lawyers to file suit against Pilar, not only for the position she has placed me in publicly but also personally and professionally,” Kali said in a statement.
Does any of this surprise you at all?
When you go from a person who is probably locally known in whatever town you live in, to someone who is known through out the nation, I’m betting it can be a little jarring. You begin to get perks, people are putting you in the likes of a celebrity, and you get offers to get paid for just being you. If you’re a person who has earned this fame by pursuing and excelling at a talent, it might be annoying, but people are more prone to understand why you think people should know you. However, when reality stars have done it, their fame then turns into infamy.
There has been a lot of allegations that certain reality stars have let their fame go to their heads, so let’s take a look at a few, and if I missed anyone, let’s sound off in the comment section:
‘You Can Eat When I See You Next Week:’ Deion Sanders Allowed His Son To Go Hungry, Says An Excerpt From Pilar’s Forthcoming Tell-All
Back in April we told you that Pilar Sanders has partnered up with her longtime friend and publicist, Kali Bowyer to pen an über detailed tell-all book about the alleged violent years Sanders spent with her estranged husband Deion. As previously reported, the book is titled, Saving Sanders: The Pilar Sanders Untold Story and will be written by Bowyer. Mara over at 4UMF has acquired an excerpt from the book- and let’s just say, the ladies are pulling no punches.
In one shocking excerpt, Kali claims that there was a time that Pilar was unable to feed her son and that Deion simply turned his back on them.
“While Pilar was living out of the hotel those few months, scraping by day-to-day. Now don’t get me wrong, she was not staying at some dive – quite the opposite. We had been on the phone talking for quite sometime that day when I heard her son call his father and say to him, ‘Daddy, I’m hungry, and mommy has no money for food.’ After a silent pause, Deion replied to his son, ‘You can eat when I see you next week.’”
In another excerpt, Kali recounts Pilar’s emotional reaction to her children being taken away.
“I’ll never forget the night my phone rang at around 3:30 am. I had answereddead out of my sleep to hear just uncontrollable sobbing from a heartbroken Pilar, who could only mutter the words, ‘Kal, he took my babies.’ As I sat there and cried with her, she was completely devastated and blown away. I do not think this was something she ever imagined in a million years could happen to her. It had been a rough few months – doing my best to combat every attack Deion made. Watching my friend die inside, I refused to sit back at let this happen. I promised Pilar that I would fight for her.”
She also touched on Pilar and Deion’s alleged domestic violence dispute.
“The headline making argument – a joke is more like it. What did not make the headlines is how Deion attempted to kill Pilar by picking up a statue in a fit of rage and hitting her over the head. Thank God her childhood best friend Dee was present in the house to witness the entire fight. After Dee jumped in to try to help Pilar, Deion responded by punching her in the face.”
Saving Sanders is slated to hit shelves fall 2013.
Celebrities break up all the time. But some are less willing to let go and move on than others. These 15 famous folks– with their childish name calling, trivial lawsuits and stuck-in-the-past mentalities – fit into this category perfectly.
Usher and Tameka
Thinking back on the devolution of this relationship, it’s hard to tell who was the more scorned of the two. Both Tameka and Usher went hard during their divorce and child custody proceedings, digging up dirt, making wild accusations and tearing each other apart limb by limb. Usher accused Tameka of having a “revolving door” of nannies watching their children, and Tameka suggested not too politely that Usher was a pill popping addict who slept with her bridesmaids. Their intense legal mudslinging lasted right on up to the judge’s final rulings and beyond with subsequent appeals.
Pilar Sanders To Give Up The Nitty-Gritty In Tell-All Book About Alleged Abusive Years Spent With Deion Sanders
You’ve watched Deion and Pilar Sanders’s tumultuous marriage play out in the headlines and pretty soon you’ll be able to cozy up on your favorite sofa, sip tea out of your favorite mug and read Pilar’s firsthand account of how it all went down. The estranged wife of retired NFL star Deion Sanders recently revealed to Hip Hollywood that she is planning to write a tell-all book titled, Saving Sanders: The Pilar Sanders Untold Story, which is said to be about her troubled and “abusive” years spent with Deion.
“I want to be a mentor to other women who have been abused, by sharing my story, my struggles and letting them in, it will not only help heal myself but others experiencing the same trials and struggles as well,” the fitness guru told Hip Hollywood of her forthcoming literary project.
“There are thousands of women fighting for their rights, their children and their own identity out there. We as women and mothers need to ban together to show support for injustice. I will continue my fight as long as I walk this earth, and with Jesus at my side all will prevail,” she continued.
We hear the book will be co-written by her publicist and friend, Kali Bowyer, who seems to have been around and stuck with her through much of the controversy. Bowyer describes the book as the “true, uncut story about the abuse Pilar endured, how she built an empire with him, and how he cheated on her.”
Deion and Pilar’s marriage woes have been playing out in public for a few years now. The latest bit to make headlines was Pilar losing sole custody of the couple’s daughter, which was followed up with the alleged ex-girlfriend of Gospel star Fred Hammond coming forward, expressing that she had witnessed Bishop T.D. Jakes coach Deion on how to hide money in preparation of the estranged couple’s forthcoming divorce and prenuptial proceedings.
Could you bring yourself to read a book written by Pilar?
Fred Hammond’s Alleged Ex Makes Explosive Claims That T.D. Jakes Helped Deion Sanders Hide Money For Prenup Proceedings
A couple of weeks ago we told you that the courts awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. We also told you that Pilar sent out a cryptic tweet, calling out Bishop T.D. Jakes for committing some sort of unspecified underhanded act.
While it appeared that Pilar was blaming Bishop Jakes for helping her estranged husband to acquire primary custody of their sons, the latest claims to hit the web say differently. Cherry on Top recently interviewed a woman by the name of Nikke Sanni, who claims to be the ex-girlfriend of gospel singer Fred Hammond. During the interview, she dropped a huge bomb, alleging that she witnessed Bishop Jakes assist Deion Sanders in hiding money from the courts as he prepared for legal proceedings surrounding his divorce and prenuptial agreement that he signed with soon-to-be ex-wife, Pilar. Nikke alleges that one day, Deion and T.D. Jakes both met up at Fred’s home where he [Deion] revealed that he would be heading for divorce court soon and that he was afraid that Pilar would take all of his money.
“We were at Fred’s house. It was Fred, T.D. Jakes, Deion Sanders, and another man of whom I have no idea who he is. He came in with Deion, he left with Deion, I don’t know who he is. And that was my first time ever seeing Deion,” Nikke started.
“He [Deion] was getting ready to file for a divorce, and there was something wrong with the prenuptial agreement, and he did not want her [Pilar] to take his money. He was like worried. It was one of those meetings where somebody is like, ‘Man you know, something is wrong with this prenup, and I need some help because I don’t want her to take everything.’ And T.D. Jakes was there helping him, giving him advice, kind of guiding him rather, on what to do with his money so that it wouldn’t look like he had so much when the divorce happens. It was only T.D. Jakes and Deion talking. Fred wasn’t really saying anything, and the other guy wasn’t really saying anything. It was just a Deion and T.D. Jakes type situation,” she continued.
“I don’t remember the specifics. I just know he was telling him, ‘This is what you do. You put your money here…’ Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But, no, I do not remember exactly. I wish I did because I’d be more than happy to help her, but I don’t know, and I can’t make it up.”
When asked why the men would speak so openly around her about such a private subject, she responded:
“I wasn’t sitting directly in the room. I was eavesdropping in the room. I wasn’t like sitting on the couch with them…they were all sitting in the sitting area. I was eavesdropping on the meeting. I came down for a second to get a good look, and went back up, but I was not invited, nor was I sitting in the sitting room with them at the time, no.”
Nikke also revealed that while she is a bit scared about going against T.D. Jakes and Deion Sanders, she will be testifying on behalf of Pilar in court. These claims certainly won’t be shocking to those who have believed that Deion has been playing dirty all along.
What do you think of her claims?
Last week reported that after a lengthy custody battle, a judge awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. And now, we’ve just learned that the retired football star has also been granted custody of his 9-year-old daughter, whom he also shares with estranged wife, Pilar. This appears to be the final blow for the model because while she fought for her husband for custody of the boys, she retained custody of their daughter.
Pilar’s camp tells RumorFix that she was caught off guard by the decision and wasn’t aware that she lost custody until she went to pick her daughter up from school.
“Pilar’s legal team was caught completely off guard. She found out as she was driving up to pick up her daughter at school today. The whole thing is unbelievable. She has been a stay at home mother all there children’s lives,” said one of her reps.
Pilar’s publicist, Kali Bowyer struck back in the media, suggesting that the judge presiding over the case was somehow corrupted.
“Unbelievable. Whose payroll is this judge on? Certainly not the taxpayers.,” Bowyer told the NY Post.
The mother of three took to her Twitter to express her disappointment about how things went down.
She also vowed to be the voice for other mothers who have “unjustly” lost custody their children.
According to reports, the courts have arranged for Pilar to see her children every Thursday for two hours and on the first, third and fifth weekends of every month, she’ll have the children from Thursday to Sunday.
What do you think of the court’s decision to grant Deion primary custody of his daughter?