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A lot of people have been feeling some type of way about the idea of women becoming famous because of who they divorced with all of the attention on VH1′s new show, “Hollywood Exes,” but the most important question is how do the exes feel about these women getting a show because of them.
From the pilot episode, we could see Jose Canseco is still somewhat involved with his ex, which is why he was on the show, so it’s not surprising he doesn’t have a problem with the arrangement, but so far Sheree Fletcher is the only one who has acknowledged her ex-hubby, Will Smith’s, stake in this whole thing. In an interview with Vibe she spoke on involving Will in her decision to join the show and what his reaction was. When they asked her whether she had to get Will’s approval, she said:
“Absolutely, because he is an ex. I didn’t need Will’s permission to do the show; there was nothing that I needed to sign in order to do the show. You know, our son is 19 [years old], so out of respect, of course I told him that this was what I was considering doing. I actually told him when I signed. When I said, ‘Look, this is what I’m going to do,’ he gave me his blessing to have a good time.”
Sheree’s situation is a little interesting because she’s not just an ex, she’s also the wife of Terrell Fletcher, the Sr. Pastor of San Diego’s City of Hope International Church, which means she also needed his approval. She told Vibe:
“He was skeptical at first because of the nature of reality, as was I, but he’s great. You’ll see him in the show. He makes quite a few appearances with me. He’s super supportive and totally on board.”
In this day and age when everybody tries to claim the camera is playing tricks on us and what we’re seeing is really production magic and not real actions, it’s amazing anyone still takes a chance having every minute of their lives videotaped like this. Sheree says for her, the decision to join the cast wasn’t about her trying to be famous but to have fun while also building her brand.
“It looked like it would be a lot of fun,” she said of her choice to be a part of the show. “It was reality but it was a ‘different color of the rainbow.’ They wanted to show women in a more positive light and women coming together and being supportive and encouraging one another, a kind of a sorority type of thing. So that kind of piqued my interest. As a business women, I thought it’d be great in terms of exposure of my brand.
Women coming together in a more positive light is exactly the message she says she wants viewers to take away from the show too.
“First and foremost, women can come together and do something great. We can disagree respectfully. I want people to know that women need women. We really do, and I want women to be encouraged. Like I said, you’ve got five women who are business owners and I’m hoping that that would inspire somebody to step out and start their own thing. I think that we’re very relatable. I think that women will connect to us. We’re women just like anybody else. It doesn’t matter who our exes were. I mean, obviously, we went through our divorce in a public, major way, but at the end of the day, we’re women and we can connect and relate on so many other levels. I’m hoping that women will relate and be encouraged.”
We’ll have to see how that comes across on the first real episode tonight at 9pm. Do you think it was cool of Will to give Sheree his blessing?
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