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Paris Bennett attends the 2018 Black Music Honors at Tennessee Performing Arts Center on August 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Last week, we wrote about the KeKe Wyatt and her new marriage. All of that opened up questions about the dissolution of her marriage to Michael Jamar Ford and why it ended. In addition to Ford calling Wyatt toxic and an emotional wreck, there was also the fact that he had already moved on and was dating another woman before their divorce was ever finalized.

Naturally, that led Wyatt to believe that was some infidelity involved. And while she said she was particularly hurt to learn that Ford had moved on with a woman she knew, Bennett shared that she was not and has never been the mistress.

See what she had to say below.

“Let me just make this clear. I am not a mistress. I did not know the other party… The other party, we’ll just say— past us seeing each other through outings and goings, concerts and award shows.The first time I met the other party along with Michael was in February 2012. And it was at Lucky Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia and it was for an open mic. And the other party was hosting the event. After that, I did not have anything to do with them. So we weren’t friends. Friends is a really big word to me. I only have a handful and those are my real friends.

And no, we not doing no negative comments on this because this is not even supposed to be negative. But there are such thing as industry friends but we were not friends. I ddi not go to their home. I’ve never been to their home. The first time I saw their home was recent.

Leading up, the next time that I seen them was in 2016 at the Trumpet Awards and there I sang alongside some of my other singing friends. She did sing and might I add, she’s a great singer. I think that she is very talented. I think that she is underrated. People be sleep on her. I think that she’s a great singer. Yes, I did sing background for her that one time that we can account for. But I was no background singer. Past that, I could go on and on. I’m sure y’all are on here because y’all want information. But I’m not going to do all that.

I’m a woman first and foremost so I understand emotion. I understand breakups. I’ve been in breakups. So when you breakup with someone that you’ve spent years with, with that comes emotion. I understand that we as women, we get emotional, we get bitter and we begin to lash out at what’s the perfect point to lash out to. And you’re right, I totally don’t owe this. But me being me and out of respect for the women who have raised me greatly and out of respect for my daughter, who I love dearly, this has to be said. I sympathize with. I sympathize all the way.

I pray for her strength. I pray for her. I pray for happiness for her. I pray, with her being a newlywed now, I pray happiness for her. I give her all of that. And just for the betterment of our children. Because there are children involved in this. I hope that one day, down the line, we can all pull it together and be a blended family together. Because at the end of the day, all that matters is our children and our careers.”

You can watch Paris’ impromptu press conference in the video below, captured by The Jasmine Brand.

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