Faith Evans Explains How Stevie J. Went From A Friend To An Advocate For Her Autistic Son
I don’t know about y’all but I’m still trying to figure out which planets shifted to make a romantic relationship between Faith Evans and Steven Jordan, known as Stevie J. work out. Sure they worked at Bad Boy together and have known each other for years. Still, by his own admission and what we’ve witnessed on television, Stevie is a sleaze.
It’s not the vision we had for Faith.
But the two have been married for over a year now. So they have something.
Faith Evans is set to appear on this weekend’s edition of TV One’s “Uncensored.” And in addition to talking about the drama between Biggie and Tupac and her friendship with Whitney Houston, Evans also spoke about the way Stevie J. won her over and the impact he’s had on her son’s life.
See what she had to say in the transcript and video below.
Faith: When I was working on my King and I album, I wanted to work with some of the people that actually worked with BIG and had some of the masters that I couldn’t get a hold of and he had a lot of them. And that’s probably the first time he kind of like flirted with me in a sense where I’m like, ‘Oh okay.’ I was like, ‘You know good and well, if you play games… I’m not playing. Like stop. Don’t do that because we’re friends.
Stevie: It wasn’t no foolin’ her. So she gave me the time of my life to make sure that I was doing all the right things or that I was going to do all the right things to maintain her love.
Faith: It took me a minute to even be like, ‘Okay, well maybe I’ll come out here and go on a date with you or maybe I’ll go to dinner with you.’ But it was a lot of like, ‘I don’t think so.’ And he really pleaded with me and all of my close friends. Like, ‘Please, I been loving her for years. I would never disrespect nobody. But she’s always been there for me and never judged me.’ And I kind of melted a little bit. But we ended up dating and he wasn’t quite ready and I had [pfew] and then he came back. We just really did it really quick. We weren’t like together on and off all these years at all.
Stevie: That’s what she did, she kicked me to the curb one time. And that’s what made me lace up my boots and do all the right things.
Faith: A lot of people that are close to me were shocked. They were like, ‘Are you serious?’ And I was like, ‘I think I am.’ Once I kind of convinced them. But then once we got married, of course, that brought another seriousness to it, I guess. Because of how people see him when we are together or when we are in the element with my son, who is 12 and on the autism spectrum.
Stevie: It’s a lot dealing with a child on the spectrum because every child is different and you just don’t know.
Faith: We’ve had to deal with a whole lot. We had to sue the school district, We had to homeschool him. We had to tour schools. We decided to start our own school. Like how we came in and has always loved Ryder and has been so supportive in helping me make the right decisions with him, that’s A1. That stands out to a lot of people.