Earlier this week, when DMX’s soon-to-be-ex-wife, Tashera Simmons’ book hit the shelves, she opened up to us about why she decided to pen a tell-all in the first place. As you may have guessed, the book which it titled, You Think You Know But You Have No Idea, is filled with a lot about Tashera’s tumultuous marriage to DMX, but it’s also about her life pre DMX. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, the former Starter Wives Confidential star recounts witnessing a form of incest during her childhood that tore her family apart.
“I was abandoned as a child—at fourteen. We didn’t find out until five years later that it was for my grandfather. Yes, [my mother abandoned me] and left for my father’s father,” Tashera explained.
“We didn’t find out until five years later,” she continued.
When asked if the relationship between her mother and her grandfather was sexual, Tashera went on to reveal that her mother even gave birth to a child by her grandfather.
“She actually had a child,” Tashera said.
Of course this is a pretty messy situation, so the show’s hosts tried to pinpoint whether or not her mother’s affair with her grandfather was actually incest. Tashera didn’t answer that question specifically, but she did discuss how awkward it was to have a brother, who was also her uncle.
“The crazy part was that my brother was my uncle. He [my grandfather] left my grandmother, which was the foundation of our family, for my mother. It was crazy.”
She also discussed her estranged husband’s drug addiction, which she admits began after someone laced his marijuana with coke.
“Well, what happened was, someone put coke it his marijuana. He didn’t know that, so they actually laced it and that’s what started it all,” she said.
Watch Tashera’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?