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Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds recently sat down with media maven Oprah Winfrey for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. During their chat, the music industry vet opened up about divorcing from his ex-wife, Tracey Edmonds, after thirteen years of marriage and what he thought about her relationship with Eddie Murphy. He also sang the praises of Tracey’s current boyfriend, Deion Sanders. Check out his interview highlights below.

On his “picture perfect” marriage to Tracey:

“I can’t imagine really being married to Tracey right now.”

“We wanted it to look like that. We felt responsible…the reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there. We loved each other but we weren’t really in love with each other. It was more the idea of it falling apart and me holding onto the image of what I thought we were. I don’t feel like we were supposed to be together forever…I’m okay with it because I think she’s okay.”

On his ex-wife dating Deion Sanders:

“Deion’s a good guy. Deion did one thing for me, which I thought was the classiest thing in the world. I’ve given her my opinion on certain things, I knew Deion seemed like a nice guy. When he called me and said he didn’t want to meet my children until he sat down with me, so he wanted to know me before he met my children, I was in. Tracey is family, so I wanna make sure she’s good.”

On Tracey dating Eddie Murphy:

“I didn’t think it was the best thing. I didn’t know Eddie so, I said to Tracey, ‘It’s your decision.’ It wasn’t for me to step in, but things happened the way they were supposed to happen.”

Watch a clip from Babyface’s Next Chapter interview on the next page.

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