Tracey Edmonds Talks “Deion’s Family Playbook,” The “Jumping The Broom” Sequel, And Mistresses On Television
We’ve followed Tracey Edmonds since the early ‘90s when she was just Babyface’s wife to many, to now becoming the go-to woman in Hollywood for producing. As she executes numerous ideas for her production companies and upcoming films like Jumping The Broom Sequel and The Vow, viewers will soon have the opportunity to see her in the element of family and love. Edmonds, who currently dates former NFL pro Deion Sanders, will be producing his Oprah Winfrey Network reality show, Deion’s Family Playbook, and on the show, they both will navigate their relationship, careers, and family life unscripted. Check out our intimate chat with Tracey as she reveals what fans should expect on the show and how she keeps balanced through it all.
What can you tell us about Deion’s Family Playbook?
I am the executive producer of Deion’s Family Playbook. Historically, I’ve been known to be behind the camera and it is the first time in one of our series people will see me onscreen. Deion’s Family Playbook is a real, unscripted look at the life of Deion Sanders and, first and foremost, his role as a single parent dad. Deion is helping to raise multiple children. He has five biological kids and he is helping to raise his sister’s kids (a 2-year-old and and a sixteen-year-old) and he is helping his mother raise her two foster children (8-year-old twins) and he is also raising students from Prime Prep Academy who live at his house. Deion is a hands-on father and it is the first time we get to see an African-American man on television as a single parent and father. One of the reasons I am excited to produce to the show is because it is something we have never seen before. It is a positive, healthy image for African-American men and it is real.
We often hear about your relationships from the media or past partners, how will you use Deion’s Family Playbook to tell your own love story?
It really is a family-focused show but you will see some issues that connect into our personal relationship. We set out to tell a family story but our show is truly unscripted. Our story lines are not produced. As we were filming the show, things began to unfold when one of my relatives came to visit. So you will have a chance to see more than we expected to show about our relationship.
What advice would you tell women who are single mothers looking to date or get married ?
Don’t give up hope. Sometimes when we least expect it, that’s when love comes to find us. You should be completely open minded. Do not be too strict about your check list. When you are looking for the right person, look for what the person has inside and not only their material possessions. Look at the way they treat you, their children and mothers. The older we get we have to start looking at the person’s spirit.
What details can you share about the Jumping The Broom sequel?
I did see articles saying the sequel was green-lit but that is not exactly true. We are in the process of developing the sequel but there is nothing definite, yet. I am working really hard on it and I would love to do a sequel. The sequel I have in mind would definitely include the original cast. But nothing is for sure, yet. It has not been green lit so we are still talking to the studio. Besides Jumping The Broom, I am producing a movie for Lifetime! It is called The Vow. It’s a romantic comedy and it’s about four women who went to college together. They are in their 30’s and still single. I think the story line it is very relatable and inspirational. In the movie, the ladies take a vow they will all be married within a year. So we take a fun look at their search for love and what they discover.