“Those Other Two Marriages Didn’t Count” Lil Mo Explains Why She’s Been Married So Many Times

October 21, 2014  |  

Lil Mo is something else. But she’s not completely gone. Recently, when she sat with Global Grind, she explained why she’s been married so many times. And while it might seem like a joke or some more foolishness, her explanation was actually pretty insightful.

When the interviewer asked her what advice she would give to single women who’ve never been married Lil Mo, launched into a mini sermonette:

Just don’t be afraid of it. Stuff happens. People grow apart. Sometimes people grow apart after 40 years. I’m glad mine were six years a piece. And I got over it. I kept it moving. I never became a victim of becoming the single, angry, Black woman that they think we all are. No, I never gave up on love. I’ve seen my parents be together and married for close to 40 years. It can work. Even though she’s only been with my father, that’s her only marriage. I wished that I could have had that for myself but it didn’t work out like that. 

So as many times as it’ll take for me to actually find a true love, so be it. 

One of the mistakes I made was I was looking for it. I didn’t let it find me. And I had to find it within myself first. I know that sounds cliche ‘Oh, you gotta love yourself first’ but I do love myself but I think I was loving my situation more than myself. ‘I gotta make it work because I know what it looks like.’ But I wasn’t happy. 

And it was so many things that were going on and I was like ‘This ain’t right.’ And because of the church side of me, I always wanted to do everything– ‘It’s better to marry than to burn.’ It’s better to this and I don’t’ want this person to be sat down in church because I don’t want us to be living in sin and adultery and fornication. All the stuff that I learned growing up. And it’s not even about that. Because I was married and it was still a mess. And the reason for me getting married, it was just all wrong. 

So I finally have a chance to get it right. This is my last time. This is the time I feel like a girl. I get to have a real wedding, I get to really plan. I get to dress up and be the princess one day. So those other two marriages didn’t count. 

Aside from the first two marriages didn’t count, it’s pretty interesting right?

What do you think of Lil Mo’s comments about her marriages and the mistakes she’s made in the past when it came to relationships?

You can watch Lil Mo’s full interview in the video below.

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