Exclusive: “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” Star Apryl Jones Talks Paternity Drama Rumors, Adjusting To Motherhood And Her Medical Career

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One of the more memorable moments from this season of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” was when cast members Omari and Apryl welcomed their baby boy, Megaa. We were recently able to catch up with the new mom, who dished on her musical aspirations, her work in the medical field, experiencing motherhood for the first time and those wild rumors that there was a paternity dispute concerning Megaa. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

MN: How have you been adjusting to motherhood?

I’m still adjusting. The beginning was really, really hard for me as far as motherhood is concerned. I really wasn’t getting any sleep initially. Even though I had Omari helping me all the time, it still kind of felt like I was doing things on my own. And I think that every woman feels like that, you know. They feel so lonely even though they have help. I was breastfeeding, so I kind of felt like I was doing everything. I was feeding him. I was doing this and doing that. When you’re breastfeeding you kind of feel like your life is over initially. You’re trying to get him to latch on and that was painful, then at the same time not getting any sleep. Now, it’s gotten to the point where he is sleeping consistently, so that’s great. The sleep is great now. It’s definitely been trying; now we’re more consistent.

Motherhood has been amazing. I can’t really explain it with words. It’s really interesting when I talk to mothers and they say that it’s nothing like a mother’s love. It’s so true. I love my son to death. I don’t even know what my life was like before him. It’s amazing. It’s definitely amazing being a mommy.

MN: Is there anything that you would tell expectant moms to prepare for that people typically don’t tell them? A lot of people will say “I read the books, but I wasn’t told about…”

Aww man…mmm mmm. The books don’t help [laughs]. The books don’t prepare you all the way. I’m actually in his nursery right now as we speak and I’m like staring at these books thinking to myself. I started reading pregnancy books and they didn’t really help. Nothing can really prepare you. Even when you plan for pregnancy, you’re never really prepared to be a parent. You can try to be as prepared as you want to be, but it’s a lot. You can try to prepare a little. Thankfully we have a child that’s a good child. For me, it’s been an easy process. I thought that he was going to come out a little bit more crazy because he has crazy parents. I’m thankful.

MN: Did you have any reservations about signing on to do reality TV?

Yeah, I didn’t really know if it was scripted or how real it actually was, so those were my reservations. Then I didn’t really know about editing and how that works. So I just wanted to be portrayed in the light that I wanted to be portrayed in and I wanted it to be real… and it was.
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MN: Has your relationship with your mom improved at all?

Yeah, I mean my mom is a good mom. She’s a good person. I know that there are certain choices that my mom had to make when I was a child. I think that she’s still trying to adjust so that she can be the best mom for me, but it’s been trying for her. She’s been amazing with my son. She’s not here in LA, but she’s in Chicago and I’ve visited. She loves Megaa so much and I think that she’s trying. She has a second chance to try with him and I think that as far as our relationship is concerned, it’s going to take some time. It’s not going to be an easy thing, but I think that she’s definitely trying.

MN: One of my favorite parts of the show was when you and Omari’s mom were able to put your differences aside. I know that you said the two of you were close before you got pregnant. Would you say that your relationship with her has been restored completely?

Oh yeah, me and Leslie are finally back to what we used to be. We’re still building. I think that it’s so true when people say that a baby can bring people together. The drama completely stopped once Megaa got here. I don’t know if something in her head was like “Oh, this is just stupid now because he’s just so precious,” but it’s definitely gotten better and I love Leslie. She’s awesome.

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