“Use Your Head”: Angela Simmons Tries To Sell Uncle Russell On Controversial Fiancé Sutton Tennyson
We told you earlier this week that Angela Simmons said she found herself pregnant after having sex for the very first time with then-boyfriend and now fiancé, Sutton Tennyson. She revealed this very interesting information on her WE tv show, Growing Up Hip Hop. In a preview clip for another new episode, Simmons is seen trying to sell her uncle Russell on her man. She struggles to do this as she runs down all of the rumors (and records) out there about his past choices — including arrests for drug dealing and domestic violence.
She hopes to quell the rumors about Tennyson’s past in her discussion with Russell (who sits comically in a calm lotus pose the entire time), but it’s unclear if she’s successful in the clip.
“Basically, he grew up in a rough neighborhood,” she tells her uncle. “He went to jail. Drug charges and stuff like that.”
When Russell asks her what else he had been in trouble for, she says she doesn’t know, to which he replies, “You should know!” before running down a list of possible offenses, including abuse.
“He didn’t beat a girl, but there’s stuff floating around that he got in trouble for a domestic violence charge,” Angela says in response. “He did tell me what happened.”
Of course, what happened is information she isn’t going to get into on camera. As for what Tennyson does for a living (asked likely to ensure that he wouldn’t be living off of the 28-year-old reality personality and entrepreneur), Simmons says that her fiancé does real estate investment, and invests in different brands.
In the end, Russell encourages her to not be afraid to use her heart, but to also be smart enough to not forget to use her head.
“There’s no such thing as perfect, but there’s the heart and the head,” he says. “But you have to have enough courage to go a little bit with the heart, and of course, use your head.”
Afterward, he tells her that he’d like to meet Tennyson, and Angela lets it slip that the pair already live together. He has quite the laugh on her behalf and promises to poke fun at her father, Rev Run, for Angela’s decisions.
“We? Like you live with him?” he asks. “Out of wedlock. I know the Rev loves that. The Rev loves that!”