In 2015, after dating for a year, singer LeToya Luckett and Rob Hillman, a.k.a., author and beloved Internet self-help enthusiast Rob Hill, Sr., got engaged. According to TMZ, the pair quietly wed in January of 2016 before splitting up a little over two months later.
They never opened up about the fact that they were actually married, but when speaking on the end of their relationship, Hill said in August that “There’s certain things that she needs to do over there, for herself. And there’s certain things that I need to do over here. And we’ve realized that we can’t do those together, right now.”
That was the most he could say about their split because according to a clause in their divorce, public statements and social media postings about one another, along with “photos, videos, recordings or other documents” shared with the public were prohibited.
But Luckett is sharing her side of their story, and did so while being interviewed by The Breakfast Club this week. As expected though, she kept it classy and said she had no regrets about the way she handled things in that relationship. Here are the deets she shared:
What Went Wrong:
I think, and I can’t really speak on it like that, but anytime you open up and allow yourself to love and love hard, that’s the risk you take of it possibly not working out. And although we really did love and care for each other, it just didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to. I wish him the best. It sucks, you know what I mean? Because I’m as real it gets. I’m a real person. You can ask anybody who knows me. I do this, this is my day job, but I’m a lover at heart. I’m a friend. I like real people, I like real things. I share real emotions, especially through my music, which I did on this album. But, you know, heartbreak happens when you open up and allow yourself to love.
The Role That Heartbreak Played in Her New Album, Back 2 Life:
He was there for some of it. I think after listening back to the album, I could definitely listen to some of my own records after that experience. Because music has helped me heal from the beginning of my life. I remember as a kid, my first breakup at 14 years old, I was jamming to Toni Braxton trying to heal out here. Why did an angel break my heart? Hell, I don’t know. Music has always done that for me. So I definitely sat back and listened to some of my records and gone, “Dang.”
What She Thinks of Hill Giving Relationship Advice But Not Being Able to Sustain a Marriage:
I’m sure that’s tough. I’ve been on panels and even in some of my music I give great advice, and then I find myself in a situation like, “Well that was stupid.” But at the same time, you live and you learn and that’s what life is about. Just taking those experiences and learning from them. I’ve been blessed to love some awesome people. Not just with boyfriend and girlfriend relationships, but I’ve had some awesome people in my life. Even though I bumped my head in a few things, like we all do, I can honestly say I’m a better person for it and I learned from every single situation. It taught me a lot, and hell, it’s helped to make me into the woman I am today.
If She Regrets Sharing So Much of That Relationship:
When you’re in the moment, you want to share. You want to share with the world what you’re feeling and what’s on your heart. And you’re like, “I found love, woohooo!” Because it’s rare to get along with somebody and to relate to somebody and all that stuff like that. So in the moment, I didn’t feel that way. I have no regrets about sharing.
If She Would Give Rob a Second Chance:
I’m just in a great space right now and I’m sure he is too. I’d rather not go backwards. I know what that did — me and Slim [Thug] went back and forth for 10 years. I’m all for forward movement.
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