I’m reading the title of this post and I’m like wow, the stories behind these reality shows are cray. Like learning about SWV’s LeLee’s daughter Margaret today, I couldn’t even bring myself to post about that drama, but you can read all about it here. SMH! Get your child, please!
Now back to the topic, Phaedra Parks a lawyer on RHOA, is married to Apollo Nida, a convicted felon who has served five years in prison for racketeering (2004 -2009), and prior to that he served a five month stint for theft by receiving stolen goods in 1998. I say all of that to say, Apollo Nida has been arrested AGAIN for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft while living in the same household as his lawyer wife. O_O What the…
Sandra Rose was the first media outlet to report Apollo’s arrest yesterday on bank fraud and massive identity theft, and TMZ has just confirmed the news. How Aunt Sandra Rose found out, we all would like to know, but I knew from the very specific federal court language that Sandra Rose was on to something juicy. Now the details are spilling across the internet…
Kevin Hart is featured in the February issue of Upscale magazine. Mr. Hart sits down for an interview to discuss his ex-wife, Torrei Hart and his current love interest of four years, Enikko Parrish. He also discusses the backlash he receives from black women regarding his girlfriend Enikko Parrish, and leaving his ex-wife.
Kevin Hart wants to clear the air on why he left his marriage, and although I think I know what he’s trying to see, he somehow manages to not say it so well:
I read so much stuff that Black women say, especially about my relationship. ‘Oh, he left his Black wife to go be with some exotic chick.’ First of all, my girl is Black. She’s Jamaican. But they say it as if they know what me and my ex-wife’s problems were. When we first got together, our relationship was amazing. We got married young and our s*** got rocky. In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, ‘Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn’t understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn’t fix it, it got worse. I stepped away because I didn’t want it to get any worse. You’re the mother of my kids, I don’t want to hate you. And the only way that’s gonna happen, is if I’m the bigger man and I leave.’ I think that was a very mature thing to do.
Yea, I’m thinking a bigger man would have stayed faithful to his wife and vows, and saved his marriage. *shrugs* Other than that, I think I get his point; knowing when to leave before destroying the other person or the relationship beyond repair. Kevin goes on to say that he still loves and support his ex-wife, although she will be appearing on Vh1′s Atlanta Exes:
I gave her my opinion on why those shows are put on air. I said, ‘Ask yourself if you really wanna get caught up in that world, because it’s not all glitz and glamour. You have no power over that editing.’ I just tried to give her the best advice based on my experience. She felt it was a good opportunity and she wanted to do it. At the end of the day, it’s my job: that’s the mother of my kids, I’m gonna support her. I still love her, I’m not gonna see her out there doing bad. So you just back the decision and hope that it becomes a good thing for her.
Check out the rest of the interview in the February issue of Upscale.
The RHOA men hit up Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen. I must say Apollo Parks, Peter Thomas, Greg Leakes, and Todd Tucker were looking rather sharp as they discussed the drama their wives keep getting them into on the show. Todd Tucker’s mom, Ms. Sharon happened to be in the audience and had a few words for Mama Joyce.
Oh and Miss Sharon kept it classy, no blue wedges or music lyrics, but straight to the point! Check it out below:
Mother Madge is trying to do with the n-word what, Miley Cyrus has done with twerking. So get ready for a n-word war of words, as pop stars like Madonna fight for the right to call their own kids…“n*gga” because it’s not racist when they’re white, too. I should have known something was up when Madonna start wearing grillz. So in case you haven’t heard, Madonna posted a picture on Instagram of her son, Rocco Ritchie, boxing with the caption:
No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn*gga
…and of course it was followed by outrage. So, a white person can’t call a white person n*gga, either? Does someone make these rules up as we go? Nothing is scared anymore, if black people can’t use the n-word, what’s left? *sarcasm of course* Like all white people who are bold enough to test the waters and use the n-word publicly, it’s quickly followed by an apology tour and a “I’m not racist” statement. Madonna is already back tracking and has issued an apology:
LeBron James pens a letter to his mom, Gloria James, and of course his beautiful words are going viral. This essay was first published in The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. The Shriver Report is a multimedia publication launched by Maria Shriver to share the stories of modern women, the diversity of their lives, and their shifting roles in shaping America. In the article, James talks about his journey and triumph over tough times with the sure power of a single mom who at the age of 16 raised him to be not only a great athlete, but an incredible mentor and philanthropist. Check out James’s Dear Mama tribute:
You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She’s my champion.
My mother really struggled. She had me, her only child, when she was just 16 years old. She was on her own, so we lived in her mom’s great big house in Akron, Ohio. But on Christmas Day when I was 3 years old, my grandmother suddenly died of a heart attack, and everything changed. With my mom being so young and lacking any support and the skills and education necessary to get ahead, it was really hard for us.
Can you guess the celebrity parents of this adorable baby boy?
Hint: My dad is a famous rapper and my mom is an infamous model.