As always, I have to start out with a big thank you to all of the fans for watching our show and supporting me and my family. The Married to Medicine fans are the best on Bravo without a doubt. No matter what time our show was aired, 9, 9:30, or 10 pm EST, you have tuned in and given us great ratings. I am still amazed on how many fans supported us when our show was aired on the Memorial Day weekend and the BET weekend. And all of the encouraging words I have received from the fans about inspiring them to be their best and go for their dreams is the icing on the cake!
So we made it to Part 1 of the Married to Medicine Reunion and this is our Super Bowl. This is our chance to get together after seeing all of the scenes and interviews and talk about our feelings. As you can imagine, some of the ladies are here highly charged and upset about some of the things said during the season and you are getting to see the debates on what was said during the show. Believe it or not, this is the first time Mariah has been together with all of the ladies in seven months, and I am glad she has an opportunity to explain what happened this season. I know you have to be confused, because I was involved with the ladies and I am still confused on what really caused the rift between Mariah and Quad. They are both hurt and some real nasty things were said this season, but the story from STK doesn’t match up for the pain I am seeing from the ladies. And based on the discussion tonight, we will never find out the real details. I am glad Mariah apologized to Quad, and Quad accepted her apology. This definitely doesn't mean they will be best friends again, but they may be able to be associates again and attend the same functions.
Now on to my stuff. I arrived at Reunion in a great mood and ready to clear the air with anyone who approaches with me with some mess. I brought my youngest son Michael to New York with me for a vacation as an award for the good grades he earned this school year. And as you can tell from watching the show tonight, things changed very fast and I was hotter than fish grease before the show ended.
I didn't give my opinion about Jackie and I laughing at Quad's puppy couture fashion show, but let me be clear on this blog. Quad and I are friends, and I wasn't laughing at her business idea. Actually I am proud of Quad for coming up with a very promising idea and following her dreams. I wish Picture Perfect Pup much success! However, on the day Jackie and I lost it, it was like a blooper reel. I know everyone has had an episode to set off their tickle box and this was our day. Thinking about puppies in a fashion show and running down a runway made us laugh. Once we started, I couldn't stop laughing.
I knew the story about me dancing behind Eugene would come up, but I was hoping that it was going to be a short conversation. However, my hopes were dashed into the shady grove. I apologized to Toya at the WEN conference for my actions that left her feeling disrespected. She never understood the part that I was also hurt with this situation because she brought it up at Heavenly's party instead of calling me or driving by my house. I thought Toya and I were building a real friendship, since we had been out with our husbands to dinner and hung out. I even purchased and delivered lunch to Toya at her home while she was recovering from surgery. In her mind, these actions have nothing to do with being friends. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know where we stand today.
I am glad and sad you were able to see the backstage break where Toya came into my dressing room to start some mess. She came in our dressing room to argue about the things she over heard outside the door (eavesdropping at its finest). So the next thing I know we are arguing again in my dressing room with my son present and she wants to call out that I am a bad mother for bringing my son to New York and having him in the dressing room. Now I know she didn't think she would be able to throw a VERBAL jab at me and not get a VERBAL jab right back. And I guess my verbal jab was like Floyd Money Mayweather because she stormed back into my room in rage.
When I signed up for this show, I never thought with accomplished, educated women there would be physical violence. I knew we would have multiple disagreements, because this is what happens when strong minds and opinions get together. I expected debates and disagreements but PHYSICAL VIOLENCE??? When Toya had her fight last year with Mariah I chalked it up to an aberration, which was caused by something very personal. I was embarrassed for our show, but I thought we offered many other positive aspects including Jackie's fight with breast cancer, the family support of Cecil's nephew David, and the great patients who allowed you to be a part of their lives, surgeries, and deliveries. This year, I was very disappointed when Quad, Heavenly, and Toya talked about kicking my ass for petty reasons. My last physical fight was when I was in middle school at age 13. As a grown, educated, professional, wife and mother, I can not see myself fighting or hanging with women who like to fight.
You were able to see for your own eyes, Toya came back to my dressing room ready to fight. I am glad there were so many people in the room to pull her back as she tried to attack me. After this event, I realized that Toya can't handle verbal jabs and her only retaliation is to fight. So her fight last year and an attempt to fight this year might be her norm. I'm not sure why she references Detroit when she's trying to fight when I know plenty of people from Detroit who don't fight when a verbal disagreement arises. So Toya "Hitman Hearns" doesn't have to worry about me trying to be her friend ever again because I am not going to fight!!!
Thanks again for watching Married to Medicine Reunion Part 1. You will have to tune in to Reunion Part 2 to see how it all ends! It will air on Bravo on Thursday night at 9:30 pm EST. Follow me on Twitter (@DrSSWhitmore), Instagram (DrSSWhit), and my Facebook fan of Dr Simone Whitmore page.