A REAL MAN
God has blessed me so much in my life. A testament to one of his blessings is that he gave me the courage to live my dreams, to step outside the box and be brave, bold, and often irreverent, but most of all he made me resilient. Men will come and go from your life. It felt good to be on the arm of someone (NFL star Jamal Anderson) who respects me, who makes me feel safe, makes me laugh, and has always supported me in every way possible for over 15 years. We have never dated because the timing has never been right. But we have great respect and admiration for each other. He is a true friend and class act, and I know his heart. That being said, trust me when I say people will show you who they are, but you must believe them the first time. God showed me who my ex was early on and I ignored the signs because I wanted a family so badly and was willing to settle for someone who never deserved me.
A REAL man would never lead a woman on, try to humiliate or hurt them, or try to intimidate them once you have broken up for the sake of more camera time or fame. No one forced anyone to be mean, hateful, evil, or stupid. I’ve dated some incredible men in my life, all of whom I have remained friends with except him. I have been proposed to 6 times, and I respectfully declined as I was not ready. I am not the person with not one, but TWO FAILED MARRIAGES and a child out of wedlock. I have been careful for a reason. This is a testament to my character and how I treat people -- specifically ones with whom I have had an intimate relationship. Intimacy, in my opinion, is when you are vulnerable with someone, you share secrets, are open to love, and you take care of their emotional well-being. I have been accused of breaking some hearts in my day, but I assure you, I respect those with whom I have been a real friend. The foundation to any relationship is a true friendship. Seeing the evil spirit that exists in him was a blessing.