Bravotv.com: Tell us about having this conversation withAshley Darby – with Juan right behind you!
Robyn Dixon There is a time and place for everything! And Ashley should have known that having that conversation at game night with Juan just a few feet away definitely was not the appropriate time. To be honest, Juan was not looking forward to spending the evening with that group of ladies because of the drama that tends to take place when we are all together. He’s very low key and just wanted to have a good evening without any conflict and certainly wasn’t interested in getting involved in drama amongst us ladies. I knew that if Juan even caught a small whiff of what Ashley was saying, we’d probably never see him again!
Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when she tried to get him to dance?
RD: At that point, I realized that Ashley not only enjoys gossiping about my life, but she’s also obsessed with it. There seems to be a fascination with Juan. How does Ashley go from telling me I need to be with a man who will sail me around the world to encouraging Juan to get up and dance with me? It’s truly bizarre and annoying!
Bravotv.com: Do you often do press with Juan and have this hesitation about your relationship like the radio hosts? Do you still want people to call you his wife?
RD: Juan and I don’t do press together much but that definitely was not the first time that people have been unsure about what to call us. We do spend a lot of time together as a family as well as while supporting one another in our business ventures so I can totally understand where the confusion comes from. I actually just had a friend tell me that he didn’t realize that Juan and I were divorced until recently. I don’t necessarily want people to call me his wife, but if they do, I don’t feel the need to correct them and I also don’t feel like getting into a long conversation explaining our unique situation. I guess the term “partner” makes the most sense right now.
Bravotv.com: What do you really think about Charrisse Jackson Jordan's champagne room?
RD: I’ll be honest, when I first heard about Charrisse Jackson Jordan’s champagne room, I thought it was one of the most ridiculous ways to spend money. But understanding where Charrisse is in her life and what she has dealt with emotionally, I think she totally deserves to do whatever makes her happy! And if the finished product looks anything like the drawing that she showed us, I can’t wait to make myself at home there!
Bravotv.com: Tell us about your conversation with Gizelle Bryant and Charrisse - what was it like to hear Gizelle saying Juan isn't doing right by you and Charrisse comparing her situation to yours?
RD: I get very tired of talking about my relationship with Juan and explaining why I’ve made the decisions that I have made, so I was immediately annoyed when the conversation turned to my life. However, since this conversation was with my two dear friends who I’ve known for years, who truly care about me, and have also experienced many of the same things in life that I have (children, infidelity, divorce, etc.), I was open to listening. I do, however, feel that Gizelle and Charrisse can’t quite understand where I am in life and what Juan and I have gone through and the reasons for which we decided to live together. I also see where people want to immediately blame Juan for whatever they think is missing or wrong with my situation, but I can acknowledge that, for many reasons, I have been closed off from a romantic relationship for years and do not place those expectations on him.