Bravotv.com: Jewel, how did you feel going into therapy with your sisters? Were you shocked by Junice’s feelings and aggressive tone?
Jewel: Going into therapy with my sisters was an act of me trying to play team and help my sister heal. If I need therapy I pray, read my Bible, talk to our Pastors, family, or girlfriends. My close circle of people are very wise and prayerful people. So if I'm lacking an answer, they have it. But I surely would not be paying somebody by the hour to tell me who I am and what to do with my life, when they didn't create me or know the plan that God has for my life. And yes, I was very surprised at how angry and hurt Junice was. I had no idea. It was the first time that Junetta and I had ever, ever heard those things and why wait to share all the past junk now? I have to question the motives to her timing.
Junice has ISSUES!!!!!! She purposed to hurt Jewel, that was her only intent, unfortunately she took pride in reading her 'typed' letter - I find it truly sad!! Junice's letter only shows her inability to forgive & the obvious jealousy she has toward her sister.
Jewel's sister needs therapy for herself, she cannot place "her hang-ups" on another person and that so called therapist should of stated that fact!!! Really something she did at age 13, wow. God has forgiven her it is no ones place to judge her. The session was ridiculous on so many levels call Iyana she will get it together for them, the sisters have the issues please give me a break!!!!
Junice needs to get past what happened in the past. She should at least be grateful that her sister is acknowledging her wrong doings and accepting responsibility for it. Shoot, my mother has wronged me and pretends as if it never occurred and will act as if I'm lying by denying it. It should at least bring her some comfort to know that her sister has at least acknowledged the pain and hurt that she has inflicted upon her...and to top it off agree to go to counseling for the betterment of their relationship. She should count herself blessed.
This situation reminds me tons of a few siblings and myself; myself being Jewel, and a few siblings being Junice. Until you are in a situation where you do well and some members don't & feel entitled, you will never fully understand. It's easy to point out some annoying characteristics in Jewel and claim she is the problem, however, those annoyances do not equal relevance or bad intention/character. If you pay very close attention, despite being flashy, you will see Jewel deeply loves her family, she is very giving to them, and she genuinely wants everyone to get along and love one another, and goes as far as bring them together for events. Never do you ever see Jewel go after folks to attack them in a malicious way; only in a way where she is genuinely trying to help. I'm not nearly as flashy as Jewel but, I do very well, I have some expensive items, and although I don't think much of them (when you reach a certain financial status, this stuff becomes what you can afford and it's not as flashy to you as it appears to some others), I constantly share and educate people who keep asking my advice and support, bail people out who never pay me back, etc., some folks keep saying I'm the bad guy, then throw my possessions in my face, which is totally unfair, then try and say I'm some evil person with bad intentions. This is EXTREMELY hurtful and untrue, and I can feel Jewel's pain here. Junice has some serious insecurities and interpersonal issues she needs to resolve, and it is not the fault of Jewel. Even Kandi thought Junice was a bit of a weirdo and commented that maybe she was high, and Kandi an neutral party!!! Junice is envious of her sister, and will seemingly stop at nothing to embarrass and bring her down. What the heck does she mean she thought the family needed therapy since she was five?!? Her problem isn't with Jewel; it's with the entire family, as Jewel wasn't even a successful individual then. It is totally unfair and it clearly displays Junice has always had some type of personal anger she it putting on other people. BTW, also note how Junice claims to be irritated with Jewel, but, she conveniently shows up for filming, went over to dinner just for food (and filming), went to Jewel's event just to disagree with her and meet Kandi, etc. Just riding the coat tails, but complaining...sad.
I do not think your sister is jealous I think she is tired! If you all say "our family standard" one more time! I mean really?! Let folks live according to what makes them happy! Get over the BS and let that grown women be just that! She doesn't need to announce her and her husbands decisions for their family! It is overbearing for you to even push that message. Fall back and allow her to come to you as she sees fit. You are judgmental and honestly you don't need to be. You have money yes, maybe you should buy a little bit of class with it.
While I do think you are rather pretentious, I do believe Junice has some serious issues. Rightly so or not. I honed in on this one comment she made, " I knew we needed the therapy when I was 5!" When you were 5?!?!?! Come on now! It is apparent she has never learned how to let some stuff go! She does not appreciate the hierarchy in which the three of you operate. You and your other sister divide and conquer! Most of the time quite successfully. A lot of times its not intentional, but a lot of times it is. Her jealousy has NOTHING to do with your money, fame or success. It is waaaaaaaaay deeper than that. Until you acknowledge her feelings as real and the truth to some extent (Come on now Jewel, you and your sister both know what you two are doing) your sisterhood will never be prepared. Its condescending the way you two treat her.
I do not like this show or any of the cast members. Please bring back Good Times as that was a real black family show not this crap.
Sorry but the "Jewel" comes across as so phoney and pretentious. My goodness, ok you have money, nice things, beautiful home, family and a business that you work at very hard to be so successful. But damn you need to relax. You act just like people do when they are not used to money and it shows.I agree with your sister Junice, you are bossy and nosey.
Jewel is a BULLY!!!! Her sister is not jealous of her plain and simple. Money does not buy you internal happiness it only allows you to smile on the outside.
It's becoming increasingly uncomfortable to watch your behaviors towards your sister. Either you are being disingenuous....or...you are completely oblivious to the fact that you are an "affected" woman, not to mention controlling, condescending, and you continually use your other sister as a crutch to corner and gang up on Junice. You do not ownJunice, nor does she owe you a time card for her every action. You try to force her to account herself to you as if she is an employee or child, which she is not- and you bash her at every opportunity when she does not cow tow to your self-centered, irrational wishes.
The fact that you attribute her issues with you to outright jealousy (when she has said she is fine with her lifestyle while it was in fact you and your husband making fun of her- showing that it's really YOU who is preoccupied with worldly goods, hers as well as your own)-- is just further demonstration of your own narcissism. On top of everything else, when you engage Junice and her husband to get to the root of their issues with you, and then they TELL YOU....OUTRIGHT...in perfectly clear English, you (and Ben) completely dismiss what they are saying entirely, write it off, and twist the context into what you want to hear . Not only is this sad and shameful to witness, but it's not really Godly behavior, no matter how neatly the package is wrapped and presented on television to the American public. Please,do yourselves a favor and call Iyanla Vanzant ASAP.
Jaunice seems soo broken and wanting of something that she does not know how to ask for... She is miserable and wants others to be miserable with her... What is the benefit of bringing up past mistakes and gossip..especially when she participated in the gossip? She is looking to hurt Jewel. Jewel may be over bearing but its not to hurt her(at least I don't think). Jewel should give her what she thinks she wants...her own space and no feedback from family...it'll be better than therapy
I don't think you are a nice person at all, I think you treat your sister as if she were a child and beneath you. You double team her with your other sister and try to humiliate her but you do it with a smile as if to pretend you have her best interest at heart but I don't think you do. Now I see where your seventeen year old daughter gets that down right nasty attitude from. She is a child but she is very judgmental and she seems to have an air of superiority about her and it's not cool. The apple definitely does not fall far from the tree.
I actually like the show. Bravo, Bravo Network!
Jewel can be a bit much at times. It's important that she understands everybody is not as rich as she is or nor will alot of people sitting in her church.
However, I love watching the pastor mentor and spend time with his children. One can never get enough of see affection from a parent to child.
I love this show! I love Ben and the way he balance the whole family. I like jewel but her sister Junice could be depressed after the birth of her baby. I knew something was wrong with Junice. when she wanted to have her parents party in the middle of another celebration, with people she did not know.
Jewel let me tell you and your ("we got money", "we are rich") husband. Your sister DOESN'T WANT YOUR HELP ! If she and her husband are having financial problems, let her run and deal with her own life. EVERYBODY doesn't have to live like you and your husband. ALL YOU "PEOPLE" want to do is flaunt in everybody's face how much money you have. I didn't think when you when on a "date night" with your husband, you wind up talking about family problems and if your sister needs money she needs to let you to know. I could from the first episode tell how controlling you are. I can see your sister has some deep issues WITH YOU !
your sister is jealous although you are a bit portentous and you represents what send people fleeing from church.
I think is so sad the way your sister Junice treats you. She is obviously jealous of your lifestyle and she is grasping on to every little word you say and every mistake you might make to hold it against you. There is absolutely nothing you can do right, in her eyes. This is why she constantly brings the past, just to humiliate you. I think you should focus your love and energy on your wonderful husband and your lovely children. Maybe she will come around or maybe she won't, but in the meantime she is just being toxic to your life.
The sisters are fine. Even Junice. All the children are find even the nieces and nephews. It's Jewel. She's the ring leader. And, of course, Jewels daughers backs her parents. The daughter should take herself out of others business. It will make her look nothing more but a mouth piece just like her mother.
@lisa2 There appear to be very sound reasons for Junice's anger, and Jewel has done some very hurtful things. A godly woman owns up to her mistakes, but Jewel is blind to her own faults. No wonder Junice's is so angry. Jewel attempted to dictate the rules at the anniversary party (no kids) without accounting for the needs of caring for an infant. I was glad to see Junice bring her kids. A pastor's wife is not above professional counseling, either. A neutral third party is the best person to referee their drama.
Hmmm...Post partum depression. Good take on it. I believe something is psychologically wrong with the little sister, but couldn't put my finger on it. My sister and I fuss and disagree, but Junice is cutting deep to the gut! No way would I act that way towards my sis on tv, regardless of whats going on!
@lillyblu I suspect Junice didn't want to spend beyond her means on the party, especially if the sisters are splitting the expenses equally. Once the party moved venues, I wonder if Jewel picked up the added expenses.
I agree, Junice messed up on planning this party. Anniversaries, weddings, babyshowers are all place one should never share the moment with someone else.
I totally agree. Why bring up anyone's past, especially your sister?! On tv! She seems depressed and is trying to bring everyone down with her...She needs help. I do agree with Jewel, her actions seem to be done with "evil, malicious, intent"....
I am in total agreement here.....and the previews I just saw of the upcoming show is the worst yet that Junice has done to Jewel.....dredging up forgiven sins in order to humiliate Jewel is a grievous sin...what Jesus has cleansed by His blood, let no man (or woman, Junice) speak of again!! For Junice to do this could cost her dearly if she does not stop this & ask forgiveness for what she is doing!!
I completely disagree...dealing with one of these sisters like this right now, and you wouldn't believe the level to which she is attacking myself and other folks. Junice's problems are...Junice, herself. Junice has quite a bit of anger and resentment build up inside herself, and it is based on her own life. She is diverting the attention towards others to make herself look like the good person. Even puts on this ridiculous fake voice, and if you pay attention, makes condescending remarks about the family to make herself appear to be the rational, intelligent, and ethical individual. Everyone admitted Junice and Jewel have said some things years ago, but Junice is blaming it all on Jewel, while the other sister is clearly over it all. Junice is desperate for attention and to hurt Jewel, so, she is stooping so low to keep score and think up all the bad things she can possibly say about Jewel, broadcasting them for the world, in hopes of bringing Jewel down to make herself look better for her failures and insecurities in life.
I agree. Who shares a huge family moment with some strangers? That simply makes no sense whatsoever, and evinces the level of mental instability Junice possesses.