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That's one of the main things we took away from the November 24 episode of Married to Medicine after Buffie Purselle confronted Dr. Jackie about the "infertile" comment she previously made during her book cover reveal party (clip above). Things quickly got heated during the first dinner out on the couples trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when Dr. Heavenly stepped in to defend Dr. Jackie. A shouting match broke out between the ladies even before the appetizers were served.
The moment was actually even more intense than we saw on TV. After Dr. Heavenly received some praise from fans for keeping her composure with Buffie, the dentist noted on Twitter, "I didn’t control myself I said a lot," adding that we didn't get to see everything she said to Buffie on TV.
Dr. Heavenly continued to show her support for Dr. Jackie on Twitter. "Jackie was wrong to say what she said, but she was not trying to be malicious!" she tweeted. "Y’all know her. She’d never be mean about infertility."
Buffie expressed confusion over the incident on Twitter and thanked Toya Bush-Harris and her husband, Dr. Eugene Harris, for having her back that night. "Can anyone tell me what I did WRONG? For the life of me I still can’t figure it out," she said. "Thank you @toyabushharris @eugeneharrisIII for standing up for what’s right ALWAYS."
Toya said on Twitter that she was just supporting "what's right." "We have to ask permission to tell [others'] personal business," she tweeted.
Mariah Huq, who missed the dinner in Cabo because she was not feeling well, gave some props to her "fabulous girl" Buffie for holding her own during the episode. "I hate I missed the dinner, but I am glad she shared her truth," Mariah said of Buffie on Instagram. "We need more people who aren't afraid to stand for what's right."
Buffie expressed disappointment with how her conversation with Dr. Jackie in Cabo went while speaking with The Daily Dish prior to Sunday night's episode airing. "I don't believe that I actually was given an apology in Cabo. I think that Dr. Walters just wanted to explain why she did what she did, and I don't think that she thinks I'm deserving of an apology. And I'm not waiting on anything. I accepted it. I don't want an apology from someone who doesn't respect me or think that they owe me one because what does that mean?" Buffie explained. "So I appreciate the effort. She gets a C for that. I'm grown up enough to be cordial around people who maybe don't have respect for me."
Dr. Jackie said that she regretted calling Buffie "infertile" during a separate interview with The Daily Dish earlier this season.
"I hate that it happened. You know, if I could definitely take it back and do it all over again because I really was not aware what Buffie wanted to share. And I can certainly say it isn’t my place to share. But after we had talked about it throughout the group I really thought it was OK," she said. "And so, certainly being a physician, and, you know, a board-certified physician who takes care of tons of celebrities and people from all over the country, I would not have shared something like that had I thought it was not OK with her. You know, I am sorry. I should have asked her, and I hate that [it hurt her]. That is what definitely bothers me the most."
However, Dr. Jackie said that she hopes that she and Buffie can get to a better place in the future, although she knows it's going to take time. "I can’t force the healing. You know, she has to take her time and heal. So, I’m not saying she’s not hurt. It’s in her own time," she said. "So you have to offer to do a sincere apology and then just allow that person to heal."
Buffie, who was able to get pregnant six times in the past, but unfortunately suffered a miscarriage each time, recently confirmed that she and her husband, psychiatrist Dr. David Purselle, have officially begun the process of surrogacy. “We’re so excited to become parents,” she told PEOPLE last week. “A family is something that we have both desperately wanted for so long now. We made our decision and we couldn’t be happier!"
Watch a preview of next week's Married to Medicine coming up on Sunday at 9/8c, below.
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