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Toya Bush-Harris on Why She Was Hurt by Dr. Heavenly Kimes' Shade About Her New House
The Married to Medicine mom explains what the new home means to her and her family.
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Two days after closing on and moving into her new house and while she was still unpacking, Toya Bush-Harris joined the Married to Medicine ladies on a trip to Savannah. While on the bus ride, some of the ladies congratulated Toya on her new home — keyword, some.
There was one friend in the group who wasn't particularly impressed with the news. "You act like it's a big accomplishment: 'Damn, I got a house,'" Dr. Heavenly Kimes remarked sarcastically, and the conversation descended into insults back and forth.
In a conversation with The Daily Dish podcast, Toya explained why Dr. Heavenly's comments really bothered her.
"I really and truly, I was saddened by that when she said it's not a big deal," Toya admitted. "'Cause for us, it was like, we had went through so much. And it was a really bad place where we were, you know, trying to build our life back up, trying to save, having to move from house to house and then you're dong it with children. And I felt like my friends are supposed to be there cheering me on. And I just felt like with her, there was no cheering."
And in fact, Toya says Dr. Heavenly has downplayed their new house on other occasions. But she doesn't feel as though Dr. Heavenly understands what a big accomplishment it is for her and husband Dr. Eugene Harris.
"When Eugene became a physician, our first house was not in the millions. Let's be clear," Toya said. "It was under six and some people's is under three. And so at the end of the day, when you build up the ladder and you get to a place where you can afford certain things and put certain things down and the bank actually says approved and you're at closing and you actually leave with a key, let's be clear, it's a big deal."
Toya gave an update on how the new house is treating her family; check that out above. And make sure to tune into Married to Medicine every Sunday at 9/8c. Preview, below.