Family Matters

Family Matters

Marlo dissects the 'ATL's' different family dynamics.

By Marlo Hampton

Thank all of you for sharing your thoughts with me last week. I have a few I would like to share as well!

This episode was about love really. Familial love, blossoming love, love of children -- all my favorite topics.  I am proud of women who support their husbands, women who are celebrating motherhood and women stepping out into the world braver, stronger, and better than they were before. Cynthia is developing that strength. I am happy for her that she is standing by Peter and is firm in that. You have to live for you and be in the here and now. If you are happy, that is all that matters! 

It was adorable to see Phaedra and her beautiful son supporting her husband. Nothing warms my heart like family.

Style Tip for 2012: If you are over age 15 please let go of this nail trend immediately -- a single nail in a different color from the others. #adisaster

Blossoming love became serious for Sheree's daughter this Sunday. So young, so sweet. Congratulations to the new couple, I wish them love, the comfort of a family unit and beautiful memories to come. Surely, I would think, a "normal" reaction would have been a hug, kiss, or simply a GENUINE smile?How about that Jo Dee Messina? She has a beautiful voice, is a great writer, and is a real professional in her recording process. It explains the success of her records and career. Kandi, this time we totally agree -- you are outside of your comfort zone, but rest assured diva, it is not because you're black.

Lady Leakes, this is a difficult time for you but have fun, have a Moscato, and wait for your knight in shining armor to come and pick your "good ol' ass up."  

On a side note, you protest much about accusations of racism and are quite vocal about my bad choice of words, but I have seen you in action and you forget yourself. You already know the world is not full of "sweeties!" Never forget #thetourbusmassacre...

Lawrence, my diva extraordinaire! What we saw tonight was that 10 years of friendship is much stronger than mistakes, missteps, and the sidelines chanting for us to draw blood. You are my friend. I love you and respect you and appreciate that you made lighter for me, a very heavy moment. We will continue to grow together and yes queen, wear our Chanel together too! Was I working mine?

Twitter: @iheartmarlo


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