Bravotv.com: Why did you come to Robyn’s defense about Juan at game night?
Charrisse Jackson Jordan: I felt that to spread a rumor about Juan and Robyn’s personal business was totally inappropriate. And quite frankly, I am tired of Ashley appointing herself the relationship expert. She is still wet behind the ears and is just learning about being a married couple. I’m sure she could use some advice in the marriage department but she is so focused on trying to speak negatively about others. But outside of the restaurant, she doesn’t share her own issues. We all know that all isn’t perfect in Darbyville.
Bravotv.com: What do you think about Ashley bringing up your own marriage at the store the next day – what were you thinking during that blow-up and when Ashley walked out?
CJJ: First of all, Ashley knows nothing about my relationship. We haven’t developed that type of friendship. Ashley is just a messy little girl and I don’t have time for her desperate need for attention. Perhaps if her husband was truly pleasing her she wouldn’t consistently keep her nose in the bedroom of others. Secondly, if you’re going to throw out accusations then have all the facts correct. I really have no desire to waste my time on what the young buck thinks, and I stopped babysitting when I was a teenager and don’t have plans to start with Lil Ashley. I am grateful when she finally left. I had to do everything in my power not to totally lose it. As a result, I know that I can deal with the little one in small doses.
Bravotv.com: Tell us about the sit down with Gizelle - were you surprised by her support?
CJJ: The sit down with Gizelle was different. In the years that I’ve known her, we have never had a genuine conversation. I am seeing a different side of her that appears sincere. After all, she had a train wreck of a marriage and up until this point, I thought she forgot about that considering the way she has come for my marriage. Hopefully, this side of her will show up more often.
Bravotv.com: What do you think of Robyn's comments about your champagne room?
CJJ: Robyn’s comments about my champagne room has no affect on me. When doing the champagne room I wasn’t seeking out approval from anyone. Instead, I did it for myself. Hopefully, my friends will all enjoy it with me without judgment. I don’t expect everyone to get it. After all, who do you know with a champagne room in their home? #JustCharrisse
Bravotv.com: Tell us about your and Gizelle’s sit down with Robyn - what did you think of her answers?
CJJ: The sit down with Robyn was initially awkward for me. I normally allow my friends to come to me if they want to discuss something personal. I NEVER initiate prying in someone's personal space. It was perplexing that Robyn thought seeing a therapist meant she needed to be "fixed." After all, everyone knows I see a therapist and I am not broke (am I? :-0). Her situation is very complicated for the average person to comprehend. Though I am pro-family, I am even more pro-happiness. I’ve known Robyn and Juan for 14 years. I hosted her first baby shower. I have a fond love for them and sincerely want them together as a happy couple/family that I may not see things the way others do. As a friend to them both, I only care about their happiness.