Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
Singer, Actress and Now Talk Show Host Adrienne Bailon is getting ready for the official launch of her show “The Real” with Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai this fall. On the new cover of Latina Magazine, her interview inside is what’s causing drama. She talks about her new love, Def Jam exec Lenny Santiago, being ready to settle down and her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian.
On going public with Lenny Santiago: “I wanted to let people know that we’re not a secret—we’re just private. Secret relationships are shady, and it’s never been that. Five years into our relationship, we’re no longer at the beginning—we’re established now. We’re in a great, strong place where any negativity cast our way won’t affect us. It was a big birthday for him—he turned 40—and I felt like, ‘I want people to know that I love you, and I think you’re freakin’ amazing.’”
Why she won’t bring her boyfriend on a reality show: “When I was doing the reality show [Empire Girls] with Julissa [Bermudez], the producers wanted me to show my relationship with Lenny, but I didn’t want to do that; I didn’t want a repeat of what happened with Rob.”
On being ready to settle down: “If by some miracle we started taping The Real in New York tomorrow, I’d marry him, like, right now. I want a family. I see my sister and she’s on her second baby, and I’m like, That’s success. Having a family—I can’t wait for that.”
On the aftermath of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, ‘You ruined Rob’s life!’ and I’ll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.”
On suffering Rob Kardashian’s infidelity in the public eye: “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me, and it always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ And, in my situation, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God! I made a mistake!’ He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal.”
Those comments about the Kardashian name hurting her career really struck a chord with Kim and Khole. First Kim took to her twitter to slam the former Cheetah Girls member saying that she wouldn’t have the interview if she wasn’t talking about a Kardashian and telling her to “let it go.” After that big blow up before Kim’s wedding that caused Rob to leave and not attend, I think it’s safe to say that all is well with the Kardashian siblings. Continue reading