The divorce between Sanders and now ex-wife Pilar Sanders was finalized last week where he was awarded full custody of his three children.
It seems Sanders and his new girlfriend Edmonds has at least one thing in common, their experiences with divorce. Edmonds has been divorced twice including one from actor Eddie Murphy who she was married to for only two weeks. She of course was also married to singer/producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
On The Tom Joyner Morning Show Sanders expressed that even though the legalities with the divorce are over, it still drags on.
“You know what, it’s final but it ain’t never final,” Sanders said. “You gon’ always have [issues]. When people are unhappy, they want to inflict unhappiness on other people and I’m not a sad person. I’m always upbeat and outgoing. Hurt people hurt people. Hurt people try to kill people. That boy from New England, he was hurt!”
On why he was able to gain full custody, Sanders retorted with a few questions of his own.
“I’d like to ask that another way – how is it that a woman wins full custody over a man? Just because a woman – its indicative that she birthed the children – that does not constitute that she’s a mother. As well it does not constitute a man being a father just because he has the utensil to produce a child. I’m a real daddy. I know all my kid’s shoe sizes, I do all their shopping, I know all their teachers, I do everything for them. They’re just getting to Prime Prep now. I do everything for my babies. I always have.”
The former football star says his two charter schools, Prime Prep Academy in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas are what he’d rather be known for in the public eye verses any drama or personal relationships.
“The school is doing great. We have 14 seniors. All seniors graduated. 13 of them received scholarships. I think that’s a pretty good ratio. Our test scores was through the roof this year we out-tested all the other DCCSD (Dallas Community Charter School District) schools, it’s phenomenal. I’m happy, we got kids enrolling every day. We had 300 kids in K-5, last year, we had 295 n the 6-12. Still, we broke records in first-year enrollment for charter schools. Our basketball team got up to #2 in the nation and we expect to send 7-10 kids in football this year Division 1.”
Another venture Sanders prides himself on is his football program for young men, Truth. Currently they’re in competition around the country.
“These kids can play. We have two teams at each age – 9, 10, 11, 12 we also have Truth in Memphis as well as Atlanta. They’re doing a good job. It’s just exposing the kids and really challenging them just to be better young men as well as young women in cheerleading and expose them to new places, new things and new environments and give them structure.”
In regards to his relationship with Edmonds, Sanders says everything is “good.”
“Me and Tracy gon’ always be good. I mean Campbell’s soup good, I mean Grandma cooking good. I mean sweet ice tea with some barbecue chips good. I told Tracy, I don’t know what she did to me but she put it down. I said, ‘Baby your plan worked. You put it down.’”