*She sings, acts, dabbles in reality TV and now she’s a co-host on the new daytime talk show, ‘The Real’.
Adrienne Bailon is stretching herself, in every sense of the imagination. These days, she’s sitting next to very opinionated women (Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai), while holding her own.
Recently, EURweb media partner (theJasmineBRAND.com), chatted with her about the backlash she’s received from discussing her relationship with Rob Kardashian, why she’s opting to keep her current relationship mum and what sets ‘The Real’ apart from other daytime TV shows.
Check out our conversation below.
How it feels to be on ‘The Real’:
It has been so much fun. I have to be honest. I’m so honored to be on a table with such incredible women and the fact for the first time; we all just keep it real. We’re like real women just like everybody else – we go through things – relationships issues, body issues, all sorts of things that we talk about and we keep it real.
Why she talks about Rob Kardashian on the show and how she handles criticism about bringing him up, years after their relationship ended:
I’ve also heard a lot of things like, “Why is she talking about Rob?” I have to speak from a personal standpoint – I have only had 3 relationships in my entire life – like boyfriends. So it was my 1st boyfriend, that was there for 10 years, Rob and then the man I’m with now. I can’t speak to you about what someone else’s experience – I can only talk to you about my life, my experience and Rob happens to be a part of that. And I think it’s sad that people will judge and be like “Well, why are you talking about him years later?”. Well, it’s actually my 1st time ever talking about it. He got his chance to speak about it on his reality show where he read emails about me and talked about me – entire episodes that were about me that really didn’t get my approval. So for years later, for me to just share my experience, I’m not trying to hurt anybody. If anything, I want people to be able to learn from what I went through. Getting a tattoo on my ass – not the smartest idea. But hopefully there’s a young girl out there that is considering that, saying to herself “That’s not a smart idea. Adrienne did that. Rob did that – not a smart idea.” I think he’d agree with that too so I’m sure he doesn’t want my name on his body either. Years later, I don’t think it’s saying anything negative but just keeping it real. And that’s my reality, that’s my life, that’s what I went through, and well, yeah.
Visit theJasmineBRAND.com to find out why she’s vowed to keep her new relationship private, along with the full interview.