Tamia*As a wife and entertainer, Tamia has successfully managed to balance making music for her fans and keeping her marriage alive and well.

For the fans, that means a follow-up to 2012’s “Beautiful Surprise” with her forthcoming album “Love Life.” Featuring the likes of Pop & Oak, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart on the production boards, “Love Life” marks a new chapter for Tamia, who aligned with Def Jam for the album after releasing “Beautiful Surprise” independently.

Chatting with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club on Thursday (May 7), Tamia opened up about “Love Life” as well as how she and husband Grant Hill met and keep the passion in their marriage going. In addition, the singer confessed that she’s celebrating her 40th birthday Saturday (May 9) with plans to relax and soak up the sun on a beach that’s far away from her Florida residence.

Other points of interest included Tamia weighing in on “Basketball Wives” and reality TV as well as living with multiple sclerosis. Scroll below for the highlights of Tamia’s interview with The Breakfast Club, via TheYBF.com:

On “Basketball Wives”:
“It’s their reality. I think everyone has things that could do well on television that’s kind of salacious enough.” Charlamagne asked, “Have you ever been approached to do the show?” She responds, “Yea absolutely. It’s just not something that we’re into.”

On being married to Grant Hill:
“Our home life is very calm and quiet. We travel a lot so when we get home we like to relax.”

On how they keep their marriage spicy:
“I think communication. Guys find love through their eyes and we find love through our ears, so you have to talk tome a little bit and I have to show you something.”

On how she copes with MS:
“No, I don’t smoke weed. See like Montel [Williams] he has pain so I think the weed is good for the pain. I don’t have any pain. I do a lot of homeopathic things. We do different types of therapy. I’ve been good since 2003.”

On her upcoming album:
“There are a lot of love songs. It’s kind of a happy album. It’s not as deep and dark as some of my other albums. It’s kind of in a better place.”

To see Tamia’s entire interview with The Breakfast Club, check out the video below:

To listen to Tamia’s new song “Stuck with Me,” click on the audio below: