Adrienne Bailon has found her second wind. With her talk show “The Real” hitting TV screens everywhere this fall, the singer-actress-turned-tv-personality is out here doing her thing and doing it well. On the August cover of Latina Magazine, she looks radiant with a flawless skin, spiked lashes and nude lips. In her interview, she addresses her love life, recovering from setbacks and her infamous relationship with the Kardashian brother.
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.”
On being ready to settle down: “If by some miracle we started taping The Real in New York tomorrow, I’d marry him [Def Jam Exec Lenny Santiago], 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 surviving career ups and downs: “One thing that growing up in [New York] taught me was never to give up. Do you know how many times my career has been close to rock bottom? Each time, I was like, Girl, figure it out. Reinvent yourself. Just the other day, I was having lunch with my mom, and she said, ‘You’ve taught me so much. You are so resilient.’”
Here comes a test of her resilience, because the Kardashian clan is out for social media blood following Adrienne’s remarks about their brother, Rob, who she dated from 2007-2009.
First came Kim
Then came Kourtney, but she deleted hers soon after.
And Khloe addressed the situation in response to a twitter fan’s question
I’m not sure what Adrienne said that was so wrong for everybody to be so upset, but we all know it doesn’t take much to set one of them off, and when you set off one Kardashian, you get them all.
Regardless, Adrienne is a star in her own right. The Real premieres September 15.