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Another reality show is coming your way and one of the best reasons to watch is to catch up with Faith Evans. The 39-year-old divorced mother of four is one of the music industry’s underrated talents and one of its sweetest personalities as well. Evans and co-star Nicci Gilbert are co-executive producers of “R&B Divas,” an eight episode series chronicling the making of a Whitney Houston tribute CD with castmates Syleena Johnson, Monifah Carter and Keke Wyatt. Despite being embroiled in reality TV worthy life and relationship drama well before reality TV’s heyday, Faith is a survivor. The widow of The Notorious B.I.G. has moved to Los Angeles where she’s raising her children as a single mother, including 15-year-old C.J, their son, her two sons with ex-husband Todd Russaw and her 19-year-old daughter, Chyna, from a previous relationship. While Evans says you’ll see little of her personal life on the show, her castmates opened up a lot more. Monifah reveals that she is in a lesbian relationship, and Wyatt even has her sixth child in front of the cameras. Here’s Faith on life, love, music and her reality today.

Listen to “Lovin’ Me” the theme song from “R&B Divas.” You are the best known out of the women on this show. What made you want to do reality TV with these ladies?

Faith Evans:  I had a couple of people that were interested in doing shows with me but I didn’t feel like I was ready for reality TV. I didn’t think I was ready to give people what they expected from reality shows. I wasn’t in that place to where I wanted to open up my home and my personal life. So I waited it out. Nicci came to me with the idea of doing a tour with these ladies and some others. I had an idea to do an album with some R&B singers but had no idea when or how to pull it off. Ironically, all the ladies were at Kelly Price’s pre-Grammy party, which I was one of the hosts of, where Whitney did her last performance. After losing Whitney a few days later, it was a revelation that maybe I should do this album. Maybe I should do a TV show. The show chronicles us making this charity album and the proceeds will go to The Whitney Houston Academy of Performing Arts in New Jersey.

Full Interview Here

(Source: Black America Web)