Last night a new episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter aired with award-winning songwriter and performer Babyface chatting it up with Oprah. During the sit down, Babyface spoke candidly about his relationship with ex-wife and the mother of his children, Tracey Edmonds, and his thoughts on her new loves.
On loving and leaving Tracey: We wanted it to look like that. We felt responsible. The reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there. We loved each other but we weren’t really IN love with each other. . . It was more the idea of it falling apart. . . and me holding onto the image of what I thought we were. . . I don’t feel like we were supposed to be together forever. . . I’m okay with it because I think she’s okay.
On Tracey’s brief marriage to Eddie Murphy: I didn’t think it was the best thing. I didn’t know Eddie. So, I said to Tracey, ‘It’s your decision.’ It wasn’t for me to step-in. But things happened the way they were supposed to happen.
On meeting Deion Sanders (Tracey’s new beau): Deion’s a good guy. Deion did one thing for me, which I thought was the classiest thing in the world. I’ve given her my opinion on certain things, knew Deion seemed like a nice guy. When he called me and said he didn’t want to meet my children until he sat down with me. So he [wanted to] know me before he met my children. I was in. Tracy is family, so I wanna make sure she’s good.