Gospel songstress and half of the Mary Mary duo, Tina Campbell, opened up about her husband cheating on her and surprisingly claimed that she is taking “full responsibility” for her husband’s affair.
Season 3 of the reality show that follows the life of the gospel singing sisters kicked off with Tina’s marital drama at the forefront.
During an interview with Ebony a few months ago, Tina revealed that her husband had indeed cheated on her and that she even considering stabbing him with a knife at one point.
Despite her initial rage, she took Teddy Campbell back with open arms and now she’s ready to explain why.
“I, Tina, assume full responsibility for the issues that I contributed to the relationship,” she said during an interview with CNikky. “I was controlling, talked too much. And you can never be heard over me because when I want to talk I got the floor and ain’t nobody gonna get it from me until I give it up.”
She went on to say that her husband’s affair made her realize she had to do some more work on herself.
“That was the way it was and I have to work on myself,” she said. “You know I mean? I was selfish.”
In addition to being a very dominating personality, she also claimed that she didn’t find the right balance between being a mother and a wife.
“When we started having children it’s like, I forget that I have a responsibility as a wife,” Tina continued. “And I’m questioning you like, ‘Really, what you want me to do? I gotta baby!’”
According to Tina, she made her husband “feel small” and that is what ultimately led to his unfaithful ways.
Throughout the interview, Tina never said she hoped to justify her husband’s affair, but instead that she was just ready to admit that she wasn’t being the best wife she could have been.
Either way, her fans took to social media and messages boards about the reality show to express their feelings about Tina taking responsibility for Teddy’s fling.
“Yes I agree with what Tina is saying,” one fan wrote on a blog comment. “Tina was not justifying her husband cheating, but she [was] just taking responsibility for her part of the reason why he went outside of the marriage.”
Other fans couldn’t see eye to eye with Tina on this particular subject and felt like her issues as a wife should have been addressed by Teddy without him sleeping with another woman.
Another user posted a string of tweets admitting that they understand where Tina is coming from, but still feel as if Teddy is getting off the hook too easily.
“I get it. I do. But that’s it? C’mon Tina,” the Twitter rant began. “You’re telling me that cheating was ok because u weren’t perfect? Nobody is perfect. So should no1 be faithful? Look sis a real man will bring this problems up to you. A boy over his head will run & cheat. #disappointed.”
Either way Tina says she is remaining committed to her marriage and will do whatever it takes to mend their relationship.