CELEBRITY COUPLE FLEX ALEXANDER AND SHANICE WILSON visit “The Real” to talk about their new reality show launching on The Oprah Winfrey Network this fall. The couple reveals that their decision to do a reality TV show came after experiencing the ups and downs of the entertainment business and wanting to showcase the truth. Flex shares how NINE people living under one roof is crazy must-see TV.
Jeannie Mai: Shanice we heard that you’re a reality TV junkie. Spill it, what’s your guilty pleasure?
Shanice: I am, I’m terrible. I watch everything. Like, I watch “The Braxtons.” I do. I’m not just saying that ’cause you’re my girl. I ain’t just sayin’ that. For real, I watch “The Braxtons,” I watch “The Kardashians,” “Basketball Wives”…
Loni Love: What made you guys decide to tell your story on reality TV?
Flex: I didn’t want to do it. She was asking me for probably about seven years. Yeah, yeah because at the time, as like an actor, you think that, you know (points to Tamera,) they’ll put you in the box of “Well you’re not serious and you don’t want to work.” So I didn’t want to do that but we went through some really hard times, uh…. And we just said, “You know what? We want to tell our story.” And we want to be… as long as we can be on the creative side, you know, we created it and uh… We just really, you know, told the story of the ups and downs in this business.
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