By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
DMX was arguably one of the biggest rappers on the scene back in the days of the Ruff Ryder crew, and although he was dating and eventually married his childhood sweetheart Tashera Simmons, their marriage was very rocky and hurtful amidst a music industry that didn’t seem to making marriage easier for rap stars. It’s no secret that DMX did a lot of cheating, but despite the cheating, Tashera held on for as long as she could. When DMX began to decline on the music scene and began to have back to back legal troubles and moments in prison, it got even harder for his marriage to Tashera to withstand. Then of course there are rumors that drug use that played a part in DMX’s demise, but even though Tashera held on to the relationship for as long as she did, the two did eventually divorce.
Although the former couple did appear on Couples Therapy together and seemed like they were trying to work things out, it would later be revealed that their relationship had ended and there was no chance of a reconciliation.
Tashera is obviously not done with reality television because DMX’s ex is set to appear on the upcoming reality show Starter Wives Confidential.
The show is a product of TLC and is said to following the former wives and ex girlfriends of celebrities as they attempt to move on in their lives. Some even speculate that these exes will also be exposing some of their former lovers.
During the press screening for the show, Tashera spoke on her relationship with DMX and claims she’s found her happiness and has moved on from a relationship consisted mostly of cheating:
“I was 100% mother and wife. When I love, I love hard. [DMX] was great at what he did – which was cheating – but I’m happy as hell now. I’ve found someone very special in my life.”
Starter Wives Confidential will also feature the ex and baby mama of Lamar Odom, the ex-wife to Funkmaster Flex, as well as the baby mamas and former girlfriends of 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather.
Starter Wives Confidential premieres Tuesday January 29, at 10:00 pm EST on TLC.