Surprise, Surprise: Stevie J. Wouldn’t Stay With Mimi if She Did the Cheating
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Stevie J. and Mimi are one of the most polarizing “couples” popular black culture has seen on the television in a very long time, if ever. One of the main reasons would have to be because of Stevie J.’s blatant cheating, which resulted in him impregnating one of his own artists (Joseline Hernandez), while he was in a serious relationship with Mimi, the mother of his daughter Eva. Despite knowing about the cheating, Mimi has continued her on and off relationship with the producer. When we were first introduced to Stevie J., Mimi, and Joseline; we were instantly introduced to the series’ controversial love triangle.
And Stevie J’s past didn’t help the situation, since he’s known in the music industry for being a notorious womanizer. He even dated Eve when she was 19 and new to her stardom, and the two had to break off their engagement when she discovered he was being unfaithful. Despite that, Stevie J. still was able to hold on to Mimi for about 15 years, in an unhealthy on and off relationship that became the focal point of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta. Regardless of how terrible Stevie J. treats Mimi, people always wondered if he would stay with Mimi if the shoe was on the another foot.
Well in a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand, he revealed what none of us would find shocking. And that is that Stevie J. doesn’t want to be with anyone who would treat him as bad as he’s treated every woman he’s probably ever dated.
Here are some of the highlights of the interview:
When asked on whether or not he would tolerate Mimi cheated on with other men:
“You can’t ask me that because I’m not going for that. I don’t have to and I won’t. I’m not entertaining that one right there.”
When Jasmine asked him if it was a double standard, he replied:
“Call it what you want to call it.”
On what made him start crushin’ on Joseline Hernandez:
“The first was beauty, boom, she cute, then body was all most all the way there when I found her as a talent… I saw her sing and rhyme other people’s songs, that’s when I called some friends of mine who write for some high powered Latin artist…
…she learned songs in a day. That was an extreme turn on right there, to know that she was serious and was ready to take her career to the next level… Her drive is bananas.”
The number of kids he really has:
“I have 5 children, Dorian, Lil’ Stevie, Sade, Devona, and Eva Giselle. The oldest is my 17 year old son. He fly, we go out together and all that.”
And on his rumored financial problems:
“I don’t entertain that. I’m cooling. I just left Miami… everyday I’m somewhere else. I’m OK, my house is nice, I’m good. I feel good about life.”