Faith Evans Explains Breakup with Stevie J

Faith let the Breakfast Club hosts know that she and Stevie J no longer date. During the morning show interview, she laid everything out and explained what happened between them. While they were and are still friends, she realized Stevie wasn’t giving up the foolishness he shows on TV.

Essence writes:

“I don’t know what made me even finally say okay, but he convinced me, I ain’t even gonna lie,” said Faith. “You know, I’m like, ‘you know I’m not about all the craziness. If I’m going to be in a relationship, it’s gotta be a serious one. You know?’ And I think probably for a few months he definitely went through the convincing and not getting a real response. You know, just, even though I was brushing him off, [he was] like, ‘no for real I really wanna be with you, I love you.’ And I’m like, ‘I love you too, but I don’t know if I wanna be with you.’ You know what I’m saying?”

That’s right, Faith revealed that her feelings for Stevie are stronger than fans may realize and when Charlamagne asked if she really “loved” him, she was quick to defend their bond.

“I still love him; I love him as a friend,” she added. “I love him but it’s not like I’m in love with him.”

So how did Stevie J, who has been romantically linked to co-star Joseline Hernandez, with whom he welcomed a child last year, finally over his good friend? Persistence, charm and honesty, she recalls.

“He just really convinced me that he really wanted to be in a relationship and convinced me that there was no one else in his life,” Faith explained.

But, she says, the magic didn’t last for long. Their breakup happened when she began to change her mind. “I just felt like I never was completely convinced,” Faith added. “I just felt like I’m not sure that you’re really ready. But I mean I was mature enough going into it, like, I know there’s a 50-50 chance it may not work out. But I have to be mature enough to be able to maintain our friendship. So I’m also smart enough to see when it’s time for me to….[points behind her]…and I did.”

Ultimately, it appears as if they wanted different things.

“I just don’t like the drama and I think he might be a little bit addicted to the drama,” she said.

Check out the full interview below.

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