Mother of two Emily Bustamente and Fabolous bottom-b*tch seems fiercely devoted to making her relationship with the work regardless of how one-sided her efforts might be. Read excerpts of her interview with Juicy magazine editor-in-chief Paula T. Renfroe below.
How does Fab feel about the show?
Fab and I shot a pilot show together about him being a father and trying to be an entertainer as well. They ended up not picking up his pilot. But um, he was a little salty [about me being in Love & Hip Hop]. He never told me not to do it. He was just like, “You know, I don’t know if it’s a good idea, but I’m not gonna tell you not to do it.”
It was compelling to see you all open up and be vulnerable …
It was definitely like therapy for me because I’d never talked about it. And I didn’t realized that people had questions. I didn’t know people were like, ‘You’ve been with him how long? I’ve never heard of you. I’ve never seen you.’ And I was like, ‘If I’m okay with it, then why are you bothered?
One of my favorite clips is when you imitate Fab in the first episode.
He’ll go on the radio and they’ll ask, ‘Are you single?’ And he’ll say ‘As a dollar bill.’ But it’s funny because he’ll text me, and be like, ‘Don’t listen to the radio.’ I honestly feel and believe that [Fab the rapper] is a personality.
What are the pros of being in a relationship with him? ( the money)
He’s so intelligent. He teaches me so much. When we’re at home he’s not a rapper. He’s John. He’s not this guy everybody else see.s I’d rather him just be John at home with the kids sitting at the dinner table eating with them. I couldn’t tell you what the pros, because to me, a pro would be just to have him at home.
Would you like to get married?
Absolutely. But I wouldn’t want to be married to anybody that didn’t want to be married because I don’t want to be divorced either. He’s not the youngest guy, and I’m not even 30. I know it’s been a long time, but I’m not gonna force anything. If it happens it happens and it doesn’t maybe I’ll move on. I don’t know what the future holds.