I recently read an interesting article on Tracey Edmonds in the May issue of Sister2Sister magazine. In the issue (on news stands now) Tracey speaks on topics such as her parenting style, eating habits, her boo Deion Sanders and of course her new Alright YouTube Channel . She also clears up those Babyface “alimony” rumors plus gives advice to married women.
Just in case you are not aware, Tracey was married to Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds for 13 years. They have 2 handsome sons together and remain “great friends” as they co-parent their children.
Most of us (myself included) thought Tracey got a big chunk of alimony after her divorce with Babyface but surprisingly that was not the case.
Here is what she had to say regarding her receiving alimony:
I never took alimony. When Kenny and I split up, both of us were making very similar income, so we had a very amicable divorce. There were rumors of me getting $70 million, which is absolutely crazy. There was no cash settlement whatsoever. Kenny and I split the kids’ cost, 50/50.
Here she speaks on why she continued to work after marrying a man as successful as Babyface:
…I worked my way through college. After college I did real estate for a while, then I moved into the entertainment industry when Kenny and I got together. But I never stopped working. I always had my own revenue stream and I always had a plan for myself and made sure that I was financially secure, just in case anything ever went wrong. I always put money away and planned ahead.
Here are her thoughts & advice for married women:
As wonderful and beautiful as love can be, you never know when the fairy tale is going to end. I think what’s really important for women, especially once they get married, is to make sure you always have a game plan. I respect and admire stay-at-home moms, but the challenge for stay-at-home moms is that if anything goes wrong in the relationship and you’ve got to get out there and get a job, it’s very challenging.
Nothing quite as powerful as a woman with a plan! Do you agree with Tracey’s advice?
For more of this interview, get the May issue of Sister2Sister.
For more of Tracey:
Follow her on Twitter @Traceyeedmonds
Check out her Alright YouTube Channel
***UPDATE*** After the post, I got a little Twitter love from Tracey. Yay me!
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photos:Tracey’s Facebook page