Last night, VH1 premiered “Lala’s Full Court Wedding”, a reality show based around the wedding of popular TV personality Lala Vazquez. During the first episode, Lala was faced with a few dilemmas while planning the wedding which included falling in love with a pink wedding dress after it was already confirmed she’d be wearing Vera Wang and also having to choose which parent would walk her down the aisle. Lala’s parents had divorced when she was very young and her mother felt as though, since she went through the trials and tribulations of raising Lala and her brother alone, she should be the one walking her down the aisle.
However, the most interesting part of the show came when Lala had a sit down with singer Tyrese (who was married for some years before eventually getting a divorce). Tyrese questioned Lala on whether she was ready to be a “wife”, followed by this interesting dialogue.
Why are you not hanging out with married women who have been married for a long time? You can’t be in the spirit of being married, hanging out with a bunch of single people. I’m not telling you to get rid of all of your friends but they are not in the same space that you are in…
And boy did that comment have Twitter on fire!
I feel like everything @Tyrese said was 100% you need to be around people that on ur page and its good to master things –YupShesFancy
I just don’t know how all these divorced men are experts on what women should do in marriage –hypetunnel
Here is the thing she isn’t a house wife. She is in entertainment so hanging out with who she hangs with is also part of her job –BigMed
You can have single girl friends but you can’t hang with them in the club because what they are looking for you already have at home! – Hydeia Broadbent
Tyrese has a point. A very good one. But it isn’t so much the fact that she has single friends. Its the “type” of single friends that she has. –TPTotalPackage
Lala’s friend Ciara seemed to take Tyrese’s comment personal and also chimed in:
Just because my friend is Married doesn’t [mean] she can’t hang with the single ladies!:) Its ok to hang with single ladies, when your friends are level headed! What matters is the space people are in mentally. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to be wild! The truth is you just have to be around the right company. Regardless. Single or married..
No matter how you look at it, Tyrese was right. Lala shouldn’t dump her girlfriends but she definitely shouldn’t seek out advice from them and she should have at least one married one in the bunch. Also, do you think her mom’s request to walk her down the aisle was unreasonable?? Although, she raised them on her own, Lala’s father still remained in her life and they had a close relationship.
If you missed it, check out the full episode below: