Interview Fab: Jill Marie Jones Clears The Air & Malinda Williams Chats It Up
Jan 23 | by Natasha
YBF chick Jill Marie Jones recently spoke with Essence.com about why she really left Girlfriends: Essence.com: Tracee Ellis Ross said in an interview that the reason you didn't return was because the cast did not receive the huge raise they were expecting. Is that true? J.M.J.: First of all, let me tell you why I left. I left because I wanted to do movies. My contract was up after my sixth season and people forget that just like the network can choose whether or not to renew your contract, I can also choose and evaluate whether or not I want to come back. My actor's chair that has Girlfriends and my name on it, you know the director's chair? Well, on the very last day of my sixth season, I told them to grab my chair and put it in my car for me. So why would I take my chair if I thought I was coming back? Believe you me, I would tell you. I뭭e never made a decision based on money. I was on the show for six years and I think that's a good run. There's so much more I want to do in my career and so much more I want to know and learn, but my departure definitely had nothing to do with money. Essence.com: That's great to hear. I think most folks speculate that you all had beef because you never responded. But that's not the case is it? J.M.J: Well, no one asked me a question. I don't believe in adding grease to fire. If I were doing an interview about something I'm working on and someone wanted to ask me something, I have no problem answering it. But for me to make a statement or a rebuttal, to me it's just silly. The rest of her article is over at Essence.
Source: Essence.com/D-Nice PhotographyMalinda Williams also chatted it up with Essence about what really went down with her and Mekhi-and theyre status now: Essence.com: Some folks believe you and Mekhi are still at war. Is that true? M.W.: The biggest misconception folks have is that I have beef with my ex-husband. Who has time? I'm a very spiritual person and one of the things I base my life on is the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I always try to keep it positive, and that's with anything: friendships or relationships. What happened between us happened so many years ago it's irrelevant now. Honestly, there is nothing to talk about. Besides, I don't like conflict, never have. Remember, I'm a Libra and I love balance. Essence.com: But wasn't there was a time that you were angry and spoke publicly about what transpired between you two? M.W.: When my marriage broke down I was so angry because I didn't want to stop loving Mekhi. Yes, I wanted to stop living with him and I wanted to stop doing some of the things we did together, but I didn't want to stop loving him so it made me angry because I was struggling. I don't know what I was struggling with probably struggling with myself but I was thinking, I don't want to stop loving you so how do I do that? But the world kept saying we had to fight, we had to go court, we had to be enemies, we had to be divorced and all along I kept thinking, I don't want to hate my son's father, I don't want to have disdain for him. I don't want any of those things. So that was the most difficult thing for me to accept. But it came to me one day as I was driving down the street. It was a point when I completely accepted everything for what it was and said, 'You know what? Nobody can take love from you, only you can take love from you.' And when you commit to love someone, you really do commit to love them no matter what and that's what I did. So part of me getting out of that marriage was because I never wanted to get to the point where I hated anyone. Catch the rest of that interview here.
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