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New "ATL Housewife" Marlo Hampton Responds To Arrests, Says She Had A "Hard-Knock" Childhood

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The newest addition to the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" clan is speaking out before the season even gets started.  Marlo Hampton, who is dating and reportedly engaged to cast member NeNe's alleged ex boo, Charles Grant (pictured here), is addressing the reports of her past 7 arrests.  Read on...

After this ish broke these past couple days--revealed charges of weapon possessions and probation violations and assaults--Marlo sent out a statement to clear up things.  Kinda.

"It has come to my attention that some of my past indiscretions have come to light. Let me first state that I am not ashamed of my past as that has helped me become a better woman today. We all have a past and my hard-knock childhood in and out of the Foster Care system is a reflection on a bigger issue we are faced with here in America, a broken Foster Care system. My present charge in life is to live with God in my heart and help young women especially from the foster care system avoid the challenges I faced. I'm more then just what is being said of me and I have a story to tell." -- Marlo Hampton

Alrighty then.  I'm sure we'll get even more from Marlo when the season starts....

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well you can ask people on

well you can ask people on yahoo bcusaee they dont know you and then aafter you find the right advice then you can delete it..so no one can read it!!
Sdgfdg's picture

meh. who cares? just kick

meh. who cares? just kick nene's ass and save the sob stories.
uranidjit's picture

Why does she give me tameka

Why does she give me tameka raymond?? Am I the only one? Lol
Shrimp fried rice's picture

Yes she is giving you Tameka

Yes she is giving you Tameka Foster t's
cocochanel's picture

YESSS GIRL YESSSS

YESSS GIRL YESSSS
Anonymous's picture

I had to do a double triple

I had to do a double triple look myself...you are not the only one:)
Anonymous's picture

A Tameka Foster Raymond look

A Tameka Foster Raymond look a like. They say we all have a double.
Anonymous's picture

Yes, I def thought that was

Yes, I def thought that was her at first glimpse.
Shy's picture

hard-knock childhood ???

hard-knock childhood ??? those charges arent that old ma' ....pluss 7 timess is a lot..what kinda childhood are you talking about ?!?!? You got a terrible childhood..so thats y youve been arrested.7 times ? I had an hard-knock childhood too but im still clean...anyways i'll give her the benefice of doubt...i'll make up my mind after the season..but she doesnt look that mean tho..we'll see
Anonymous's picture

what is she known for?

what is she known for?
Anonymous's picture

Shhh she dye rock gucci

Shhh she dye rock gucci
Na me's picture

She should have had someone

She should have had someone proofread that...they might have caught the mistake in the last sentence.
p1tey1's picture

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to hire a publicist to handle their press releases!
Anonymous's picture

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to hire a publicist to handle their press releases!
Anonymous's picture

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to hire a publicist to handle their press releases!
Anonymous's picture

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to

LOL! Me too! Someone needs to hire a publicist to handle their press releases!
Anonymous's picture

LOL!!! I know right!!!! It

LOL!!! I know right!!!! It made me squirm!!!!
Anonymous's picture

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE POINT THAT THOSE OF US THAT HAS HAD A "HARD KNOCK LIFE" (AND WHO DIDN'T?) ARE SAYING. IF SHE WERE A MAN SHE'D BEEN LOCKED UP RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF A THE LATEST "IT" GOLD DIGGER TO HIT THE "REALTY" SHOW CIRCUIT. IF YOUR PARENTS DIDN'T WHOOP YOU AS A CHILD THEN THE WORLD [WILL] WHEN YOU'RE AN ADULT, AND THE [WORLD] IS NOT TRYING TO HEAR BOUT WHAT YOU GOING/WENT THROUGH. THE WORLD IS ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY . . . SPINNING. . NO MATTER WHO DIED OR CRIED OR HEART WAS BROKEN THE WORD KEEPS ON SPINNING. YOU CAN BE IN A CAGE WHILE IT HAPPENS OR NOT MAKE THE [WORLD] NO DIFFERENCE. THERE'S NO [JUDGEMENT] ABOUT IT, JUST THE [LAWS] OF LIFE "FOR EVERY ACTION THERE'S AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE [REACTION] YOU SEW EVIL AND YOU REAP A REPUTATION. . . THE WORLD OWES NO ONE NO THING NO EVEN MERCY. . .STILL SPINNING!!!!
MasterMind's picture

HALF YALL DUMB A55E5 EXCUSED

HALF YALL DUMB A55E5 EXCUSED CHRIS BROWN FROM BEATING UP RIHANNA, AND MIKE VICK FOR FIGHTING THEM DOGS....SHUT THE FLUCK UP............YOUR CHILDHOOD DOES SHAPE U TO THE ADULT THAT U R AND THAT PARENTAL SUPPORT SYSTEM DOES TOO, SHE HAD A BAD CHILDHOOD WITHOUT A PROPER PARENTAL UNIT IN IT....SHE SAID SHE CHANGED ONLY TIME WILL TELL. LEAVE HER A55 ALONE AND MAKE SURE YOU RAISE YOUR KIDS RIGHT!!STUPID FOOLS
WHATEVA's picture

no one is denying your

no one is denying your childhood shapes you. We (The commonwealth) aren't paying for how your parents fucked you up, which is why we've made prison and birth control. . . one for you and the other your fucked up parents.
MasterMind's picture

BETWEEN NENE AND

BETWEEN NENE AND MARLO...........NENE IS THE REAL GUTTER TRASH FEMALE....I WISH SOMEBODY WOULD BEAT THE LIVING SHYT OUTTA NENE LEAKES...........I CAN'T STAND THAT MOOSE!! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PHUCK HER UGLY AZZ UP!! LOL
Anonymous's picture

Agreed!!!

Agreed!!!
Anonymous's picture

aaugh you know Nene is

aaugh you know Nene is playing an improvisational character right? and most of the women on those series are neither real or wives?. . .you know that right? . . . right?
MasterMind's picture

imma want people to stop

imma want people to stop blaming their adult behavior (which results in these Fab portfolio shots) on their childhood. we are Grown. how long (and how many arrests) does it take to Move On? and these aren't childhood pics, these is grown up pics... Bullshit should stop in about 5...4..3..
PGRIP's picture

Thank you! I hear that s***

Thank you! I hear that s*** all the time at work (jail) and sometimes I just have break it down to those men and women. You are always telling me you are grown, you must not be because you are blaming your foolery on your childhood. Take accountability for your mistakes and move forward; we all make mistakes but when you have over 40 charges and you are 20 with a juvie record, I am charging this to stupid.Thirty and forty year old men and women talking about my childhood. If it messed you up that bad then take your ass to therapy because if you can make an excuse you are fully aware that it is not what you are supposed to be doing, you just don't want to own it.
Reese's picture

So Therapy is Free? Cut the

So Therapy is Free? Cut the woman some slack...she wasn't arrested for Armed Robbery or Murder...people are doing the most with this....Be happy she is in a place where she can say I know better and I want to do better...Some people go their whole life without ever learning how to make changes Some people would never let themselves get put in a position where their business would get put out there either....Maybe she will inspire some young woman to change her mind about doing some of things that can put her in Marlo's situation. People don't know where they are going in life when they are out there doing stupid stuff Them Chicks on Atl HW is going through stuff too...so what
LemonJuiceandHotSauce's picture

Most of her mugshots look

Most of her mugshots look like they are just a few years if not months old... why is she blaming her childhood?
Anonymous's picture

Her arrests are from 12 years

Her arrests are from 12 years ago. Heck I was 12 then and I know I have grown alot since then. Not only physically but in everyway. We all have a journey hers prolly involved fighting ( other kids as well as adults) for survival. She seems to be taking responsibilty for her past and offering a reason by referring to what she comes from. Not justifying it my her upbringing. With that being said I prolly wont like her, b/c in order to be on that show you have to be a bitch, with the exception of Kandi who used her celebrity.
Me 's picture

Thats what I was thinking.

Thats what I was thinking. Maybe when she found a NFL player she also found the Lord! It's easy to praise him when everything is all good. But can or will we maintain our integrity when times get tough? Job did so can we? 2003 mug shots. Glad I'm not the judge.
Light Seeker's picture

she has my first name!

she has my first name!
white chocolate's picture

XCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE

XCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE POINT THAT THOSE OF US THAT HAS HAD A "HARD KNOCK LIFE" (AND WHO DIDN'T?) ARE SAYING. IF SHE WERE A MAN SHE'D BEEN LOCKED UP RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF A THE LATEST "IT" GOLD DIGGER TO HIT THE "REALTY" SHOW CIRCUIT. IF YOUR PARENTS DIDN'T WHOOP YOU AS A CHILD THEN THE WORLD [WILL] WHEN YOU'RE AN ADULT, AND THE [WORLD] IS NOT TRYING TO HEAR BOUT WHAT YOU GOING/WENT THROUGH. THE IS ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY . . . SPINNING. . NO MATTER WHO DIED OR CRIED OR HEART WAS BROKEN THE WORD KEEPS ON SPINNING. YOU CAN BE IN A CAGE WHILE IT HAPPENS OR NOT MAKE THE [WORLD] NO DIFFERENCE. THERE'S NO [JUDGEMENT] ABOUT IT, JUST THE [LAWS] OF LIFE "FOR EVERY ACTION THERE'S AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE [REACTION] YOU SEW EVIL AND YOU REPEAT A REPUTATION. . . THE WORLD OWES NO ONE NO THING NO EVEN MERCY. . .STILL SPINNING!!!!
MasterMind's picture

no everyone has not had a

no everyone has not had a hard life & if past experiences were not important the justice system would not grant admission into the court of law to explian the childhood abuse of a "serial killer" or such. We do not exist in this world alone or aside from as you said actions and reactions......she had a bad childhood, exactly and now she is "reacting" to it. Whther anyone wants to admit it or not it has a bearing on how we turn out which has been proven as a fact.
Anonymous's picture

I beg to differ EVERYONE has

I beg to differ EVERYONE has had a hard life. Money/good parent doesn't make someone immune. The justice system takes past experience into consideration for SENTENCING. and it's NOT important to the justice system they don't ask for it, you make enter it or not it's up to YOU, Because the Justice system is backed up listening and re-listening to excuses & lies. they (Judge, Jury and the Court appointed attorneys) will have forgotten you before the jail door knobs hit ya.
MasterMind's picture

Oh I didn't know a poll was

Oh I didn't know a poll was taken on everyone & everyone answered yes I had a hard life. Thanks for educating us.
Anonymous's picture

LOL I know right...dumbasses

LOL I know right...dumbasses tryna sound even more dumb. SMH
Anonymous's picture

Im srry she had a ruff life-

Im srry she had a ruff life- - no one should have to go thru that BUT, to me, it seems like, at the end of the day, she is STILL A HUSTLER. She has hustled her way into the life of an NFL player, a reality show, & quik fame. Chile, u aint fooling nobody. I will see where God is in ur life, when Nene or a groupie comes at u. Tht will be the TRUE test!
ShreveportShawty's picture

I hope in teaching young

I hope in teaching young girls anything she remembers to talk to them about taking RESPONSIBILITY for your actions and not blaming your circumstances, hardships, or "the system"......once you are an ADULT (which she appears to be in every one of those mugshots -hello!) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Your past isn't responsible, your mami and papi aren't responsible, the man ain't responsible, JUST YOU. People with victim mentalities look at their circumstances and want to point fingers at the "culprit" but at the end of the day THEY MADE A CHOICE and it was the wrong one. Own up to that.
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PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE SAYING "I HAD A BAD LIFE ADN DIDNT' DO THOSE THINGS" NEED TO GROW UP BECASUE SHE IS NOT YOU. PAST EXPERIENCES, SKIN COLOR, CULTURE AND HOW WE WERE RAISED HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW WE TURN OUT. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE YOU ARE MEETING A MURIAD OF EXPERIENCES THAT PLAY OUT IN THAT INDIVIDUAL. IF YOU HAD A HARD KNOCK LIFE AND DIDNT MAKE AS MANY BAD DECISIONS AS SHE DID THEN GOOD FOR YOU BUT DON'T DISCREDIT PHYCHOLOGY,SOCIOLOGY AND YEARS OF STUDY THAT SHOWS HOW POVERTY, ABUSE AND A BROKEN CHILDHOOD CAN GREATLY EFFECT A PERSONS CHARACTER AND LIFE CHOICES. SHE IS NOT YOU AND PEOPLE RESPOND TO STRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. USING BATTERY AS AN EXAMPLE: ONE BATTERD WIFE MAY LEAVE HER HUSBAND WHILE THE OTHER MAY CHOOSE TO KILL HER HUSBAND IT STILL DOESN'T MEAN THAT BATTERY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDER JUST BECAUSE A DIFFERNT WOMEN CHOSE TO LEAVE. FURTHER MORE YOU COULD HAVE COME FROM A ROUGH CHILDHOOD AS DID I BUT YOU HAVE HAD MORE HELP OR UPLIFTING IN YOUR LIFE, NO ONES SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. STOP JUDGING SO MUCH AND HAVE SOME EMPATHY FOR A CHANCE.
Anonymous's picture

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE POINT THAT THOSE OF US THAT HAS HAD A "HARD KNOCK LIFE" (AND WHO DIDN'T?) ARE SAYING. IF SHE WERE A MAN SHE'D BEEN LOCKED UP RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF A THE LATEST "IT" GOLD DIGGER TO HIT THE "REALTY" SHOW CIRCUIT. IF YOUR PARENTS DIDN'T WHOOP YOU AS A CHILD THEN THE WORLD [WILL] WHEN YOU'RE AN ADULT, AND THE [WORLD] IS NOT TRYING TO HEAR BOUT WHAT YOU GOING/WENT THROUGH. THE WORLD IS ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY . . . SPINNING. . NO MATTER WHO DIED OR CRIED OR HEART WAS BROKEN THE WORD KEEPS ON SPINNING. YOU CAN BE IN A CAGE WHILE IT HAPPENS OR NOT MAKE THE [WORLD] NO DIFFERENCE. THERE'S NO [JUDGEMENT] ABOUT IT, JUST THE [LAWS] OF LIFE "FOR EVERY ACTION THERE'S AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE [REACTION] YOU SEW EVIL AND YOU REAP A REPUTATION. . . THE WORLD OWES NO ONE NO THING NO EVEN MERCY. . .STILL SPINNING!!!!
MasterMind's picture

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE SAYING "I HAD A BAD LIFE ADN DIDNT' DO THOSE THINGS" NEED TO GROW UP BECASUE SHE IS NOT YOU. PAST EXPERIENCES, SKIN COLOR, CULTURE AND HOW WE WERE RAISED HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW WE TURN OUT. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE YOU ARE MEETING A MURIAD OF EXPERIENCES THAT PLAY OUT IN THAT INDIVIDUAL. IF YOU HAD A HARD KNOCK LIFE AND DIDNT MAKE AS MANY BAD DECISIONS AS SHE DID THEN GOOD FOR YOU BUT DON'T DISCREDIT PHYCHOLOGY,SOCIOLOGY AND YEARS OF STUDY THAT SHOWS HOW POVERTY, ABUSE AND A BROKEN CHILDHOOD CAN GREATLY EFFECT A PERSONS CHARACTER AND LIFE CHOICES. SHE IS NOT YOU AND PEOPLE RESPOND TO STRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. USING BATTERY AS AN EXAMPLE: ONE BATTERD WIFE MAY LEAVE HER HUSBAND WHILE THE OTHER MAY CHOOSE TO KILL HER HUSBAND IT STILL DOESN'T MEAN THAT BATTERY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDER JUST BECAUSE A DIFFERNT WOMEN CHOSE TO LEAVE. FURTHER MORE YOU COULD HAVE COME FROM A ROUGH CHILDHOOD AS DID I BUT YOU HAVE HAD MORE HELP OR UPLIFTING IN YOUR LIFE, NO ONES SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. STOP JUDGING SO MUCH AND HAVE SOME EMPATHY FOR A CHANCE.
Anonymous's picture

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE

EXCUSES DON'T EXCUSE IS THE POINT THAT THOSE OF US THAT HAS HAD A "HARD KNOCK LIFE" (AND WHO DIDN'T?) ARE SAYING. IF SHE WERE A MAN SHE'D BEEN LOCKED UP RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF A THE LATEST "IT" GOLD DIGGER TO HIT THE "REALTY" SHOW CIRCUIT. IF YOUR PARENTS DIDN'T WHOOP YOU AS A CHILD THEN THE WORLD [WILL] WHEN YOU'RE AN ADULT, AND THE [WORLD] IS NOT TRYING TO HEAR BOUT WHAT YOU GOING/WENT THROUGH. THE IS ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY . . . SPINNING. . NO MATTER WHO DIED OR CRIED OR HEART WAS BROKEN THE WORD KEEPS ON SPINNING. YOU CAN BE IN A CAGE WHILE IT HAPPENS OR NOT MAKE THE [WORLD] NO DIFFERENCE. THERE'S NO [JUDGEMENT] ABOUT IT, JUST THE [LAWS] OF LIFE "FOR EVERY ACTION THERE'S AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE [REACTION] YOU SEW EVIL AND YOU REPEAT A REPUTATION. . . THE WORLD OWES NO ONE NO THING NO EVEN MERCY. . .STILL SPINNING!!!!
MasterMind's picture

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE SAYING "I HAD A BAD LIFE ADN DIDNT' DO THOSE THINGS" NEED TO GROW UP BECASUE SHE IS NOT YOU. PAST EXPERIENCES, SKIN COLOR, CULTURE AND HOW WE WERE RAISED HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW WE TURN OUT. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE YOU ARE MEETING A MURIAD OF EXPERIENCES THAT PLAY OUT IN THAT INDIVIDUAL. IF YOU HAD A HARD KNOCK LIFE AND DIDNT MAKE AS MANY BAD DECISIONS AS SHE DID THEN GOOD FOR YOU BUT DON'T DISCREDIT PHYCHOLOGY,SOCIOLOGY AND YEARS OF STUDY THAT SHOWS HOW POVERTY, ABUSE AND A BROKEN CHILDHOOD CAN GREATLY EFFECT A PERSONS CHARACTER AND LIFE CHOICES. SHE IS NOT YOU AND PEOPLE RESPOND TO STRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. USING BATTERY AS AN EXAMPLE: ONE BATTERD WIFE MAY LEAVE HER HUSBAND WHILE THE OTHER MAY CHOOSE TO KILL HER HUSBAND IT STILL DOESN'T MEAN THAT BATTERY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDER JUST BECAUSE A DIFFERNT WOMEN CHOSE TO LEAVE. FURTHER MORE YOU COULD HAVE COME FROM A ROUGH CHILDHOOD AS DID I BUT YOU HAVE HAD MORE HELP OR UPLIFTING IN YOUR LIFE, NO ONES SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. STOP JUDGING SO MUCH AND HAVE SOME EMPATHY FOR A CHANCE.
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE

PEOPLE ON HERE THAT ARE SAYING "I HAD A BAD LIFE ADN DIDNT' DO THOSE THINGS" NEED TO GROW UP BECASUE SHE IS NOT YOU. PAST EXPERIENCES, SKIN COLOR, CULTURE AND HOW WE WERE RAISED HAS A LOT TO DO WITH HOW WE TURN OUT. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE YOU ARE MEETING A MURIAD OF EXPERIENCES THAT PLAY OUT IN THAT INDIVIDUAL. IF YOU HAD A HARD KNOCK LIFE AND DIDNT MAKE AS MANY BAD DECISIONS AS SHE DID THEN GOOD FOR YOU BUT DON'T DISCREDIT PHYCHOLOGY,SOCIOLOGY AND YEARS OF STUDY THAT SHOWS HOW POVERTY, ABUSE AND A BROKEN CHILDHOOD CAN GREATLY EFFECT A PERSONS CHARACTER AND LIFE CHOICES. SHE IS NOT YOU AND PEOPLE RESPOND TO STRESS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. USING BATTERY AS AN EXAMPLE: ONE BATTERD WIFE MAY LEAVE HER HUSBAND WHILE THE OTHER MAY CHOOSE TO KILL HER HUSBAND IT STILL DOESN'T MEAN THAT BATTERY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDER JUST BECAUSE A DIFFERNT WOMEN CHOSE TO LEAVE. FURTHER MORE YOU COULD HAVE COME FROM A ROUGH CHILDHOOD AS DID I BUT YOU HAVE HAD MORE HELP OR UPLIFTING IN YOUR LIFE, NO ONES SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. STOP JUDGING SO MUCH AND HAVE SOME EMPATHY FOR A CHANCE.
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Anonymous's picture

Ewww!!! That dude is Butt

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Anonymous's picture

Everyone has a story and I

Everyone has a story and I could careless about hers. DAMN
Anonymous's picture

At first I was like

At first I was like 'Whatever' but after reading her statement I pulled myself back... Thank God I've never been 'in the system' --as a foster child or anything else for that matter, so I don't speak on what I don't know. To say that everybody can make it is an assumption-not everyone has the will, the resources or even the intelligence to get out of tough situations. There but for the grace of God go I...so kudos to her for not hiding her past and trying to help others.
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