Tashera Simmons needs a tap on the shoulder and a good long sister to sister hug from me…or from anyone that feels sorry for her. Her estranged husband of many years, Earl Simmons, better known as rapper DMX, has really done an emotional number on her to say the least.
Couples Therapy features this duo among a few other dysfunctional couples as they stay in a retreat to attend daily sessions of emotional rehabilitation.
DMX unquestionably needs relationship therapy—plus more.Now, let me be clear…I love DMX. His music has always been deeply rooted in his past so I feel him when I listen to his music. However, thanks to his past, DMX is far from being a great husband. Heck, he’s far from being a decent husband. He blatantly told Tashera on national TV in a moment of rage that he never wanted to marry (her) in the first place. Whoa.
That’s very upsetting and devastating news to hear for the first time from a man who you still love even after all the court dates and prison stints.
Tashera seems to be attached to years of emotional drama though. During DMX’s crazed moment on the show, she just sat there as if she was used to hearing him rant like that while everyone else seemed shocked. Her only excuse is “we have four kids together.”
It really saddens me to know that she is trying hard to love this man when clearly she just needs to let go and pray for him. He has made it clear that he will be who he is…no matter what. So that leaves her with a husband who has no desire to be faithful or monogamous. In his defense, though, I would like to say that DMX has deep seated issues when it comes to women which play a major role in why he can’t emotionally grasp the idea of fidelity. His mother basically gave him away to the streets when he was only a child, and he lost the one woman who really cared about him. So he really has no desire to uphold an emotional connection with any woman.
I see so much potential in DMX as a person. I know that it looks really bad right now, but hopefully this will be one reality show that has a positive ending to it. I’ll be viewing weekly to find out. I’ll keep you updated as well! J
What do you think about DMX, Tashera, and a possible reconciliation?