In a new interview with blogger CNikky, Gospel singer and reality star Tina Campbell blames herself for her husband’s infidelity. The singer says she was too controlling and neglected her duties as a wife, which in turn prompted her husband to cheat on her
This is a bit shocking to read, as you see Tina talk herself down, and take on responsibility for another adult’s mistakes. Regardless if she played a role in him cheating or not, he knew what he was doing was wrong and she shouldn’t be made to feel like it’s her fault, and be publicly taking the blame at that.
Read highlights from the interview below:
“I Tina assume full responsibility for the issues that I contributed to the relationship. I was controlling, talked too much. And you can never be heard over me because when I wanna talk I got the floor and ain’t nobody gonna get it from me until I give it up. Real talk. That was the way it was and I have to work on myself. You know what I mean? I was selfish. When we started having children it’s like, I forget that I have a responsibility as a wife. And I’m questioning you like, ‘Really, what you want me to do? I gotta baby!’”
Tina says she put her children first and it may have damaged her marriage:
“Even though that’s sometimes what you’re faced with, that ain’t the right spirit to do it in. And what happens is, you’re going on and you’re busy and you’ve got children and you’ve got work. And what happens is your husband is last and you don’t realize that he’s last. And if he has a problem with being last you’re like,’Well, what am I supposed to do? You know that I’ve got a career? You know that I’ve got these babies, you’re the one that got me pregnant!’ You want your husband to be the man and to take his place, but because ‘I’m a strong woman, I’m a this woman and I’m a that woman’ we busy stepping on our man. Making him feel small. And you know what? I did that. And I take responsibility for that.”
It’s sad that she feels she needs to take the blame for the mistakes of a grown ass man. Did he try and talk to her? Did they consider counseling? Why does she feel it’s ok to place blame on herself?
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