Apparently, Life With Latoya started up a new season last Saturday. OWN doesn’t really do a great job of letting bloggers know this information. One thing I can say about NBCu is they send me a PR email everyday with the latest goings on. Other networks could take notice and perhaps this blog would not be so NBCu heavy on the reporting.
Life with Latoya is a funny, fake little non-reality show that is really not worth recapping. However, I admit to being somewhat duped by the past season where it was obvious to everyone with eyes that Latoya’s business partner, Jeffre, had feelings for her. His overly-plucked, drawn on eyebrows told the tale. But on the show, Latoya was once again “learning to break out of her shell” in her mid-fifties by doing some online dating.
Well that was all fake. Apparently, anyone who cared to know, was aware that Latoya and Jeffre have “a thing.” I’m not exactly sure what kind of thing they have, I doubt I’ve ever had a thing like it, and I assure you I’ve had some odd “things” with a variety of people. Not that it is any of my business, but I don’t think whatever their “thing” is, that it includes sex. Latoya is kind of a whackadoodle germaphobe, and Jeffre is.. a very nice guy who seems to tolerate Latoya’s brand of crazy well. They may be made for each other. But I don’t think they are really into each other.
That said, apparently last December Latoya and Jeffre got married! This was reported by several news outlets and then adamantly denied by Latoya. But, um, Latoya is not exactly to be believed. This season on Life with Latoya, is all about Latoya and Jeffre getting engaged in Hawaii and married in San Diego. So they likely just kept their “marriage thing” a secret until the show was airing. Latoya is saying in interviews that her wedding is going to be huge and spectacular and bigger than Kim Kardashian’s. Which is interesting because it seems to have already happened according to the PR for this season and nary a soul was tipped off?
In researching this story, I read an OWN publicity statement sent to media interviewing Ms. Jackson, err.. Mrs. Phillips if you’re nasty, explaining what questions they could and could not ask. The don’t ask questions included anything related to Michael or his kids, and JANET JACKSON. Janet secretly married her Qatari billionaire boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, in 2012 and the secret was kept from even her own family until spring of 2013. Is that the only issue between Janet and Latoya? No. But it is clear that Latoya returned the favor and did not invite Janet to her wedding.
Are you watching Life With Latoya? If you want to check it out, it comes on Saturday at 10 p.m. normal people time on OWN.