Exclusive Interview: Iyanla Vanzant Talks Karrueche, Evelyn Lozada & The New Season of Fix My Life!
Iyanla Fix My Life is currently in it’s third season on OWN and I had the pleasure of sitting down with the fabulous life coach, to find out what we can expect this season and how she feels about some of her past guest. Season 3 premiered with a controversial two part episode addressing Gay pastors in the black church. But, according to Iyanla, that is just the beginning of hot button issues she will be addressing this season.
“This season we’re talking about many of the things we whisper about. Things that we are afraid, ashamed or reluctant to talk about. We’re talking about Gay pastors in the black church. We’re talking about body enhancements, we’re talking about violence against women. We’re talking about having all the fame and fortune you could ever want for and then loosing it all.”
I asked Iyanla about the fact that many young people are basing their self esteem on how many followers or likes they have on social media. I also spoke to Erica Campbell about the same issue that is plaguing our society.
“It’s just another form of seeking external validation. Whether you had a date to the prom, or whether you made the squad or the team, now it’s how many likes or friends you have! It’s the same thing. We live in a society that teaches us who we are, as we are is not enough. And we continue to seek new forms of external validation.”
In one of Iyanla’s highest rated shows ever, she famously sat down with former Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada for a two part episode of Fix My Life, right after her controversial fight with her husband, NFL star Chad Ochocinco. Since that show, Evelyn made a drastic change, has her own show on OWN , has had a baby boy and is engaged to MLB player Carl Crawford.
Iyanla also sat down for a highly anticipated interview with Karrueche Tran soon after she found out that her then boyfriend Chris Brown, fathered a child outside of their relationship. I asked Iyanla about the impact of her helping these famous women.
“Karrueche, I wouldn’t put in the same category as Evelyn Lozada because Evelyn Lozada did the work. And that was a true Fix My Life show, and Karrueche was more of an interview and to really get her started on the path. I think Evelyn did the work. She did her work, she got the information and she did the work to move her life forward. And I think another show we are doing this season that speaks on violence against women. And women on women violence which is something that Evelyn was initially involved in. And now is at the other end of the spectrum. I hope young women are watching that.”
Iyanla Fix My Life airs on Saturday nights at 9pm on OWN. Please check out part 1 of our 2 part interview below to find out everything Iyanla had to say about this season and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and Follow Me on Instagram & Twitter @CNikkyblog!