Once again, our favorite leading man from BET’s The Game stopped by to give us an exclusive!! But, this time, the handsome and charming Jay Ellis, brought his beautiful mother, Paula Ellis along for the ride! Since we met the Oklahoma native last October, he has always been open about his love for his mom. Now that we’ve met her, we understand why! The elegant and sweet Mrs. Ellis is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. While it’s clear she loves her son, she isn’t afraid to give it to him straight! We love that! So, during the Debra Lee Pre-BET Awards Party, we asked Mrs. Ellis if she was looking for similar characteristics in his future wife?
We’ve been privileged to witness Jay’s rise to stardom and we wondered what it’s been like for his family. Paula shared with us how she felt when he told her he was cast on the popular BET show, the similarities between he and his character ‘Blue’, what she thinks of his on-screen love interest Lauren London and what she thought about him being nude in the first episode of the season! Just for fun, we had to embarrass Jay by asking him about his favorite ‘asset’ on a woman’s body! His ridiculous answer…..watch the interview to find out!
Paula on her reaction after finding out her son was going to be on ‘The Game’
I probably screamed at the top of my lungs if I recall, because it was pretty exciting. It’s been really exciting because I was a big fan of The Game before he went on, so I knew about it. I knew a lot of the characters… Its funny to watch him now, and separate Blue the character from Jay the son. So that’s a new experience.
On whether Jay is anything like his character Blue
Paula: There are some similarities. Military background. Athlete in college. Class president in college. Graduated from college in 3 years.
Jay Ellis: All the good things about Blue
On how she felt when she saw him lying in the bed nude in the first episode
Well, I appreciate that he gave me a heads up. That helped quite a bit, although my mother is still in shock, but it helped quite a bit.
On her ideal daughter-in-law
Paula: I think that she’s going to have to be really sassy. I think she’s going to have to be sassy to hold her own in the Ellis family. She’s going to definitely have to be outspoken. We definitely want to embrace that and love that. That’s a quality that’s definitely going to be fun to add to the family.
Jay: I think that’s about right. A strong women. An independent woman. A woman that might tell me to go and sit down and be quiet every once in a while. Not all the time. Maybe like once a year.
On what he finds attractive in the opposite sex
Paula: What do you like? Do share, do share.
Jay: So many different things. If we are talking physical, I love necks. I really like the neck.
Paula: I’m just finding it hard to believe that he walks around town looking at necks.
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