Mary Mary has officially ended their hit series on WE TV after six fantastic seasons. The group decided to go their separate ways and pursue their solo careers during season 3, but in the series finale, Tina Campbell finally agreed to re-visit the idea of making one more Mary Mary album with her sister Erica. What prompted Tina to change her mind?? An emotional trip to the Holy Land! The entire family went on a pilgrimage to Israel to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ. And during a family performance, their mother asked them to come together for another album. Apparently it worked and there may be new music from Erica and Tina on the way!
Here’s a Flashback of the first time I interviewed Mary Mary together! They gave me the tea on why they split up. Glad they are re-uniting! Enjoy!
Mary Mary is back with an epic season 3 for their self titled reality show on We TV! This season is proving to be the most explosive season yet, but unlike most reality shows, there is no script, just real life drama! The end of last season had fans shocked and saddened when the Gospel duo had an enormous fight and decided to part ways. Season 3 opens with the harsh reality that Tina’s husband Teddy has committed adultery, their manager Mitchell seems to be on the outs and Erica is fully committed to her solo career.
I had the amazing opportunity to spend time with the ladies on the set of the Arsenio Hall show, where they made their first appearance on the famous grey couch! The ladies gave me nothing but honesty during our 3 part interview. (Thanks Ladies!) We spoke in great detail about infidelity and Erica’s solo career. But, first we had to find out what we can expect this season and what is really going on with the break up of our favorite Gospel Group!
How are you doing both as a group and as sisters?
“As sisters we good. We grew up fighting and loving each other our whole lives. That ain’t gonna ever last. As soon as the camera’s turn off and we sitting there, I’m going, ‘So how you feel?’ ‘what we doing?'”
“And I might say shut up don’t talk to me until tomorrow.’
“And guess what? I won’t talk to her until tomorrow. You give the people the space that they need. And you feel respected because sometimes we try to force people to fix stuff at a time that they’re not ready to fix it. Just let them live their life, you know what I mean? Just let em go do what they do. And if they extend the olive branch, to get it right, then you make it right. I want to make sure that all of my sisters are at birthday parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I never want it to get so bad, that my whole life has to shift because I don’t know how to say I’m sorry. Or, we don’t know how to repair that gap. If Mary Mary never did another record, Erica and Tina gonna always be good. Point Blank Period!”
“When you’re unfulfilled individually, it’s really hard to be a good contributor to a unit. And Erica wanted to do some of her own things creatively, I wanted to be at home a little more. I’m sick of rocking babies, airplanes and microphones! Just let me breathe! And I love what I do, I Love who I sing about and I’m like, this passion done died. And I know I don’t want to do nothing else but this. That means I need to take a minute.”
The ladies then addressed what often times happens to other groups that don’t stop and take a break from each other.
“We see so many of our incredible groups that we’ve loved over time, break-up. And then you see them on TV One’s Unsung and you notice like, ‘They never said sorry for what happened at that award show 25 years ago!’ “
“Then, they sitting up at the funeral, crying and dying and trying to have a whole conversation with a dead body. And we ain’t finna rock it that way!”
Mary Mary airs every Thursday night on We TV!
Watch The Interview Below: