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The Ladies of 'Let's Talk About Pep': Joumanna Kidd

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Fresh on the scene after a very public divorce from superstar baller Jason Kidd, former supermodel and sports reporter Joumana Kidd is the free-spirited, glass-is-half-full component in the "Let's Talk About Pep" cocktail of single ladies. Not looking to settle down too quickly, the mother of three is doing something she's never done before--dating.

We chatted with Joumana about living single for the first time in her adult life.

ESSENCE.com: How did you get involved in the show?
KIDD: Well, I've been friends with Sandra (Pep) for a long time. And at first it was supposed to be us helping Pep find love, but then it just grew kind of organically into all of our dating experiences.

ESSENCE.com: You seem like the sort of optimistic one. What do you bring to the dynamic of the group?
KIDD: My friends are always shocked that after everything, I'm still surprised when someone does something wrong. I tend always see the good in people. That's who I am and part of me doesn't want that to change. Actually, I don't know if I could change that.

ESSENCE.com: So you're just having a good time and not taking things too seriously?
KIDD: Yeah, exactly. After my divorce and the infidelity and having everything be so public, I just wanted some time to just date and have fun. I realized I've never really been single. I went from dating my ex-boyfriend to meeting my ex-husband.

ESSENCE.com: What's it been like for you?
KIDD: Well, since I'm not looking for anything serious, I'm allowing myself to date people I wouldn't normally date.


Meet the other ladies of 'Let's Talk About Pep'.
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