Gospel music stars Erica and Tina Atkins-Campbell of Mary Mary have been making hits for the last 12 years. But now there's talk that the ladies may be going on hiatus or taking a break from the group soon.
According to an interview with the Huffington Post, they're considering it. "Now that we're evolving as women, we feel like we've made a pretty substantial mark with Mary Mary," said Tina. "It's part natural. It's part being prepared for the next phase in life. We may just need to take some time to reassess, to pray and seek God and find out what we can individually offer to the world." Erica followed up, "If Mary Mary is not meant to be together… it'll be a smooth transition into whatever the next phase is. It definitely won't be a contentious, selfish decision. It'll be something that our passions and what we feel our spirit is telling us to do."
In addition to growing separation chatter, the sisters have been expanding their families—making their careers even more difficult to juggle. "I'm on the phone constantly… to check on them and making sure my daughter doesn't start walking while I'm gone," said Erica referring to her newly born daughter Zaya Monique. But having a family and superstar career is what they've always wanted. "We never looked at the kids or husbands as a reason to not be a group," Tina followed up. "That's not the motivation for either of us. It is 12 years—time to reassess, reevaluate, take a moment, breathe, inhale, exhale, all of that."
Until they come to an ultimate decision to stay together or separate, they'll be honoring their upcoming commitments, like January's Stellar Awards.