"It was really hurtful to see myself like that," says Mica Hughes.
Things are really heating up on Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, and Heels! We caught up with cast members Daisy Lewellyn and Mica Hughes to talk about daddy issues, alcoholism, that frightful incident in the Hamptons, and more.
ESSENCE.com: Mica, you found out her father passed away shortly before the group’s trip to the Hamptons, which ultimately led to that ghastly encounter in the Hampton's. How did it feel to watch that episode?
Mica Hughes: It was really hurtful to see myself like that. I had family members who contacted me who said they cried watching the episode. To go through that and then have to watch myself go through it was really hard.
Daisy Llewelyn: Melissa and I weren’t there so I was very nervous and anxious about seeing it. I was almost in tears because I just felt so bad for Mica. It was like she was walking into a lion’s den. At one point I almost yelled at the screen, ‘She just lost her father! Oh my gosh!’ They didn’t know her father had passed away but they were very aware that she was going through a hard time. If they were to lose a parent, they would definitely want compassion and I hope they never have to experience what they made Mica experience.
ESSENCE.com: Alcohol consumption on the showhas become a reoccurring topic. How do you feel about some of your cast mates labeling you an alcoholic, Mica?
Mica: I felt like it's a low blow. On a reality show once someone calls you an alcoholic or a drunk, the camera is going to pay attention to every time you lift a glass and then it’s going to be sensationalized and of course people are going to believe it. I don’t have a problem with alcohol. Anyone who knows me knows it’s not true. So for two girls who don’t even know me to say that shouldn’t be taken as fact.
Daisy: I think it’s so funny that they’ve been discussing an accusation as if it’s factual. Alcoholism is very serious. People’s lives are destroyed because of it so to take it from your opinion to actually having conversations and interviews as if its been proven factual is very strange.
ESSENCE.com: You both have very relatable father situations. Daisy, you and your father went through hard times and then reconciled and now have a great relationship.
Daisy: The Bible inspired my decision. I read a scripture that basically asked, ‘How can you say you love God whom you’ve never seen and say you hate man who you see all the time.’ I thought, 'Whoa that’s for me. I have to love my father no matter what, because he’s my dad.' I called him and apologized for the things I have done, I did not bring up anything he had done; I simply made a proactive effort to have a relationship with him not hold on to the past.
ESSENCE.com: Mica, on this week's episode, we get the background story of how your boyfriend Terry started dating you while he was still in a 20-year-long relationship. What made you decide to stay with him after finding out?
Mica: For me it was an instinct. I felt that it was just bad timing on his end and not that he was just a liar or a cheater. I also had a discussion with his ex and she didn’t even bash him. It was just a time where he was in a relationship that he wanted to get out of but didn’t want to tell me because he didn’t want to lose me.
Blood, Sweat, and Heels airs Sundays at 9pm ET on Bravo.