ESSENCE’s February cover star Iyanla Vanzant has had her fair share of difficult interventions on her hit OWN show, Iyanla Fix My Life. But the life coach tells ESSENCE.com her most challenging one is “coming up on our new season.”
Though she wouldn’t divulge, she hinted that “perhaps it’s DMX, perhaps not,” adding more fuel to months of speculation that the troubled rapper would join her on the show. She said fans will have to tune in to the second season, premiering in April, to find out.
Vanzant’s celebrity status has only grown with her recent return to the spotlight. But, she insists, her life is anything but glamorous. “I’m not in the spotlight, not at all,” she said at the sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. “I went into Walmart with my hat and sunglasses on because I was on the cover of ESSENCE and people were going crazy. But, I’m not going to stop buying my inexpensive soap powder because I’m on the cover of a magazine. For me, it’s not about the spotlight. It’s an opportunity to reach the largest number of people with the least amount of effort to bring forth a healing message.”
And her mission has been successful. The premiere of Iyanla Fix My Life in 2012 was the top debuting show for the OWN network.