Iyanla Vanzant on Terrell Owens: ‘Nobody Ever Checked in on His Soul’
Hosea Johnson

Iyanla Vanzant kicks off a new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life with a heartbreaking episode (you’ve gotta watch it this Saturday) focusing on former NFL star Terrell Owens. Currently experiencing a financial and personal crisis, Owens seeks out Vanzant’s help. In a sit down with ESSENCE.com, Vanzant says she hopes the episode will show “that everybody is the same.”

“This guy has been paid so much money. He’s been managed and promoted. He had a reality show; a book. And nobody ever checked in on his soul,” she says.

“We do that to the tune of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Phyllis Hyman. We use people for our own enjoyment and entertainment and we’re looking at it knowing it’s a problem and we don’t say anything until it’s too late.”

In the meantime, check out a snippet of Vanzant and Owens’ heart-to-heart.

Iyanla: Fix My Life airs this Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10pm EST on OWN.