ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes with an intimate conversation with the one and only E-V-E.
Co-hosts and ESSENCE Editors Cori Murray and Charli Penn traveled to Los Angles to visit the Grammy and Emmy winning star, who is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Talk, on the set of the show. They sat down with Eve inside of her dressing room to dig in on some burning topics her fans have been dying to ask her and to find out how she found her happy place.
The rapper, turned actor, turned fashion designer and now daytime TV host opened up about her impressive career, which spans over two decades, and how she became the queen of reinvention.
For Eve, it’s all about allowing yourself to take the time you need to find peace between projects and giving yourself permission to grow where you need to.
“So, I started doing shows, club shows, but then that burns you out,” continued Eve, who’s been married to Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper since 2014. “It’s like, this isn’t really what I want to be doing. Then I just took a step back and I made decision like, okay, I’m just going to step back and kind of discover myself, figure out who I want to be as a woman in life. Then I met my husband and, and once we decided to get married, I decided, well, I want to spend some time with him too.”
One of the things that has always kept Eve going, she admits, is her fans, and their undying support for everything she does.
“I don’t take that for granted,” she tells ESSENCE. “I’m very thankful for that. I’m thankful that they’re still there and still wanting to hear from me.”
Their energy, she says, feels like family too.
“[My fans] always feel like they can talk to me,” she adds. “My husband always jokes, and is like, is that one of your cousins?”
ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! Podcast launched in March 2017 with inaugural guests Uzo Aduba, Remy Ma and Papoose.
Listen to the full interview to hear Eve go into more detail about falling for her husband, how love changed her life, and how she found light after a dark time in her life.