It’s been three years since gospel star Tina Campbell had to publicly deal with the ugly truth that her husband Teddy Campbell had cheated on her multiple times.
But Campbell, who recently won an NAACP Image Award for her solo album, It’s Personal, says rebuilding her life and marriage after everything had crumbled around her was her Black girl magic moment.
“I found out who I really was when my marriage fell apart,” says Campbell, whose WE tv reality show Mary Mary, with her sister Erica Campbell, returns for a fifth season March 3. “It was really hard. That entire season was about my broken marriage. It was empowering for me to go through that in the public eye and then make it to the other side and fall in love again. My husband, who is also an executive producer on our show, was exposed in front of everybody but so was I. There was a lot of prayer and counseling. But now I’m stronger and so is our marriage.”
The Campbell’s will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary this summer.