Mashonda and Gary Owen Talk The Secrets To Raising A Happy Blended Family On This Week’s ESSENCE Live
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It’s all about the blended family on this week’s ESSENCE Live.

Host Dana Blair talks with two ESSENCE readers, Lia and Terry on how they are balancing a household with six children and five (yes 5!) parents involved. The pair open up about their experiences from negotiating holidays with their exes to disciplining their children. They give some helpful tips for everyday people and answer some tough questions from other readers.

In an exclusive interview, ESSENCE Senior News & Culture Editor Christina Coleman sits down with singer and author Mashonda to answer the question we’ve all been wondering: Did Mashonda really plan a vacation with her ex-husband and his new wife Alicia Keys? Better yet, how did Mashonda and Alicia grow their relationship? She slips all the tea and more!

Also, Gary Owen stops by to talk about his own blended family and new reality tv show, The Gary Owen Show, that airs Tuesdays on BET.

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And of course we couldn’t end this episode without a special tribute to actor Tommy Ford who died just this week.

This is one you don’t want to miss.

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