Chrisette Michele Reveals Why She Got Divorced

Chrisette Michele is opening up about her recent divorce. The “Epiphany” singer wed her manager at the time, Doug “Biggs” Ellison in 2016, before they split in 2018.

In details she tells the story that they tied the knot in Las Vegas and that while she had experienced much success by then, she was still very immature.

She shares,

Aston Martin Music drops. I’m in LA, a small-time millionaire, Grammy award-winning, and happily dating “grown-ups” but… I’m a child. A very successful… kid. Aaaaand, it literally never occurred to me that I’d missed a step until… Wedding Bells in Vegas (circa: 2016-2018). I walked down the aisle to “Love You Like A Love Song”, a techno club record TOTALLY meant for high heeled, couch dancing at LIV in Miami (or maybe Lavo in Vegas). Childish.”

She added after their divorce, she realized that he desired things that typically come with a traditional marriage (i.e. living in the same city and having children).

“I’m divorced now. I think I got married to try adulting on for size. Didn’t fit. My ex had latched onto the idea that adulting was a “thing”, and I’d never gotten the memo. Sure I brought home fairly large slabs of bacon, made up the bed and opened a few businesses but… it wasn’t until after we divorced that I realized he had the intentions of living in the same city, raising small opinionated beasts who would grow IN MY STOMACH, and eating at the same restaurant every Sunday.”

She ultimately revealed she’s not a fan of “settling down” at all.

“Apparently this soul quelling idea is called … “settling down”. Eeek… I just threw up in my mouth a little.”

“One of my girlfriends text me. She said, “I’m still hoping for magic for you.” She was talking about love. I wanted to say, “Is it ok for a woman not to be thinking about marriage for the same amount of time as any given man?”. I wanted to ask, “Is it enough for me to love traveling, meeting new people and long lavish walks thru Whole Foods?”. Am I “not grown-up”, if I’m not constantly wondering about love and a home for 2? To avoid experiencing normal “Yes I’m Judging You” thoughts from my home gurl, I said, “I’m not pressed”. To recreate my whole existence to fit into someone else’s? And then be stuck in one place forever? Yeah. No. Not right now.”

Chrisette, who shared that her own parents have been married for nearly 40 years, adding that she’s not against having “A Couple of Forevers” in her own life in the future, but she’s not after it right now.

Maybe I’ll be SHOCKED into a Couple of Forevers. My love language is touch and I love to cuddle. Love is…nice. I’m open minded. I’ll try new things… but ummm… it’s quite likely too late that I’ll ever grow up. I skipped over that part of my twenties and I’m not sure you ever get that back. I’m “humaning” (stole that ”word” from a pal). This is MY human experience. I’m patient enough to watch my life unfold, trust God to forgive, reveal and restore and move forward. I fall. I get embarrassed. I stay at moms, eat good, then take my vitamins and get back out there. Am I “on the market”? You can’t buy me. Am I “single”? I’m complete. Loving me is complicated, mostly because I’m content. Kids don’t love people because they have a nice house and diamonds. Kids love people because they smile, laugh at their jokes, spend time on the couch and at the movies. I’m a kid that way… don’t need anything but the simple, beautiful, present human.”

And from the sounds of it, sis just fine with being single ….LET HER BE!

Chrisette Michele Announces She’s Been Dropped From Her Label , Suffered A Miscarriage and Was Suicidal

Things have been super mute for Chrisette Michele ever since she performed at Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities.

Well, according to Chrisette herself, she’s been dropped from Capitol Records

She wrote on Instagram,

I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me? 

In what seems to be an social media vent session she also revealed she had a miscarriage

I dont wish a miscarriage on anyone. Thats sad and a hard pill to swallow.

Butttt Maybe Chrisette and Tina Campbell can work on a project together…since they both have all this newfound free time.

” Love Jones ” The Musical is on the way – Starring Musiq Soulchild , Chrisette Michele and more 😍


A stage rendition of the classic romantic drama ‘Love Jones’ is headed our way.

While our beloved Nia Long and Larenz Tate won’t be reprising their theatrical roles in this production, the cast is comprised of Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn.

Theodore Witcher who wrote and directed the theatrical version is also responsible for writing this musical .

MC Lyte made the announcement via Instagram. Check out all the details below.




…And for Chrisette Michele, her PCOS was cramping her Life.

Recently Grammy-award winning singer Chrisette Michele opened up to Black Doctor about something that hits close to home for many women- menstrual cramps and the woes of the womb.Except for the 33-year-old singer, the situation was bigger than just a bad heavy period you could suppress with a heating pad and more than any Advil could cure; because four years ago Chrisette was diagnosed with PCOS- Polycistic Ovary Syndrome.


PCOS is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. Effecting approximately 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 women of reproductive age in America alone, symptoms for PCOS include menstrual irregularity, excess facial and body hair, acne, obesity and of course, pain. According to Chrisette:

“My cramps were so bad every month that sometimes – this happened twice within a couple years span – I had to be rushed off of an airplane or an airplane had to land to rush me to the hospital because I was in that much pain.

Chrisette had fibroids, cysts and endometriosis, and for those who don’t know the difference, here’s a quick breakdown:

Fibroids: Growths within the tissues of the uterus that can vary in shape, size, and location, as they can be found on the outside or deep within the uterine tissue. Fibroids are benign growths, which means they are not cancerous, and rarely require medical treatment.
Cysts: Can become the most painful type of growth and can also be diagnosed as malignant. Generally, cysts develop on the ovaries as sac-like pouches that can either be solid or filled with fluid from the female reproductive system. Unlike fibroids, cysts do not cause menstrual bleeding—the greatest danger with cysts, aside from cancer, comes when they burst and release their contents into other body cavities, which can causes blood-poisoning or other illnesses.
Endometriosis: Is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis can cause severe pain, especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop.
For Chrisette, everyday movement had become somewhat of a burden.

“I decided there’s no way this is normal. And so, so many of my sisters – by ‘sisters’ I just mean girls in the struggle – were like, ‘You know what? That happens to me,’ and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna talk to my doctor about this.’”


And that she did. At the time of Chrisette’s PCOS diagnosis in 2011, she was in the midst of her vegan diet and new holistic lifestyle. She sought alternative forms of treatment for her pain, including: kinesiology, Reiki treatments and good old fashion prayer, “[I was] asking God to just open up doors and windows for me to see what I should be doing with my body.”

At the time, Chrisette’s doctor didn’t think twice about making changes to her diet, with the exception of eliminating more sugar and salt. Chrisette even went on to transition onto a full “raw vegan” menu, such as peaches for breakfast and watermelon and raw greens for lunch. She also underwent surgery to remove one of her ovaries.

Yet, the pain didn’t stop. And eventually after much discomfort, her doctor revisited Chrisette’s lifestyle habits again, this time suggesting that “going green” had to go. According to the very same specialist (a fellow vegan themselves), Chrisette had to eat meat. The singer said,

“There’s no way that you can be a vegan and have PCOS at the same time, and you DEFINITELY cannot be a raw vegan and have PCOS. [My doctor said] ‘You need to be on a Paleo diet.’”

A Paleo diet is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.

The news wasn’t easy to digest. According to Chrisette, not only had veganism become a part of her new life after seeking a lifestyle change in her late 20’s, it was her “thing” now, her shtick and the box she’d sort-of placed herself in, in front of fans. She felt the pressures to suppress her secret:

“I didn’t want to tell PETA because I had just sat down with PETA and we were so excited. I wouldn’t tell the record label because a part of me was vegan. A part of Chrisette Michele is the natural hair and the vegan.

I started off the vegan journey needing healing and that was almost four-and-a-half years ago and I went on that juice feast because I was so exhausted and distraught with all that I had been through. I just needed to be cleansed.”

These days, Chrisette’s diet consists of sugar-free most things, bunless burgers and yes, meat. She recently testified that the changes have helped her stomach pains decrease drastically:


“I began to experience much less cramping, much lighter cycles and less drastic mood swings before and after my cycle. This is my first interview where I’m letting people know that I’ve decided the Paleo diet is kind of the way for me.”

But not two persons, nor their diets, are the same. If you research the pros of a plant-based diet and/or going green to treat PCOS, you will stumble upon plenty of personal testimonies giving praise to veganism and other alternative forms of healthy dieting that include zero animal consumption. Although Chrisette didn’t disclose why quitting being a raw-vegan worked for her specifically, one thing to consider is the broader anti-inflammatory options of going Paleo.

I can also appreciate Chrisette’s honesty. The reality is, detox teas and trend diets are all the riot these days. Although many people experience success with them, it can often feel you’re upsetting a secret society when you go against the “grain”– literally.

Here is to healthy dieting and doing it your way. Wishing Chrisette and everyone else continued health all year around.

Thanks for taking the time to GLOW,


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Weekend Winter Style Inspirations

Listen, it’s COLD here in Vegas but not as COLD as NY (Thank Gawd). Some days aren’t as cold as others but it’s still COLD. If you live somewhere that typically dips below 50 degrees regularly for a season, this is nothing new to you. It’s supposed to be cold where you are. You might even be tempted to let your good fashion sense fall to the wayside. And I totally would understand.

BUT why when you can be cute, stylish, AND warm? I’ve done winter outfit ideas and weekend outfit ideas  on the blog in the past and not sure why I neverhave but planning on it (every weekend…..i hope).

This week’s weekend winter outfit idea is an example of some of the things I love to do with clothing. I like to put together pieces that seem expected because once you put them together it’s like perfect harmony.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day 🏆🏆


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Tesha xoxo

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Soul Train Awards 2015 #Fashion

The Soul Train Awards went down last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, with loads of Fashion on the carpet.
Take a look:


The hostess with mostess Erykah Badu


Jilly from Philly and Mz Texas Trill Erykah


The newly engaged Chrisette Michele


Fantasia is breathtaking backstage before her performance


Electric Lady Janelle Monae




Jazmine Sullivan


The best group / photobomb picture of the YEAR!