How Does Mary Mary Singer Address Adultery on Reality Show?

Billy Johnson, Jr.
Yahoo MusicJanuary 21, 2014

Tina Campbell, of the Grammy winning gospel duo Mary Mary, didn't turn off the reality show cameras when she learned that her husband had been unfaithful.

During an exclusive interview with The Insider with Yahoo, Tina said "all of it" is documented on their WE tv show "Mary Mary."

"You get to see what it looks like to have to deal with adultery in your marriage," Tina said. "And still have to live and still have to sing and be on stage and sign autographs and smile for people," added Erica Campbell, Tina's sister and singing partner.

Tina said she learned of her husband's indiscretion after she had her last child. "I have to be honest with you," she said, "When you're in it, it is embarrassing. It is shameful, and it is like, 'Oh my God, what have I signed up for?'"

Though Tina forgave her husband, her family received more bad news a month later when her father died.

"I literally felt like the life was sucked out of me," Erica said. Erica said she sings about tough time on her solo debut, Help, due out in March. "A lot of my music is about fighting through life," she said.

Erica and Tina look forward to recording a new Mary Mary album after Tina takes a hiatus. Before Tina faced problems in her marriage, she wanted a break from being in the spotlight.

"I'm tired," Tina said. "I want to just breathe. I don't want to do no red carpets. I don't want to put no makeup on. I don't want to put hair. I got to be super skinny. I don't want it. Go."

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