Tina Campbell, one half of the gospel music singing duo Mary Mary, recently revealed why her children do not watch her show.
Campbell, 39, is married to gospel drummer Teddy Campbell, also 39, who has also worked as the percussionist for "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. On her WE tv reality television series "Mary Mary" Tina lets fans know that she is working on rebuilding her relationship after finding out about her husband's infidelities.
However, she is not letting her children see the process.
"I had to deal with the question like 'Why can't we watch it,'" Tina told CNikky.com's Cherise Nicole recently. "And I had to literally tell my 10-year-old, 'Well, you know that Mommy and Daddy had a lot of challenges in our relationship and our family almost broke up, and the show will show you how bad it was.'"
The singer went on to detail how she helped her oldest daughter understand why she needed to shift her focus.
"'Sometimes, it's hard to see the family that we love going through hard times,'" Tina told the blogger. "And I said, 'All we need to focus on is we made it through.'"
Erica Campbell, the Mary Mary singer who is embarking on her own solo career, told the CNikky.com blogger that she did not allow her children to watch the show either.
"I know in this day and age people think, 'Oh, they're little grownups. Tell them everything,'" Erica said. "They're children and they can't handle everything, so you have to protect them as best you can."
After first exposing the issues within her marriage in an EBONY magazine interview last year, Tina previously told talk show host Arsenio Hall that she was ashamed of how she acted after being hurt by the situation and coming out with it publicly.
"During the process, yes I did. I was like 'It's embarrassing, it's shameful.' I'm doing a bunch of stuff thats ungospel," she said on "The Arsenio Hall Show." "I wasn't nice, I wasn't nothing to be played with when it was going on. I'm just saying it was really bad for everybody that was around me."
Still, Tina explained why she acted in a way that she is not proud of.
"I was like, 'I'm hurting, I'mma hurt the world, that's how it's going down'. You don't really want to do that while the cameras are rolling, it helps to get behind bars," she admitted. "I was trying to figure out how do I manage this in the process."