That Little Thing Called Divorce…

Former married couple Nas & Kelis: Breaking up is hard to do.

Howdy, folks! Today’s post subject: divorce might come as a surprise to most of you. I know you’re probably thinking, “Isn’t this site supposed to celebrate weddings, marriage and the blissfulness of being a bride as a Black woman?” Sure it is but the reality of life is that sometimes marriages don’t last. They just don’t. But danggit, I still don’t think we should give up on the institution.  (Just call me Pollyanna.) And it seems like the recently divorced Nas agrees with me. Check out what the iconic rapper had to say about marriage in a recent interview:

“I wish the best for everybody. I ain’t tripping, life is life. I love life. You live and learn. You just keep growing. Yeah. It’s tough bruh, but yo, I dive in. I goes in. I still think marriage is a beautiful thing, it’s a beautiful thing, you just gotta be strong to weather the ups and downs. I think it’s a good thing to marry — I had great hopes.”

I was equally impressed with his ex-wife Kelis who had this to say about her former hubby and their one-year old son, Knight:

“I was married. It didn’t work out. The most amazing thing came out of it. I am good with that. … He (Knight) will never read anywhere that I said anything negative about his father. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. Because at the end of the day he needs to know he did come from love.”

Any of my friends reading this are now chuckling because I am a huge Nas fan.  HUGE. Lyrically I think his talents are beyond. But that aside, these quotes, which I originally read over at The YBF made me smile with pride. We rarely get to see this type of amicable divorce dealings in the public eye. There have been speculations that Nas cheated on Kelis while she was pregnant and he has court orders to pay her an insane amount of child support and alimony. They could definitely throw each other under the bus but at least — for now — they choose not to do so. And my Pollyanna tail thinks that is wonderful. It is the harder road to take I’m sure but love, marriage and yes, sometimes even divorce ain’t easy. This is strictly for grown folks.

Congrats to the ex-couple for keeping it grown and sexy through what could be a very messy situation!

What do you think about Nas and Kelis’s comments? Do you feel divorce makes those involved bitter and anti-marriage? Why/why not? Sound off below, I wanna know your thoughts.

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    1. Good for them for being mature. Who knows, maybe they will both get married again (to other people) later in life. Oh and I love Nas, too. ;-)

    2. Ana Jirves says:

      I was so sorry to hear about the divorce and the amount that he had to p[ay , but he has to pay for his responsibility. I commend the both of them for being very mature about the divorce. Divorce isn”t easy no matter how much money is being paid . You can’t take back things that were being said or done . I like what Kalis said that their son was the best thing that came from the relationship. while they were both married you never saw them that much in the public eye, but I liked them as a couple although i didn’t know them personally. I’m glad she has grown as a woman and i will still support the both of them when they come out with new music.

    3. Charli P. says:

      I’m so happy to hear they’re taking the high road now. Trouble is, I coulf have sworn Kelis kicked Nas’ back in in the media a few times back when she first had the baby and they split, right? I think she’s on the right track, but I don’t think she was quite that mature from the start. Nas on the other hand, seems to be about positivity as usual.

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