I couldn’t believe Jaime would bring the kids up to LA to surprise Tahiti without discussing it with me and Presley first. Yes, it was very nice of her, but very stupid too! We have our first performance ever coming up in a few days and we needed to be focused and now we’ve completely lost Tahiti’s attention. As a group, you are as strong as your weakest player. I can’t rehearse alone – it doesn’t make us as a group better – so we all need to get our s@#$ together if we really want this to work. I understand that I don’t have the same obligations that Tahiti and Jaime do, but if they want to be in this group and want it to be successful, then sacrifices need to be made.
When we met with Nick Cooper, I realized how out of sync we are as a group and we have a lot to work on and his vocal bootcamp could not have come at a better time. You see, he doesn’t sugar coat anything and we needed to hear what he had to say. He is so constructive and enlightening and it was the most memorable vocal lesson I’ve ever had. We use his techniques to this very day and I’m very grateful we met him.
Our first show ever and it’s in our hometown, Honolulu – how exciting! I was extremely worried because my sisters don’t believe we can pull it together in time and if they have no faith in us… who will? As for Ben, you’ll soon see things escalade from bad to worse really quickly in the next episode so stay tuned and find out what happens to your favorite sister group from Hawaii.
Episode 3 secret: I’m wearing press-on nails. I know what you’re thinking but its hard to film, rehearse, go to the studio and try to get my nails done! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to keep it cute!
These fabulous sisters didn’t miss a beat while doing press in New York for their show this week. They were first greeted with their faces scrolling on the Time Square Marquee, every star’s dream. Then they hit all the stops – The Today Show, Good Day New York, Bethenny, Fox & Friends, Live from the Couch. It was a busy trip but they never dropped those beautiful smiles and their outfits were always on point. After the interviews New York was buzzing with excitement for the premiere on WE tv this Friday at 9pm. Click here to see exclusive photos from their trip.
Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley – otherwise known as The Lylas – have been busy this week! Leading up to the show’s premiere, the girls were invited to be “friends” with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, meet the ultimate skinny girl, Bethenny Frankel, have a seat on The Couch with Jodi Applegate and John Elliott.
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This season has had its share of ups and downs, love and drama, and wonderful, tear-jerking moments. Below is a list of my top 10 favorite moments from this season:
- Mary Mary ROCK their Go Get It Performance
- Tina finds out she is pregnant (again!)
- Erica gives birth to baby Zaya
- The “Vagine” Monolagues a la Mary Mary
- Goo and Mitch (Fights 1-35)
- Tina and Erica call off their tour
- Teddy and family surprise Tina on Thanksgiving
- Jill Scott creates an original lullaby for Zaya
- Mary Mary record “Go Get It”
- The sisters take a “relaxing” trip to Palm Springs
CLICK HERE to create your own top 10 list from this season.
What did you think of the Go Get It debut performance? What are you most looking forward to next season? Who can’t wait for season 2? WE want to know what you think!
With Tina breaking the pregnancy news to all the VIPs in her life, the fate of Mary Mary and their demanding schedule hang in the balance. Goo introduces Justin to Erica and Tina, and Warryn takes Erica on a baby-moon.
Tina and Erica get home from the sisters weekend and break the news to the family. The news is not met with all cheers and joyfulness. MMQuote: “There can be some pretty serious consequences from her being pregnant and her being gone from her fans so long.” At this point, Honey seems to be the only one truly excited about the news. MMQuote: “I was so tickled when she told me.”
Tina is apprehensive to tell Teddy about the pregnancy, as she feels it will make her feel worse about the pregnancy. MMQuote: “My biggest fear about telling Teddy was he would feel what I felt.” The news takes Teddy by surprise. MMQuote: “I’m shocked. I wasn’t ready for that. We’re gonna have 5 kids… and that’s just a lot.” Talking about the overwhelming tasks that come with parenting, Teddy makes Tina realize that God would not keep giving them children without the help they will need to be great parents. With Teddy refusing to think about the magnitude of the pregnancy, Tina seems to be the only one overly concerned. MMQuote: I’m pregnant and I’m emotional. Just let me have my moment.”
Goo’s boyfriend Justin is coming in from Atlanta, and they will go on a triple date with Erica and Tina. Wanting to always look fresh, Goo goes shopping with Alana to find the perfect outfit. Alana and Goo both know Justin will be peppered with a slew of questions from all four family members. MMQuote: “Erica and Tina are going to come at him hard and he may think he’s doomed. But he’s not.” Goo is a little concerned though, especially with what Teddy and Warryn will say. However, Goo thinks this will definitely show what type of man Justin is. If he breaks a sweat, she may not want to be with someone like that.
While discussing the pregnancy and how it relates to the sisters’ careers, Honey sheds some light on the main issues. MMQuote: “These pregnancies are bumping heads and its causing all types of confusion right now.” Tina doesn’t believe that not committing to every opportunity is going to affect their career, but Erica sees it differently. MMQuote: “It hasn’t been 11 years so we can do what we can. We’ll do the most, and we’ll push the most, and we’ll drive the most.” Erica just wants Tina to recognize that this will affect the planning of their tour and other appearances.
With Justin getting ready to come to LA, Goo asks if Justin is prepared for his visit. Being a little confused with what Goo means, she describes her family like a pack of guard dogs. MMQuote: “My family ain’t no easy win. I know you got it, but I just want to prepare you.” If Justin wasn’t nervous enough, he will definitely be pushed over the edge after this conversation. Goo feels like Justin could be the man she spends the rest of her life with, so it is extra important Tina and Erica get to know him the way she has, and be quiet!
With Erica being pregnant with her third child, Warryn wants to take time to relax and focus just on Erica. He’s a self proclaimed Mr. Romance, and will get something together to “wow” Erica.
Even though Tina is having some sisterly time at Erica’s house, work and Mitch always seems to work themselves into the schedule. MMQuote: “If business comes up, and he knows we’re together, he’s gonna call.” Treiva seems to be cracking the whip along with Mitch and insists the sister have this call. MMQuote: “My worst fear has come to life. They offered us a performance spot today!” It is amazing for the sisters to get this type of request, and they are ELATED! However, the Grammy’s are happening on Erica’s due date, so there are some serious concerns. Tina and Erica need to get back to Mitch with whether or not they think Mary Mary will be able to perform.
Warryn goes to Jason of Beverly Hills to get Erica a gift for having their third child. Hopefully Warryn can hold it together and pick a great gift while being distracted by shiny objects. Warryn finally finds the perfect push gift, and knows Erica will be 100% surprised.
MMQuote: “So we’re getting ready to go out to dinner and meet Justin, aka ‘GooGoo’s boo’. And we’re gonna see if this dude is good enough to be with GooGoo.” Warryn agrees with Teddy’s sentiment, and wants to make sure this person is right for Goo. As the couple shows up to dinner, we are afraid to watch the buzzards circle. MMQuote: “You got to suss him out. See what he’s like…. Do you have some shift eyes? Do you know how to shake somebody’s hand? Are you scary?” With Teddy being concerned about Justin’s “untrustworthy perfect eyebrows”, we are not sure how this is going to play out. As the sisters and brother-in-laws play 21 questions, Tina asks the most important question in our opinions, MMQuote: “Were you a hoe?” Oh, this is getting GOOD! But, we want to congratulate Justin on a job well done with this interrogation. However, you may have wanted to not mention the part about uprooting Goo from her family, and moving her to Atlanta. This has gone from good to bad in about 5 minutes, but at least the subject was changed to Steve Urkel glasses and men of God. You may have redeemed yourself, Justin! MMQuote: “You did good, GooGoo! You did good!” MMQuote: “Let’s toast this man. He’s a good man.”
Erica decides that she needs to explore options of how to naturally induce labor… like castor oil. Yuck! With the discussions of primrose, cervix massaging, and the imitation of horses, WE just feel all sorts of uncomfortable.
The sisters have another business meeting with Mitchell, and Tina is FINALLY ready to tell Mitchell she is pregnant. MMQuote: “If he responds the wrong way, there is gonna be problems with this professional relationship.” Mitch looks like he saw a ghost when Tina finally breaks the news to him. MMQuote: “I am freaking miserable right now. My husband and I weren’t planning on having another baby.” Mitch is a bit overwhelmed and cannot believe what he is hearing. With touring not being the only part of Mary Mary’s plan, there is hope that they can still get through it. As a silver lining, Erica has decided to commit to perform at the Grammy’s as she will induce her labor in a healthy manner.
Warryn takes Erica aboard a yacht for her baby-moon, and it looks like this is going to be a romantic time for the couple. MMQuote: “Warryn is the best. This man does it right.” But with the seas looking a bit rough, this romantic baby-moon may get a bit rocky. Warryn cracks up when poor Erica practically does a backwards summersault off of her chair and onto the boat deck. MMQuote: “I know I have something special that will eventually turn this night around for the better.” To mark the many years Erica and Warryn have been together, Warryn presents Erica with a gorgeous “will you stay with me?” ring. We think it is so sweet when Erica serenades Warryn. It is obvious how much love this couple has between them. The conversation quickly turns to work, and the subject of Tina’s pregnancy. MMQuote: “She has serious trust issues.” The main concern is the fear of saying no to more and more events, and this will affect the future of Mary Mary. When Erica brings up the idea of inducing, Warryn is not a fan of the idea because of the health risks for Erica and the baby. MMQuote: “As the father of that child and her husband, I am definitely putting both feet down.” Erica feels the ultimate decision is hers since it is her body.
At Tina and Teddy’s house, the couple sits all the kids down to announce they are having a baby. All four kids are super excited. MMQuote: “If it’s a boy, I want to call it noodle.”
Will Tina not be able to deal with the additional stress of another child? Will all this baby mama drama lead to the breakup of Mary Mary? Let us know what you think!
While the sisters get ready to embark on a 10 city, 18 day tour, Erica starts to realize the stress she is putting on herself and her unborn baby. Between the stress of the tour and her concern for her sister, Tina attempts to make strides to regain her fit and trim body.
As the sisters attend a fitting with Goo, you start to see the difficulties the women run into when preparing for a tour. MMQuote: “The problem with the girls is they want to look current, and they deserve to look current and a lot of the time the current trends are a little risqué.” While one slips on a sequin top and the other one steps into a tight skirt, the girls bicker about each other’s outfit like true sisters would. MMQuote: “It’s kinda got a tube top vibe.” MMQuote: “Nobody said nothing to you… in your R&B skirt! That skirt ain’t say nothing about the Lord!” WE love seeing this typical sisterly dynamic. Who doesn’t argue with their sister about what they’re wearing?
As Mitch enters (and quickly becomes the fun snatcher of the group), he is quick to comment on Tina’s outfit. MMQuote: “I have told Tina about her weight. There can’t be two fat Marys. We can’t have two tons of fun.” As Mitch questions Goo about the clothing options, Tina’s weight becomes a larger issue due to availability of sizes. MMQuote: “This fitting issue is becoming a problem. And we have to address it.” As Mitch clears the room with only Tina remaining, he becomes visibly uncomfortable. WE don’t blame you, Mitch. WE would not want to broach that subject with anyone either! MMQuote: “I can’t think of a more uncomfortable conversation to have. I’d rather have my fingernails pulled out one by one, than talk to Tina Campbell about her weight.” As the conversation reaches an all new level of uncomfortable, Tina starts to realize that she may have let herself go.
To add more fuel to the fire, Tina is subject to a little fashion advice by Teddy while she cooks the family breakfast in a frequently worn outfit. MMQuote: “It will look ok for the first day, but the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth day… not so much.” Perhaps it was the conversation with Mitchel’, or because no man should ever comment on a woman’s outfit while she is cooking you a hot breakfast, but Tina is quick to shut it down. MMQuote: “When it’s gorgeous time, Imma be gorgeous!” Teddy is quick to back pedal, clarifying that while it would be nice for Tina to mix the grits while wearing heels, it is not exactly what he wants.
After some prodding, Erica shows up to the rehearsal she scheduled with much resistance. Exhaustion and stress has really taken its toll on the group, and both sisters seem to be taking it out on each other. MMQuote: “I want to put an ad out for another Mary, cuz I’m done.” After hashing out their differences, the sisters are able to joke around and get back on track.
While playing with the kids, Erica has a bad contraction and tells Alana to call Warryn and tell him to meet her at the doctors. At West Hills Hospital, Erica describes her symptoms to Dr. Freedman. After an ultrasound, Dr. Freedman says her cervix is getting thinner, and the baby is effaced. MMQuote: “Realistically, you have to think of avoiding the possibility of prematurity.” MMQuote: “I hear what Dr. Freedman is saying, but I can’t cancel. I can’t cancel.” Warryn shares Erica’s reservations about canceling the tour date, but is concerned for his child as well.
Tina starts to get back into shape with the help of her personal trainer, Scott. MMQuote: “I’m a mess. I cannot believe I allowed myself to gain all this weight cuz I lost my discipline this year.” This looks like a hard core workout, but thankfully Scott is from the south and understands Tina wants to keep her hips.
When Tina and Erica meet with Goo to go over wardrobe again, Erica breaks the news to Tina about her urged bed rest and the possibility of a canceled tour. As Erica pushes to convince everyone she is ready to go on tour, Tina continues to try and talk some sense into her sister. MMQuote: “It would be horrible to cancel, but it would be more horrible to endanger your health and the baby’s health.”
As a united front, the sisters schedule an impromptu meeting with Mitch to discuss the reality of the situation. However, once they get to Mitch’s, it looks like its Mitch/Erica vs. Tina. MMQuote: “The net is going to be dramatically reduced if we don’t do all the shows. This is going to be an incredibly costly mistake.” WE get you are looking at the bottom line, Mitch, but could you be a little bit more compassionate? And, as Tina tries to pull the “I told you so” card from a month prior, Erica flips. MMQuote: “You ain’t a doctor! I’m supposed to listen to you?” MMQuote: “When I tell them I have to cancel, everyone is going off.” They need to make a decision in 24 hours.
When Erica confides in Warryn to help her make a decision, he is wrestling with the decision as well, but is leaning toward Erica slowing down and being more mature about the situation. When discussing the money situation, Warryn sheds some light on the subject. MMQuote: “What is that going to mean if the baby comes early? What’s the most important thing? You should do the best thing for our baby.”
As Tina and Andrew wait for Erica to arrive at the studio to rehearse the choreography, Tina fills Andrew in on the situation. When Erica arrives, she wants to speak her peace. Between rest and more contractions, Erica is still not feeling well. MMQuote: “That baby is running you!” With Tina expressing the reality of premature birth and the hopeless feeling that comes with it, Erica starts to realize that everyone’s concern is actually warranted. MMQuote: “Why didn’t I cancel the tour earlier? Because my ego got in the way.”
The sisters make the decision to cancel the tour, and leave it up to Mitch to deal with the repercussions. Erica chooses to be the one to break the news, but after Erica beats around the bush for a bit, Tina drops the bomb from the background. Mitch raises a good point that loyal fans of 10+ years will be more concerned about their health than the cancellation of a tour.
Erica gets to be home with Warryn and the kids, and everyone is ecstatic. There is screaming and smiles and rejoicing. It is sweet to see how close of a family they are.
Will the sisters recover financially? Will Goo take less money due to the cancellation of the tour? Will Erica go into pre-mature labor? Let us know what you think!