Erica and Tina of Mary Mary recently stopped by the Today Show to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about their music and the third season of their reality show on WEtv.
Tina shared that she chose to forgive her husband for cheating, because unforgiveness was making her miserable. She disclosed that the infidelity was with a friend that was close to her–someone who was actually in her home seven days before she found out.
>> it was definitely a friend, somebody close to me. somebody in my house seven days before i actually found out. but, you know what, i’ll forgive her too because if i’m going to forgive my husband, who actually made the commitment to me, well, then i can definitely forgive the person involved with him because he’s the one that said, i won’t hurt you, i won’t do you harm and all that kind of stuff. and it is just holding on to it makes me miserable. makes me continue to live in a horrible place and i don’t want to live like that.
>> does it help, dealing with the things in private is difficult enough.
>> dealing with them in public —
>> it is. i love that she took the sting out of it. she took — she took people’s ability to go, what’s happening, my gosh, this is what happened. this is what i did. this is what he did, and this is where we are now. now what? and luckily for her she’s not on social media , she’s not hearing comments. i am. so sometimes i have to read because i’m very protective of my sister. but to be who she is, as public as she is, and go through this and tell it and say i’m going to make an attempt to forgive —
>> the truth is, it wasn’t found out. i told it. it was my choice. i’m the one that went public with it. i didn’t want to be like what if somebody finds out, i’ll be embarrassed. let’s tell everybody. let’s be embarrassed and shamed and do it real hard. and get over it.