Exclusive: "Hollywood Exes" Andrea & Mayte Talk Friendship & Goals
10 months ago
The reality TV stars open up
"Hollywood Exes" is nearing the end of its first season, and though it's had its fair share of heated arguments like any other reality show, the distinct personality and path of each woman has kept viewers in tune for another.
Loop 21 caught up with triple threat Mayte Garcia - a singer, dancer and actress - who met Prince at the age of 16 before touring with, choreographing for, and ultimately marrying him, and her fellow castmate-turned-friend Andrea Kelly, R. Kelly's more-than-ex-wife who's now focused on her children, her dance companies and giving back to charity.
Loop21: Why did you decide to join "Hollywood Exes"?
Kelly: People were on my timeline like, 'There’s this producer who’s looking for you' and I’m like, 'I don’t know about this,' but one of the publicists who I love said it was legit. When I talked to them, it was supposed to be for 15 minutes and we ended up on the phone for two hours. We just connected in such a way that I was like, I would be honored to be part of an ensemble like this; we’re talking about entertainment royalty here. It was a no-brainer for me.
Garcia: I really liked the positivity of it. I'm still struggling to get respected as an artist myself, so I decided to do this show because I get to show that side. I get to show that my mom lives with me, that I have 10 dogs, and my quirkiness. I’ve been approached several times to do a reality show, but I just didn’t think they were the right one.
Loop21: Are you ladies really friends?
Garcia: Yes. I saw Nicole pregnant, I’ve known her for years.