News: DMX Gives First Post-Release Interview, Confirms Split From Wife [Video]
Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 11:10AM
Troubled rapper DMX has given his first post-jail interview and confirmed that he is now separated from his wife, Tashera Simmons.
In the interview, X also said he is trying to re-build a strong relationship with his son.
"I'm good, life is good, God is great man," X said in an interview over the weekend with rap personality Super Snake. "And it's gonna get better. With this last one, I had been sitting for 90 days, since like January or February and this whole time, by the grace of God, I was given the opportunity to pick the time. I thought 'Let me knock it out' because I got a lot of work to do in L.A. and I don't want to get snagged, get it over with. It was only 90 days anyway. BFW, baby. Built For War...[Me and my son's] relationship is not the best right now but it's gonna get better. All he's known his whole life is me being there and now me and his mother are separated, we're not together anymore and it's been like five, six years but that's my first born. That's my baby." (101.5 Jamz)
Details on the couple's break-up became public last month.
DMX's wife Tashera Simmons has officially separated from the chart-topping rapper and is planning a reality show focusing on her rebuilding their family without him. According to Simmons, the reality show is titled "Tashera Simmons....Life After X" and will give a firsthand account of how their family is coping with the rapper's legal and drug problems and how they "cope with a husband and a father that has let them down over and over again." (All Hip Hop)
Simmons later came forward to discuss why their marriage dissolved.
"He had four other children out of our marriage and I didn't know," she revealed in an interview. "I only found out about one, and it was the one in Maryland that was public. It was all over the news and I still was gonna try to make it work [but] after we did the show Soul of a Man, I guess the women felt some kind of way because he was doing a lot of paying child support behind my back and giving them money without me knowing anything. So once I came out in interviews saying this is my only daughter and this is my family I guess they started feeling some kind of way and they started sending lawyers and all these child support suits to my house and that wasn't acceptable...But when he started coming up with all these kids I was like I can't because for one, I have kids and I definitely don't want my daughter to think that that's okay. The drugs already was too much but then the cheating, I didn't even know he had time to do that. I mean, I never put it past him; I never say never but without protection? There was just a lot of unprotected sex and I have kids to take care of. I started thinking about all of that and I was like, I can't do it anymore. I felt he took me for granted." (VIBE)
Upon the completion of a 90-day sentence as the result of a reckless driving conviction, DMX was recently released from jail last month.
DMX has just been released from an L.A. jail ... after serving 18 days of a 90-day sentence stemming from a reckless driving conviction in 2002. Before X began his sentence, the rapper said he was dedicated to taking "steps toward regaining everything I've lost. FYI -- Lindsay Lohan also had a 90-day sentence ... but she got out in 14 days. (TMZ)
Check out DMX's interview down below: