News: DMX Breaks Down In Tears On 'Couples Therapy' Episode, "I Just Wanted To Say 'Mommy'" [Video]

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 9:33AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX showed his more sensitive side this week after an airing of "Couples Therapy" revealed an emotional X crying over a relationship he never had witih his mother.

Based on a clip from this week's episode, X details an estranged mother-son relationship.

"I used to always turn to drugs when I was feeling a certain way and now that I'm not doing that, sometimes the pressure builds up, I'll call [someone] and say, I just wanted to say 'Mommy.' I wanted to say that word," an emotional X says on "Couples Therapy." "Mommy. Not 'My mother,' you know, I wanted to say mommy. I just wanted to talk to her. I haven't talked to her in years and I just wanted to be able to say 'Hi, mommy. I love you.' Never once did she [say she loved me.] .... [crying] .... You know what, I think people lose sight of the fact that no matter how strong you are, as a man, no matter how tough you are, we all need to be somebody's baby." ("Couples Therapy")

Last December, X's publicist Domenick Nati talked about the rapper taking part in the series.

"Things have been going good for Earl in these last five months," Nati told SOHH referring to X's government name. "He's in the studio, touring around the country, and making TV appearances, but I also know that family is very important to DMX. Earl and Tashera are mature adults and they'll know what's best for their relationship." (SOHH)

Nati also put out an official press release to media outlets with details of their VH1 "Couples Therapy" episode.

On December 8, 2011 the couple began filming a new reality show entitled Couples Therapy that will air on VH1. The program consists of twenty-one days of extensive relationship therapy, both as an individual couple and also as a group. The group therapy will be with other celebrities such as Linda Hogan, Angelina ("Jersey Shore"), and Vienna and Kasey ("The Bachelor"). "Therapy is always a good thing," says Domenick Nati, DMX's publicist. "Tashera has been there from the beginning and I know that she means a lot to Earl." (Press Release)

In November, reports of the X and his estranged wife's decision to hook back up hit the Internet.

The troubled rapper and his estranged wife Tashera Simmons have agreed to appear on the upcoming reality show in the hopes of getting their failed marriage back on track, a source close to production tells us. The Simmons separated in July 2010 after 20 years and four kids together ... yet they are still best friends, insists the source - and that's why they want to give it another shot. We're told DMX feels Tashera is "one of the only people [he] truly ever loved and has been down with him through thick and thin." The thin? DMX cheated on his wife left and right - and even fathered six children during his extra-marital conquests. "Relationship Rehab," a spin-off of "Celebrity Rehab," is scheduled to begin taping in December. (TMZ)

Check out DMX's "Couples Therapy" segment below:

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