New York rapper DMX has reportedly linked back up with ex-wife Tashera Simmons in hopes of giving marriage a second shot on VH1’s upcoming “Relationship Rehab” reality series.
According to reports, the separated couple will appear on the small screen sometime next year.
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)
In summer 2010, X confirmed speculation about separating from his wife.
“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 in July 2010.
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)
She 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)
Check out some recent DMX footage below: