Incarcerated rapper DMX‘s ex-wife Tashera Simmons has stepped forward to reveal the underlying truth and reasons behind her public divorce from the platinum-selling artist.
Simmons claims X’s inability to cease having affairs and unprotected sex led to their break-up after being a couple for over 20 years.
“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)
Details on the 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)
A few weeks ago, X turned himself in to California authorities to begin a 90-day sentence for a past crime he committed.
DMX turned himself in to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse on Monday afternoon (July 26) at about 2:30 p.m. to begin serving a 90-day sentence stemming from a 2002 reckless driving charge, according to his attorney. X was arrested for DUI way back in ’02, but reached a plea deal for a lesser charge of reckless driving, the rapper’s lawyer, Aja Southern, told MTV News on Monday. Southern alleged that a series of events, including X having to serve time in an Arizona jail on an unrelated charge, had caused her client to postpone his L.A. sentence. (MTV)
Since being locked up, X has received support from artists like producer Dame Grease and former labelmate Drag-On.
“I can’t stand the way they talk about the dog,” he raps, “I’m speaking on behalf of X, f*ck all y’all/Because I remember when that n*gga used to lock jaws/All y’all motherf*ckers suck c*ck and balls/The next disrespect, getting punched in the mouth/And when I bring him back, I’ma point cha out/Like, ‘He said it, she said it,’ and how you want ‘em hanging/ all you gotta do is say it — X, f*ck what they saying, I’m every day praying, you come back biting until then I’ma hold this motherf*cking lighter/ And try to set fire to everything I touch/ I’ma smoke n*ggas for you, and bring you back the dutch/ Plus bring you back a bone so you can nibble on that/ And get the taste of blood, maybe that’ll bring you back, homie, yeah the love is like that, homie…” (“From Me To You”)
Check out DMX’s ex-wife speaking on their past relationship below: