Incarcerated rapper DMX‘s estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, has updated fans on the status of her upcoming tell-all book and said she is currently separated from her husband.
While not getting into specifics, Simmons said she has not yet filed for divorce.
“It’s not a tell-all,” Simmons promised in an interview. “I want to clear that up. It’s a memoir, it’s a story about our life, my life and our life together. My side of the story because I feel in his book, he didn’t really get into detail to better understand it…I think reading my book, it explains everything. I’m talking about everything, from when we first met at 11 and we got together from 18 and I’m starting from there until then on…It’s a positive tell-all. I’m gonna keep it 100 percent real, I’m more classy than [to say negative facts] — if you read from the beginning up until the point it gets crazy, you’ll kinda understand the whole story…There’s so many rumors out there. I haven’t filed [for divorce] yet but we are separated. We are separated. It’s 20 years [we’ve been together.]” (All Hip Hop TV)
A title for the book and confirmation of its production were revealed last month.
Representatives for Tashera Simmons have confirmed with that a tell-all book titled Strength of Woman is in the process of revealing a “not so glamorous life” in the autobiographical work. “She will be talking about her experience with her family and trying to hold them together through the DMX journey,” a representative for Tashera said. “Her story is a stellar, heart wrecking, powerful, firsthand account of survival and family strength in a chaotic life and the fame that came with that life.” (All Hip Hop)
The rapper was recently sentenced to time behind bars for violating his probation.
DMX was just sentenced to six months in jail for violating his probation — but rehab could save him from doing hard time. DMX admitted to five separate probation violations — the result of using illegal drugs. During the hearing, a rep from the Pasadena Recovery Center gave the judge a letter from Dr. Drew Pinsky, asking permission to treat X at his facility … in lieu of jail. The judge seemed open to sending X to the PRC. (TMZ)
X’s manager Nakia Walker also spoke on her client’s situation last month.
“Of course it is unfortunate and painful to see Earl incarcerated, as there are a lot of rumors and lies surfacing regarding the details of his personal and professional state,” Walker said in an interview. “However, thank God for a great team–family, friends, pastors and doctors. Collectively, I am excited to say that X’s team is putting forth every effort to ensure the success of Earl’s health and career. We appreciate the support of his fans. Please stay prayerful, as X will return.” (XXL Mag)
Check out Mrs. Simmons’ interview below: