Michael Ford shares his thoughts on his R&B Diva experience, life with KeKe and their steps in the right direction.
Guest Blogger: “The Unofficial Diva” Michael Ford (KeKe’s Husband & Manager)
Episode 6: “A Time To Heal”
I never expected to be on a TV Show or anything like that. I’m a behind-the-scene type of guy. Since R&B Divas my life really hasn’t changed that much. KeKe’s the superstar not me.
Michael on Inviting the Divas to Bible Study
This episode is particularly special to me because I invited the ladies to bible study and reached my goal of bringing the world to church – not just the divas. What you see is a REAL bible study session at a REAL church. That is the church that KeKe and I belong too – New Jerusalem Baptist.
I invited the ladies because that’s what I do – I invite people to church. I feel like that’s a responsibility of mine. We originally got word that Monifah was unable to make it so when she arrived, I was happy. I just wanted every one to come out and hear the word.
The pastor was discussing “generational curses” and I jumped in to explain I am NOT that guy [that hurt KeKe] when KeKe spoke about abusive relationships in her family. I’m Michael. I’m KeKe’s new husband and things are different with me. I just wanted to set the record straight. Generational curses can be broken if you have faith. You have to put your trust in him [God] and faith in him. Because of the faith that KeKe has in God, it allowed her to take another step in a new relationship and we found each other.
Michael on Therapy
I am so proud of my wife! To see a therapist behind closed doors is hard enough let alone on TV. If KeKe can do it (and on TV), despite her fears, anybody can do it. I am a firm believer that God places tools here for us to utilize. If therapy is a tool that an individual can use to better themselves, then use it. It worked for us!
It takes courage just to go to therapy. The advice I would give is that God respects, cherishes and rewards the risk taker so don’t be afraid to take that risk – something good is on the other side.
Seeing KeKe cry does sadden me. I understand her and to see the comments people make is hard because most people do misunderstand her. It must be really hard to constantly be misunderstood. I feel empathy when I put myself in her shoes. I understand her which is why I saw the good GREEN BEANS from the very beginning.
I have heard comments about me “crippling KeKe.” No! Not at all. I am so proud of her for taking that step. That is what I have wanted for her all along. Everyone heals at their own pace.
I am with KeKe all the time because she is not only my wife and best friend, but my artist. I am looking forward to her having more girl time with the divas so I can go play golf.
Michael on Family Life
I love being a dad. I am a teacher and love sharing my experiences with them. I don’t want them to make the same mistakes I’ve made. KeKe and I have two biological children together but I love all of our kids the same. [We have a total of six children]
You see KeKe out and about with the new baby [Wyatt] and I have no problem with it. She is a mommy to six kids and the best mom I know. All the kids are healthy, smart and thriving.
Michael on How He Met the Love of His Life
I relocated to Kentucky from Huntsville, Alabama after I received a job offer. I was skeptical but my grandmother told me that “God loves a risk taker” so I went and never forget that quote.
My new boss took me out to celebrate and I didn’t feel much like going. We went to a club/lounge and KeKe was there. She had been dragged out by her mom and didn’t want to be there either. We were both there with the I-DON’T-WANT-TO-BE-HERE-FACE. I saw her first and could not take my eyes off of her. She is gorgeous! I watched her dance with old guys that most girls her age would have turned away. I saw that and I was hooked because I could see she was down to earth and had a big heart. I inched my way closer and closer throughout the night and finally my boss introduced us and we’ve been thick as thieves ever since. It took me about 2-3 weeks to realize she was KeKe Wyatt. One night on the phone she told me to GOOGLE her. She got mad because I wouldn’t. I told her, I want to find out who you are from you and not the internet.
KEKE COMMENTS: Yes. I told him to GOGGLE Me. I was mad that he didn’t know who I was!!!! He would NOT Google me!
Michael on the Proposal
Two years later we were in Atlanta for Christmas and her family was there. I told her dad how much I loved her and asked for her hand in marriage. He approved and said how her first husband never bothered to ask. I proposed on Christmas. She wanted a carpet steamer and I surprised her. I brought out the carpet steamer and she was happy and then I pulled out the ring in front of her family. Because Keke is very family oriented, I knew it would make her happy. We’ve been married going on 3 years.
Michael on Who REALLY Wears the Pants
People think I’m this soft person that gets run over and doesn’t wear the pants in the relationship and that is NOT TRUE. I am the head of my household. I wear the pants. I am just a fun loving person and don’t like to argue. I gave up childish things along time ago. KeKe doesn’t need a man arguing with her to grow. She needs someone who is patience, understanding and strong. That’s me.
KEKE COMMENTS: My husband is NO B***ch A**!!! He is the best!
NEXT WEEK: Faith’s blogs about another diva road trip and a new project. Don’t miss the birthday bash when a famous mom makes an appearance. Tune in MONDAYS at 10/9c.