Avid viewers of WeTV’s Growing Up Hip Hop are aware that the show focuses on the personal and professional lives of select children of hip-hop royalty. Over the years, viewers watched drama stemming from family issues to struggles with launching music careers unfold on the series.
The latest family drama to come into focus on the show involves GUHH newcomer Sakoya Wynter and her parents — JoJo and Tiny Hailey. While the couple has been tight-lipped about their marriage over the last decade or so, all that changed in Season 7 when Tiny revealed that she's dating someone new.
JoJo's soon-to-be ex-wife spilled the tea on where her relationship stands with her ex today. Here's what she said!
JoJo Hailey is still married to Tashaunda “Tiny” Hailey, although the pair are separated.
Fans will be interested to know that JoJo is still very much married to Tiny. However, Tiny told Distractify that the two have "mutually agreed" that it's time to "move forward in life."
"Things didn't work out," Tiny told Distractify by phone. "I decided that it was time for me to move out on my own probably about three years ago. I wanted to move on my own and just see what that looked like."
Despite their breakup, Tiny maintains that she'll always have love for her soon-to-be ex-husband. "There will never be any ill will between JoJo and I," the reality star added.
Since she and JoJo split, Tiny has found love with her longtime friend and GUHH co-star, Layzie Bone. But not everyone was happy about the way their love story unfolded — especially Tiny and JoJo's daughter.
'GUHH' star Tiny Hailey on her divorce from JoJo Hailey: "I'm sure that he's in a great place mentally."
We asked Tiny about how JoJo, who recently had a health scare, felt about her dating Layzie Bone, and her guess was as good as ours. "I really don't talk to JoJo about how he feels about my relationship. That's not something that I'm sure most people discuss when they separated [or] divorced," Tiny said.
"I really don't know how he feels … I'm sure that he's in a great place mentally, and moving forward," she added.
What does matter to Tiny, however, is how her daughter feels about her new romance.
Tiny and JoJo had already been separated for two years before her romance with Layzie began. Still, their secret relationship left Sakoya pretty upset. Now that the cat is out of the bag about her relationship with Layzie, Tiny said she recognizes where she went wrong.
"It wasn't about [me and Layzie] being together," Tiny said of the blowup between her and her daughter. "It was just about us not communicating that to her and letting her know, prior to other people having the information and kind of speculating and putting that in the air."
"Even Layzie had told me that I should have a conversation with Sakoya. But I chose to kind of wait," she explained. "I was trying to tie up all my loose ends so that all these other discussions wouldn't be coming up about being married and going through a divorce and all of that."
In the episodes that followed, the mother-daughter duo resolved their issues. Since then, Tiny, Sakoya, JoJo, and Layzie have gone back to one big happy family.
New episodes of Growing Up Hip Hop air Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on WeTV.
Reporting by Pretty Honore.