Fans of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” saw Benzino’s whirlwind love affair with cast mate Karlie Redd crash and burn on camera after he ditched his plans to propose to her just seconds before popping the question. And although the reality star didn’t put a ring on Karlie’s finger, he’s still intent on settling down soon.
During a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, Benzino explains that he’s done playing the field and that he wants to live the married life.
“I do. It’s that real support system,” said Benzino. “I’m doing a lot, and if I had that partner that really helped me out and vice versa, it’s like we’re waking up with each other helping each other out, that’s big, you know? It’s hard to find that.”
Despite doubt from several fans of the show, Benzino claims that he honestly thought he found that partnership in Karlie, admitting that he really was in love with his co-star. “Yeah. I was,” Benzino said.
After Benzino’s botched proposal, the couple continued dating on-and-off even after the show’s season wrapped, but the two have since broken up, killing any chances for Benzino to pop the question again. But when asked if he’s still in love with Karlie, Benzino seems conflicted about his feelings for his co-star.
“I mean, we went through a lot in that short period of time,” Benzino said. “We dated for four months. We had great conversations. The vibe was really good and I think I was kinda vulnerable. I was single and, you know?”
Well, perhaps once day Benzino will finally find a woman to settle down with and tie the knot like these other hip-hop husbands below. –nicholas robinson