After dating for nearly a year, Destiny’s Child alum LeToya Luckett and author-internet sensation Rob Hillman Sr. announced their engagement. According to TMZ, the pair wed during a small, intimate ceremony in January 2016 before calling it quits just two months later.
Though the couple never addressed their split — as a clause in their divorce reportedly prohibited either from making any public statements or making any social media posts, including “photos, videos, recordings or other documents.” Luckett is now sharing her side of the story. During a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” the singer revealed exactly what went wrong during her short-lived marriage.
“I think, and I can’t really speak on it like that, but anytime you open up and allow yourself to love and love hard, that’s the risk you take of it possibly not working out. And although we really did love and care for each other, it just didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to. I wish him the best. It sucks, you know what I mean? Because I’m as real it gets. I’m a real person. You can ask anybody who knows me. I do this, this is my day job, but I’m a lover at heart. I’m a friend. I like real people, I like real things. I share real emotions, especially through my music, which I did on this album. But, you know, heartbreak happens when you open up and allow yourself to love.”
As for whether she thinks Hill is a viable resource for dishing out relationship divorce, considering he can’t sustain a marriage of his own, she said: “I’m sure that’s tough. I’ve been on panels and even in some of my music I give great advice, and then I find myself in a situation like, ‘Well that was stupid.’ But at the same time, you live and you learn and that’s what life is about.”
The “Back 2 Life” songstress also revealed there’s no turning back for love with Hill Sr. “I’m just in a great space right now and I’m sure he is too. I’d rather not go backward. I know what that did — me and Slim [Thug] went back and forth for 10 years. I’m all for forward movement.”
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