Finally the world gets insight as to why Chrissy of Love And HipHop decided she would take it upon herself to propose to her longtime boyfriend of 6 years Jim Jones. I for all the strong, opinionated, independent woman and it is clear she is just that from watching the hit reality show. But to propose to a man? Well lets just say somethings need to be kept as tradition.
Chrissy Speaks On It:
On her decision to propose to Jim Jones
I did it to let him know that I love him enough and I am proud and happy enough to display that to the world. Thatâ€™s what thatâ€™s about. Eventually, we will get married. Am I rushing it? No. Of course people have opinions about me asking him to marry me, but I felt it was the right thing to do. I love him enough and I wanted to share that. Itâ€™s how I felt and what I wanted. You need to know what youâ€™re doing with your life. You need to have direction. If that thing doesnâ€™t happen the traditional way, it still needs to happen. So why waste your time? I figured I would cut to the chase. What are we waiting for?
We talk about it a lot, so itâ€™s not like it was something that wasnâ€™t going to happen. I felt comfortable enough to ask him. Itâ€™s not like it was something that was never talked about and I jumped out the window with it. I knew that it was something we both wanted. I didnâ€™t mind being the first one to step up. Weâ€™ve been together almost seven years.
On If Sheâ€™s Ever Come To A Breaking Point in the Relationship
When you think about itâ€“what relationship are you going to find where youâ€™ll be free of any of that. You trade in one set or bullsh*t for another set of bullsh*t. [laughs] Itâ€™s about finding the bullsh*t you can live with. Jimmyâ€™s a good guy and he wants to see a smile on my face at all times. I canâ€™t ask for anymore than that. Thereâ€™s been time when our relationship wasnâ€™t always on the same page. We had talks about it. Weâ€™ve realized that weâ€™d rather be together dysfunctional, than apart. Relationships go through stages and you should always be learning and growing. When that stops, you have a problem.
On Being Supported Entirely By Jim Jones
Yeah. He takes good care of me. I donâ€™t care how people take it. I get flack all the time. Heâ€™s my man. Whatâ€“you want him not to? I came up in a time when thatâ€™s what men did and aspire to do. What man doesnâ€™t want to take care of his woman?
Do you think youâ€™ll be able to secure an independent financial future?
I have before. My lifestyle has changed now. I was never a person that didnâ€™t have anything. When I met Jimmy, I had my own apartment and car. Heâ€™s taken it to a bigger level. Iâ€™ll be fine.
On Love and Hip Hop originally being Jim Jonesâ€™ show
Thatâ€™s where it started! [laughs] It was Jimmyâ€™s show. He didnâ€™t want to do a reality show. He didnâ€™t like the idea of them putting him in positions and trying to make him respond to certain things. He wasnâ€™t with the foolery. He shut down on them and told him he wasnâ€™t doing it. I still wanted to do it and he told me that the only way heâ€™d do the show was if they got other things for me to do because he didnâ€™t want them on him all day. He told me heâ€™d be there to support me. Thatâ€™s when the ball started rolling on finding other girls to do the show. Initially, it was Jimmyâ€™s.
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