Article By Evette Parsons:: EEW Magazine News Reporter
If you’ve been saying “I can’t take one more Christian reality TV show!” you may want to stop reading this.
Bravo TV has announced its newest docu series, "Thicker Than Water: The Tankards," which features gospel-jazz musician, producer, and songwriter Ben Tankard, his wife Jewel, and their animated family members Benji, Britney, Brooklyn, Cyrene, Diamond, and Shanira.
Calling themselves “The Black Brady Bunch,” the colorful blended family puts their opulent lifestyle on display.
“We live life on the good side. We live in a three-level mansion, seven vehicles to drive, plus, I love my airplanes,” says the Dove Award-nominated artist, gushing about how fabulous it is to be rich in a preview trailer for Bravo.
He continues, “My financial success comes from my musical talent. I’ve been poor. Now I’m rich. Believe me, rich is better.”
Mr. Tankard isn’t the only one bursting at the seams with excitement about how much money and bling his family has amassed over the years. Mrs. Tankard is just as pleased, if not moreso, about the loads of cash they enjoy.
She further opens up in the promo clip about the day she became aware that, according to her, the Lord desired to make her family well-off.
“The first time I realized that God wanted us to be rich, I was a senior in college and I saw this phenomenal man and woman of God standing up preaching the word, and honey, wasn’t nothing broke about ‘em,” she recalls, as shots are shown of her wearing a big hat, sipping on a cold beverage and enjoying the perks of being the wife of a successful musician. “I said ‘Oh Lawd! This is the Jesus that I know.’”
She adds, “The Tankards, we do everything big, as in our Mercedes, airplanes, houses, but, we’re just doing what God called us to do. Sometimes that bothers people, but, somebody’s gotta have it, so, why not us?”
Watch the trailer below. Bravo's "Thicker Than Water: The Tankards" premiers November 10.
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