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Mar042015

Why Does Mary Mary Put All Their Business Out? Erica And Tina Explain [VIDEO]

Credit: Arise 360 EntertainmentArticle By Sherrell Bishop:: EEW Magazine Entertainment News

As GRAMMY® award-winning sister-duo Mary Mary prepares for the Season 4 premiere of their hit, self-titled WE tv reality show, they are explaining why they have chosen to take their private lives public.

Aside from the career benefits of increased exposure, Erica and Tina Campbell say there are deeper reasons.

“I only know how to be honest and I only know how to tell the truth and I don’t feel embarrassed by my life,” said 42-year-old Erica during the pair's interview with Arise 360 Entertainment.

“Whenever I’m down, because of my faith, I don’t believe I’ll stay there forever. So if something bad happens, I don’t mind sharing it, because, even if it’s not worked out at that time, I believe that God will help me work it out.”

She also added, “I think it serves as encouragement for people to watch, especially working moms, or people of faith, or people who are kind of [like] I don’t know if I want to do this faith thing, or I don’t know if I want to do this forgiveness thing, or I don’t know if I want to step out on my own. Do I want to take that chance?”

For 40-year-old Tina, the reasons are more personal.

“It’s healing,” she said, referencing her husband Teddy’s long string of extra-marital affairs that went on for years.

“Just imagine if I wouldn’t have told anybody, thinking, what if somebody finds out? What if they found out it was another girl? What if they found out it was through all of my last three pregnancies?” Tina reasoned.

According to her, when it comes to fame, if you hide what’s real, “You’re hostage to your secrets. You’re hostage to your celebrity. You’re hostage to who you’ve created yourself to be.”

For the “red-haired Mary” honesty equals liberty. “I’m like, I can just be what I am. Accept it, love it, hate it, but this is what it is. And living our life with truth, living our life with honesty—good, bad, or indifferent—winning, losing, a great success, or a horrible failure, it is what it is.”

She added, “But at least we can face who we are and deal with that.”

Watch the video for more on the ladies’ individual careers, plans to record a new Mary Mary project and how it feels performing apart from each other.

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