Natalie Nunn talks being a Bridezilla, finding true love and why her wedding was better than Tanisha's... Natalie Nunn had the internet going nuts last month when word hit that the former Bad Girls Club member, had married her boyfriend of one year, former pro-football player Jacob Payne. Then when photos from the wedding hit with the news, it was safe to say all hell broke loose. Many suggested the union was staged and apart of the attention slorin' reality queen's ploy to stay relevant. However, one month later, the reality star-turned-model couldn’t be happier and could care less about the haters. Sharing her excitedment with her loyal social media followers, Natalie is anxious for everyone to witness her journey down the aisle during season nine of WEtv’s Bridezillas. Ms. Nunn sat down with Bossip days before the premiere to discuss her relationship with Jacob and going from ‘bad girl’ to ‘bridezilla.’ Hit the flip for the full interview...
How did you and your hubby Jacob meet?
Natalie: I met Jacob in Detroit last year. When we first went to dinner, someone broke the story online that we were married, and I couldn’t believe it! All of our close friends knew about us early on, but we never mentioned it publically. By the time Bridezillas came, I was ready to move onto a new network (WeTV, which I love), and announce to the world that I was getting married. So now, instead of being surrounded by women I didn’t know on Bad Girls Club, I’m surrounded by my family, Jacob’s family, and my actual friends.Have any of his family members seen Bad Girls Club, or have had a perception of you before they met you?
They don’t watch it, but when they found out who their son was dating, they put two and two together. People told them that “she was the one from the Bad Girls Club”, and starting having thoughts about me. It’s been hard to find a guy who is willing to look past Bad Girls Club, or what blogs and websites say about me, and actually try to get to know me. That’s one thing about my husband Jacob, he’s been my biggest supporter and that’s what matters the most to me. He doesn’t judge me for what bloggers have written.Back to Bridezillas… how was the experience with your family and your new husband?
Jacob met my family, since he’s living with me in L.A. for about a year. My family lives a hop and skip away, in the Bay Area. It was the first time I met his family, since he’s from Detroit. We’ve been dating for about a year now, and our schedules were so crazy that it was hard for us to get to Detroit. We kept planning and trying to get up to Detroit, but they ended up coming to California for the wedding, and I met all of them there.Read what Natalie had to say about her famous bidesmaids and why Tanisha wasn't one of them...
What was it like facing the aggressive attitudes on Bridezillas?
I’m always going to be the “Bridezilla”, I’m always going to be the “Bad Girl”, and I’m okay with that. My fans like seeing the diva in me, they want to see fight for what I want. And honestly, that is a lot of me. I’m a very strong female. I’m okay with people knowing the real Natalie, and that’s why Bridezilla was perfect. However it’s portrayed is probably how it happened, and you’re going to see Natalie in her real element.You've mentioned Bria Myles and Meagan Good being good friends with you. What were their personalities like and how did they interact with one another?
Meagan has always been a big sister to me; I’ve known her for nine years. I used to spend weekends at her house while I was at USC – I was on set on her trailer when she was in Waist Deep. She’s always been someone I look up to. I basically laid ground rules for everyone saying that if you don’t come to my wedding, I’m done… I’m done with all of you. Everyone’s there, though, and that means something to me. They’re my friends, and they all support me. Each girl is my bridesmaid. And, it’s tough, because they’re all divas in a way. All of us bump heads at some time. It was a tough time for me, because a lot of people who thought they were my close friends, like Tanisha Thomas, I was a bridesmaid at her wedding on Oxygen, but she’s not on my show.Why is that? Is there beef?
It’s drama. Right now, even when we’re not filming, I’m dealing with drama with her. I told her that we’re more “friends for TV”, and the wedding on Bridezillas was really personal to me. We were really close at one point, but things have changed in our relationship since her wedding. I didn’t ask her to be a Bridesmaid for my wedding, and it caused a lot of dispute. A lot of mean things were said over Twitter, a lot of back and forth drama. I think it was because Tanisha thought out of all the Bad Girls, she was the closest to me. She lives in New York, and I live in L.A. If anything, I hang out with Kristen more because she lives right here in town. A lot of girls think one thing, but it wasn’t the way she thought it was. And when the pictures came out from the blog sites, she started claiming that it was fake, and was mad I had Kristen as a bridesmaid and not her.What’s next for you?
Hopefully everybody loves us, and we can continue working with WeTV. Jacob and I are working at that, and we can continue working. June 10th is the premiere, and we’re working hard to make sure that every bride is a good bride.Maybe we should be calling her Mrs. Run LA now, will you be tuning in? Bridezillas premieres June 10th at 10/9c!