These hoes might not be loyal, but Camille Cosby is.
Friends Surprised Camille Cosby Has Remained By Husband’s Side
If Camille Cosby’s Stepford-esque statement last week wasn’t strange enough, friends are giving their two cents on her blind loyalty.
According to NY Post reports:
Recently, an old friend asked Camille Cosby how she was holding up. The comedian’s wife, married 51 years, was silent for a moment.
“You know, everyone has their limits,” she confided.
But the glimpse into her pain was fleeting, and Mrs. Bill Cosby was instantly back in the character of the loyal defender.
“I think his problem is that he’s far too trusting and he lets things go too far and people can get the wrong idea,” the 69-year-old said.
Friends talked to The Post last week about the marriage of Bill and Camille, and why she has not lost faith in her husband, despite the more than two dozen women who have come forward to allege that he sexually assaulted them.
“She’s always believed in him. She’s not the short-leash type of wife, so it’s not like she’s forbidden him to go to the Playboy Mansion or other things,” one friend said. “It’s part of show business and being a big celebrity.”
“[Camille’s mother] Catherine really didn’t want her to marry Bill, and her father just didn’t want to be aggravated anymore, so they gave their blessings,” says a family friend who attended St. Peter’s Church. “Bill is wonderful in a lot of ways, but you knew right away, when he first came to our church, Camille may have gotten more than what she bargained for.”
Camille’s dad, the late Guy Hanks, was convinced that if Bill ever cheated, “Camille’s first instinct would be to bash him over the head with a frying pan,” she says.
In an exclusive interview with The Post last week, Bill Cosby, 77, praised his wife for standing by him.
“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said. “And, you can reverse that, the strength of womanhood and love.”
Camille followed that with a statement of her own in which she made it clear she was standing by her man.
Soooooo Camille is putting on a brave face, but her friends aren’t really having it…
Here’s some of their thoughts:
Some family friends say they’re puzzled by Camille’s loyalty.
“She’s a beautiful, beautiful person, but it seems that everyone, including her husband, takes her mildness for granted,” one pal says.
“Is she embarrassed? Yes, no question. Anyone would be, and I spoke to her for a little while,” says the friend. “She’s intelligent, and sometimes you can’t tell or explain anything to intelligent people. So you just tell them that you love them.”
Another family friend says that the Cosbys have quietly done a lot for the Catholic Church in the Washington, DC, area, and that the congregation tries not to meddle in their affairs.
“You’re not going to hear Father or anyone associated with the church publicly speak out and put their names on it no matter how bad this [scandal] gets,” he says.
“Almost every year, Bill and Camille come in at some point, whether it’s the anniversary, a concert, a trip to Ben’s Chili Bowl, or just to visit. They get all of us together, and we have a blast. But you can tell that he has a roving eye. He always has, and Camille knows that, too.”
Her guidance for her husband has been, “You can look, but just don’t touch,” the friend says.
“But he’s obviously crossed that line in the past, and they’ve been able to put it behind them, but no one really wants to say much,” he adds. “Even the church doesn’t want to rock the boat, but many of us are embarrassed by this even if Camille isn’t embarrassed.”
A sorority sister of Camille wonders what motivates Camille’s seemingly blind loyalty.
“If you know us, if you know Delta Sigma Theta, we are strong black women, and my sister Camille is by no means weak,” she says. “But it’s puzzling why she’s put up with it. She’s a self-made woman. She didn’t need Bill Cosby. You can say that Bill Cosby needed Camille Hanks.”
The friend described Camille as always having “a quiet firmness.”
“I know that in speaking with her — and we’re usually honest with each other — she seems to believe that the women will be exposed eventually, so it’s best not to say anything,” she says.
“But maybe the eventuality of her husband being exposed has arrived.”
If you were Camille, what would your limit be?