Here’s Why You Won’t See Vanessa Simmons’ Family On “Growing Up Hip Hop”

- By Bossip Staff

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 20: Cast members Angela Simmons (L) and Vanessa Simmons attend WE tv’s celebration of “Growing Up Hip Hop” Season 3 at the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture on July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for WE tv)

Vanessa Simmons Trying To Sheild Family From The Spotlight

“Growing Up Hip Hop’s” Vanessa Simmons said if you’re waiting for her to appear on the show with her fiancé and daughter, you’d better not hold your breath.

That’s because the reality show starlet and pageant founder has a ban of sorts on her fiancé Michael Wayans, and their daughter, Ava, from appearing on the show.

While her sister Angela may be more of an open book, chronicling her on/off relationship with her son’s father Sutton Tennyson, Vanessa told BOSSIP she doesn’t want that kind of public scrutiny on her family.

“I just like to keep a little bit lower profile,” the Yummy Hair Extensions brand ambassador said. “It’s hard to display your life and have people judge everything about you. I just want to keep (Ava’s) life as normal as possible for as long as possible.”

Vanessa said she just doesn’t want to carry out a relationship in the public eye.

“Relationships are hard as it is,” she said. “Adding the public to it can get more messy. I just try to keep as low a profile as I can and focus on my work.”

And speaking of work, Vanessa confirmed that “Growing Up Hip Hop” would begin filming in December, but in the meantime, she’s working on Ms. Teenage California, a scholarship-based pageant she founded.

“It’s something that I used to do when I was growing up,” she said. “It’s an awesome experience and it’s something I want women to get into.”

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