UPDATED: 8:26 A.M. ET, September 17, 2020 —
Everyone’s buzzing over Cardi & Offset’s looming divorce that’s wayyy less messy than Ray J slapping Princess Love with divorce papers just 4 months after talking her out of divorcing him–whew, that Willie Norwood, Jr. is somethin’ else.
According to reports, the Scoot-E-Bike savant filed to dissolve his 4-year marriage to Princess Love citing “irreconcilable differences.” The Blast, who obtained the documents, reported Ray J’s request for joint custody of the couple’s two children, Epik Ray and Melody Love.
In an interview with ET’s Melicia Johnson on Tuesday (September 15), the “One Wish” singer explained why he decided to move forward with the painful divorce:
“You know, I love her and I love my babies and it’s just personal, but she knows how I feel about her,” Ray J shared. “I just think that I want to make sure everybody is happy, that everybody enjoys life and that this can help her smile more and enjoy who she is and enjoy her life. You know, sometimes it’s the best thing to do.”
The interview became emotional at one point, with Ray J attempting to hold back tears when he mentioned that his love for Princess was still strong:
“It’s still so early, I really don’t know what’s going to happen, how it happens, but I just want to make sure that my babies and my Princess is in a great place mentally and that they can enjoy life,” he explained. “My wife, if there’s somebody better out there that she wants to be with, then I have to respect that as well. But hey, I don’t know… I can’t say too much, but I love you, Princess. That’s what I can say.”
You may remember Princess Love slapping Ray J with divorce papers back in May before dismissing the papers in July without revealing why she changed her mind.
“It’s a very difficult time for both Princess and Ray J and we are asking that we just let them have their privacy as they work through and deal with this very trying situation,” the couple’s rep told PEOPLE at the time.
The couple’s issues spilled onto social media when Princess, who was pregnant at the time, accused her estranged husband of cheating and abandoning her. Ray J publicly pleaded with Princess, even creating a sit-down style show–“The Conversation: Ray J & Princess Love--where Princess actually told Ray J she didn’t love him anymore.
But things seemed to be getting better between Ray & Princess the past few months with Princess promoting Ray J-related projects and even sharing an intimate photo with him on her IG page (that’s is still up).
How do you feel about this latest divorce filing? Should Ray & Princess be done for good? Tell us in the comments and peep the petty chitter-chatter on the flip.
“Ray J getting princess love to call of the divorce only to turn around and file for divorce is exactly the kind of behavior I expect from someone who said his glasses were unbreakable and then just said “I don’t care” when said glasses were broken” – fair point
“Ray J had Princess thinking everything was all good & hit her with the.” – gets ’em every time
“I’m filing for their divorce next if Ray J and Princess don’t really go through with it this time” – someone has to do it
“not ray j persuading princess not to divorce him just for him to turn around and file for divorce himself” – *gasp*
“Ray J and Princess Love are really out here playing divorce tag in the middle of a pandemic” – stressssful
“So Princess Love files for divorce then withdrew to “work on things” only to find out on social media that Ray J filed for divorce” – Ray ain’t ish, man
“I knew Ray J and Princess would never work after he pushed her in the pool that time lmfaooo aint no coming back from that lol” – nope, not at all
“Princess filed for divorce from Ray J. She decided not to go through with it only for him to file divorce and ask for custody of the kids. This n*gga is a supervillain” – mannnnnnn
“I feel bad for Princess because Ray J is insufferable and has been ruining her life, but my sympathy is limited. Cause she saw how badly he treated Teiarra after a 9 year relationship and she was amused by it.” – and there it is