‘The Real’ co-host certainly kept it real when she appeared on the September issue of ‘Latina’ magazine! Nothing was off-limits, including Adrienne’s regrets about appearing on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ being cheated on by Rob Kardashian and her current relationship with Lenny Santiago. Plus, ‘Latina’ has shared never-before-seen details from Adrienne’s interview EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife.com!
In a shocking new interview with Latina magazine, Adrienne Bailon, 30, opened up in a big way. Talking about the blame that was placed on her for “ruining,” ex boyfriend, Rob Kardashians life, and her current relationship with Def Jams record exec, Lenny Santiago, 40, the actress let it all out. Read below for Adrienne’s jaw dropping interview!
Adrienne Bailon Disses Rob Kardashian
After her rise to fame as a Disney darling, starring in the Cheetah Girls trilogy, Adrienne took a stab at reality television when she appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians while she was dating Rob for two years from 2007 to 2009.
Although the show is a huge success, being a part of the show has been something that Adrienne feels has ultimately hurt her career.
She told the mag,“To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, ‘You ruined Rob’s life!’ and I’ll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.”
While Adrienne has long since moved on with her current boyfriend Lenny of five years, she did admit that it did bother her that people blamed her for their eventual split.
She told the mag, “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me, and it always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ And, in my situation, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God! I made a mistake!’ He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal.”
The comments that Latina shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife.com shed further light on Adrienne’s troubled relationship with Rob.
“Imagine that you realize, maybe I didn’t make the best decision, maybe this wasn’t the best person for me, but I’m going to try to make it work. We’re so different. The way we were raised was so different,” Adrienne explained. “Our thought process — we’re just opposites. So I had realized that and was trying to make it work, and then you [cheat on] me? Oh no, I’m done. I’m through. I was like, ‘I’m trying to make this work. I feel bad, and I want to make it work. I have your name on my a**. I want to make it work.”
Although Adrienne has had a very successful and versatile career in TV, film, and music, she tells the mag that there is still one thing she craves — a family.
“If by some miracle we started taping The Real in New York tomorrow, I’d marry him, like, right now. I want a family. I see my sister and she’s on her second baby, and I’m like, That’s success. Having a family—I can’t wait for that.”
Hopefully, we will get to hear all about her relationship with Lenny when The Talk airs this fall.
Adrienne Bailon Gets Rob Kardashian Tattoo Removed
Six years after their breakup, Adrienne has finally tried to get the tattoo of Rob’s name removed — from her tush! The stunner has tried twice before and has unfortunately been unsuccessful both times.
This time, she brought Extra, along with her, where she opens up about her journey to have it removed for good. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, she is no longer a fan of it. “Not my favorite tattoo,” she admits. “I’ve waited for a really long time — long enough — to have this officially gone. I’ve actually had two sessions before this and I’d come home and see no difference and it looks like I just got a fresh tattoo.”
Luckily, Lenny supports his lady, and while he wouldn’t mind seeing it removed, he is more concerned for what the process will be like for her skin. Adrienne admitted, “He wants it to be done right, and it won’t be something that will damage my skin and I’ll be scarred for life,” she says during the interview.
We are so glad that Adrienne is comfortable opening up in such a big way. We applaud Adrienne for being so open with her feelings.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Adrienne hit Rob below the belt?
— Caitlin Beck