RHOA Shamari DeVoe Talks What Prompted Open Marriage With Husband Ronnie DeVoe

Contributed by Anaya Ray 

On this past episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, new cast member Shamari DeVoe – singer and wife of Ronnie DeVoe – spilled some beans to the other ladies about her marriage.

BET reports, DeVoe she wanted an open relationship with Ronnie so that she could experiment with other women.

While at cast member Cynthia Bailey’s house, Shamari told the other cast members that she was bi-curious and suggested having an open marriage. DeVoe went into detail saying that her and her husband “were on the brink of divorce.”

She went on to say, “We were going through some really bad times and there was a girl that I was interested in and I wanted to do something different. I was bi-curious!”

Even though the Blaque member proposed an open marriage, she later revealed that it only lasted a year and a half.

During the year and a half the couple had an open marriage, Shamari stated that those “extra” relationships she explored were strictly sexual and when it came to the relationships she explored there were “no rules.”

“There was nothing off limits. We could do anything. It was awesome,” she exclaimed.

While DeVoe was able to freely explore her new relationships she did mention one minor rule, no men.

Her husband made this clear in their arrangement and she was okay with it.

“As long as I was able to go about my bi-curious ways, then I was cool with that,” she stated. “I didn’t want to be with another man because I had my husband.”

After sharing this secret of course the other ladies had many questions for the Blaque member, which she was more than willing to respond to.

Despite DeVoe proposing an open marriage she stated that she eventually stopped it.

“I started the open relationship and I stopped the open relationship,” she said. “I realized the grass wasn’t greener on the other side.”

The couple, Shamari, 38, and Ronnie, 51, jumped the broom in 2006 and have been together since they first laid eyes on each other during the Janet Jackson Icon Awards in 2001, a total of 17 years, as reported by People Magazine



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