“I was disappointed with [how things played out], but I respect the power of the media. There were also stories about me being a gold digger. I’ve never dated anybody who didn’t have money. I was my own millionaire when I got married … Honey, I was digging for gold in high school; I’m past platinum now! [Laughs] I hope your mama told you to get with someone who can take care of himself so he can take care of you and what you’re bringing to the table. That should be the definition of digging.”
– LisaRaye McCoy spoke with Essence about the controversy that surrounded her divorce from the former premier of Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick, after he was caught cheating. Her statements, in the April issue, might seem sexist to some, but to me she’s saying that she always dated someone who could bring as much to the relationship as she was contributing (or who was worthy of her). Hopefully, everyone’s mother cautioned her or him against dating someone that wasn’t worthy of their time.
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