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Jill Scott No Longer Engaged

Posted by Media Outrage on June 24, 2009


Jill Scott is fresh off of having her first child and being engaged, but now she tells Essence that the engagement is off and the relationship is over.

ESSENCE.COM: Well, at least your hubby-to-be was there to support. How has he been adjusting to Jett?
Yes, he was there and for a couple of days afterwards while I stayed in hospital, but John and I are no longer together. When you have a baby  you’re dealing with a lot of emotions and I don’t know how much of it had to do with us breaking up, but it happens. We definitely love our son and we are co-parenting and working on being friends. It is what it is. I have a lot of support, so I want for nothing as far as that’s concerned. I know some might criticize me or the fact that my son is being raised in a single-parent home, but I wasn’t raised in a two-parent home and I had a good relationship with my dad. I have hopes for him and I’m sure his father will do his part as well.

ESSENCE.COM: As a mother, what has been the biggest lesson thus far?
My heart and prayers go out to all single moms because it’s tough, and I can’t imagine any teenager dealing with a baby and all those hormones raging. I can afford to have this child at 37 because I have a support system and I can talk to my girls,  Mo’Nique and Erykah [Badu], but I don’t understand how any mother does it alone. I don’t believe I suffered from postpartum because I didn’t feel depressed, but it was jarring and I can understand now how some mothers lose it. What he’s taught me is that I thought I was grown and patient but I was neither until now. Even when I hold him and dance with him to his favorite song, Marvin Gaye’s “Come Live With Me,” and he holds me tighter and then relaxes, I realize that I never knew unconditional love like this before, and I’m looking forward to watching and helping him grow.


Mediaoutrage–  Damn it’s over already.  Oh well, some other guy will come along and dig Jill, because she definitely has enough MILK to feed all of CHINA.

17 Responses to “Jill Scott No Longer Engaged”

  1. lowridaz said

    wow, well god bless her, both my parents are still together,and still in love, thats a blessing ! i know people that have been raised by dad alone or their mom alone and they are very successful smart individuals, she seem like she got a strong mind, and she will be just fine, hope he at least stay in his child life

  2. Ms. Behave said

    Well we can just add her to the stats: Forever Single-Parent

    978,248,789,124,142 + Jill Scott= TOO DAMN MUCH!!

    Come on people do better, OUR kids DESERVE better, stop the “but it happens”, it getting tired.


  3. MizzMimi said

    damn that was quick.

  4. Yea I Said It said

    Jill did you just use the man for a baby making machine? Did you choose him instead of invitro? If you knew all alone you did not want to be in a relationship you should have just said it.


  5. MissTX85 said

    Don’t know why this is “NEWS”. It happens everyday unfortunately. Why since it’s her is it a big deal?

    And what makes a person think kids aren’t getting “BETTER” in single parent homes? Why do the parents have to be together for them to receive this “BETTER”? I know people now who came up in homes with both parents and they’re a wreck. Not only that, what about both parent homes where parents don’t get along? That’s not good for kids, right?

    Sorry for trippin’, but I hate when folks are negative or are overly dramatic about people who happen to grow up in single parent homes.

    Maybe because I’m a product of a single parent home. But here’s something to think about:

    The majority of my cousins had both parents in the house. But:

    They’ve all been to jail/prison or are in jail/prison.
    Some are on drugs.
    Two are sex offenders.
    Some are high school dropouts

    and the list goes on.

    But those of us that had one parent in the house:

    We’ve never been to jail/prison or even arrested.
    Only drugs we touch, weed & alcohol. LOL! (on occasion though)
    Have college educations (I’m only 24 credits short of having an Associates in Criminal Justice)

    and other good things going for ourselves.

    So guess I’m just wondering what’s the big deal? Why is it so wrong to come from a single parent home?

  6. Yvonne said

    Well…I wish her and her son the best.

  7. Marathon_Man said

    Damn I’m having a Vitamin D deficiency right about now *puts mouth to Jill’s watermellons through puter screen*

  8. Yeah I Said It said

    LOL @ MM

  9. ucanb2 said

    MM you are off the chain…. I am a single parent and my son is grown.
    There are just as many things going wrong in a 2 parent household as a 1.
    I agree MsTX85 some of my son’s friend’s with Mom/Dad 2 cars good job are jacked up.
    So ideally there should have been a wedding before all of this but she can make it.
    God bless her and her child.

  10. Media Outrage said

    LOL @ MM

  11. Smurfette said

    Right on, MissTX!! My daughter is in a single parent home right now, and she straight! I think u can raise a good kid being a single parent. But I do feel her not havin a dad messes up her perception of the opposite sex and she will have to overcome her views of men to one day be a good wife or girlfriend.

  12. MissTX85 said

    I feel you on that Smurf. Thankfully, me and my pops have a GREAT relationship despite him and my mom not being together. Shoot they have a good relationship with each other. I guess it just depends on the people.

  13. 2020VIZN said

    Yep, Im gonna have to agree with the fact that, it does not matter how many parents are in the house, its on the up bringing. Having both parents in the house can be a detrement if both parents are not on the same page. People start learning from a young age how to be deceptive, they start studying their parents and playing them for different things. They get you where ever you are soft, and when you start doing that at an early age it becomes part of their personality and way of doing things. Both parents have to be on the same page and support eachother no matter what, sometimes even if the other parent is wrong they have to ride together, if not the children have the power and power almost always corrupts the people who have it.

  14. joneblaze said

    He’s the drummer in her back up band,so did she kick him out of the band too?

  15. kahmmillion said

    That’s what her dumb ass get for putting a man’s name on her body. I hope she named her baby John too. SMH

  16. Gay said

    MissTX85 is right on the money. I don’t think it matters if your parents divorce or never marry. If you have great parents that are willing to sacrifice and do right by their child (which doesn’t mean staying in a relationship that doesn’t work) then you will raise a great child in most circumstances. My parents’ divorced and although my mom remarried later there was never any drama between my parents. They shared joint custody and raised a son who went on to college, got his degree and a masters and went on to be a successful person. So my hats go off to all the single mom and dads out there that are doing their thing together or separate. God bless them.

  17. Blessed38LA said

    Just never no how a relationship will turn out. Jill has my prayers always, I will always admire her.

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