Below is a short clip of For The Love of Ray J’s behind the scenes reunion footage. Unique claims to be a size 2 in the footage – Umm okay Unique. What were your thoughts on the show?
Lasting longer that most reality relationships, seems like Cocktail and Ray J are still going strong as a couple. The above photo was reportedly taken last week.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out as VH1 has greenlighted a 2nd season of For The Love of Ray J. The show got some very good ratings. Cocktail talks about her feelings towards Ray J and being in love with him in her VH1 interview below -
What has your communication with Ray been like since the show wrapped?
If we don’t talk everyday, we at least text each other. We make a point to see each other at least twice a month. That’s just what our schedules can fit. He’s on the road and doing stuff, and lately, I’ve been on the road as well, with appearances and whatnot.
What’s the status of your relationship? Is he your boyfriend?
Yeah. He’s my boyfriend, and the fact that I’m not seeing my boyfriend as much as I’d like to is different from what I’m used to. I would love to see him everyday and have him come home to me every night. But that’s not what it is, and I have to take it for what it is. I’m patiently learning his lifestyle. I expected this, but I’m sad now that I’m going through it. But it just makes the times I see him even more special.
Do you love him?
I do. I’m in love with him. I’m head over heels. When I tell my girlfriends that they’re like, “Are you kidding me?” No, this is the only man in my life right now that can say anything to me and make me fall into tears. It takes someone that I care about to go through with that emotion and show my vulnerability. I know I cried every three seconds on the show, but I care about him so much that he can say anything, the sweetest thing, the most horrible thing, and I burst into tears. I’m so overwhelmed.
What did you think when that was turned on you and your participation on the Bad Girls Club became a plot point? Did you think you’d be eliminated?
No. The girls were kind of talking about it early on. When I entered the house, they told me I looked familiar. I kind of just drew the attention away from myself. I knew then that I would have to address it to Ray at some point, but I didn’t early on because I didn’t want him to think I was there for the wrong reasons. I knew that if nobody said anything and I was the first to later on, maybe he’d get to know me a little bit and not eliminate me because I was on another reality show. I thought I could at least get to the point where he gave me the benefit of the doubt.
That was good strategy, too. Any thoughts on being portrayed as a gold-digger on Bad Girls Club and then ending up with a guy who makes considerable bank on this show?
The whole gold-digger thing was honestly something I said to better my chances of getting on a show that I thought had a different purpose. I thought that by saying I was something I wasn’t, it would give me an image. I thought it was going to make me more of an interesting character for people to watch. That’s the only reason I said things like that. If I was really like that, I would come out in things that I say or my personality. I’m a social worker. I’m not into that. If you look back on my roster of ex-boyfriends, none of them are wealthy. None are famous. Nothing. I’m a down-to-earth type of gal. I don’t date men for their status. If people judge me on saying I’m a gold-digger three years ago, so be it. But it was for entertainment purposes. I wanted to be on TV. And it wasn’t even like I was a main character. I was a replacement, and I was boring.
Are you ready for The Love of Ray J’s season finale this Monday? Well we are! Below is a sneak preview of what’s to come. The rumor is also that one of the three remaining contestants will quit, hmm wondering who that could be?
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Chardonnay gave a new interview to VH1 and she covered a lot of things. She talks about her “homie” connection with Ray J, her answers on the lie detector test, plus shockingly denies being a stripper or ever being one which is actually a lie because we have it on good authority that she was once a stripper in Atlanta.
As if her splits and pole climbing on the show were not enough proof, she also admitted to Danger in of the bonus clips on VH1’s website that she is a “dancer.”
Below are some excerpts from her interview -
How was your time on the show?
It was good. It was a learning experience. I didn’t expect it to be exactly like it was with the cameras in your face every second. It was crazy, but it was fun.
What did you think about his assessment that you guys only had a “homey” connection?
He was entitled to his opinion. I respect that, and I respect his decision. We were friends, we are friends and we will forever be friends, basically. I just feel like the situation was misunderstood. I was trying to prove to him that you can have a girl that’s the best of both worlds. They can be your friend, you can go to parties and play basketball together, but you can still have a relationship. I wanted to show him those sides, and I think he might have misunderstood that. But hey, what can I do?
Do you feel like Danger took up his time?
I do, but at the end of the day, it’s a competition. You won’t get your time unless you win dates, and if you don’t win dates, you have to make time in the house. Some girls were more forward than others, but I’m not gonna cling to you and smother you. That’s not me.
What do you think about alcohol defining your character? Was that a fair representation?
I’m not that big of a drinker. If alcohol is there, I’m gonna drink it. What girl would turn down a drink? It’s fun. I’m not an alcoholic, though, and I don’t want to be seen as the alcoholic. Yes, my name is Chardonnay, because that’s my favorite beverage. I don’t drink hard liquor. I like wine. I feel like it’s a classy drink. Throughout the show, yes, I was drinking Chardonnay, but you never saw me drunk. You never saw my head in the toilet and I didn’t get eliminated for being a party girl. So I don’t feel so bad.
You weren’t drunk on the first episode?
I was tipsy! A lady never gets drunk, she gets tipsy.
You were accused of being a stripper. Are you?
No, I am not. That came up on the first episode, and I was like, OK. I didn’t need to explain myself to them. I was not about to prove to them that I’m this or not that. That was none of their business. People can say what they want, but anybody can do a split. A regular person can do a split. If you stretch long enough, you can do a split. Cheerleaders can do a split. It’s not like I’m doing a double cartwheel round-off back handspring, you know?
Check out the sneak preview of the upcoming episode of For The Love of Ray J. The girls are asked to write questions they want Ray J to ask the other girls and secrets are bound to be spilled!
Also check out pictures of the 4 remaining girls below!
In a new intervew with VH1, Cashmere from The Love of Ray J talks about her time on the show. Below are some highlights from her interview -
How was your time on the show?
Everything was good at first, but then it started getting stressful toward the end.
Did the competition break you down?
Yeah. Just being there, living with the girls and all competing for the same guy. There was a lot of backstabbing going on, and I didn’t feel like it was worth it to stay.
Unique interviewed that you were her puppet and that she was going to use you for her gain. Did you have a sense of that in the house?
I had no clue. We hit it off since Day 1. We were really cool and I trusted her and I had no idea that she was saying stuff like that till the show aired. I was disappointed when I saw that. She was going to play the game, obviously, but I feel like she took it too far. She took it to the point where she was talking about her friends.
What about the much-discussed exposure issue? Was that attractive to you at all?
Kind of. I more went in for Ray, but I knew being on TV, everyone was going to see me. It was killing two birds with one stone.
What about the plot to expose Cocktail’s reality TV past? Were you disappointed she didn’t face any consequences from Ray?
Yeah. I wish he would have gotten more upset with her. I felt like she was running around the house snitching on everyone else, and then when the tables turned, she was so defensive about it. She lied about it in front of him, on top of that. I feel like he was playing favoritism a little bit. At least I showed him I can be there for him getting girls out of the house that didn’t need to be there.
In your exit interview, you said you might regret eliminating yourself one day. Did you?
At first, I didn’t. Now that I’ve seen the show and I’ve seen how he really felt about me, I regret it, yeah. During the show, I was getting mixed signals. At times, I felt like he wasn’t really feeling me. After watching the show and seeing that he really did like me, I wish I would have stayed.
As we inch closer and closer to the finale of For the Love of Ray J, we wanted to give you the latest news on what is going on with the show –
Danger claimed to be pregnant by Ray J about a month ago in an interview she gave to the National Enquirer. VH1 and Ray J both came out denying the pregnancy story. And for some reason, Danger made a blog on her myspace about 2 weeks later claiming she was no longer pregnant. She did not give an explanation as to what might have happened or if she was even really pregnant to begin with. Danger also says she is currently engaged to Nick Cannon’s younger brother.
Ray J is also working on a soundtrack to his VH1 dating reality show. No word on when this soundtrack will be released but he recenetly shot a video for his first single.
Stilts is also back together with her husband, the one she was seperated from while one the show but refused to get a divorce for whatever reason. Seems like Ray J was right in sending her home, as she claimed in an interview given to VH1 that she never stopped having feelings for her then enstranged husband.
Cocktail aka Jojo will be outed on the show this week as having appeared in past reality shows. Cocktail had appeared in the first season of Oxygen Bad Girls Club as a replacement. She also appeared in the first season of Bravo’s Millionaire MatchMaker as one of the girls looking to date the millionaires. It will be interesting to see if Ray J decides to send her home or not.
Chardonnay is also actually a stripper in Atlanta is very open about what she does for a living. The six girls remaining on the show include Danger, Cocktail, Unique, Cashmere, Chardonnay, and Fiesty.
UPDATE - A smart commenter going by the name of Olivia made a great observation that Cocktail was not the girl that appeared on the Millionaire Matchmaker. After watching the video again, it turns out Olivia is correct, and Cocktail has never made an appearance on Millionaire Matchmaker. Thanks Olivia!