Last week, HealthyBlackWoman.com reported that famed songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Harris (pictured right) filed divorce papers to begin the finalization of her six-year marriage with rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris (pictured left).
Numerous online, television, and print media sources had also reported that Tiny went to the family law division of the District Court of Henry County, Georgia to end her marriage in early December of 2016. Toward the end of last year, it definitely looked like things were coming to a close for one of Hollywood’s favorite power couples.
However, the male side of this favored, yet troubled celebrity union seems to have some fight left in him. According to TMZ, the “What You Know” platinum-coated hip hop hit maker has expressed that he does not want to divorce Tiny and may be unwilling to cooperate with the divorce proceedings launched by his estranged former Xscape co-founder.
Here are the details as written on TMZ.com:
“Sources close to Tiny tell TMZ T.I. thinks Tiny has overreacted because they’ve always gotten through rough patches in their 15-year relationship. He waited a few weeks so she could cool down after filing divorce docs, but now he’s trying talk “sense” into her … that they’re good together. Each thinks the other was pushed by ‘jealous friends’ into filing to end their marriage.” (Harvey Levin & Co.)
If what TMZ reported in the final days of 2016 is officially true, then love may still find a way for the builders of the “Family Hustle” reality TV power brokers. The problems that have emerged over the years during Tiny and T.I.’s public marriage have been well-documented.
Tiny has had to deal with frustration over the rumors about T.I.’s extra marital affairs with other unnamed women who have come out of the woodwork. Also, T.I. has not necessarily been fond of the legitimate, longtime friendship Tiny has maintained with boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather. T.I. and Money are not friends at all.
Hopefully, for the sake of love, business, and some wonderful children, Tiny and T.I. can show the world that black love in the public eye can live on regardless of the bumps on the road that come with the territory of a high-profile marriage in the pop culture-crazed land of America.