I finally read Dwayne’s “Essence” magazine article today. They fudged the numbers on the timeline between when he got divorced and when he met Lauren. He says he’s been in a “beautiful” relationship with her for 6 years. The “beautiful” part is questionable, but if you count his adultery time with her, it has been 6.75 years (he met her back in October 2006 while filming “The Game Plan”). However, the interviewer mentions that he got divorced 7 years ago…bulls$%&*. He and Dany separated 6 years ago, and their divorce was final only 5 years ago (April 2008); hell, TMZ even posted the divorce papers. About 3.5 months after the divorce, he pops up on a beach in Hawaii with Lauren. But he’s trying to pass himself off as a romantic, upstanding guy, so he can’t be honest about the overlap between the end of his marriage and the start of his “beautiful” relationship.
The song is called “Get It Right”; Lauren and her sister wrote it and sang it together. The song is about a woman who is frustrated with her lover staying out late and lying about it (“You told me you’d be home at nine…I don’t wanna know where you’ve been/I don’t wanna know who you with/All I wanna know is why, why do you have to lie…” She goes on to complain about the constant arguing (“All we do is fuss and fight…Tell me what all this pain is for…”) Yet the woman takes no hard line with her cheating man (“I’ll try to give it one more shot baby, just this last time…I’ll try to turn a blind eye baby now just this last time/You lie, so get it right, get it right…”). The woman is basically whining about her man’s constant cheating and lying, but does she leave? No. Does she even threaten to leave? No. Her only requirement is that he starts being honest with her (“I just need, this one thing, baby you don’t have to lie to me”). So he’s supposed to be upfront about sleeping around? The wimpy message in the song makes a lot of us believe she was singing about her and Dwayne. She started out as his mistress, so she knows he cheats. He wasn’t faithful to his wife, so he sure as hell won’t be faithful to her. But he’s her jackpot, so she’s not going anywhere, no matter how much he screws around. But she gets a taste of what he did to Dany, so she complains about it in a song.
I’m not familiar with manology, and I’m not Tyrese. I’m simply a woman speaking common sense about human nature, something that gold diggers and side chicks ignore when they hook up with established, married men. These kinds of women always seem to ignore the fact that habitual cheaters don’t stop cheating. But, common sense isn’t very common anymore.
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