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Angela Simmons Talks Split With Fiancé & Judgement For Having A Child Out Of Wedlock In Emotional Talk With Her Mother — Video

Angela Simmons shocked fans when she announced she was engaged to a mystery man back in April 2016, which was soon followed by a pregnancy announcement. The "Growing Up Hip Hop" star addressed her experience in an upcoming episode of the show.

In an upcoming episode of the reality show, Angela is shown chatting with her mother, Valeri Simmons, about the ending of her engagement to former fiancé, Sutton Tennyson.

Angela opened up about being a single mother and all the criticism she received for having a child before she was married. 

Simmons and her former fiancé share a 1-year-old son named Sutton Joseph.

She believes people were extra harsh with their comments due to the fact that her father is a preacher. 

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The 30-year-old revealed that she wasn't happy in her relationship with Tennyson, but she still tried to make things worked.

Simmons adds that she didn't want to split up with her fiancé and father of her child, who she believed she would end up marrying. 

Angela said, "I thought I met my husband. I’m going to marry him, we have kids. And it just didn’t happen like that. God had another plan for me."

Simmons stated that she tried everything she could to salvage the broken relationship, including going to counseling.

The fitness buff would have never dreamed that she would ever have a child out of wedlock and see her relationship crumble.
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Angela shared, "I feel like I’ve done everything I could with the relationship. Obviously, we went to counseling. And I really never could have imagined in a million years, number one having a kid out of wedlock and then the whole relationship just crumbling. For me, it’s already a lot. Everyone has to look at me and be like, ‘You’re not married. You’re Reverend’s daughter.’ I’m going through all of that and then I have to raise a kid in front of the world, single."

The split was especially hard because of everyone judging her.

She explained, "They judged me. People are always going to be in my comments, ‘Where’s the dad?’ It’s non-stop. They’re always worried about my ring and if it’s on or off. They think they know me and they really don’t. They have no idea. Of course, I heard a lot of chatter about me having a child out of wedlock. You got to imagine, my son has to look back at this one day and you know what, I’m human and it happened. People are always going to have an opinion and that’s just not who I am. I’m not your opinion."

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In a conversation with her brother, JoJo, Simmons decided to keep the reason for her breakup with Tennyson quiet. However, she didn't exactly deny it when she was asked if things ended due to Sutton cheating.

Angela said, "It’s a number of things, it’s not one thing. It’s a lot of stuff. Nothing that you would be happy about."

Simmons discussed being a mother and said one lesson she learned is that you can't "love someone more than you love yourself."

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The former "Run’s House" star stated that everything she does in life has her son in mind. "It’s really amazing, having a kid is a life changer for sure," she adds.
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Simmons also discussed balancing being a mother and her career, stating that she has to provide for her son and must work hard every day.

She stated that once you have a child, you can't just "figure it out, there's no can't, you just have to."

Watch Simmons also share her thoughts on the judgment she's received from the public, below:

Season 4 of "Growing Up Hip Hop" airs Thurday nights on WE tv at 9/8 pm CST.

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