Sunday, November 28, 2021

LisaRaye Reveals She Helped Da Brat Meet Her ‘Fantastic’ Girlfriend Jesseca Dupart

LisaRaye, Da Brat, Jesseca “DaRealBBJudy” Dupart

*Actress LisaRaye has done a number of wide-ranging interviews lately where she has shared her opinion on how the Kardashians have flipped the narrative on what is the acceptable body shape for women. She has also defended celebs who are turning to their glam squads during the COVID-19 quarantine, and shared with fans her own beauty and fitness tips.

Now she’s dishing about her sister Da Brat’s new relationship with entrepreneur Jesseca “DaRealBBJudy” Dupart, and the part she played in them meeting.

In a new interview with MadameNoire, LisaRaye talks staying in shape at 52, her own love life and how she played matchmaker for DaBrat and Jesseca.

Check out excerpts from the interview below.

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LisaRaye, Da Brat

How She Stays a Size 6 and 7 and in Great Shape At 52

I do a fast, taking away the sugar and the alcohol. I have to cut that out because that’s a lot of sugar. I’ll go through a phase where I’ll just drink tons of water. I’m always working out, but when you have something you’re about to do, you hit it hard. I do that like everybody else. I give myself a two, three week window when I’m trying to shed some water weight or five pounds. I’ll hit it hard. But for the most part, I don’t want to get so out of shape that it takes so much more discipline for me to get it back in shape, because I’m older. I don’t want to do that to my body, going up and down. So I want to find a perfect size for me, and it has changed. When I look at older pictures and film that I’ve taped, I think to myself, hell nah I don’t want to be that small again, at all! The sizing became different now and acceptable to be thicker than a snicker or cornbread fed. But what I do on TV, it adds 10 pounds to you, so you’ll look thicker. And unfortunately, thicker when you’re older makes you look older, and I don’t want to look like that. So I have to stay between a 6, 7 for me to still look like I’m healthy. For me, that’s like from five to eight pounds where I have to stay consistent with the weight that I’m used to because I’ll see it in my face first. My face will get full, and I personally don’t like that look. So that’s what dictates for me how to pull back from bread and sweets and alcohol.

The Key to the Fountain of Youth

For the most part, finding that fountain of youth is just finding what you’re comfortable with. I’m just totally comfortable with me. That doesn’t mean I don’t have some insecurities, some things that I would want to change. Like my arm fat, I don’t like that. I’m getting little cellulite dimples on my butt. But understanding that I’m older now, if someone is complaining about that, someone I’m with, he’s worried about the wrong damn thing. I’m secure with me.

What She’s Looking For In A Man Now

Some of the things I’m looking for in a potential mate is definitely a God-fearing man, because I think he needs to lead his family in that way. I want him to be not only the provider and king of our family but I also want him to be the leader of our family in God’s name. So that’s number one. I want him to be generous. And when I say generous, I mean generous with his feelings. Not to hide behind his feelings. Generous with his conversation so we can communicate. Generous financially. Generous with family because I’m a family-oriented person. He needs to be a businessman because I’m a businesswoman and I want us to grow together financially healthy. I’m also attracted to knowledge, and for me, that’s where the power is and the sex appeal of a man to me. When you’re rooted in business and you’re smart and knowledgeable, I’m like, wow, teach me, show me, tell me. That’s a turn on for me. But it won’t be a turn on if you’re so business where you’re boring or where you don’t share your wealth. And I need him to have swag and to have fun. Not to take himself so serious where he’s in a box. I need him to have eyes for me only. I’m older now. I don’t have time to be playing. I don’t want to be a notch on your belt. I want us to grow in love and just grow so we can do the things in life that’s left to do that maybe he hasn’t done and I haven’t done, that we can share together.

How She Played a Part in Da Brat Meeting Jesseca Dupart

I met her before she even met my sister. She and I were doing some videos for her Kaleidoscope products because she was actually a fan. So we reenacted a Player’s Club scene and did a couple of videos together. So when she reached out to have my sister try her drops, then they actually made a rapport with each other and built a friendship. What came out of that is what we see on Instagram now. I think it’s just fantastic when you can find someone and build any kind of relationship that you can build on and that can be solid enough for you to be able to be yourself, and to be able to share that with the world. That’s awesome. People kill me when they ask, who you dating? You gonna get with this person? You married? It’s like, look, none of that will be a secret. When you’re happy, you’re happy to share that news with anybody. It’s going to show on your face, they’re going to see a ring on your finger, you’re not trying to hide that kind of happy news. So I’m glad she’s living in her truth. She like it? I love it.

Read her full interview here

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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