Actor Michael Jai White was in town filming the new season of “For Better Or For Worse” Season 6 on OWN.
During the interview he wanted to explain his frustration with African American men cheating on their wives and it being acceptable in the black community:
Even when people knew about it… people wouldn’t dare talk about it…Most men that I know deep down, they really want to be the husbands and fathers they never had growing up. I think the essence of a man is to be truthful and die behind your words. When we have to [cheat] and hide, thats beneath us. That’s not befitting of a true man. That’s just my feeling…I was real busy out there, but then I wind up lying and trying to save peoples feelings. But I had to look at myself in the mirror… and when I’m 100% honest, it just feels better.
He also shares the benefits of being married and how it’s so much better than his past dealings with multiple women:
I used to have a roster of 14 girls I used to deal with… to my friends, I couldn’t have been in a better situation. But what I have with my wife, destroys all that.
I am in the best place I have ever been in my life, and the equity that I have with this one woman that is my world. I am so happy and I have to be the one to tell men that this (marriage) is absolutely worth it!
Listen to his perspective above on this often overlooked topic and chime in below in our comments section with your thoughts!
Edited by: Tami LaTrell