Tyrese Says Blogs, Magazines Are Ruining Relationships

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 05/06/2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

In a video, the singer blasts the media for creating a culture of glorifying divorce and dysfunction

It’s no secret that divorce and failed relationships seem to be the norm these days, but Tyrese seems to think the media is to blame.

The singer posted a video of himself voicing opinions on the influence of blogs and magazines, which is argues glorifies the misfortune of others who undergo divorce or relationship woes. From Porsha Williams’ very public divorce from Kordell Stewart to Columbus Short’s recently debacle of a marriage, it’s no secret that drama makes for great headlines far more than the adoration of love.


“Because of the press and the media, because of these constant images that are on magazines and all over blogs and websites every day, this is another form of the devil’s work,” Tyrese said in the video. “I’ll tell you why…blogs and websites, press and media, they got a job to do. They do. But unfortunately, a lot of married couples don’t end up on the cover of some of our favorite magazines until they file for divorce, which makes getting a divorce way more popular than the marriages that are actually working. That are still functioning. That are still happy and beautiful.”

He continued:

There should be more magazines and more media and press attention around husbands and wives and marriages and families that are functioning and doing well. Happy, beautiful and amazing. We should highlight love and beauty and things that are working versus just being so focused on the things that aren’t working. That’s how I feel.

And so, what ends up happening is you’re at home and you’re looking at shows like ‘The Housewives’ and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality. You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced from the s–t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.

You, as a woman, you’re sitting there watching TV and you’re witnessing in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house.  That is not your f–king marriage. Those are not your issues.



This isn’t the first time Tyrese has expressed his opinions on dating and relationships. The “Baby Boy” actor has written two self-help and relationship books “How To Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “Manology,” which was co-written with Rev Run.

What do you think of his thoughts on the influence of the media on relationships? Sound off.

(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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