on the topic: i was just on Essence website and here is the quote:
Celebrity Mother's Day Tribute
A Mother's Love
In these intimate portraits of celebrity moms, daughters, and a son we explore why love really is the greatest gift of all
Tichina Arnold and her daughter, Alijah
Lying in a hospital bed four years ago, actress Tichina Arnold, 38, issued a one-word prayer: “Strength.” This wasn’t a typical request for delivery-room endurance, but a personal appeal on behalf of Arnold’s then unborn daughter, Alijah Haggins, now 4. “I kept saying, ‘Give her strength. Give her strength,’ ” recalls Arnold.
“As a single mom, I can’t be around her all the time. I can’t protect her from everything. I knew she needed to be strong.” Now one can’t help thinking Arnold got what she wanted. “Honey,” she says, sounding incredulous at fate, “Alijah is a tough cookie.” As for being a single mother, Arnold says she’s “got it good.” She gets by with a little help from her mother (not to mention her sister, aunt, uncle, friends, a “*** husband” named Gregg, and Arnold’s new beau, who works for the NBA). “God placed the right people in my life,” she says. “And he gave me the perfect daughter for me.”
It seems the '*** husband' gregg is probably just a very close friend who's always there for her along with her man/beau.
MTO you insult your readers!