LisaRaye: The Real McCoy - Page 3
LisaRaye has been faithful in her quest to become more spiritual, in that quest she’s come to the realization that she can only be herself. Unfortunately, in the world that we live that’s not always enough for certain people.
“I used to really give a damn about what others used to say, it allowed them to control so much of me and my emotions. I check in every now and then via Twitter, Facebook and the blogs and stuff like that to keep abreast of what the different perspectives are out there.”
“For the most part, I’ve grown to mature and realize that ‘I can’t please everybody.’ So much of my life is in the eye of the public, I deserve some privacy. I’ve learned to plead the fifth a lot more when it comes to discussing private things.” LisaRaye said.
“Some things are better left unsaid. I don’t need anyone to validate me. I go through issues just like everyone one else and I deal with those behind closed doors. If I need advice then I seek God or someone that is a mentor that I look up to and respect.”
Of course, we all know that privacy is a luxury in Hollywood that few celebrities is afforded.
So, with all of the ups and downs as well as successes in her life and career – where exactly is LisaRaye right now in her life? Here’s what she told me.
“I take everything in stride – because life is too short.”
“I’m in a transitional stage right now in my life. I’m trying to educate myself and surround myself with supportive people that will make my spirit feel good. You know when you feel good from the inside it’ll show on the outside.” LisaRaye said.
“There are things that I’m dealing with like my job, my career, family, finances and the presidency. There are all kinds of things – as a woman and as an American. It’s tough right now for us in America. I’m trying to be a better person, I want to care not just about myself but the person next to me, live better, see how I can help others and help make the world a better place.”
There you have it, folks – your friend and mine, LisaRaye, one of the realest ladies in the business.
Check her out on her series Single Ladies on VH1.
Photos by D'Andre Michael