Apryl Jones was ready to wave her white flag after her ex-fiance, Omarion, left her with their two kids. The Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood (LHHH) star tells Voyage LA exclusively about her mental state after her very public breakup with the B2K singer.
“I was in a really terrible space [in] 2016, where I had just had my second child, and my son was only one at the time, and I was going through a terrible breakup with their father,” Apryl shares. “He decided to leave without explanation and I was forced to have to pick up the pieces of my life.”
Apryl Jones decided to get a traditional job in her field of study. “I went back to work doing what I graduated school with which was radiation science,” the celebrity mom says. “I worked at MLK in Watts, CA. I was doing this for about 5/6 months until physically my body couldn’t take anymore.”
“I ended up being sleep deprived and dehydrated from breastfeeding and not taking care of myself since my priority was my children. To provide and care for them all while forgetting to care for myself.”
Jones decided to quit her mainstream job after saving enough money. She was later invited to collaborate with a winery in Temecula to launch her own wine brand. “I came up with the name A’mei La Vie because while being in such a terrible space, I just told myself all I want is a beautiful life,” the celebrity mom tells Voyage.
“It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road,” Apryl admits. “I had numerous amounts of days where I wanted to give up going through court stuff, dealing with being the only one here in Los Angeles with no family or support, being forced to have to move into a space with two little kids with no explanation because my partner decided he didn’t want his family anymore.”
“Having to do all these things that created anxiety, fear, etc. But again I pushed through [and] I didn’t play victim. I didn’t make excuses. I put my wit into creating and motivating myself.”
Apryl Jones and Omarion have two kids, A’mei and Megaa Grandberry, together. Stay tuned for more Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood family news!
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