Leave it to Omarion to flesh out the essence of fatherhood. The celebrity dad shares his thoughts about parenting with Black Love to share his thoughts about parenting.
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“I’m really straightforward with the truth,” Omarion says of his rearing practices. “I speak to my kids as I would speak to adults,” the celebrity father explains. “I try to help them be more sound in their approach and understanding. I think it’s essential to have a positive role model, so I always try to be the best example for my kids in that way.”
Omarion has two kids – A’mei and Megaa – with his ex-girlfriend, Apryl Jones. Fans got to see snippets of the B2K member’s life as a dad during the first three seasons of Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood (LHHH). It was during these seasons that viewers saw Omarion go from a producer to a father who sought balance between work and home life. Now, it seems that Omarion has found his middle ground as he moves throughout each day with a heightened sense of awareness.
“I found that my mission is to remind people that even though the life journey is very turbulent, and there are ups and downs, we have to remember joy and happiness as a choice,” the celebrity father shares with Black Love.
“For me and my music, it is about both discovering and rediscovering that all of the time. And asking yourself those specific questions about love and relationships. I feel my music will never get old, and I’ll always have something to speak about because there’s so many levels, dimensions, and perspectives of love.”
There are many aspects of life that Omarion hopes his kids grasp. The one element, however, most important to the celebrity father is the notion of purpose.
“Because I’m deeply rooted in purpose, I want my children to find what that is for them and have an active relationship with the ‘why’ behind the things they set out to achieve,” Omarion says. “When you recognize your purpose, you can serve your soul. A part of serving your soul is serving others. As long as they do that, then they will continue to carry the legacy.”
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Photo: Omarion/Black Love