Last night on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Benzino warned his buddy Kirk that when you meet girls on social media, all you’re left with in the end is “a handful of silicone and a broken heart.” Wise words from Mr. Raymond Scott, for sure, but we know that he and his fiancee, Althea, technically met on Instagram, as Althea explains in the clip above. So how did Benzino avoid the fate he warned Kirk about? We asked him.
In episode two, you actually age Kirk some advice that I think people will come back to you and be like, “what’s up with that?” You told Kirk that “with girls you meet on social media, you’ll end up with a handful of silicone and a broken heart.” That didn’t happen for you though.
Benzino: “You know, I’m saying its like this: social media has made it to where just everybody in general is putting themselves on display. And with Instagram and Facebook, it’s all about your pictures and how your image is looking, I think you just gotta be careful and you know, nothing will ever take the place of meeting somebody in person. Just organically meeting somebody somewhere where you can actually see them in person. I’m old-school like that.”
So what was it about Althea that made you trust her and not think she’s like just any other girl you might meet on Instagram?
Benzino: “Well, first of all, I remember seeing her when her career started out. I remember it well and I was like ’Wow! Who is that?’ You know, everybody has a type and I she was my type. When I found out that she was in Atlanta, it was years later and I’m still looking at her and, you know with Altheat it was the reverse, her pictures didn’t even give her justice. When you see her in person you’re just like blown away. I was of course blown away by her beauty but more so when we finally got to meet in person it was just her smile, her character. She’s always smiling, she’s always happy, she has her ow business as far as property she owns, I was really impressed by her.”
Benzino and Althea’s romance will blossom before viewers’ eyes this season — in the meantime, take a look at how cute they are together!