For the past few months, it seems like we’ve all been playing the “will they or won’t they” game with T.I. and Tiny amid their impending divorce. But based on a recent interview, it seems things are looking up for this fan favorite couple.
Tiny stopped by Hot 97 for an intimate conversation with host Nessa. She explains that when you have the kind of history with someone that she shares with Tip (they started dating in 2001), not to mention co-parenting responsibilities, it’s not so easy to stay away.
“I don’t know for us I think that it’s all in love. We just have a lot of love for each other. A lot of years in it too, it brings us back to being on a certain page that we just can’t keep running from,” Tiny says. “We can run from it for a minute and be like ’ugh I’m through with him I don’t care nothing bout it’ but then love comes back and I’m like ’let’s co-parent let me talk to you about this.'”
Tiny also got real about what its like to maintain a relationship in the public eye, and says rappers are often put in tempting situations because of their celebrity status. “It’s hard, especially as a male, I think in the business when you are known as a sex symbol, all the woman want you.” Tiny explains. “I’m sure it’s a task and a job for them to keep moving and turning [women] down all day, every day. I get it.”
In terms of public pressure to get back together, the Xscape singer says she and her hubby are moving at their own pace. “I don’t think I feel pressure, I think that whatever it’s going to be is whatever it’s going to be. It’s really what’s going on with me and him. If we feel like we can deal with each other’s craziness and still move forward and be better for us and our kids then that’s what it’s gonna be.” She adds, “In reality what is ever perfect? Especially in the relationship, I have to look at our relationship. We both are in the public eye and both the business.”
All summer long, T.I. and Tiny have been dropping clues of a possible make-up. The pair took their kids on a family vacation together, and their lovey dovey exchange at Hip Hop Honors has us all doing a double take. It’s great to hear these two are working out their differences and will remain friends no matter the outcome.
After a heated discussion, T.I. and Tiny come to the conclusion that they have grown apart and are at peace with their decision to separate.