In an exclusive interview with Tasha K, Arionne detailed her relationship with Martell and attempted to clear up any misconceptions or false narratives regarding her affair with the reality TV star.
Below you’ll find 7 highlights, quotes, and talking points filled with scoop from the 81-minute interview.
How They Met
Arionne says she was 24-years-old when she met Martell (7 years ago).
She and a friend attended a barbecue at his cousin’s house in Hunstville.
Martell sent his cousin over to get her number and he called her about 5 minutes later to come out to his car to talk.
She admitted that she was attracted to him and enjoyed his conversation.
They eventually began to hang out and became very good friends.
Arionne Curry said that her friendship/courtship with Martell went on for about 9 months before they became intimate.
During those nine months is when she learned he was married.
She said Melody Holt did not find out about their affair until after she and Martell had already been intimate.
Arionne also admitted she was “in love” with Martell.
Arionne said now that she is older she feels Black women should have respect for one another.
She also shared that the respect that she has now for marriage is something that she learned more as an adult.
Arionne also said she doesn’t feel like she destroyed a marriage because it was a married man who was persistently pursuing her.
She said there are a number of reasons why she will not apologize to Melody for all that’s happened – including things that have happened behind the scenes that the public does not know about.
Arionne went on to say it’s the wife’s responsibility to check her man – not the other woman.
You know your husband. So, you need to always check your husband.
You don’t go talk to another woman about something that your husband is pursuing.
That’s what wives need to understand. Nobody chases a married man.
Nobody just goes after somebody that’s married.
I wasn’t chasing no married man.
After a lot of pressure from Tasha K, Arionne said she would apologize to Melody if Melody apologized to her.
Then, on second thought – Arionne said she doesn’t want to make peace with Melody because “too much has happened.”
On Her Son With Martell
Arionne Curry said that prior to giving birth to her son that she shares with Martell, she suffered one miscarriage and had one abortion.
At one point, she and Melody were pregnant at the same time.
She said Martell asked her to abort the son they have now, but she refused to terminate another pregnancy.
Arionne went on to say Martel did not tell her Melody was pregnant, but he did insinuate that she had just had an abortion as well.
On ‘Love & Marriage: Huntsville’
Arionne is very upset with the producers of the OWN reality show for using her likeness without giving her a voice.
I would like for the producers to spin the story elsewhere. If I’m not on there to speak for myself I would like for you all to stop using my likeness.
I want y’all to stop using me. I’m tired of it.
I want y’all to stop making it seem like I ruined a family.
I want y’all to stop using my likeness to carry the weight to six individuals.
I’m done. I’m tired of it.
In a surprise revelation, Arionne admitted all of this has changed how she feels about Oprah Winfrey.
I feel like it’s personal between me and Oprah, although Oprah probably doesn’t even know who I am.
I, like so many other girls, was raised with Oprah being one of the most influential Black women who we all looked up to and I feel like it has turned me against a woman who I was so proud to look up to.
Where She And Martell Stand Today
After all that has happened, a baby, and a divorce – she and Martell are not together.
Me and Martell…we are damaged.
I would say that is part of the reason why we are not together.
I can’t separate reality and TV.
He can tell me they edited it like this, that, and this all day long.
It’s a hard balance to separate.
I can’t separate what we do every day versus what plays every Saturday.
On Her Biggest Regret
Arionne Curry says one thing that she definitely regrets is not speaking out sooner.
I was not paying attention to what was going on publicly and I should have been.
I should have said something a long time ago.
So anytime you did hear me saying something…it was out of anger.
Cause it’s like, ‘The nerve of these people! How are they speaking for me? How are they creating this false narrative around my likeness about something that is not true…to a certain extent.’
He did have an affair. But, the person they’re trying to paint me out to be is not Arionne Curry.
In a post on her Instagram page, Arionne Curry wrote:
Arionne MF Curry. Say what you want it’s been 3 years and IM THE TOPIC OF THAT SHOW. I held back so much tea in that interview about alllllllllllll of them silly people.
They ain’t that tired of discussing me they just had a whole 3 part reunion about who me they all so fake. I don’t care about they dirt never have but enough is enough.
Y’all clearly in love with a show centered around me but out here lying. T
hey ain’t discussing what’s really going on in HUNTSVILLE. These are facts.
The more they discuss me the more I’m putting EVERYBODY’S business out moving forward. Chess not checkers! @unwinewithtashak we did numbers broke the internet 100k views in an hour!
Nobody on that show this relevant the producers don’t even trust only their likeness to carry they own show pitiful. Comments turned off for a while until y’all calm down!
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Watch Arionne’s full interview with Tasha K below.
Whew, chile! I’m interested to see how this interview will be used in the storyline next season on “Love & Marriage: Huntsville.”
Especially, the tea about the other husbands. 👀