Arionne Curry, the longtime mistress of Martell Holt and the unofficial cast member of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” is speaking out to set the record straight.
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.
All I’m asking for is @owntv @kingdomreignent to not discuss me anymore! I have that right!
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. ????
Well now it blows my mind how the mistress always try to wrangle themselves out the tangle , martel is trash and so is this woman he was stupid to lay on top of , they deserve each other and thank god melody threw both these bags of trash out !!!!
All these women act like GIRLS and they are full grown women with children,as a seasoned woman myself it is sad as HELL,GROW THE HELL UP PLEEEEAAAASE
It’s the justification for me adultery is jus that when u aware the other party married your sick suga
U funny girl 24,not 14, girl u knew he was married and knew what u was doing 9 months my ass u seen ring and u knew that night in car or u never been to his house and had to see him on free time girl bye u not innocent u was a whore chasing a check after u lost baby and aborted another u should stop how u go 7 years with him girl bye u should have stopped all together u knee he was married stop playing stupid and be honest whore a woman who sleeps with a married man melody we love you and u a boss and she could never be u just a side chick who wants to be known about and called out cause on no show did y’all say her name she wanted to be known and still a nobody..
you are a whore, who was looking to get Martel as a prize, but baby he is no prize. you wanted that come-up and all you got was a baby. poor little tink, tink. DO BETTER, BE BETTER.
Here’s the thing…. the fact that you knew he was a married man and still engaged with him makes you a home wrecker… You are as much to blame as he is… I would have wooped you and his ass.. The only time a woman is not to blame is if she is fully unaware… You are the scum of the fucking earth… Women like you are the reason men cheat… You open your legs to every Tom, Dick & Harry… You have no morals and wish to be in the next women’s shoe’s… So much that you are willing to share a man/ someone’s husband even go as far as having a baby… Girl you are all kind of fucked up… I have absolutely no pity for you…
Why she keep saying they were talking about HER? Like didn’t anyone know she was the side hoe but her and her family because NO ONE said her name on the show….#hitdogswillholla
At the end of the day, the Bible says do not Covent thy neighbor’s house, she was 24 years old and it’s very disrespectful to engage yourself in a relationship with a married man or woman, no matter how melody was , that was her husband and this girl laid there and got pregnant by this woman husband, she had control of this situation by getting out, adultery is against God and he says don’t do it, there’s nothing never comes good out of it, Oprah ain’t had nothing to do with what she did, you make your bed, now lay in it, this man thrower away an entire family and business with a smart outgoing wife for nothing, Melody was right, there’s something wrong with him, I said what I said, now tell a friend to tell a friend
This woman was 24 years old, she knew what she was doing was wrong, and she’s right Melody should not say anything to her, a mistress only goes as far as a man allows her, Martell Holt is garbage and if it hadn’t been Adrienne it would have been another woman. Adrienne was dumb to keep getting pregnant for getting pregnant for a married man.
Melody Holt had the life and come up Arionne thought she was entitled to. She’s sitting up here head gased up for the wrong reasons! You hooked up with a selfish narcissistic married man who mirrored you and expected what? Its sick how some women find their worth from what being Betty Wright Your Clean Up Woman? Your tasteless for comparing abortions and pregnancies and tea you haven’t spilled? WTF? How about something revolutionary like raising your child with grace. Because one day you and Martell are going to have to explain this.
When one is in a long-term relationship, whether it be legit or not legit one generally would feel a sense of entitlement. Arionne truly jumped over her role of accepting the role of a mistress. I don’t believe she didn’t know he was married, because when women me a guy for the first time most have a self check list. At the top of that list is “is he in a relationship” ie: married, recent. As well as how many children etc. What I see here is once you realized who and what you were involved with, you also wanted the fame, glory and dollars! Hence the reason you’re so angry with OWN. STOP thinking you’re entitled to be on Melody’s level by competing with her. You’ve profited enough by being the mistress. What kind of student drops her studies and afford opening her own clothing line, but one who has cashed in. No doubt, that’s the reason you conveniently had his child. I feel you regretted having an abortion and purposely got pregnant again because that’s what alot of women do, have babies in hopes they’ll win the prize. You don’t want this story to drop…that’s why you’re about to write a book. Smh miss me with the greed and foolishness.
And to have not one but 2 abortion and a miscarriage. You were really trying to hook this dog.And if you would have got him he would have done the same thing to you.A LEOPARD DON’T CHANGE HIS STRAPS.SO YOU DECIDED TO HAVE THIS BABY WAS IT OUT OF GUILT FOR HAVING TWO Abortions OR YOU THOUGHT YOU HAVING A BABY HE WOULD LEAVE MEL.WELL SHE GOT SMART AND LET HIM GO. NO HE didn’t want the divorce.He showed his love for you when he asked you to abort this baby.He was trying to save his family.Women IF YOU GOT TO BE A SECRET,HE’S HIDING SOMETHING..
Both people are wrong. However Martel was the one who was married. He is the most one responsible. I know that the mistress totally regrets it now. It really boils down to the Lion’s share being on Martel he’s the man he was married he should have kept his penis in his pants and stayed faithful but lot of men do this a lot a lot a lot a lot it’s ridiculous
Cheating with a married man is not about his wife but more about you, that you don’t think you deserve a man of your own. He is disrespecting both of you. He lied to you and her, and who is he to think he can disrespect two beautiful black women. He is not a good man, he is a selfish little boy. The sad part for you is karma is real. So if it hasn’t happened to you yet, be prepared.
How can you truly believe anything this woman has to say. She seems to want the upmost respect for being a whore,sleeping with a married man and wrecking a entire family. She’s lying about many things, he was her sugar daddy
What goes around comes around once Arionne found out he was married you had the choice to end the relationship then but you didn’t then on top of that you get pregnant not once but serval times. I want to understand why you think your not a BIG PART of the PROBLEM. I really think you owe Melody an apology. You have to remember you too are a women and probably want a husband at some point I hope don’t forget that the tables you was eating from can also be the same but on 10x worst.
You f with a married man really than had a child it would be different but u knew HE WAS MARRIED
GIRL SIT DOWN
I’m happy Melody stayed in her marriage. She has invested too damn much to let a cheater home wrecker take everything. How sad how men cheat
and these side chucks will get pregnant men are so damn stupid.
Your only relevant because your the other woman. You’re not the talk of the town you have to brought up to talk about a failed marriage because you are a BIG part of why it failed. YOU BASICALLY MAD BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T GET THE MAN IN THE END! LOL and you did RUIN a marriage, you wont apologize cause so much has happened you killed a MARRIAGE that hurts more!
Arionne has nothing on Melody Holt.
No she doesn’t. Big ass side chick no matter what she or Tasha K says.
Martell is the culprit He initiated the affair
you could have left as soon as you found out he was married. you chose to stay. and that was wrong. only because of you are they divorce. also you should have known he wasn’t going to leave his wife for you. like they SAY you were.only the side.dish. you know COLD SLAW.
She is right that treat her unfairly. He knew what he was doing
Melody should not Dogg her like that. She is annoying and think sheknows everything. But really is the fool for airing her business