As Belle Collective returns for a third season this week on OWN, series star Tambra Cherie says she’s ready to step into her light and walk away from negative energy.
The TV and radio personality, who’s also a Dish Nation correspondent, will give viewers more insight into how she jungles her work life, while adjusting to living with boyfriend Demond.
Tambra recently spoke with Urban Hollywood 411 about what fans can expect from her in season 3. One thing she wants to spotlight is the role urban radio has played in her life.
“Radio is my first love. I fell in love with radio in college. During that time, I was hosting local television as well. The program allowed me to interview artists, and review concerts,” she shared.
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Those early years of hustling enabled her to develop her brand and become the woman she is today. While her primary focus has been on her career, the last two seasons of Belle Collective saw her confront health issues such as dealing with fibrosis and navigating motherhood as a mature woman.
“The fact that I had fibroids was a big factor in my decision to freeze my embryos. I now realize that no matter how carefully you prepare, there is never an ideal time to start a family,” she explained. “It’s a balancing act between personal and professional obligations.”
Her motto is “Every platform has to have a purpose,” which allowed her to bring awareness to an issue many Black women deal with.
As much as she has achieved in her career, viewers were particularly interested in her relationship with Demond and how the other ladies handled it. This season we see the couple living together.
“I have lived on my own for some time and sharing space with someone else has been quite an adjustment. We have different views on how to handle everything from chores and I am adjusting to having a dog,” she said.
Belle Collective premiered in 2020 and follows six successful Black female entrepreneurs in Jackson, Mississippi. The other women featured on the series this season are Latrice Rogers, Lateshia Pearson, Marie Abston, Aikisha Holly-Colon and Sophia O. Williams.
Tambra hopes her co-stars will come to accept her relationship with Demond.
“I don’t think some respect my boundaries concerning my relationship. You’ll see that this season. I just feel it’s much more important to protect my peace than to engage them,” she noted, adding, “I have the right to walk away if I don’t like your energy even if you are in mid-
sentence. You will see that this season on the show.”
Despite the challenges she may face with the other women, she wants viewers to know they’ll see her having positive moments.
“I am in a season of being super thankful,” she said.
Belle Collective comes from Kingdom Reign Entertainment and executive producer Carlos King. You can see more of Tambra Cherie and the other women when the new season premieres May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
‘Belle Collective’ Star Tambra Cherie on Season 3 & Avoiding Negative Energy
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