Now that her divorce is final, singer Jill Scott wants any potential suitors to know that her standards are not up for debate.
Tuesday, the 41-year-old took to her Instagram account to post lessons she’s learned from past relationships, which include knowing her worth and never dating a man based on his “potential” again – a move many took to be a direct jab at her ex Michael Dobson, who she described in their divorce papers as a “mooch.”
The meme entitled, “5 ways not to be used” lists the following:
1. Believe patterns not apologies
2. Don’t fall in love with potential
3. Believe all “red flags”
4. KNOW YOUR WORTH
5. Don’t lower your standards.
Scott reposted the meme with a caption that reads, “For you. For me. For US. Love You. #beenontheotherside#fdatsht#yourtime#dontwasteit.”
Many of her followers co-signed the sentiments in the post, and shared their own dating rules and experiences too. One message in particular caught her attention and led her to respond.
“@heavensent8The truth is right in front of you at all times 👍🏾”
To which she replied, “@[email protected] like a flashing light. Pray for sight and the wisdom to acknowledge it in full.”
“Note – Your standards are not everyone else’s,” she continued. “I won’t do Uncle Daddies – the ones that call every now and then; who see their children a few times a year. THAT is one I just don’t respect. Lack of respect is a dry bobby. I prefer a juicy existence. Ya dig? Or someone who is disrespectful to their parents. Nor can I do broke/broken yet comfortable. Nah. Write YOUR list. Sometimes it’s better to know what you don’t want.”
Joseline Hernandez is once again under fire for her 1-year-old daughter’s hairstyles, but this time fans are firing back at naysayers for their crude remarks. The “Puerto Rican Princess” and her adorable toddler Bonnie Bella recently received a lot of heat from social media users who accused Hernandez of not combing her daughter’s hair. People continued to make snarky remarks like “go to any Black braiding shop” and “her hair is f***ed up.”However, Hernandez’s fan base finally had enough of online trolls ridiculing the baby Bella and her “age-appropriate” hairstyles. Hernandez took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon and shared a sweet photo of her 1-year-old getting ready for school. Bella donned a white polo cardigan with pink shorts and her hair was in two puff balls side twists. The mother of one captioned the image, “Was good kids! I’m on my way to school! You???? 😍.” One person bashed baby Bonnie’s appearance and wrote, “@Joseline keeps Bonnie Bella looking fucked up and it’s from head to toe tore up. It’s like she thinks this is cool and the little girl is not the cutest so at least fix her up.” Hernandez’s fans clapped back at Instagram trolls and jumped to the little girl’s defense. “I don’t understand why you speaking on someone’s child. Why? Because she not dressing her like some Lil thot it’s a issue. There’s nothing wrong with what she has on. She’s a child DUH. Tf is wrong with people.” “These comments are terrible 😳 B***hes on here with no edges talking about the baby’s hair….I need y’all to grow some hair first then talk about the baby.” “We are so consumed with what society deems fashionable and beautiful that we forget what normal and age appropriate looks like some of y’all probably don’t know where y’all kids are right now….give Joseline some credit.” Hernandez is clearly unbothered by online trolls and is in the midst of prepping for her new We TV reality show “Joseline Takes Miami.” The show will focus on her raising Bonnie Bella as a single mother
Six months, WHAT?!
We didn’t get to do your photo shoot today because #lifehappens, but we did take the time to stop and marvel at how big you’re getting, how fast you’re developing and how much FUN you’re becoming.
We love you, #anseljames, and we hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
When my chongo and I regret not working out these past two days. In all seriousness, life (work, school, mom, and wife duties) got me stressed out and needing more hours in the day!
I put myself last- didn’t workout- didn’t eat according to my meal plan- didn’t sleep- didn’t get my much needed personal development. I was s-l-o-w-l-y spiraling to old habits! But good thing I have my girls from my accountability group that showed up even when I didn’t.
I saw how they were kicking 🍑 in their workouts and their eating and I had to get back in the game! -
Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit- Conrad Hilton
Yesterday was hard. My application got rejected from a competition that I was really looking forward to participating in. Like everyone else, I have been rejected from opportunities before, but when I got this email my throat tightened and my stomach flipped over. It felt like I lost my job, even though that’s not what was happening at all. And to be honest, it really isn’t that big of a deal. It wasn’t like a career changing job that I missed out on, just a really cool project I wanted to be apart of.
I forget that rejection isn’t always a bad thing, or rather it doesn’t mean I am any less valuable before. I wish I had more insight than that, but I don’t. All I know is I didn’t think my work sucked before, so why should one email change that?
What's for dinner tonight?! Chicken fajitas, sauted onions, and white rice. 🔥🔥🔥 I haven't posted in a while. #lifehappens But one thing I try my hardest to do is keep my eating habits clean and healthy. Haven't been in the gym in a week 😭😭 (again, life happens) but that doesn't mean healthy eating goes out the window. After all, fitness is 80% diet and 20% gym. I'm not the best but I'm always learning. .
Happy First Day of Fall! 🍁What's on your Fall Bucket List? We can't wait for apple cider donuts, adorable trick-or-treaters, and taking scenic foilage drives. And the best part of fall fun is spending it with the people we love 💞, and knowing we've done everything we can to take care of them - no matter what. What are you looking forward to this fall? Comment below 🍎= apple picking 🎃 = pumpkin carving 🌽 = corn maze