Antonia “Toya” Carter and her fiance’ Memphitz cover the February 2011 issue of Sister2Sister magazine.
I have to note that the adorable cover shot and several photos of the happy couple in the spread were taken by none other than my partner in crime, super celebrity photographer Joi Pearson! [Yaaaay Joi!!]
In the issue Toya discusses love, life and reality TV. As you know, Toya is headed back to the small screen in her BET reality show spinoff debuting April 2011.
Check out the trailer for Toya’s “Family Affair” PLUS an excerpt from the S2S interview below:
On Lil’ Wayne:
“Yeah, we’re really, really cool. Wayne actually did the foreword for my book. It’s like, him and MeMphHitz met and now everything is all good.”
On her boyfriend, MeMpHitz:
“Yes he’s like sexy chocolate. (laughter) I’m kidding. He’s a family guy and that’s what I love. Like, he was raised by both parents until his father passed away. He’s very well-mannered. He’s not selfish. He’s 100 percent supportive. He’s a good friend…everything I ever wanted in a man.
You can tell it’s a difference when a guy grows up with both of their parents. Like, everything was ‘yes ma’am, yes sir.’ Respectful, like, ‘Let me open the door for you.’ These days, guys think that is lame when that’s really being a gentleman. He shows me and my daughter lots of respect. And you know, I love that about him. You don’t get that too much these days.”
On her book:
“The name of the book is Priceless Inspirations. It’s about my life and growing pains and things I chose to share with younger girls. An example is teen pregnancy; domestic violence, drugs, the business-the list goes on. Relationships, boys-it’s all types of stuff, like heart break. Just everything that I have been through that has made me the woman that I am today. Like, sometimes people say you have to go through things to kind of get it. Like, nobody could tell me not to have my baby, even though everybody was against it and felt like I was a child having a child. I had to experience that. These little boys want one thing, but I still did what I wanted to do. It was just me being younger.
But sometimes stories can help you versus your parents or older people trying to tell you thing. Sometimes we feel like, “That happened to you but that don’t apply to us; that was back in the old days.” With my book I just wanted to do something inspirational. I named my book Priceless Inspirations because my name, Antonia, means ‘priceless’ in Italian.”
That’s impressive. It’s great that Toya is finally stepping outside of the shadow of her famous ex-husband. I wish her nothing but the best and can’t wait to see what the new show has in store for us.