Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ shared a detailed “love note” to his boo, wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris via a recent interview [click here if you missed it], but Tiny’s love for him is just as strong.
Mrs. Harris deals with all kinds of groupie nonsense over her man, even once being involved in a bitter online battle with a myspace jumpoff, but she handles it all with grace and dignity.
Tiny spoke with VIBE magazine recently, where she explained what all it takes for her to be a “good wife” to her good man despite all those mean & spiteful groupies.
First and foremost, she was there way before all of the fans, and secondly HE handles it before she has to.
I’ve been with him before he was all of that, and once he became this big sex symbol… I understood what was going to come with it because I had already been in the business.
I’m just comfortable in my position and where I stand and what our values are. We’re on the same page. Plus, understand I’m with him maybe 85, 95 percent of the time. A lot of times, while all of the attention is going down, I’m right there.
I never have to tell someone to back off. Normally he does it first. If it gets that far, he never lets it get disrespectful.
That’s what a “real” man is supposed to do!
Tiny reiterates that regardless of the term… she and her hubby “honeymoon’ed” every day they were together, but she still regrets not leaving when they had the chance.
“We didn’t really get a chance to go on a honeymoon, because he had to go to work three days after the wedding,” she says.
(They flew to Los Angeles for the premiere of Tip’s film Takers, and made plans for a honeymoon.)
“We were just enjoying life. The day that we got caught in California, when the incident happened, we were supposed to be going to the Virgin Islands, because he can’t really go a lot of places, so we had to find somewhere where we could just go. But they were having a hurricane and we weren’t able to go.
And when I think back, I’m just like, ‘Why wasn’t we there? Because if we were, we wouldn’t be having this trouble right now’. But you know, things happen for a reason. It is what it is.”