I’m not one to gossip, so you didn’t hear this from me…. but I heard that Lisa isn’t doing too well financially these days.
When Lisa first appeared on RHOA, she had just lost custody of her two sons to ex-husband, singer Keith Sweat.
Having rushed into a 2nd marriage with former pro-footballer Ed Hartwell, Lisa portrayed herself as a successful career woman with several budding businesses; a real estate firm called Hartwell and Associates, a jewelry line called Wu Girls, a T-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women’s clothing line called Closet Freaks, and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby.
Needless to say, none of those businesses exist today and Lisa, whose 2nd husband, Ed Hartwell, divorced her last year, has been struggling to find her way every since.
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According to SandraRose, Lisa appeared at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show rocking a pair of $1,600 Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fire-Wing sandals (designed by Kanye West).
Fans of the ex-reality show starlet rushed to capture the moment on film and many noticed her appearance and immediately inquired if Wu was with child yet again.
While I’m not all up in Wu’s womb, my sources say that Lisa’s been working hard and if she looks “different” it’s simply due to her being on the grind.
[Sidebar: Lisa started a lip-gloss line last year and has also been building her resume as an actress, gaining bit parts in several unreleased feature films.]
Lisa poses with a fan at the hair show…
Miss Wu (or is it Millette?) premiered her new look during the hair show and is said to be anxiously anticipating her return to the spotlight.
Lisa revealed to CottonCandyMag a few weeks ago that acting is where she started and she actually prefers it to “reality” tv:
I was actually an actress before [The Real Housewives of Atlanta.] The RHOA producers in the first season wouldn’t allow me to say that.
At the time, in the first season, they wanted real people. They didn’t want Hollywood types. It didn’t happen until after the second season. And then they were like, “Oh, now you can act.” And I was like, “Wow. They came out of the blue with this.”
But I actually started out acting. Back in 2000 I wrote a stage play that Tyler Perry directed. So I’ve been into acting and television for almost 20 years.
That kinda almost substantiates everyone’s theory that “realty” shows are scripted… but whatEv. Acting or not… they are all “drama queens” anyway.
What do you think of Lisa’s new look?
Hot or Not?