The age-old saying “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it” looks like it may be ringing true for Ray J. The “I Hit It First” singer reportedly enlisted celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him in divorce proceedings and filed for the dissolution of his marriage to wife Princess Love in Los Angeles County court on Monday, September 14, but it looks like he has had a change of heart.
Back in May, the news reported that Love filed for divorce from Ray J in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple got married in August of 2016 in a fairy tale wedding that was aired on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood. The two also are parents to two children, Melody and Epik. Love was seeking full legal and physical custody of their children as well as child support. She then retracted the petition on July 8th in attempts to work out the marriage for their family.
News of the recent divorce filing from Ray J came as a shock to many as fans thought the couple had been working out their differences. As reported by “The Blast”, the “Sexy Can I” singer sought joint custody of their children, as well as claiming the couple had a prenuptial agreement that he wants to be enforced.
Ray J spoke with Entertainment Tonight where he revealed his decision for the filing, stating it was “how he felt at the time” and that he didn’t tell anyone of his plans, instead he just “went to God”. “You know, I love her and I love my babies and it’s just personal, but she knows how I feel about her,” said the reality star. ”I just think that I want to make sure everybody is happy, that everybody enjoys life and that this can help her smile more and enjoy who she is and enjoy her life. You know, sometimes it’s the best thing to do.
“It’s still so early” he continued. “I really don’t know what’s going to happen, how it happens, but I just want to make sure that my babies and my Princess is in a great place mentally and that they can enjoy life. My wife, if there’s somebody better out there that she wants to be with, then I have to respect that as well. But hey, I don’t know… I can’t say too much, but I love you, Princess. That’s what I can say.”
However, it now seems as though the singer is having a change of heart, as he appeared on Tuesday’s episode of The Real and confessed that he believes he “made a mistake”. “When you’re in your own relationship, sometimes, you know, sometimes you do things spontaneously, sometimes you move too fast, sometimes you make mistakes, you know what I mean?’ he admitted after being grilled by The Real hosts. “And so … I’m not saying that that’s what I did, or that I made a mistake, but I don’t know if I did make a mistake. I don’t know.”
Host Jeannie Mai then asked Ray J on his refusal to go to marriage counseling, and he explained his reasoning. “I just felt like the counseling was more so a hustle and it wasn’t good,” he said. “I felt like it would get one-sided.” The Raytroniks CEO shared that’s now open to going to therapy with his wife in the hopes the two could mend things. “I would be up for it. I’d be up for whatever it is to make sure my kids have a strong foundation and have both their parents in their lives 24/7,” he explained. He also shared that he spent the weekend at the house with Love and their kids as well as his mother and her friends and that the “good vibes” helped him to see how good he had it.
Now Princess is sharing where she stands on Ray J’s filing and whether or not she is willing to reconcile. Speaking with Claudia Jordan for Fox Soul, Love admits that the news came to her as a shock as well. “I was completely caught off guard,” she says. “My friend sent me a screenshot and she was like, ‘Hey, is this true?’ I was like, ‘Uh, I don’t know. Let me find out.’”
After seeing the news that was widely circulated and checking the validity with her lawyer, she attempted to reach out to her husband, however, she currently has no interest in reconciling, although she still loves him. “I feel like right now, we just…I don’t know,” she stated. “We just need to just really figure out—no, I don’t. Not right now, I don’t.”