On Lifetime’s new docuseries Hopelessly in Love, every episode delves into the darkish backstory of an notorious celeb couple. The episodes can even characteristic unique interviews with family and friends to make every tragic story come to life.
The first episode centered on former NFL participant Andre Rison and the late rapper Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes of the ‘90s girl group TLC. Lopes and Rison’s most excessive moments as a pair, similar to Lopes’ felony arson prices and 5 years of probation for burning down Rison’s Atlanta mansion, in addition to Lopes’ premature loss of life in a automotive accident in Honduras, performed out within the media. But a whole lot of their inside story appears to have gone untold.
On Hopelessly in Love, Rison claimed he by no means bodily cheated on Lopes till he thought she was making a transfer on Tupac Shakur. But Lopes’ household and associates, followers, and even Rison’s personal family members thought otherwise.
Rison’s household and associates steered he was untrue to Lopes
Lopes’ sister Reigndrop Lopes defined that Rison’s household was all the time skeptical of his relationship with the well-known rapper. In specific, his sister Raquel Brown “hated” Lopes. Still, Reigndrop stated that tensions along with her boyfriend’s household weren’t the one problem of their love story.
“Andre’s family wasn’t the only issue with their relationship,” Reigndrop stated on Hopelessly in Love. “Lisa suspected and even caught Andre being unfaithful.”
Rison’s cousin Kermit Reeves agreed, saying his soccer participant cousin “wasn’t a one-woman man.” He added, “Andre needed all the women he could get.”
Even Rison’s mother, Merdice Brown Coleman, stated Lopes wasn’t his solely romantic companion. “Lisa wasn’t the only person that he was dating. I know he did see other women,” she claimed.
Rison performed down the dishonest accusations as rumors due to overexcited groupies and followers. “You gotta remember. I’m in the National Football League…and I’m like, booming. So I kinda, like, picked the cream of the crop, as they say,” he stated of his relationship with the TLC rapper. “But we both had groupies. I’d been on the tour and at the stage where the boys going crazy.”
He added that their high-profile standing launched “doubt” and “insecurity” into their relationship.”
Rison claimed he didn’t bodily cheat on Lopes
Despite the opposite Hopelessly in Love interviewees’ claims, Rison held sturdy to his assertion that he didn’t cheat on Lopes. Instead, he claimed he had “mental” connections with another girls, however he was solely bodily with the hip-hop star on the time.
“I remember my agent telling me,” Rison started. “He said, ‘I’ve seen you with five different women in the last month.’ He said, ‘Ain’t no way in hell you’re sleeping with them. He said, ‘You just be talking to them, don’t you?’” I stated, ‘Yep.’ I stated, ‘I like beautiful company, and we be chopping it up.’ I stated, ‘A lot of the women I’ll be serving to from a psychological standpoint.’”
Reigndrop wasn’t shopping for it and laughed hysterically when Hopelessly in Love producers instructed her what Rison had stated. “That’s funny.”
Lopes’ cousin Tangi Foreman disagreed too, claiming, “I immediately started seeing the cheating.”
But Rison doubled down, insisting, “I don’t give a flying f*** what people say. I don’t, ‘cause I know the truth. I know for a fact, at least within five years, well, beyond five years, uh, within those first five years, no, nah, nah. I didn’t sleep with nobody outside of her.”
The former NFL huge receiver did admit that one thing “might” have gone down the evening Lopes claimed to have caught him “because of what [he] was feeling and what [he] had just seen,” which means allegedly seeing Lopes in a automotive with Tupac.
Viewers weren’t in any respect satisfied of Rison’s claims
Hopelessly in Love viewers weren’t satisfied by Rison’s story, to say the least.
“Did Andre really say he helped those women from a mental standpoint?!?! Yeah OK,” one Twitter user wrote through the episode. Another also poked fun, joking, “He’s helping women from a mental standpoint? Who the hell does Andre think he is? Oprah?”
Many followers couldn’t get sufficient of Reigndrop’s response to Rison’s denial of any dishonest. “Reigndrop just laughed her a** off at the thought the Andre was just talking to dem women,” a viewer joked.
Other Hopelessly in Love viewers known as Rison out for being such a possessive and jealous companion when it was clear he no less than flirted on the facet throughout his relationship with Lopes. “It’s also pretty interesting that Andre ‘didn’t cheat’ and was just talking to women ‘helping them mentally’ but couldn’t handle Lisa talkin to Pac getting the mental help his sister say she needed,” wrote one Twitter user.