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There’s something about Tara Wallace. Despite being involved in a messy love triangle with her ex, Peter Gunz, and his artist-turned-wife, Amina Buddafly, during last season of Love & Hip-Hop: NY, the Mississippi native managed to emerge from the heartbreak with her grace and quiet dignity intact.
Along with currently shooting for Season 5 of Love & Hip-Hop: NY, Tara busies herself with raising her two sons with Peter, and rehearsing for her upcoming play, Jury Duty. During a break in her busy schedule, the petite beauty met up with me for yogurt at Off the Wall in Times Square to shoot the latest installment of “The Scoop” summer video series. The sit-down took place only a day after news broke that Amina gave birth to her and Peter’s first child, but Tara was glowing, an undeniable clue that she’s in a good place.
During our chat, Tara and I talked about the baby’s arrival, her relationship with Peter, Season 5 of Love & Hip-Hop: NY, the stigma attached to appearing on the show, and the new play. Check out highlights and the video of our talk in its entirety below.
ON WHAT SHE’S BEEN UP TO SINCE LAST SEASON OF LOVE & HIP-HOP:
“This going to sound corny, but being a mom. You know, that’s a lot of work. I’m not working my original job – I was working in the restaurant industry before I started filming ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ – so I’ve just been spending a lot of time home. I wrote a children’s book; just different things to build my brand. I’ve been trying to develop a company in media, and just busy doing that. It’s a lot of work, but I’m having a lot of fun doing it. And just like taking my time, being patient with myself after what I went through.”
ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH PETER:
“We are trying to develop a very functional, happy co-parenting relationship. You know he’s a fun dad, so I love being around Peter when he’s around my children, when he’s around our children, because he’s really fun. Peter’s like that dad that everyone wishes was their dad. He’s very funny, he makes jokes.”
ON AMINA GIVING BIRTH TO PETER’S BABY:
“I see him often because we have children obviously, so I see him pretty much every day, and as long as Amina has a happy, healthy baby. No woman would want a woman to have a baby that’s anything other than healthy, perfect, despite the circumstances. So, you know, congratulations to them.”
ON HER BOYS WITH PETER STILL NOT KNOWING THAT SHE AND PETER ARE NO LONGER TOGETHER:
“My boys are very small – one is 2, one’s 6 – and it’s just a conversation that they’re just not ready to hear. They are obsessed with and adore their dad, so when their dad is not home, you know, as far as I’m concerned, they’re concerned, dad’s working, and you’ll be back with him tomorrow.”
ON HER BOYS WITH PETER NOT KNOWING THEY HAVE A NEW LITTLE SISTER:
“No, they don’t know. That’s something that he and I are discussing how we’re going to let them know that information. It’s just a lot – they’re just too small to even try to even process that. The world is so filled with like hardships and stuff you have to go through, so if I can protect them for as long as I can, that’s what I’m going to do.”
“‘Jury Duty’, yes! August 24 at BB King’s – I’m very excited about that. I’m excited that JD Lawrence was even interested in having a conversation with me, let alone cast me in the play. You know, things like that, you just don’t take for granted. Acting is what I do. It does make me very nervous to be around a group of actors again, and us all working together because I did spend some time away from acting – I was having my babies, and trying to support those babies. Acting was unfortunately something I did when I got around to it. So ow that it’s here, I’m just excited about jumping in there, and at BB King’s. It’s going to be my very first big play.”
Jury Duty is only the first of many big productions for Tara. She’s also been cast in an upcoming production called I Am My Husband’s Mistress set to debut in September at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan. To keep up with all of Tara’s endeavors, be sure to follow her on Twitter @taranashaw, and check out the full interview in the video below.
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