You can't keep a good couple down!
Behind every successful man is a strong women holding him together. Willie Taylor’s wife Shanda Denyce proved this when she started stripping to pitch in with the bills. Ignoring the antiquated gender roles that say the husband is supposed to provide, Shanda put it all out there to help her family maintain the lifestyle they’d grown accustomed to when they needed it.
Of course, when her actions came to light, Shanda was called everything but helpful. Forgiveness is a big part of marriage, though, so she and Willie moved past it.
In season three of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Mona Scott had fans shook after she invited Willie’s mistress onto the show. After the “Day 26” singer confessed to cheating on his wife of almost a decade throughout the marriage, Shanda packed up herself and her kids and left the “Thought I Knew Myself” singer behind.
After Willie’s cheating scandal and Shanda’s stripping scandal, everyone knew (or thought they knew) that this former Love & Hip Hop couple was done for good. However, some people are just meant to be.
“We went to counseling,” Shanda said after Willie’s cheating came to light. “We went to a session. It didn’t go well. We separated for a little bit. I feel like if you want this, fight for it.”
“This ain’t new. We’ve both [messed] up in different areas. The difference now is I have to talk about it,” she continued. “I don’t wanna continue to talk about this. I’m over it. I would have never sat down at a table with no [woman] at all. I’m a wife. I’m married. You’re a tramp,” Shanda said, referencing the women Willie had been sneaking around with since 2004.
Proving that you can’t keep a good couple down, the R&B singer and his wife are not only back together but they are expecting a baby as well.
Just in time for their 10th wedding anniversary, WIllie and his wife individually posted sweet Instagram pictures and videos, breaking the exciting news that they are pregnant for the third time. Shanda spoke up first with a picture of a onesie, a pacifier, and an ultrasound photo all wrapped up in a cute little box.
“I believe God knows I love motherhood just that much to throw me a surprise 7 years after my youngest,” the now mom-of-three captioned the picture. She also superimposed “May 2018” over the photo for the due date!
About two hours later, Willie posted a heart-wrenching video of him and Shanda breaking the news to their kids. In the clip, the couple’s son Kavion, 12, and daughter Layla-Marie, 7, open the same box Shanda had previously posted. After piecing together that they were getting another sibling, their reactions were just too cute.
If the stars can make it past Willie’s infidelity and the shade Shanda threw at his mistress afterwards, they can surely make it through anything. The news that they’re together and better than ever comes not too long after rumors that the stars were fired from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood to make way for Keyshia Cole.
The “Heaven Sent” singer reveled that she and VH1 representatives had finally come to agreement almost simultaneously as Willie and his wife broke the news that they would not be returning to Love & Hip Hop for season four. Willie and Shanda were the most popular of the supporting cast members since they joined the cast in season two. However, with Keyshia Cole demanding a 1.5 million dollar contract, someone had to go.
Whether the rumors are true or not, Shanda isn’t sweating it. She posted a picture of herself cuddled up to her man, captioned in part, “But we happy about that decision.”
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