DMX’s longtime wife, Tashera Simmons, recently released a book about her life with the rap star, entitled You Think You Know, You Have No Idea.
In support of her book, she stopped by ForbezDVD to discuss her life with X a little, which she details in the book; and revealed the exact reason why she chose to file for divorce, citing infidelity.
“The day that I finally decided to do that wasn’t cause of the drugs, sadly,” she explained. “I mean, he would run all over me. Talk any kind of way. Anything, in front of the kids with the drugs. I still felt like I made an oath. That was my husband through thick and thin. I felt like that drug was a disease. So, I wasn’t gonna leave him, but when he started having kids and he didn’t seem remorseful. And on top of that, I felt like ‘Damn, you supposed to be my husband. My protector. You’re having unsafe sex not once, but like seven times.’ That showed me he really didn’t care. He took my kindness for weakness.”
Simmons also attributed another incident that helped make up her decision. She says her oldest son Xavier Simmons threatened to kill his father the next time he was verbally abusive to his mother.
“The three little ones they used to be very afraid of him because all they can remember is him yelling through the house and cursing me,” she said. “Xavier used to be afraid of him and that’s what actually—with the combination of the kids and him telling me one day that he’s gonna kill his father the next time he talks to me like that is what broke me up because I wasn’t gonna do it for myself obviously. But when I saw that hate in his eyes I was like it’s time for me to make a decision because I don’t want my son to grow up and think that that was okay.”
You Think You Know, You Have No Idea is available now at Amazon.com.