Brat Loves Judy is back, and fans will see all of the mayhem that takes place leading up to their wedding ceremony. Da Brat and Jesseca “Judy” Dupart did the impossible by pulling off a fairytale extravaganza in just 11 days, but the stress definitely took its toll.
From family drama to drama within their relationship, it all unfolds in real-time. Luckily, they made it through and are happier than ever. Shadow and Act Unscripted spoke with the couple on their journey down the aisle and the family fires they had to put out along the way. Check out the full interview and the highlights below.
For Brat, she was happy that her stepdaughter was able to release whatever emotions she was suppressing. “She had been holding some stuff inside for years that she needed to talk about. So that's going to be very interesting to see on the show. It was deep,” she warns.
Just added that the open dialogue is something she’s always encouraged. “We pride ourselves on being very transparent so that people will know that no matter where you are in life, everybody kind of has struggles,” she noted. “It is not all rainbows and gumdrops.”
And it definitely wasn’t all rainbows and gumdrops in terms of Brat’s famous sister LisaRaye McCoy.
The trailer gave a peek into a tense conversation between McCoy and Judy. McCoy has been open about feeling left out of such a major life decision for her baby sister, noting that she learned Brat publicly came out online with the rest of the world. After getting over that hump, there’s still some lingering drama of McCoy feeling pushed to the back when she learned her sister was planning to expand their family.
“The only reason it was brought up is because a lot of stuff that happens online, Brat doesn't say anything about it. Brat just falls back, and she deals with her emotions privately. But I'm the person that she lays next to. So I felt like somebody needed to say that things that happen hurt her feelings because she's not speaking up for herself. So somebody needed to say, ‘When you do these things, it hurts my feelings,’” Judy explained.
Brat says though she does vocalize her feelings, it’s more difficult for her to do so with people she reveres in high regards, like her sister. “People that I’m close to and who I love, I don’t want conflict with, I don’t want any issues with,” she said. “And then I bring it to her [Judy], she’s like, ‘Why don’t you say something? You say something to everybody else. You resolve everything else and curse everybody else out.’
“But it's different when it comes to family. So it's like you have to do it with family, too, because they're human and they need to know how you feel this way,” Brat says she learned.
The series premieres during the month of PRIDE Month. It’s not clear if that was intentional on WE tv’s part, but Brat and Judy understand the platform they have and intend to continue using it for the better good.
Watch the interview below: