Fans are talking about Love and Marriage: Huntsville again, and as expected, Martell Holt’s former mistress. Arionne Curry is the reason why. Her back-and-forth relationship with her former lover is a hot topic. And now that Holt has a new woman in his life, fans are about the feel the heat.

What is ‘Love and Marriage: Huntsville’?

Love and Marriage: Huntsville is a popular reality TV series that follows three Black couples as they work to build the city of Huntsville, Alabama. Of course, somewhere along the way, things get a little messy. And in true reality TV fashion, drama steals the show.

A Quick Recap of the Drama with Arionne Curry

Arionne Curry is no stranger to drama. She made her debut on the show as the longtime mistress to Martell Holt. To make matters worse, Holt was married to the producer of the show, Melody Shari

Naturally, fans of the series were shocked, with many expressing their disgust online. 

But later, Shari revealed that she was expecting her fourth child with Holt. And in an effort to try to make their relationship work, she halted divorce talk. But in season two, when she found out that Holt was still seeing Curry, she revisited the decision. And in 2020, she officially filed for divorce. 

Soon after, Curry announced that she was pregnant with her first child, and that the father was none other than Martell Holt. And after a series of breakups, the on-again, off-again couple has fans wondering when the twists and turns will stop. But now that Martell Holt is dating The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield, it appears that things are about to get even messier.

Love her or hate her, Curry knows how to drum up drama. Take a look at what we know about Love and Marriage: Huntsville star Arionne Curry:

1. Martell Holt made the first move


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Arionne Curry has received quite a bit of backlash for helping to break up a marriage. But in an interview with Tasha K, she says that Martell Holt was actually the one to initiate the relationship.

She says they met at a barbeque in Huntsville after he sent his cousin to start a conversation with her. 

“I did notice him. I thought he was nice looking. Martell is attractive to me, but I didn’t pursue him.” She says.

She reveals that she gave his cousin her number to give to Holt. And he called her immediately afterwards.

“I gave her my number. She gave [my number] to him. He called me, maybe, like, five minutes later. And he was outside his car. He said ‘Come outside and talk to me,’ and I came outside and talked to him.”

2. She's not who fans think she is


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Many fans view Arionne Curry as a villain on Love and Marriage: Hunstville. And her reputation on the show has seemed to follow her on social media as well.

But in an appearance on Instagram Live, she warns viewers not to believe everything they see on television. She says that despite her reality TV persona, she is actually very different in real life.

Stop believing everything ya’ll hear them bloggers put out.” She advises, before later saying, “You can do a thousand and one things good. The minute you do one thing bad, [people say] ‘Oh my god, she’s the worst person in the world.’ Ain’t nobody thinking about ya’ll.”

3. She was friends with Holt for nearly a year before their affair


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Curry tells Tasha K she had no clue Holt was married when they first met. And despite finding him attractive, she reveals that the two remained friends for “eight or nine months” before starting their affair.

In fact, she shared that when Holt asked her to stay at a hotel with him that night, she refused.

“The night we met, Martell thought I was going to a hotel with him. I was like ‘What? No'” She says, shooting down the idea.

“I can count on one hand how many men I’ve had sex with.” She says, explaining her position. “I’m not some little floozy.”

4. She feels bullied by the network and cast members


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Even though Arionne Curry is not part of the official Love and Marriage: Huntsville cast, she wants to set the record straight regarding the narrative circulating about her.

Recently, she took to Instagram Live to interact with her fans. And during the Live, a fan hopped on camera to ask her a couple of questions.

The fan asked Curry if she felt bullied by Oprah Winfrey Network and the Love and Marriage: Huntsville cast. She responded with a resounding “Yes.”

“Of course. Of course. It’s only one narrative out, and it’s not even the correct narrative. And I feel like OWN created a narrative for me, and they are not allowing me to speak.”

5. She's a business owner

Arionne Curry may play the “bad guy” on TV, but she plays the role of a business owner at home. She owns a clothing store called Aris that uses fashion to empower and inspire women.


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At Aris, you can find a number of apparel items, all handpicked by Curry herself. From swimwear to jumpsuits, the clothing store has everything you need to look and feel cute.


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Curry started the company for “the woman who is about to take over the world.” She has so much pride in her work that she even models the clothing herself. Plus, with bombshell curves like hers, who could blame her?