After the success of Surviving R. Kelly, Lifetime is continuous to doc some of the best superstar tales and scandals. Their latest docuseries, Hopelessly In Love, chronicles the extraordinary love tales of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison, Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, and The Infamous B.I.G. and Faith Evans. Right here’s a glance again at their relationships earlier than the present airs.
Andre Rison and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
The TLC star met the NFL participant in a nightclub in 1993. Because the story goes, he invited her to go to his model new house that was unfurnished. When Lopes requested why there wasn’t any furnishings within the house, Rison allegedly responded. “I used to be ready for you.” They moved in collectively and began a relationship that will final over a decade.
Their love was full of excessive highs and lows. Six months after they started courting, Rison was arrested in a parking zone after he allegedly hit Lopes. It was additionally reported that Rison shot a handgun within the air in an try to cease others from intervening throughout the assault. Fees made towards Rison had been dropped and they continued up to now however issues obtained extra explosive…actually.
Most individuals keep in mind the second Lopes was arrested for burning down Rison’s Georgia mansion following a home dispute. Lopes accused the baller of dishonest on her and tried to get him again by staying out all night time. When she returned to their house at 5 AM and he wasn’t there, she grew to become enraged. Lopes set dozens of tennis footwear on fireplace on their bathtub and the entire mansion went up in flames. She was arrested, sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to finish a drug and alcohol substance abuse program. The incident didn’t cease their love, in truth it appeared to make them even nearer.
The couple had plans of marrying and had been engaged. Sadly, Lopes died in a automotive crash in Honduras in April 2002.
The Infamous B.I.G. and Faith Evans
B.I.G. and Faith met at a Unhealthy Boy Information photoshoot, the place they had been each signed artists. The 300+ pound Brooklyn rapper requested Evans to present him and his crew a journey again to his place. After the dropped his pals off, the 2 spoke for hours and their connection was instantaneous. Simply days later, they had been married.
Evans recalled her husband’s hesitation of breaking the information about their nuptials to his old fashioned Jamaican mom in a 2017 interview with The New York Publish.
“He didn’t need me and his mom [Voletta Wallace] to fulfill,” she mentioned. She in all probability thought I used to be some groupie! However my daughter Chyna [then a toddler, from a previous relationship] was round fairly a bit, and she noticed the love I had for her. And the truth that I used to be a church woman and imagine within the distinction between proper and flawed helped, too.”
Their relationship was troubled from the beginning. Evans found that B.I.G. was in an ongoing affair with rapper, Lil’ Kim, who he had Evans mentoring on the time. He additionally had a relationship with one other rapper, Charlie Baltimore.
The two tried to work issues out and broke up a number of occasions all through their relationship. The remaining straw for the 2 got here when Evans was accused of having a relationship with B.I.G.’s rival, 2Pac. Nonetheless, B.I.G. by no means stopped attempting to get Evans again. Sadly, their relationship got here to a remaining finish when he died after being shot in a drive-by capturing in 1997.
Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead
Smith and Birkhead met when she was filming her E! actuality collection, The Anna Nicole Present. Birkhead was a photographer who met the previous mannequin on the night earlier than the Kentucky Derby on the well-known Barnstable-Brown Gala. On the time, the world watched and mocked Smith as a trainwreck huge Birkhead was instantly interested in her.
He mirrored on assembly her when he spoke to ABC Information in 2017, saying, “She had completely reworked herself,” he mentioned. “She dropped a ton of weight. Nevertheless it wasn’t simply the load. It was her complete perspective. It was as if she was again at her Guess days. She was again on prime of her sport once more.”
Birkhead mentioned Smith obtained his consideration by waving him over to talk to her and continually “blowing kisses” his method. He was quickly employed to take pictures of Smith at a camp for youngsters dwelling with HIV, which was all captured for the fact present. The two ultimately began a romantic relationship and Birkhead moved to Los Angeles to dwell together with her, however he mentioned they saved their relationship personal on the request of Smith.
Birkhead mentioned their relationship was each unpredictable and tumultuous. He threatened to depart the star just a few occasions as a result of of what he says was a controlling nature of Smith’s till she let him know she was anticipating their first youngster. However 5 months later, Smith fled their house after one other huge argument. Two months later, she shared her being pregnant on her web site, leaving Birkhead at the hours of darkness concerning the standing of their relationship and his place on the life of their unborn youngster.
Smith gave beginning to their daughter, Dani Lynn, in September 2006. A few days after the beginning of their daughter, Smith’s beloved son died of an unintentional overdose, leaving her in a state of despair. Smith died 5 months later.
Birkhead entered right into a paternity battle with Smith’s boyfriend, Howard Stern. He ultimately received and has been elevating their daughter as a single father.
Hopelessly In Love will premiere on Lifetime on January 4th, 2020 at 9:30 PM EST.