Ex Destiny’s Child, Latavia, Reacts After Her Replacement, Michelle, Checks Into Mental Facility
When one of the original Destiny’s Child members, LaTavia Roberson, was kicked outta the group, it was shocking, devastating, and heartbreaking for her at that time. She and Latoya Luckett were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin and DC continued on toward even greater success (well, minus Farrah). Although the split was painful, on Tuesday, July 17 (2018), LaTavia surprised many with her reaction to Michelle’s recent mental health admission.
Recap of Michelle Williams’ Mental Health Facility Check-In
In case y’all missed the latest news about Michelle Williams, we reported that she bravely checked herself into a mental health facility on Tuesday. She’d previously revealed that she’s battled severe depression since her teen years. Now, Michelle has given an honest message, about her mental health check-in, to her fans:
M. Williams: “For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your well being.” She continued, “I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals. Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for betterment of those in need.”
Latavia Speaks Out About Michelle Williams’
As fans are continuing to send well wishes to Michelle online, Latavia Roberson, is proving that she’s a woman of character and sincerity. She, too, commented online, commending Michelle on her bravery:
Latavia: “It takes a strong & amazing woman to acknowledge that they need help. Michelle I’m proud of you & hope this starts a trend for others to seek help if needed. Keep striving and pushing Michele my belle.”
That was big of LaTavia, because as recently as 2016, she revealed that she was still distraught over being kicked out of Destiny’s Child. Beyonce’s dad/Destiny’s Child’s manager, Mathew Knowles, kicked LaTavia and Letoya out in 2000, over reported friction among them. Here’s what LaTavia said in 2016 to People Magazine:
Latavia: “I never left Destiny’s Child. That is something that people say. But who would leave Destiny’s Child? That’s crazy! I was dismissed from the group,” she says. “It was very difficult because of the way that I found out about it. I hate even talking about it, and it’s been 20 years — but it is what it is. We saw the ‘Say My Name’ video on TV, and that’s how I found out I was no longer in the group.”
So again, props to LaTavia for showing love to her replacement, Michelle Williams. There’s more…
Michelle Williams’ Fiancee, Beyonce’s Mom, & Missy Elliot React
In addition to LaTavia’s comment, Michelle Williams’ fiancee, Chad Johnson, and other celebs also left her touching comments:
“I’m so proud of your courage and commitment in this!! WE are in it together and on an AMAZING journey of watching THE master artist paint a priceless work of art!”
Beyonce’s mom, Tina Lawson…
“Michelle My Belle, I’m soo proud of you! You have given unselfishly of your time and support to so many and I know that you will be the best example of self care which we all need.”
“Sending up Prayers for u … you know that you are covered and your test will be a testimony. .. I’m inspired by your courage..May God give u a peace of mind/Strength/& Happiness we love u sis.”
We applaud Michelle Williams for revealing such a personal issue to the masses. By doing so, she’s helping to remove the stigma – especially among the African American community- that mental health issues should be kept secret and are taboo.
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