Montell Jordan And Wife Explain What Drove Him To Cheat…And How They Overcame It

Posted On : August 2, 2022
Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan had the clubs and radio bumpin’ throughout the mid 90s to early 2000s, with classic R&B joints like “This Is How We Do It,” “Get It On Tonight,” and many others. He was holding it down as the top male solo artist at Def Jam for a while and then all of sudden it seemed like he just fell off the face of the earth. Fans wondered what happened to him…and now Montell and his wife/manager, Kristin Hudson, explain what went down between them behind the scenes.

We previously covered Montell’s eventual comeback as a gospel artist, but what was unknown at that time, was that he wasn’t just singing for the Lawd, he was rejoicing for having been able to save his now-27-years-long marriage after nearly destroying it during the height of his career.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Montell and Kristen explained how they got past the infidelities that plagued their union.

Pressures From Music Industry

Montell explained how he was pressured by music execs to pretend that Kristen was nothing more than his manager, in order to increase his marketability to his millions of female fans back in the day.

Montell Jordan with his wife, Kristen Hudson

Montell: “We were told that no one’s gonna want a tall, handsome, unavailable R&B singer and that no one’s gonna respect ‘Montell’s wife.'”

Instead of being truthful to the public about their marriage Montell and Kristen had a plan:

“She was gonna stay ‘Kristen Hudson, my manager’…and I was gonna say I’m ‘married to my music,’ as opposed to being married to my wife.”

And it was that decision to lie to the public, combined with he and his wife’s constant separation – as he was toured the country and she focused on negotiating his contracts, shows, etc. – that caused Montell to fall into bed with other women, according to the Mr. and Mrs. Jordan.

That’s when Kristen said she realized that they needed to put an end to their lie and focus on their marriage. So, Montell eventually decided to drop everything involving his music career, because he could not stand the thought of losing his wife. See what else they revealed about this in the video clip below…

Watch Montell Jordan & His Wife Explain Past Infidelities

I understand where they’re coming from, regarding how Montell ended up cheating multiple times– he was a young man getting panties thrown his way all day, everyday by beautiful women. However, I’ve also gotta call a spade a spade…it was still his choice to take that bait. Sure, the temptation for a celeb’ like 90s-era Montell Jordan was much higher than the average man gets tested. But he still could have chosen to say, “No thank you m’aam,” to the thousands of THOTS who were throwing it at him on the regular back then.

Overall though, I definitely respect Montell’s wife for sticking by her man’s side through thick and thin. I also give Montell his props for publicly sharing his past faults and his eventual redemption with the world. Wishing the Jordan’s many more years of marital bliss, because no matter what trials and tribulations they’ve faced, they’re obviously doing something right.