Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Jamie Foxx Speaks on New Relationship with Parents Who Abandoned Him


Jamie Foxx has been very open about the fact that he never had a relationship with his biological parents while growing up in Terrell, Texas [click here and here if you missed that].

Now, with his mother under the same roof, Jamie is determined to heal old wounds…

 Jamie Foxx tells Britain's Sunday Times Magazine,
"We're trying to learn [about] each other. The one thing I think is great [about my mother being] in the same house, because you realise certain things that you missed when you were growing up, like, 'Oh, I do that because of that,' or, 'Oh, I do this because of that.' It's profound."
of his father Jamie says,
"Fingers crossed, it will become a real thing. But the door is open. That's one thing I've learnt: always keep the door and your heart open... I don't hold a lot of grudges... But it's tough, y'know (sic)? Because there are questions, like, 'What happened? Where were you? Were you stricken with something? Could you not make it?' Growing up, I would always go, man... I'm a good dude. I wasn't the kid getting in trouble. I was quarterback on the high school football team . And he only lived 28 miles away! So I always said to myself, y'know (sic), I'm gonna (sic) grade him a little harder for that, because he could have tried."

41 comments:

Ms. Lee said...

This may be therapeutic for them. Good luck to Jamie and his family.

Your Highness said...

Aw wow! That's great that they are trying to build. You only have one life to live.

IMNOTGONEBEABLETODOITBUTIWILL said...

Good for him, love conquers a multitude of sins.

Anonymous said...

May God bless u Jamie for being the bigger person. Heck, im still hurting from the abuse and hurt my family gave me when i was assaulted. It takes a very big and mature person to be able to move on and forgive like that Jamie and i salute u

Anonymous said...

'learnt'?!?!?!? Learned, maybe? Or maybe not...

virgo said...

I honestly wish them all the best on that....Absolutely right Your Highness...Only one life to live....

where's my stimulus? said...

that still won't explain sha-nay-nay....

Anonymous said...

Kudos for Jamie being open to forgiving; I hope it all works out and now his parents can get to know their grandchildren!!

Anonymous said...

Good job Jamie! I had those very same questions and there were times I would cry trying to make sense of everything. My grandparents are my legal custodians and raised an awesome person! They loved me like their own, and in return I made them proud! I now know why I was abandoned and I still respect my parents, we just have an awkward relationship. I can't let my hair down and speak freely around them because at 27 they are still like strangers to me, but I try to keep them included in my life.

Anonymous said...

he definetely being the bigger person. because, she would have had to tell me something that made sense.

Anonymous said...

I came here to give a positive GOOD LUCK Jamie and family comment, but this threw me off

"'learnt'?!?!?!? Learned, maybe? Or maybe not...11:56 AM"

LOL, I'm about to go look that up and see if it's one of those CONVERSATE messes.

Anonymous said...

but, i guess if it wasn't for his dead beat mother dumping him, then he wouldn't be who he is today.

Anonymous said...

that bitch left her son and came back when he rich.

zeeedeee said...

@12:32 do you mean Wanda?..yes this is good for Jamie and probably his parents too..the guilt must have been quite a load to carry..and if he doesn't end up with a close and personal relationship with his mom or dad at least he can get some questions answered which can supply some closure

Anonymous said...

Small minds focus on small things like grammar.the bigger message is forgiveness, reconciliation

Anonymous said...

I just want to know what business were Jamie's parents tending to that NEITHER could raise their child and did they continue to breed.

Anonymous said...

Good for him...he needs all the help he can get...he's such an ahole.

Anonymous said...

Jamie is a Smart Man.

Anonymous said...

He is wounded by them and hurting. Hence he is perverted.

Anonymous said...

^^^
WTF kind of logic is this? What does being wounded have to do with being perverted?

Anonymous said...

I know Jamie, his mother, and father. Maybe it's time for someone to find out if everything Jamie is saying about his parents is true.

Anonymous said...

He is a bigger man than me. Good for him that he could forgive such treatment form those who were supposed to love and care for him. Maybe leaving him at Grandma's house to be raised by herwas the act of love.

If they knew they could not give him a beter life, they opted to have him live with grandma. That makes sense to me. However, they gave him away and kept having more kids... so that theory is shot to hit.

Bee Gee said...

Good luck to this brotha. Nobody like momma..

Anonymous said...

@4:40

WTF? These two kept breeding TOGETHER and did not go and get Jamie?

If that is true, Jamie better take this up with Maury and go find his REAL father.

CaliGemm said...

very commendable for him to be willing to accept his parents & learn why they were not there to raise them...

Anonymous said...

Bee Gee said...
Good luck to this brotha. Nobody like momma..

4:59 PM

^^^
That's only if she loved her child. If she didn't, then that statement does not apply.

All mothers do not love their children.

I find it interesting that now that she is about to hit the nursing home, she's all of a sudden getting maternal.

I hope that he does forgive her and get whatever answers he needed, but those children she RAISED need to be the ones changing her Depends.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to Jamie and his family. I honestly don't know how I would react in a situation like this. He is a very generous person. He was on OWN and said that he has damn near his whole family living with him in different wings of the house. I know I couldn't put up with that.

Anonymous said...

A wise man/woman understands its in his own best interest to uplift all parts of his existence if able. If I hate or disregard any part of my family without outreach, I hate a part of myself. Period.

Beyonce will learn this lesson the hard way in regards to her homeless little brother. Regardless of how he came into the world, he is innocent and he is her only brother... I think.

Anonymous said...

A wise man/woman understands its in his own best interest to uplift all parts of his existence if able. If I hate or disregard any part of my family without outreach, I hate a part of myself. Period.

^^^

Some situations warrant a complete break from a family member, for the sanity and safety of an individual.

I don't the situation between Jamie & his parents so I cannot speak on that.

However, there are some parents who have Personality Disorders such as Sociopathy, Narcissism, and Psychopathy. What is it that you suggest a person do with a family member who falls into that category because there is no therapy that will help them and they are capable of destroying your SOUL.

Mental health officials will tell you that there is NO treatment for these people. Sometimes you must disconnect for your own sanity and health.

If you have not been there, you don't know what its like.

Anonymous said...

Oh, also Beyonce has been pictured vacationing with her Dad after their professional break. He is still in her life.

However, it was reported that Matty's accounting practices were scrutinized when Live Nation put on her tour and it was found that he was skimming money. THEY required that he be replaced.

If this is true, what would you have her do?

No Beyonce stan, but if someone is stealing from me, that's one thing, but if they are going to get between me and my livelihood by doing so, they will have to go, Mother, Father, I don't care.

Also, there was no reason for him to steal other than that he did not want Tina to know that he was spending money on a second family.

Anonymous said...

In the same house! Oh no, Jamie someone gave you bad advice. Sure you want to learn more about your roots but this is someone who gave you up. Let sleeping dogs lie. You can keep in contact but they dont have to be in the same house. As for his sperm donor it seems like he just wanted to bustnanut and didnt think it would result in a human being needing love and attention.

Anonymous said...

@8:13
I think you missed the operative words "without outreach"...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A wise man/woman understands its in his own best interest to uplift all parts of his existence if able. If I hate or disregard any part of my family without outreach, I hate a part of myself. Period.

Beyonce will learn this lesson the hard way in regards to her homeless little brother. Regardless of how he came into the world, he is innocent and he is her only brother... I think.

7:57 PM

^^^
You need to stop it!

How long do women have to pay for the sins of a man?

Let Matty take his homeless son in, if that is the case.

That is not on Beyoncé.

Anonymous said...

I would have politely put them in a shelter.

Anonymous said...

Nice, but I advise him to proceed with caution. I agree with 1:16pm

Anonymous said...

@9:23
I believe Beyonce is hurting herself by not establishing her own personal relationship with her brother. Im not rich by far but I do well enough that i can say that no one connected to me by blood would ever be in a homeless shelter.
She clearly didn't create the situation but they are all connected by blood whether she likes it or not and the sins of the father/status of her brother does reflect on her unfortunately.
I personally couldn't sleep well at night knowing I had a younger brother sleeping in a homeless shelter if that rumor is indeed true.
Lil Nixon is an innocent child in all of this...
Matthew may be a worthless piece of shit but that doesn't mean that she has to continue the family trend. JMO.

Anonymous said...

So, you think that Beyoncé should finance this woman even though the father of her child gave her plenty of money to keep a roof over his head, feed and clothe him and should have still had money left over?

Do you have a limit as to how much you would come out of pocket?

I really can't say what Beyoncé should do, but short of a medical situation, the mother needs to get a job and feed her son, since she clearly spent his money up.

Anonymous said...

Why the fuck are you hoes talking about BleachedYakl in a Jamie post?!!! MENTAL ILLNESS IS REAL! You all need therapy! Your obsessions with her are borderline psychotic.

verb said...

How did Beyoncé take over this thread?

Anonymous said...

@8:09- you speak the truth!!!

"However, there are some parents who have Personality Disorders such as Sociopathy, Narcissism, and Psychopathy. What is it that you suggest a person do with a family member who falls into that category because there is no therapy that will help them and they are capable of destroying your SOUL."

Unfortunately there comes a point where a person has to decide if knowing/dealing with a family member is worth the pain, stress, etc. that they cause. I found out that it's better to leave them alone rather than suffer and lose my soul.

Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

@10:29AM,

You are welcome.

It is a shame that some people have to defend themselves from criticism when they are forced to disconnect from a parent with PSD for the sake of their own spiritual, mental and physical health, not to mention the fact that if you have children, they get affected by these folk too.

My heart goes out to you, know that you are not alone.

I don't know which relative you had to disconnect from, but Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers was the book that brought everything together for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Will-Ever-Good-Enough-Narcissistic/dp/1439129436

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