Hip-hop icon Reverend Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons, rang in 2018 as a single woman after parting ways with the father of her baby boy.
The fashion designer and reality TV star is thought to have split from Sutton Tennyson several months ago, and as she prepared to kick off the New Year, Angela confirmed the couple was no longer together.
Angela, who shares son Sutton Joseph with her ex, did not comment on rumors of Tennyson’s infidelity, but did encourage other single mothers to power through the tough times to ensure they are truly happy with their lives.
“2017 … You were a beast,” she began her Instagram message. “I can truly say that this year has made me stronger. Well I recognized my strength to walk away from what isn’t healthy for me. I faced my biggest fears this year. And from that I am open to my new life and evolving. I truly have seen and been through some stuff that I know tons of women go through.
“And I speak up to let you know there’s hope. All of those who are single mothers that are hurting that want to give up .. Don’t ! Also don’t stay somewhere that you aren’t valued . And don’t allow anyone to treat you less than what you are. It’s not easy to face my truth in front of this cold world . But I face it with pride because I got through this and will get through it all…!”
The 30-year-old, who previously dated rapper/actor Romeo Miller, announced her engagement to Tennyson in April, 2016, just five months before giving birth to their son. They were reported to have secretly tied the knot in late 2016, but never confirmed or denied the claims.