What's it like sitting in a room with a bunch of incredible Latinas? In a word: Amazing! We attended a private dinner in NYC last week called Dominicanas in the Myx. The intimate event, held at NYC's Garlic restaurant, honored several Dominican women including Dascha Polanco and Tahiry Jose.
Before sitting down to enjoy a plate of shrimp scampi and pasta (and great company), we caught up with Tahiry to find out if she'll be back on the next season of Love & Hip Hop, get the inside scoop on her breakup with Joe Budden, find out all about her gorgeous nail polish line, and more.
Check it all out in our exclusive interview below:
Everyone wants to know, will you be back on Love & Hip Hop?
Slowly but surely, they’ll make an announcement — might be, might not. You guys will have to tune in to see what happens.
Okay, fair enough. So if you weren’t doing Love & Hip Hop, could you see yourself doing your own reality show?
Absolutely! I can carry my shows until the wheels fall off. Hopefully I’ll be able to have babies, get married, deal with my sisters, find a new career, do charity work. My father just had another baby, I found out today and was crying at the beauty parlor—so meet the other five that I don’t know. Listen, Kim Kardashian, Jon & Kate Plus 8, I would do that. It’s something I enjoy.
Your fans would love it, that’s for sure. So let’s talk a bit about your romance with Joe [Budden]. Do you find it hard to maintain a relationship while on camera? Do you feel that might have added to the two of you breaking up?
No. I think that the only thing that added to the breakup was Joe. Me and Joe belonged on TV, we had that chemistry, we had that fire, we could’ve carried a thousand seasons together. So it wasn’t that — it was that he had things to work on. Clearly, I thought they were done and then I found out last July that they weren’t. Everybody seems to think that the reality TV shows have this curse. Well, reality TV shows brought us back together and it was actually real. People didn’t believe that I got back with him. I believe that me and him…it was like the opposite situation. That’s where we belonged, and it’s so sad that it didn’t work out.
We were rooting for you guys!
Well, I was rooting for us too. It’s so sad. He actually called me today and said, “When are you coming home to big daddy?” I said, “This is why I block you.” [Laughs] And then he tweeted: Just hit up my ex and she keeps saying, “Get over me.” And I kept saying, “Get over me. I’m getting my nails and my makeup done. I don’t have time.” [Laughs]
[Laughs] Classic Joe! Let’s talk a bit about other projects on the horizon. Tell us about your involvement in La Diabla en Ruedas?
Oh wow! The opportunity came and I couldn’t be more excited. You know the fact that I’m Latina, soy Dominicana, hablo Español y la gente no lo sabe (I’m Dominican, I speak Spanish, and people don’t know it). So it was a great opportunity not only to film in a DR, but you know, my first Spanish movie that allows the audience to engage in the whole fact that I am a Latina. I’m very proud of it. It was amazing. It’s like a Fast and Furious Dominican style [Laughs].
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