Essence Atkins Divorces Her Match.Com Boo

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Back in 2009, actress Essence Atkins revealed that she was marrying the love of her life – a man she had met on Match.com

The actress and Jaime Mendez tied the knot when she was 36-years-old, and Essence discussed how the online dating site had exposed her to a larger dating pool of men from different industries.

“I wanted to date outside of the business but I didn’t have a network outside of the industry in L.A. I felt like going through the online system, it gave me permission to go out with someone once or twice and say, ‘you know it was really nice meeting you but I don’t feel any romantic chemistry,’ and everyone just kind of accepts that as ‘OK, thank you.’” – Essence Atkins

But sadly for Essence, her online romance has come to an end. She announced on an episode of “Hollywood Today” that she was in the process of filing for divorce.

She fought back tears as she described landing a role of a recent divorcée at the same time her marriage was crumbling.

The couple has one son together. Lets hope they also have a prenup.

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  1. im not going to lie as a kid i had a huge crush on her so badly damn. she's such a beauty but the sad thing is these black women and men whore themselves out for hollywood and still don't get no respect. i have no problem with interracial dating most interracial couples don't last a small of them do stay together that's the truth. they think by dating interracial they get more chances really? look at halie berry that white dude never loved her.

    • what are these beautiful american black queens to do but marry out of their race into dirty families who do not accept them strictly because of skin color?

      it is their only option when negro fools with money cant wait to marry every white trash whore who gives him the time of day, and he treats them WELL.

      All the time the fool claims HE is pro-black, begging black women to buy his sh8t, to help him feed the white woman. DUMB they dont get a cent from me.

      she should have just f8cked him, had a child IF SHE wanted one, and got rid of his broke azz when he showed his true colors.

      that is the only way to go

      • Facts, Fran!…We get so tired of four stoopid men, and the jerk reaction is to try something new…That's the worst thing, that we can do, but Fran some of our men are so f*cked up, and selfish…If you have them tell it, the Black woman is the root cause of our discord, when in fact, they're the head, but don't want to lead!…What's the body, without the head?…Uuuuugh!..By the time these women figure out that they've made a mistake, they already have a strange child, and an even stranger man, that's worse than the Negroe could ever be!…These white men always take custody of our babies, and get child support, alimony, etc etc…Not just Halle either, I can name a bunch of dummies!

        • Really? I never thought they'd want custody of the black child, BUT IT makes sense to take the child because that is the only way they keep the black money coming.

          Pathetic dumb black hollywood men are the cause.

        • And the sad part Brookly is, that he probably loved her madly, but the po azz wannabewhite mexican women n his family likely nagged him and hated on her to the point they just gave up.

      • first of all every black man is not marrying white women i don;t know where that comes from most black men are with black women and have happy families with them you see it everyday the only thing black women are focused on are these black male celebs and say things like why doesn't he date a black woman my question is ? why do you care?

        • Because they are so envious of the attention white women get for nothing.

          It is eating them up and destroying them from within. So they call them dirty, smelly, trashy, evil and any other negative adjective they can think of. If they concentrated on making themselves less loud and annoying, there wouldn't be a problem getting BM.

          If white women are so filthy and grotesque, why would you want a man who finds them to be attractive or appealing? Don't you want a man who thinks YOU are attractive?

          • i agree there are excellent black men out they are not gay, downlow f*cking with transgenders ( eddie murphy, ll cool j, mase, diddy, shemar moore im looking at you niggas casue you dudes try to put out this manly image but really you taking it up the ass). and they are not interracial dating. black woman want these ginuwine lookin niggas them the gayness niggas in the world them pretty niggas why would want man prettier than you LOL. black women are passing good brothas because he doesn't have college degree, he short, kind of fat, etc. you black women wonder why you're single at 35

            • My parents paid good money for me to get a degree, I am not wasting that by settling for a man without any prospects. I'm not dating a man solely for his "good heart". That isn't going to feed our kids. Notice how its always black women being told to settle for undesirables based on personality, women of other races are expected to find a man who can take care of the family. Why aren't those degree-less, fat men you're talking about approaching white women? Because they know they aren't good enough and only look at black women because we're the trash that has to settle. Nope. I refuse to take on these problems.

              • A man is supposed to be a provider for his wife and children. God made him for that. A woman becomes a golddigger when she overlooks everything to get money, knowing full well she has no intention 2 stay 4 the long term

                So every woman desires a man who can provide AND GIVE HER CHILD THE BEST GENES. AN UGLY, ILLITERATE, RETARDED NEGRO IS NOT GOING TO GIVE A WOMAN'S CHILD GOOD GENES.

                BOTTOM LINE

                HOWEVER, I will say that the ugliest man I had WAS MY BEST MAN. HE WAS UGLY IN THE FACE BUT HE WAS SLIM, WELL DRESSED/GROOMED, WORKED HARD, AMAZING LOVER, AND COOKED.

                THAT UGLY GORILLA MAN HAD VERY GOOD LOOKING WOMEN FIGHTING OVER HIM LOL

                AS GIRLS GET OLDER THEY SHOULD REALIZE A PRETTY BOY WILL NOT LIKELY BE A GOOD HUSBAND.

          • I repeat again stupid anonymous: We don't want them! Have you ever seen a black woman on here who wanted Terrance Howard or Taye diggs? Have you ever? No. Now let your stupidity and hurt die, and leave us in peace. Thanks

          • You think black men are a prize. My goodness. I want a bit of power so black american men are not even in my view tbh. You have none. and you compensate for your lack of power by being enraged at biracial men and dragging black women about our "attitudes" and "loudness" like becky isn't calling you "nigga" when she's mad. It is sick AF.

            • im going to leave this subject alone i feel do whateveryou want im not paying your bills do whatever white women call black men nigga well what about GHETTO GAGGERS black women line up to get abuse by nazi white men no black woman protest that or these televison shows that put you in a negative light by these jewish hollywood producers. right now native americans are protesting that they are dumping oil on their fellow native american gravesite i respect them for that

              • What about THUG HUNTERS black men lined up to suck off their white massas? Hahahaha I know you know about THUG HUNTERS I see you, boo! No black male sprotest about his thug sons sucking off the slave massa and getting smashed on camera in broad daylight for a dollar.

        • @Stephen!…I don't believe, or prescribe to that bullshit, that all Black men are horrid, bad fathers, marrying white women, because that's simply not true! However, I was speaking about the disproportionate amount of miscreants, that are unleashed on healthy minded, or the upwardly mobile Black population!…Those negative people need to be examined, and discussed openly, for reasons that I shouldn't even have to explain…I can't speak for anyone else, but I will say, that I have never, and will never be jealous of a Caucasian beast, she's a non factor!….I know who I am, and what I am, and would never waste time caring about a miserable, race of people…Quiet as it's kept, Caucasian women want what the Black woman encompasses, okay!…Caucasian men place their women on pedestals, as they should!..But too many Blacks, agree to uphold her stinking ass, as a Queen as well!…Discussing it isn't jealously, its just we must bring light to the bogus shit!…And for the record, physical, and sexual attraction, is an important part of the dating ritual, okay! Men don't settle for broke ugg mugs, and neither should women!…There is somebody for everybody, and them short, fat mofos will be aight, as long as their attitudes don't suck, and they have some form of get up, about themselves! ✌✌

          • A huge percentage are deadbeats because of lack of job opportunity. Our grandfathers married BLACK, took care of BLACK, and stayed with their wives. WHITE CONSERVATIVES FORCED THEM TO STAY IN THEIR BLACK HOMES.

            White liberals/democrats love to see rich black americans marrying white and passing their wealth back to whites.

            OUR FAMILIES AND LIFE WERE BETTER OFF UNDER SEGREGATION. WHITE MEN FORCED THEM NEGROES TO MARRY THEIR OWN WOMEN AND KILLED THEM IF THEY LOOKED AT WHITE ONES. WE NEED THAT BACK.

            • @Frannie!…Yes hunty!…Integration has been THEE WORST thing that has plagued our people!…We knew who our enemies were, and what we had to do to survive!…Yes Ma'am!

        • We care BECAUSE THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS STILL THE POOREST in the nation BECAUSE WEALTH IS TRANSFERRED THROUGH MARRIAGE.

          Everything we gained from our civil rights movement is being used to feed other people FOR DECADES TO COME.

          We wont get reparations as a people because when whites gave BILLIONS TO BLACK ENTERTAINERS to use to help their community with, THEY GAVE IT RIGHT BACK THROUGH THEIR MARRIAGES TO WHITES.

          They create no jobs for black americans either.

          When is the last time you applied for a job and the company was owned by a black billionaire???

          • i respect your thoughts but let me say this BLACK ENTERTAINERS HAVE NO POWER. these black wealth do what their masters tell them to do they are not going to uplit black people because they don't care. for example look at BILL COSBY, DAMON DASH, ALLEN IVERSON. these guys had millions and what happen the jews took their wealth. bill cosby used to down to black folks and defend his BOULE & SKULL N BONES BROTHERS now turned on him and bill wants black folks help same goes for dame dash the jews took our culture he says but he helped destroy our culture

            • black people of wealth are used to bring their own black folks down WE HAVE NEVER HAD BLACK LEADERSHIP most were puppets. STOP LOOKING FOR THESE BLACK ENTERTAINERS TO SAVE YOU CAUSE THEY WON'T.

  2. Black love in the usa is dead for the most part when you have almost 80 percent of the kids born bastard, thats outside of wedlock … and black males being swirl kings shamelessly chasing non black women to give their legacy money too …. its a wrap. 25% of the few black males married in the usa are swirl married so who's zooming whom? Follow the money trail. And got the nerve to be pissed when a sista goes out to find love outside the race? FN hypocrites, go suck Kanye and Kobe's balls!

  3. "She fought back tears as she described landing a role of a recent divorcée at the same time her marriage was crumbling."

    She announces she is playing a recent divorcee, her real ife marriage is falling apart then she runs into the arms of a gay white man on television. This sounds like a pathetic publicity stunt from a desperate, D-list aging black actress!

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