Black and African-American Quotes

You have to nourish that relationship, you have to work on that relationship and value it constantly.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell on relationships

Source: EBONY, 2013

You know, when you’re single, you’re very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn’t have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. It allows you to get on through life a lot easier, but the downside is that you don’t have that experience of watching a male figure interact with women in the home. When you come from an all-female household, when you’re in a relationship, you get into situations you don’t really know how to handle, which I didn’t.

Tichina Arnold