Jewel Tankard

Jewel explains why she wanted to take over the wedding plans for Benji and Shanira.

on Dec 23, 20130

Bravotv.com: Jewel, Benji and Shanira don’t seem to be holding back on wedding expenses. How did you feel when you first heard the budget?
Jewel Tankard: I was like, NO WAY! That was entirely too much and that money can be better spent with them preparing for their future -- buying a home, furniture, paying off debts, and things like that. 

25 comments
ladyknights
ladyknights

This show leaves a lot to be desired.  It is full of judgment and hate towards one another  FAMILY FIRST?  Benjamin and his wife do nothing but judge Brooklyn while she hustles and is trying to establish herself.  On a daily basis they constantly have negative things to say about her while they feed off their father.  This is about a religious family?  They pray for jets and money and al  material things? Smh, It is so difficult t watch.

Helly2000
Helly2000

I just ADORE Brooklyn. You go girl. You're gonna be somebody.

lillyblu
lillyblu

I love the wedding Jewel,and I love your husband lol.

lillyblu
lillyblu

I think  junice is sufferning from depression,because she look and sound like a darn fool.

 

I'm not bashing her because mental illness is very sad when left untreated. However, even Kandi thought she was smoking that good stuff,and found her off base. I hope the sisters see that junice is ill and don't take her behavior to heart.

lillyblu
lillyblu

I love, love, love, love, love,BIG BEN LOL,I love how he loves is wife, I love that he loves his children.

 

I love this show,did I tell you all that I love BEN LOL. This show remind me of the Cosbys.

DeeDee5304
DeeDee5304

What Jewel did as a child was many years ago and she turned her life around. I think her sister tried to show that her sister character of many years and show her sister was no angel. I don't think there are any perfect people in the world. We can all strive for perfection, but we will never be perfect.

If Jewel's daughter didn't know about her mother, she can thank her aunt for bringing up something that nobody needed to know. Pardon me for not remember her daughter's name, but I think she is intelligent, beautiful and genuine. I hope the show doesn't change her. I also like Brooklyn because she definitely wants to better herself and make a better life for her child.

mzqueen
mzqueen

supposedly ben is worth $5m. though technically that is a millionaire, i was so disappointed that with all the bragging and thinking they sit on the top branch, that is all. they are nouvea, small time rich which explains all their drama and behavior.

 

insisting that all your children become millionaires is a far cry from expecting and demanding them to become productive members of society. but it DOES give you massive control and ability to judge others.

Helly2000
Helly2000

And Benji, you are a spoiled BRAT! Get your WIFE out your Papa's house and act like a man.You should be ashamed of yourself... juvenile and ridiculous.

KimmyJ
KimmyJ

I am not an regular viewer but I saw some of the episodes.  But the one that shocks me the most is the one with your little sister.  She seems like she needs therapy on her own.  To carry pain like that and the issues to be so trivial is border line crazy.  Maybe deep down she is jealous and that is the emotion that she is suppressing.  She looked like a spoiled child without the one that was spoiled.  If that was my sister if would have little or nothing to say to her.  Pray.

Helly2000
Helly2000

Junice, You come across extremely nasty,  jealous and pathetic on this show. It's very unbecoming. Grow up and perhaps take a lesson from your sisters. It seems you probably thought you'd get on the air, portray your sister poorly and the public would see her for the villain you wanted to make her appear to be...Well.. It backfired. You look like a fool. Stop it.

BetsyMooMoo
BetsyMooMoo

That sister is a nut job. She is on a smear campaign against her own siblings and smiles after each "secret" she delivers on camera. She is obviously a very bitter and jealous person. Family or not, I'd kick her out of my life.

@Lyndi1
@Lyndi1

Oh Jewell! Keep the faith honey & keep praying for your sister, so will I!!! That girl needs her soul checked, as she seems to be in a very dark, vindictive, evil place. Good luck & God bless you & yours. I do enjoy your show!

singerdeon
singerdeon

Jewel,

I hope you don't actually read these blogs but if you do I want to encourage you.  It's not easy to put you life on display.  You run the risk of being misunderstood when we only get the edited version of your life.  Thank you for having the courage to invite us into your journey of growth that comes from imperfections.  Stop reading these blogs.  People who are unhappy with their own lives will take pleasure in criticizing yours.  Think about the kind of person who would go through all the trouble to watch the show and then write something negative in your blog.  Yeah, exactly.  Be blessed.

 

msddaustin
msddaustin

I think it is horrible and evil and vindictive how the younger sister has turned on Jewel. WE ALL HAVE A PAST. I think she is jealous and envious of her and just wants to smear image by any means necessary. She needs prayer.

Lad33M
Lad33M

Please tell me that this show will NOT get another season, because everyone on this show needs help.  You all are ridiculous for real.  Jewel you need to borrow some of that hair your daughter has, and PLEASE stop crying with them lips poked out.  Junice grow the HELL up.  Everyone does that with their younger siblings.  Brooklyn you need to be there for your child, because fashion shows are NOT for you.  Benji & Shanira need to get their own PLACE. Only one  I feel sorry for is poor little Cyrene.   

herman5
herman5

Jewel, stop being so controlling.  Look at how it is coming out years later with Junice - the same thing is going to happen with Cyrene and the siblings.  I do understand you have the best intention but loosen up it could come to backfire on you.

Mybaskett
Mybaskett

I love the show. Jewel and Ben are doing a great job with a blended family. I see myself in Jewel, I often think I have to keep my eye and hands on everything and everyone so that nothing and no one falls apart. But i learned something the other night when Cyrene broke up with her boyfriend. Ben said, "sometimes she just wants you to listen." The lecture is not always needed. Thanks Ben, I needed to hear that. As for the wedding, I personally believe that if someone helps to fund a wedding, that have a right to an opinion.

Mamacita_1
Mamacita_1

Your youngest sister and husband are very immature and or jealous of your success. The way she attacked you when you weren't even saying anything about the move was sad and the comments they made irrational. I think they are purposely trying to make you look bad but instead made themselves look spiteful.

Dreid123
Dreid123

Jewel, for someone with so much money your hair is a mess! Use some of those coins and invest in a GOOD lace front wig! Your hair is either greasy, sticking up or just all over the place. The clip ins are separated from your hair and you need to color it one color! As a woman on tv and a First Lady of the church it is not standards. You are all over the place and it's not cute at all! Invest in a stylist while you're at it. #getittogether!!

tolandcheryl
tolandcheryl

I'm tired of them painting Jewell as the control freak. Listen, if she and Ben are footing the bills than she has the right to some say.

tolandcheryl
tolandcheryl

I really do not like Benji and his wife. He is such a punk and snitch. He's like a teenage girl! Until he can provide a home to his wife without Daddy's help, he has nothing to say about Brooklyn and her daughter living in their father's house. Does he even work?

janb55
janb55

Jewel wants to have "control" over everything. How would Benji and anyone else connected with this family "get" the idea of saving money for the future, etc. when all anyone sees is all the expensive stuff this family has and brags about?

whenbored
whenbored

 @Lad33M

 

Junice was troubled by her sister's behavior.  I don't know what happened in your family but that did not happen in mine.  Situations effect people differently.  Junice is getting on with her life and IMO will have a happier and truer life than her sister.  Cyrene will feel the effects of the life she is currently being exposed to later in her years.

 

whenbored
whenbored

 @tolandcheryl

 She has the right to not foot the bill and give her opinion.  Also, she has the right to night have a good hair stylist (an option she chose).

KimmyJ
KimmyJ

 @tolandcheryl

 He needs to get a job and does his wife work.  why does his father open his bedroom in the morning.  What if he was getting some morning blessing from his wife that would be odd.  move out!!!!