In the latest episode of Stepping Into The Shade Room, designer and reality TV star Angel Brinks unveils her luxurious “dream” mansion. She also talks to presenter Thembi about her entrepreneurial career, fashion design, reality TV and more.
The 40-year-old’s passion for fashion was sparked while studying performing arts at school. Brinks became interested in stage clothing and soon took up sewing. As she got older, Brinks made it a point to work hard, launching her signature designs and her own window display. Brinks has created luxe ensembles for the likes of Missy Elliot, Lil’ Kim, Xscape, Mary J. Blige and more!
Aside from attracting the celebs, Brinks also appeared on the long-running reality TV series Basketball Wives, where their romantic relationship generated a lot of interest from viewers and fans. Brinks shares what she thinks of fans’ opinions and how her time on the reality series has been so far.
Angel is fighting back fan criticism of her relationship with RoccStar
Brinks acknowledged fans’ criticism of her boyfriend RoccStar by explaining that despite the negative feedback, their relationship has been “amazing”.
It was great… You have to find someone who shares the same values [with] and they share the same goals, morals, lifestyles… Rocc is just very ambitious. He always has something on his hands… and that’s just like me.
Brinks went on to say that they “don’t really pay attention to what people say.”
“I’m sure a lot of people have a lot to say… they always do… But our dynamic is cool. We literally laugh all day… so we’re just having a good time…”
In addition, Brinks concluded by explaining that the couple recently gave birth to a son, as reported by PEOPLE. But despite being parents to children from previous relationships, the merging of the two worlds has never been an issue for their family.
“When we get together, it’s just one big happy family.”
The reality star opens up about returning to ‘Basketball Wives’
In addition, Brinks also addressed the return to “Basketball Wives.” She shared that her castmates showed her newfound “respect,” though she received a harsh welcome on her first appearance when she returned to the show years later.
“At first they just said, ‘Shut up… you don’t know what you’re talking about…’ So when they walked in, they didn’t respect me… I think with women in particular, we probably feel like we don’t.” I want to no new friends… and I feel like they came across as not really accepting of me. And I don’t know exactly why…”
Upon her return, however, Brinks concluded by declaring that she had come with “revenge.”
“I figured, you know, I’m going to come back and do everything in my power. And they were so nice and respectful, so it worked out.”
Watch Stepping Into The Shade Room with guest Angel Brinks above!