This is a HOT couple! Anderson and Kylie got married three weeks ago in a beautiful destination wedding. The two were eagerly counting down the days till "I Do" and can finally say they are One. Here in the Wisdom Corner, model Kylie shares her insight on love and commitment, as well as the impact that she wants her marriage to have on the world. Enjoy!
What is the biggest misconception out there about love and commitment?
Nowadays, largely due to depictions on social media and other online outlets, commitment is a thing of the past. Side chicks have become such a phenomenon and cheating is often condoned and encouraged so much so, that is has become second nature to many. It's almost as if this generation looks down on committed relationships. It's sad! Women degrade themselves for online attention and men assume that most women can be treated as objects to be passed around. Love and commitment are not being promoted as much as they should be...which takes me to the next question.
What impact will you and your spouse make in the world?
I would love to make an impact on the world by showing how amazing it is to be married and in a committed relationship. I even have dreams of becoming a famous couple that can influence our generation and those younger than us. I want to show others how there is someone out there for you.
You can't be in a rush to force love. When love naturally happens you will feel at ease with your partner and your relationship will organically flourish. I want others to realize that true love should not involve constant drama, fighting, and physical altercations. My husband and I may argue, but we don't yell at each other. We may disagree with each other, but we never put our hands on each other in a negative way. I want to be an example of what a truly healthy relationship can consist of. Even if the positivity of our union only influences one couple to improve their relationship, we feel it will make the world and specifically our generation, a better place.
If you had a daughter and wanted to instill wisdom in her about love and commitment, what would you tell her? What would you tell your son?
If I had a daughter, I would definitely tell her to only be with someone that makes you feel truly happy inside. If you find yourself settling for less than what you want, then you will never be fully happy. Find a man for the right reasons. Find someone who is in it for the long term, a loving companion. Don't seek out a man just for money, or looks, or "swag." If he makes you smile on the inside and it's evident that he is truly into you, keep him. Most of all, PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS! If you get too many bad signs, you need to be smart enough to leave, or else you are wasting your own time.
To my son...please respect all women. Be a prince charming and your princess will come. Don't have babies until you're ready and you know for SURE that you're with the woman that you plan to spend your life with. As always, be the best man you can possibly be and don't let outside influences get to you. Being the best you can be will pay off throughout your entire life.
Thank you Kylie for your perspective! Anderson and Kylie are yet another example of Young Black Love. Committed relationships do exist! We hope you are inspired.
Until next time...