The news of Tiny's split from rapper T.I. due to repeated reports of infidelity left many people with a little less faith in the institute of marriage. The couple has been together since 2001. They jumped the broom almost eight years ago and share a total of seven children.
But after filing for divorce in December 2016, Tiny reunited with her all-girl group Xscape. The band went on tour and it seems that Tiny's absence made T.I.'s heart grow fonder.
Tiny sat down with the ladies of The Real to talk about how finding herself again through music has been beneficial for her marriage as well. The 42-year-old has found her power as a woman after spending years as a stay-at-home mom and she's not giving it up.
"We're actually in a great place," Tiny said. "Maybe it's working. Maybe he does like it a little bit. I don't know. I hope so because that's all I'm going to be is a strong woman."
As you might expect, Tiny was completely invested in being a wife and mother. But she had success in music at an early age and her love for singing and performing never waned.
And the negative publicity surrounding Bernice Burgos, one of the ladies T.I. allegedly cheated with, certainly didn't help. Tiny knew that if she would ever reconcile with her husband, she would first have to take care of herself.
"Me working and just doing my own thing helped for me," Tiny explained to the ladies. "I don't know about him, but it definitely helped me. The situation just kind of came together like glue so I guess so."
Xscape just finished a successful reunion tour with T.I. showing his support at several shows. He even performed in Detroit. The group, sans Kandi Burruss, has released new music and will continue to perform.
But Tiny isn't stopping there. She became part-owner of a coed professional basketball team last year called the Atlanta Heirs. Tiny shows no signs of slowing down.
Tiny advises anyone who is going through marital strife to "keep fighting" if you still love each other. Just don't lose yourself in the process.