[Photograph] Tyrese Gibson & Rev Run. 1/24/16. Retrieved via http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/OWN-to-Premiere-New-Series-ITS-NOT-YOU-ITS-MEN-Today-20160122
[Photograph] Tyrese Gibson & Rev Run. 1/24/16. Retrieved via http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/OWN-to-Premiere-New-Series-ITS-NOT-YOU-ITS-MEN-Today-20160122

Friends for over seven years, Tyrese and Rev Run have a unique relationship and points of view on the married and single-life. While several struggle with the woes of single life, international movie star, author and platinum recording artist Tyrese Gibson admits to having the same difficulties when it comes to dating. He revealed his personal feelings when touching on his new show “It’s Not You, It’s Men” on OWN TV with Joseph ‘Rev Run’ Simmons.

I have a problem with being single,” Tyrese tells Billboard. “People have to remind me of who I am sometimes — like I’m not ‘Love me ’cause of what I drive, where I work or what I live in. I’m a regular guy. If anything, I run into girls who are more caught up in who they are versus me. I don’t like being single.”

The two answered questions around the new show, which debuted Saturday January 23. Tyrese and Rev Run tackled “relationship-centered questions” about similar situations — and it was seriously something to relate to.

Their lifestyles are the total opposite of one another’s, causing their ideas and opinions on love and commitment to almost always clash. Tyrese is a bachelor and single father in search of his dream woman, while Rev Run has been happily married for more than 20 years and is a father of six. However, the passionate, hilarious conversation that ensues between them works well together. The “unfiltered R&B stud” offers his outlandish perspective as a single man. Rev Run is like the voice of reason in the show.

According to the OWN Network: “these two unorthodox experts on love and relationships are joined by a primetime studio audience as well as celebrity guests in a no-holds-barred throwdown of love advice.”

Every Saturday, the series will feature new celebrity guests like comedian Bill Bellamy to Amber Rose and even Rev Run’s wife Justine Simmons and “everyday people.” Each guest offers opinions and relationship experts offer unique points of view on various topics ranging from reasons for everything from single life to what life is like after marriage. Audience members can chime in on the conversation by taking to social media and asking Tyrese and Rev Run their most intimate questions about men, relationships, marriage and sex.

This is not gimmicks,” adds Tyrese. It’s enough ratchet TV out there, fighting and throwing drinks in each other’s face and pulling it each other hair for ratings.”

The first show singer and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks stopped by in the set of It’s Not You, It’s Men to weigh in on premarital sex and didn’t back down from Tyrese’s point of view.

We’re going to stay tuned in!

Written By: Taylor Bennett


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