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Lala Vazquez is keeping busy these days.  Aside of hosting gigs for VH1 and spending QT time with her son Kiyan, the former MTV Host is planning a wedding. She recently sat down with A Word For My Sistas and talked about everything from motivating young women, her obligation to her son…and her upcoming wedding plans:

We are planning. I honestly don’t have many details yet. I always get asked the question about marriage and being engaged for so long. My answer to that is it has worked this way for us. I’m not saying this is the way for everyone, but we have moved at our own speed and it has worked. People tend to believe since we’ve been engaged for so long that something is up, we are not happy, or my all time favorite one, “he’s never gonna marry her!” Does being married automatically mean two people are happy? Mel and I took the time out to get to know each other, inside and out. We took time to learn about our likes and our dislikes. After having our son, we both feel ready to take that step. It’s very important to us and it’s the example we want to set for our son. Although everyone may not agree, I’m glad we did it this way. Read More

Back in December, Essence posted pics of Lala and her family that sent their readers in an uproar. They felt as though Essence was glorifying an unmarried couple with a baby.  “This sends the message that shacking up is just as good and I’m sorry it’s not. Black women it’s okay to want to be married and demand it. Since when is being a baby’s mama something to aspire to?” However, I agree that people shouldn’t rush to get married just to end up in a bitter divorce. Get to know the person first and make sure it’s right.

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