…An Army Wife, that is. Singer turned actress Ashanti is the new castmember on Lifetime’s hit show “Army Wives” and she made her debut during the season 7 premier last Sunday.
Ashanti plays wifey Latasha Montclair who is a force of nature, an indomitable woman to whom “Southern Hospitality” isn’t just a concept, it’s a way of life. Latasha finds joy in navigating the daily chaos of single-handedly wrangling her three children – Quincy Jr. aka “Deuce,” 11, Nyah, 8, and Gabe, 6 – while her husband, Quincy (played by Joshua Henry), is deployed. Family always comes first, but she knows the value of a fun night out with her girlfriends and how a little “me time” goes a long way. Latasha is no stranger to struggle and heartache, but when life hands you lemons, she’ll show you how to make lemonade with a splash of sweet tea.
Nelly’s on-again, off-again love has been promoting her new show for weeks and can’t wait for fans and viewers to see her kill it on the small screen as the season progresses. She’s joined on the block by “Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars” star Torrey Devitto, who joined with Ashanti in a bonding experience better known to most people as a bar fight in this week’s episode.
But that’s not the only drama Ashanti’s in. The star spoke to Sway in a recent morning show interview and threw a little shade on (or simply denied) her relationship with Nelly. She said, “Who said we had a relationship? [laughs] What you talkin’ ’bout Willis? The name of the album is Braveheart, I’ve been recording for a couple of months now. I’m actually recording in Charleston, South Carolina which is really cool. There’s a lot of heartfelt records on there. I think everybody can relate because I’ve been writing my records since I came out and everything has been from real life experience and that’s how people relate.”
Nevertheless, she isn’t giving up on finding a celebrity to love. “I think what’s important is to find someone you have things in common with so that you can understand. So whether you have a nine to five or you’re in the industry or I don’t know, you’re into computers or you’re into doing nails, you find someone that you’re compatible with so that you guys understand what it is. Whatever facet of life you walk.”
Watch Ashanti do her thing on “Army Wives” and be sure to tune in on Sundays at 9pm/8c