In a revealing interview with UnsignedTheMagazine.com, actress LisaRaye gave a little more insight into her recently broken heart, her philosophy on life, making amends with her ex- husband, the former premier of T&C Islands; and her strained finances.

LR described her current status as "so on the market":

You’ve got to do something different and step out on faith. You cannot bring your old baggage into something new. Learn from that, move forward and give love a chance. Love is a wonderful thing, it’s very powerful. I’m a fan of marriage, I’m a fan of belonging to someone and I would love to belong with someone because it’s easier to fight life with a partner than not. Someone to have your back, bounce ideas off of, to encourage you and build you up, someone that’s ultimately your best friend.

Her philosophy on life and her finances:

“Prayer, and failure is not an option. I love life, I love living life, and I love laughing. I prefer to look at the glass as half-full instead of seeing it as half-empty and trust this, I had my ‘Lord Have Mercy’ Fund off to the side. That’s the money that you need to have when it gets bad, but I’m still in this economy like everyone else thinking about, ‘okay, where’s the money coming in?’ My reserves are dwindling down, so that is why I’m back to business, back to doing me, back to my career, so I’m very grateful that I have an opportunity and a place to return to, that my fans are telling me ‘we want to see you on the big screen, we miss you, welcome back.’ And that speaks volumes to me.”

What the 42-year-old Diva didn't touch on in this interview was her (failed) reunion with her 20-year-old daughter Kai's father.

He was the mystery man that I told you LR was dating earlier this year. LR and Kai's father were an item until a few months ago. Earlier this year, he was scheduled to fly into Atlanta's Hartsfield airport with LisaRaye.

My photographer was set to capture the exclusive photos of the two lovebirds together as they arrived. But unfortunately, things didn't work out.

LR refuses to talk publicly about why her 2nd attempt at love with Kai's father didn't work out. Their rekindled relationship will be the focus of the 2nd Season of The Real McCoy.

Watch LisaRaye's The Real McCoy tonight on TV One to see why LR almost passed out in the Mojave desert. There are only two episodes left!

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    isn't the color white a sign of purity? lol she kills me,... cause ain't nothing pure or innocent about that,....

  • Redeemed777

    Well good for you Lisa Raye!

    Just make sure you stick to making good money and not dirty/evil/blood money.

  • Buddafly

    And.....Which career is this ??

    Golddigging?

    Umm, thats not a career boo boo!

  • pointhimout

    remember a month ago when I rode hard for her? I dont anymore. Who stops working because their finances are ok? I guess that's that hood rich bs where you've saved up x amount a $$, got a certain car, and dont have to work a 9-5 and ur doing it. I guess LR. I guess.

    I love how she makes it seem like she can get back to the big screen whenever she wants to. You still have to audition and do acrobats like the next chick. She has started to irk me recently, like really really irk me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    @Buddafly, please get out of my head. Thank you very much

  • tampa813

    She need to put an application at players club cuz Viv has the BET movies on lock.

  • nicolejordan81

    Seriously??!! :rolleyes: Who's been looking for this chick on the big screen--on any screen!! :blink: She married someone whom she thought had the finances and was stupid enough to stop doing whatever it was that she does for a living (host parties maybe :shrugs: !!

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    When will the broad go away? Who keeps giving her shine??????

  • pointhimout

    considering the bridge she burned with will and jada, very powerful couple in hwood, we'll see how soon she makes it back. i think they would've cancelled that show anyways, she went about it the wrong way. she sees will smith now, i bet she kisses his ass and massaging his sack all at the same time.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    When will the broad go away? Who keeps giving her shine??????

    ********************************************************

    Sandra. :coffee: Every Thursday she has a Lisa Raye post reminding us to watch her show.

  • Krysi J

    I'm so damn tired of this MFs philosoFAILS!!!

    #sitTHEFUKKdownGUH

  • Chgoprime

    Can't be mad at a woman gettin it on her own. Go Lisa! She looks awesome for her age by the way.......

  • tampa813

    Lol@MKM Sandra sure stays on LR clit.

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    "...My reserves are dwindling down, so that is why I’m back to business, back to doing me, back to my career, so I’m very grateful that I have an opportunity and a place to return to, that my fans are telling me ‘we want to see you on the big screen, we miss you, welcome back.’ And that speaks volumes to me.”
    _____________________________________________________________________________

    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???

    ¿¿¿ :wtf: ???

    Your "fans"... the "big screen" A "CAREER?"

    Let me just go on and exit this post now...

  • qtipthecat

    :rolleyes:

  • Daisy

    @krysi what up and tell us how u really feel :rofl:

    @topic :popcorn: I know yall are about to clown!

  • nevesnanna

    Girl :shotsfired: .. now :bye:

  • aqtpie

    I'm personally not a fan but she's damned if she does and damned if she don't. "Get yo hustle on Lisa and get your own money"!!!!!

  • meanNsurly

    What the hell is she wearing? Is it all the condoms she has used made into a garment? Who told her that she looks good and its ok to wear white all yr around? So many questions and no one that cares enough to answer them.......NEXT

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    :kona: <-----meanNsurly

  • meanNsurly

    @ MKM: Damn.....the Kona again.....lol

  • pinksghetti

    LisaRaye would be a totally cool chick if she wasn't so into money because she's pretty, loves her daughter and is fun/funny.

  • meanNsurly

    This picture disturbs me......hell she disturbs me!!! Why is she looking off into the scenery like that? Is she looking for her non-existant career or another sucker to marry so hopefully she can pay her bills on time? Why is she only relevant on this one blog? Even TVOne dont be checking her like this! Sandra, are you her PR person?

  • SangriaSugar

    LR is smoking that stuff...the only people that said they wanna see her on the big screen :rolleyes: are the ones that reside in her head!!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I like LisaRaye. But the white is making me nauseous.

  • Mother Jefferson

    I see her in a knew light after the show. She is delusional but not as much as I thought.

    And her show got greenlit for a second season on TVone so people must be feeling her.

  • Mother Jefferson

    * new light

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom
  • TruGemini

    Girl BOOOOO...who wanna see her no actn a.s.s on the big screen?? All these years in the business and she still gets two thumbs down!

    @therealashland - that gravi is SO cute. Is that a drawing that you or someone you know did??

  • meanNsurly

    And her show got greenlit for a second season on TVone so people must be feeling her.
    _______________________________

    True but you gotta think TVOne doesn't have a roster of hit shows so it wont take much for a show on there to be renewed for a 2nd Season. I am partial to Unsung.....I do like that show!

  • Daisy

    @mother I watch her show cause I am a reality tv show junkie :shrug: I am not anti LisaRaye but she has always killed me trying to come off as classy when she is polished g fab imo I don't knock her hustle what's left of it and she is very attractive

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    :popcorn:

    Her daughter is a cute girl....

  • TruGemini

    @meanNsurly : I loves me some 'Unsung' too.

    I'm actually think I'm hooked on reality tv cuz nothing else really comes on...

  • meanNsurly

    I agree with you Daisy. Thats the reason why I don't fancy her. I cant stand when ppl act as if they are more than what they really are. LR is very pretty but her attitude and demeanor makes her ugly Imo! Her affection for her daughter really irks and grosses me out also but thats another issue!

  • Cinnamon Kisses

    :rofl: I remember when she played in that movie the wood and she was horrible. She only had like 2 lines BUT she was horrible.

  • Krysi J

    @ Daisy

    what?

    am I lying :shrugs:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I didn't even bother to read what she had to say and two more episodes I thought her show was on TV One-I wish they would make her go away so tired of her

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Dearest Lisa,

    So I'm lookin at this pic and I think you're tired and you feel faint! Tired of tryin to convince the world and yourself that you're relevant! LR you are a pretty face that had a role in a movie and not an award winning role but a role for shaking your ass. So while in your mind you may have told yourself over and over that you really matter in the world of cinema, I'm sorry to say, you really don't. Your ghetto qualities, hood mentality and LIMITED acting ability limit how far you will go. Tell your fans the only big screen they will see you on is the 52 inch in Pookie's garage because I don't see any of your movies going to any screens bigger than that!

    P.S. I will be watchin the episode when you get that lip swole homey!

  • tampa813

    Lol@Brown! I'm loving your letters. I wanna see that episode too.

  • http://twitter.com/dckim74 dcwife1622

    I don't remember any big screen movies....Players Club and the Wood are the only theater releases I remember and they weren't big box Office hits. I don't like her as an actress. I swear the way she act is the way average everyday females from the Chi talk... :coffee:

  • Krysi J

    This MF say, her "Reserves" are dwindling down....you're MILLION DOLLAR RESERVE?? If you had it like that Lisa Raye why the hell would you allow your daughter to leave school in the middle of a term because Ol boy stopped paying her tuition??? Seems to me like the "PLATINUM" mythological bank account that you speak of should have been able to cover that??? :waiting:

  • dougie

    Post #14 :rofl: I totally agree. I never heard of the place where she was the first lady. I don't think she is that good of an actress to get all the shine she is getting maybe im wrong :shrug:

  • ReadTheBlog

    I'm glad she got a second season, but I hope this isn't the spiraling downward of TV One!

    After watching her show, I've come to the conclusion that some people just dont' know any better, and Lisaraye is one of them.

    Her intentions OVERALL (to be a a success) seem good, but her platinum-digging tactics about going about them are :evil: You get out what you put in, and Karma will :hump: that ass every time!

    I wish her luck, cause she can't sing, dance, act or rap, and nobody will be checking for her pretty face and donk much longer. She'd better get up on some long white boy money, if she wants to retire comfortably. Call Naomi, and ask if her man has some friends.

    Her cousin Quincy is a dear. I hope he gets that messenger bag he's been wanting.

  • Krysi J

    Tell your fans the only big screen they will see you on is the 52 inch in Pookie’s garage because I don’t see any of your movies going to any screens bigger than that!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    :rofl:

    -------------------damn yOU BROWN!! ----->------>------->GO! :kona:

  • http://www.facebook.com/evieannie speaknoevil

    LisaRaye is pretty and a hustler for getting the finer things in life. I don't think she can act like that but I can't knock her hustle! Get Money!

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    The fans tellin you that they miss you is all fine and dandy but when Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, and George Lucas tell you that that's when you need to make a come back! I'm sure people tell bell Biv Devoe they miss them but that don't mean they need to make a comeback! :coffee:

  • meanNsurly

    Tell your fans the only big screen they will see you on is the 52 inch in Pookie’s garage because I don’t see any of your movies going to any screens bigger than that!

    __/\_/\_/\_______/\_____________________DEAD, DEAD, DEAD like Tiger Woods dream of becoming Husband and Father of the year! BROWN, BROWN, BROWN.... When I tell you that you DID THAT!!!! U get 2 snaps and a twist from me for that letter! YES MAAM!!!!

  • Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

    LOL @ Brown !!!! To funny !!!

  • ReadTheBlog

    She needs a dialect coach... She can hold a conversation, but she sounds so illiterate, that it TOTALLY CXL OUT ANYTHING RELATIVE.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Brown, BBD is working on an album - FOR REAL :rofl:

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "...I’m sure people tell bell Biv Devoe they miss them but that don’t mean they need to make a comeback!"
    _____________________________________________________________________________

    BBD DOES need to make a comeback. Along with a slew of other artists from the '90s.
    :coffee:

  • Krysi J

    "Boyz II Men

    ABC

    BBD.....mmmmmmmm hmmmmm"

    :rofl:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Ok well she more on the level of Rockewell and I think you have to at least be between 30 and 35 to know who Rockwell is. he had one hit and that's because MJ sung the hook on it!

  • http://wecantbestopped.proboards.com BlkButterfly

    When I think of LisaRaye I don't think celebrity, movie star or icon. None of her roles have shown amazing talent in any sense of the word.

    ~Players Club- Ass popping, titty showing, loud mouth talking and fake ass tears...
    ~Gang of Roses- No words needed total flop EBT showed it maybe twice
    ~Civil Brand - Jail bird same fake tears and lack of acing skills

    Where are these fans that she claims are begging for her back on the big screen. Of all the "movies" I named weren't all but one straight to DVD? She doesn't want people to think she is a gold digger but she proclaims in the intro to her show she is a Platinum Digger.

    Wouldn't you have to deal with a platinum status MAN to be a platinum digger? Clearly a PM with the inability to control his own finances but the ability to "swindle away" yours is not platinum status. IMO

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    I'm all for artists makin a comeback if they could actually sing so that would exclude a BUNCH of people from the 90s

  • meanNsurly

    :whistle: It always feel like, somebody's watching me.......

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN SUGA POET
    "Ok well she more on the level of Rockewell and I think you have to at least be between 30 and 35 to know who Rockwell is. he had one hit and that’s because MJ sung the hook on it!"
    _______________________________________________________________________________

    Yeah, that's more like it. Oh, and that song was the sheeet!
    "I always feeeeeeeeeeel like, somebodies waaaaaaaaatchin meeeeeeeeee!"

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN
    "I’m all for artists makin a comeback if they could actually sing so that would exclude a BUNCH of people from the 90s"
    _______________________________________________________________________________

    yeah, but they had a whooooooooooole lot more then that could sing than they do now.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    You're rght Man, it was a helluva a lot more back than the crap that's out now!

    I'm bout to start makin me another old school cd right now!

  • Sheena215

    i liked lisa in all of us and i think she is a good actress. Unfortunately in hollywood when you get up there in age they dont hire you for many roles unless you have an impressive resume and The Players Club and All of Us probley wasnt enough to shake a tail at soooo she got to get that dough else where. I wish her the best of luck and I hope that she finds love

  • pinksghetti

    Sheena215 says:

    i liked lisa in all of us and i think she is a good actress.
    _______________________________________________________________

    I think you took it a little too far with that statement right there :)

  • allwrightyden

    ummm....Ok, I'm confused....why is she relavant again? :blink:
    Can someone please tell me!

  • Jamillah

    She should be successful with her next marriage. The reason this one ended so badly is because of karma. What you do with another woman's husband will cause your husband to do the same thing to you. Live and learn.

  • Val

    And in other news....... :coffee:

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    @TruGemini yes it's me as a boondocks character, it was a bday gift about 3 years ago the artist who did it, brian worked on the illustration of the actually cartoon!

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    meanNsurly says:

    I agree with you Daisy. Thats the reason why I don’t fancy her. I cant stand when ppl act as if they are more than what they really are. LR is very pretty but her attitude and demeanor makes her ugly Imo! Her affection for her daughter really irks and grosses me out also but thats another issue!
    ---------------

    You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth! Ugh...I can't even stand to watch an entire episode of her show...all that delusional behavior and slobbing down relatives is too much for my stomach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/binkii52 Binki

    I just watched this week's episode and...Lisa Raye really really really overreacted to her Black Men's Magazine cover photo. I remember her saying that she was "getting into position" when he shot that picture of her but watching the show, she was POSED that way for maaaaaaaannnny clicks of the camera. How dumb does she think people are? If you don't want your ass shown, then here's a concept "DON'T SHOW IT". Dayum :chickenhead:

  • kwall

    Ok well she more on the level of Rockewell and I think you have to at least be between 30 and 35 to know who Rockwell is. he had one hit and that’s because MJ sung the hook on it!
    ------------------------------------
    "it always feels like...somebody's waaatchin meeeeee...."

    *and EXIT...

  • kwall

    and b/c he was barry gordy's son....that is why it was a hit @brown...yep...who is lisaraye related to? brat? is that why we even KNOW her from players club?

    you barry's son and you get ONE obscure hit in 1986...you da brat's sister and you get ONE movie role and you get to yell "is lisaraye gonna hafta CUT A BISH????"

    (i HATE my job for making me LATE on these daggum posts...SHEW...hate they ays...my sis brown NEEDED me...)

    AND EXITS AGAIN >>>>>

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Dearest LisaRaye,

    So I said I was gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and watch your show because maybe i wasn't seeing the real you and guess what? That superficial, I think I'm the shyt, the world revolves around me attitude that you put out is the real you! You constanly hollar "Chi-town" bbut honey Chi-town did not stand up for you last night! matter of fact they sat down and turned their back on you! FYI just because you're from the Chi don't mean you can fight as you showed the world.... well not the world the few people that watch that channel last night! The first thing you learn as a kid when fightin is Bob and Weave, Duck and Dodge, but you stodd there like ok maybe she's not really gonna hit me square in the face! Newsflash! whenpeople think of celebrities from the Chi they probably think of J-Hud instead of you! As far as you hollerin "I was the former First lady" about your photoshoot, bish please!1 A real former first lady wouldnt be half naked with her ass hangin out doin a photo shoot like that! All this boild down to is that you the ultimate gold digger/hustler got hustled by your ex so face the fact that you got played and get over it and get over yourself!

  • meanNsurly

    LOL @ these letters.......

  • pointhimout

    wow Brown. so a chick whooped lisaraye's ass? where can i see the clip?

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Point she was boxing and she was in ring with a pro and Laila was showin her how to throw jabs so she told laila she wanted the chick to hit her back and laila kept aski her if she was sure and she said yes well the chick hit her once she fell and you could see the blood in her mouth so they switched to where it was just her and the camera and she said "did this bytch just bust my lip" I wanted to yell "Yes that bytch busted your lip and knocked you on yo ass on national t.v."

  • misslee21

    Hmm I like Lisa and how she thinks, very positive and holds strong to what she belives. Way to go girl!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Yes, Lisa got that chin checked.