If you are a Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds fan, you may recall the gossip and innuendoes swirling around the unlikely marriage between the singer/songwriter and Tracey Edmonds, a video model who set Babyface’s loins aflame when they met on the set of his music video “Whip Appeal”.
Industry insiders whispered that Tracey was nothing but a gold digger who was only out for Babyface’s money. But Tracey soon put the gossip to rest when she achieved success as an award-winning film producer.
The couple quickly became parents to sons Brandon and Dylan. But their marriage soon crumbled and Tracey filed for divorce in 2005.
Now, 23 years after their fateful meeting, Babyface, 54, admits he was never really in love with Tracey, 46.
“The reality is that there was a connection that wasn’t really there,” Babyface said during a sit-down interview with Oprah. “We loved each other but we weren’t really in love with each other. It was more the idea of it falling apart and me holding onto the image of what I thought we were.”
He added: “I don’t feel like we were supposed to be together forever. I’m okay with it because I think she’s okay.”
Watch the interview below.