“Marrying The Game” reality star/fiance of the Game, Tiffney Cambridge is opening up about life with the rapper, being a new reality TV star, and sharing common grounds with reality star’s Chrissy Lampkin and Chrissy’s rapper fiance Jim Jones.
Here’s what she had to say during a sit down with MTV news:
On the headache of planning a wedding:
“The best part was finding my wedding coordinator to help me out! When I first started planning, I was basically doing everything by myself, I had not found the right person to help me plan, so I can say that the best part of it is when I found Christie Rose and she took over and helped me get through the process of planning a wedding.”
On having the Game (aka Jayceon Taylor) being helpful or not in the wedding planning:
“I enjoyed him participating in the process because, you know, he’s a guy and he feels like planning a wedding is solely on the shoulders of a woman, so he was very reluctant to get involved in the process. To have him jump on board and help with the cake tasting and trying to find the music, I thought that was cute, I liked his participation.”
Do you think your not an average school teacher according to the Game, and does your student know about the show:
I am an elementary school teacher, I teach fifth grade now, but I think what makes me a little different is that my children seem to really be able to relate to me really well. I have a very relatable personality, and in teaching, you really have to let the kids know that you do understand them as individuals before you can really teach them. I really try to educate my kids as a whole person, not just academics and what they get Monday through Friday. I teach them and take care of them and mentor them and we forge friendships.
Yesssss. I tried to keep it under wraps for a long time because I don’t like my student to get caught up in my personal life but yeah, they found out that Ms. Cambridge is going to be on a show and unfortunately all of them watch reality TV even though they’re supposed to be in bed at that time, but they’re up watching TV and they know Ms. Cambridge is getting ready to be on television.
On being apprehensive about putting her personal life story out there so her students can watch it unfold:
Yes, because I have been private specifically about my relationship with Jayceon because he’s such a big celebrity and a lot of my students are fans of his, and sometimes the content of his music is not appropriate for children, so I have done my best to keep my personal life and my business life separate, but with this, everything’s meshed together.
On trying to keep her arguments with Jayceon private:
That’s a challenge, it’s something I don’t take lightly. On the trailer you can see me vocalizing how upset I am about a situation and it may come across that I’m upset and cursing, and I do have a concern about that and I definitely want to be represented properly, and I want to show the best side of myself at all times, but you do get into situations when you’re filming a reality show that are real and in all relationships you do argue and fight sometimes. I’m not 100% comfortable with that being out there but at the same time, it’s part of reality TV, everything is not going to be a bed of roses every day.
Has the show challenged your relationship, and going into the projects. What were you more excited for?
I don’t think so, I think it has caused issues that we already had to resurface, and it’s caused us to revisit those through filming your life and what’s going on, but I don’t think it’s necessarily changed us. I do think when you have a reality show, it’s not so much the cameras, it’s when you’re in a situation and you’re allowing people to see what’s really going on, when you step back and watch the episodes, you think wow, this really is going on, how can we make the situation better?
On being compared to Chrissy and Jim Jones:
I don’t like to compare myself since everyone’s situation is different, but if I had to, I would say I’m more like Chrissy, I see a similarity in our struggles and our relationships. I hear her, 100%, in every episode I watch, I see a lot of the same behaviors that Jayceon exhibits in Jim.
He and Jim are actually friends, so it’s funny that sometimes when their episodes are on, he’ll call Jim and they’ll be on speaker going back and forth about some of the things he’s saying or doing, and it’s funny how all of them think alike, they really do. Jayceon and Jimmy think alike about how they both feel about Chrissy and I, about their business, about making money, about spending time with family, about their attitudes, so I do see a lot of similarities between our two shows.
You can also check out pics from Tiffney’s “Marrying The Game” premiere house party with Evelyn Lozada and Shaunie O’Neal in attendance here.