Keri Hilson Addresses Breakup With NBA Baller Serge Ibaka
Another day, another celebrity break-up.
Singer Keri Hilson took a hiatus from music after her 2010 album, No Boys Allowed. While she may have fallen back musically, the “Turning Me On” songstress still made headlines as the long-term girlfriend of NBA baller Serge Ibaka.
They were indeed an “it” couple for years, but Keri now confirms she and the power forward have called it quits, and that while every breakup is painful, she took it as a life lesson, mainly to keep her future relationships as low key as possible.
“I will make different decisions in future relationships. When you put things on Front Street, it opens the door for opinions,” she explains to Rolling Out.
“It opens the door for wolves to attack. I certainly have been placed in that position where things have been written about me as it pertains to relationships that are so far from the truth. To me, that’s a personal attack.”
The Atlanta peach continues, “You can talk about my music all day, but when it comes to making up things and a character attack, I don’t take them well. It makes me want to be completely mysterious. You can’t really stop it though. It’s the climate we’re in."
Public relationships are never easy, a lesson the Almost Christmas actress now knows for a fact. Nevertheless, she’s not letting the pain turn into bitterness, and knows real love is out there for her.
"I am glad I grew up with pretty tough skin but none of it prepares you for this type of criticism because it’s not all constructive but coming from a place where it’s structured from destructive criticism.”
The 33-year-old adds, “It can be difficult to deal with even for someone with as thick of skin as I have and as self-assured as I am [but] I am no different from other women when it comes to attraction to qualities of a man. I am pretty level headed. I want someone who loves God genuinely and respects women, [is] loyal. All the same things every woman wants."
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