Keith Sweat Opposes Kids Participation in Reality TV Show
Singer/songwriter Keith Sweat took a stand, recently, when he refused to sign a waiver which would have cleared the way for his kids’ participation in the reality TV show Real Housewives of Atlanta. One of the stars of the show, Lisa Wu Hartwell, is mom to Keith’s sons Jordan, 13, and Justin, 10. The couple divorced in 2003. "I do not want my children exploited in that way," Keith, 47, explained to ESSENCE.com. "It would be different if this was more of a family-oriented show on Nickelodeon or Disney."
For her part, Lisa — who is also mom to 17-month-old Edgerton Jeremiah with husband and former NFL pro Ed Hartwell — expressed disappointment with Keith’s decision.
"It’s a shame, because they are such great boys and so much fun. I really wish they could have [experienced this]."
In addition to Jordan and Justin, Keith is dad to two daughters — Keia, 18, and Keisha, 16.
Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.