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Marlo Hampton Speaks! Answers Where She Gets Her Money!

Marlo Hampton has caused tons of drama since joining Real Housewives of Atlanta. Many have wondered where Marlo gets her money from and she finally answers! Marlo also talks to Hollywood Reporter about using a gay slur during her fight with Sheree and answers everything we’ve been dying to know!

I’m impressed by the fact that you and Nene Leakes dated the same guy, but you guys get along and got over it. How did you do that?
I really didn’t care from when I first heard about it, them dating or whatever. I didn’t know him then. Why the hell do I care who he dated before me or talked to before me? I didn’t know Nene, I didn’t know him. So, the only thing I did want to know though, like “Hey, if I am going to be working with or around her, I want to know what happened, is it over with?” And once it was all confirmed it was like “OK, move over, get over it.” And when she cleared the air, he cleared the air, it was done. But the girls wanted it to be something major.

What was the real cause of your fight with Sheree?
I would not have cared about her inviting me to the party, because I know that Sheree doesn’t really care for me too much, whatever. But, after we sat on the boat and we’re all like “Hey, we’re going to bond, at least when we see each other we’re going to speak, we’re going to be cordial,” I’m like, OK, we’re starting off on a new foot, we’re connecting. So as soon as we get back to the room, you call Cynthia over and invite Cynthia and not me, really? Sheree, seriously? Where we just left 30 minutes ago saying “Oh, we’re going to try to get along,” so that really just shocked me. And then we started the argument, I guess the part that blew me was when she was like, “Oh don’t go there, you’re dating an 80-year-old white man.” I just lost it.

The source of your money was an ongoing drama among the women. Why do you think Kandi Burruss is so interested in where you got your money?
I don’t even know, to tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. Like, say if I meet someone, I’m assuming I’m going to say, “What do you do for a living?,” not “Where do you get your money from?” So, it took me by surprise. Like, I don’t get it, I don’t get it. That one puzzled me, I want to ask her too, why was she so concerned about that?

You still don’t know why?
Oh I just got it. It’s jealousy and envy, that’s what it was. I mean, it’s got to be jealousy and envy, something, Lord — women with low self-esteem only. The gay men love me, men love me, and strong-minded women love me, who have high self-esteem. Only the low self-esteem women have a problem with me, and it’s like, “Why? What is your problem?” Just because I love fashion, my story is different from yours, my occupation is different from yours, what is the problem?

So, where did you get you your money?
I mean, from work, and I did own and found the Red Carpet Boutique at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta for three years, which I just closed when I started taping with Bravo. And people always ask about my clothing, they love my advice, my style, and it made more sense to go global, so I did the Simply Marlo, Marlo’s Closet online, and I invested my money. I mean, I did have a boutique for three years, and of course, I have been spoiled by my boyfriends. The main part is that I invested my money.

You mentioned gay men tend to be cool with you. How did you explain your use of the gay slur during the fight with Sheree?
I feel absolutely awful. When I said the “f-word,” this wasn’t on camera, but I was crying, I was so pissed off and frustrated. I called home to Daniel, my assistant who’s gay. I just told him about the whole thing about Sheree, I mean, I just felt awful, I mean, I was upset like that whole night. Daniel’s gay, my sister’s gay, you know, my whole circle is. It’s like, wow, but the only thing about it, when I talked to Lawrence about it, he told me a “faggot” was a gay messy male. And I did know that guy was being messy, but he’s like “Marlo, you cannot say that, though, you’re not gay. It’s like a man calling you the B-word.”
So, I mean, when it really, really hit me also is when I saw Twitter and the people going off at me. Some people were like, “How can you dare do this? What I went through…” It just touched me, like it really messed me up, seriously. I’m like, “Wow, keep your big mouth closed and think before you speak Marlo.” But it really did hurt me, and I did apologize, my friends love me and they know I was just talking, and I’m just trying to build that relationship back with the gay community, because, I mean that was awful, I really feel bad about that.

And earlier in the season, did you mean to make a jab at Kim Zolciak by referring to your “Big Poppa”?
No, I wasn’t trying to give a jab to her, because Kim, when I originally met Kim, she was so nice and sweet and talking to me, but I wasn’t trying to pull a jab. It came off like one though, but I really wasn’t. I said I had a Big Poppa. But no, I wasn’t trying to give a jab at her at all. I feel like, it wasn’t even about you Kim. And she has a past herself, and her comments about me have been inappropriate, but it is what it is. But it wasn’t targeted towards her. But her comments about me are inappropriate, that’s what’s crazy.

I don’t buy that Marlo feels ‘absolutely awful.’ I just don’t. I still think she still calls people that. Do you want to see Marlo return next season? Thoughts?

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  • Keep Marlo

    I love her and thank goodness she is on or this would be a boring season. The other housewives are jealous because there is nothing over the top about them. When they walk into a room, what do you notice? Nothing. Nene is drama so I would keep her but Marlo is a great addition. Phaedra flirts too much so I think she has her eye on someone behind the cameras, always making sex puns & putting on airs. Please. Kandi needs to open her mouth then she speaks and stop talking with her teeth clinched. Sheree is mean and boring. Kim is no longer fun because she is working on getting her money together (financial stability from gullible Kroy) and Cynthia who? Sorry to all the haters, online and on the show but I like Marlo.

    • Monica Y. Chamblis

      I love Marlo. She pretty how she get her money is no one business. Marlo is a beautiful woman and educated. Read your facts!!! She just shooked the other woman up because she is very confident about herself. They are a little fearful didn’t want her to come in and steal their shine. Kim had a sugar daddy, NeNe was dancer on the pole, Phadera hubby is a convict so did anyone check their background before hiring them. Quit trying to down play other people life!!! We all got past even us who making comments, ones who filming the show and women on rhoa. Let Marlo do her and everybody do them!!! Am just saying!!! I will love to meet Marlo Hampton. Good Luck Marlo in your future accomplishments!!!

  • Cindy

    Talk about a thug in a cocktail dress….. Come on Bravo, have just a little more respect for women, okay??

  • Stacey

    She is ugly. I do not understand this Marlos person at all?? If I were a rich old man, she would be the last person I would give money to.

    • MissEbony

      Sorry you are not!!!!!! While you are busy typing she is making the money from the rich old men…lol.

  • APK1970

    There is no way she can have credit on her own because of all her convictions, which means she needs to pay for all that in cash. How can she have this serious amount of cash? One, pharmaceutical business(she is a thug), or two washing $$$, only then can a retail store in a mall declare a huge profit! Greed always bites people in the behind eventually, always!

    • JaneFonda

      I think Marlo may have made her money through illegal means. That’s why she can’t say how she made her money. Even if she may have had generous boyfriends, unless she was married to someone very wealthy and received a settlement, it would not explain her current financial condition (wealthy). As far as we know, she was never married to anyone rich. I think she’s a husler- someone who knows how to get money. She may have had gotten SOME money and gifts from men, but she had to have a hustle. Having a shop for 3 yrs would not explain her wealth, as most business don’t even break even and see a profit until after 3 yrs. As for Kandi hating on her, I doubt that. Kandi is worth several millions of dollars.

  • You know I always go with the born a woman, poor and black…and Marlo to me is far better than Shrew. Also, I get her explanation, envy and jealousy. Shrew always has something to say about some other character, Shrew is the ultimate hanger-oner, she is hanging on to Kim to meet an eligiblie rich man, she is hanging on to Kandi, for the social connection, she is hanging on to Phaedra for a prestigious friend. Now I ask you what is Shrew’s real claim to fame–birth two children by a former NFLer, no education, no training. All the characters have something going for them, careers and businesses–what does Shrew do? Yes I want you to take a minute to give me an answer. Thank you.

  • You know I always go with the born a woman, poor and black…and Marlo to me is far better than Shrew. Also, I get her explanation, envy and jealousy. Shrew always has something to say about some other character, Shrew is the ultimate hanger-oner, she is hanging on to Kim to meet an eligiblie rich man, she is hanging on to Kandi, for the social connection, she is hanging on to Phaedra for a prestigious friend. Now I ask you what is Shrew’s real claim to fame–birth two children by a former NFLer, no education, no training. All the characters have something going for them, careers and businesses–what does Shrew do? Yes I want you to take a minute to give me an answer. Thank you.

    • MissEbony


  • DJ

    Really Marlo? What a thug! She invited HERSELF to South Africa, THEN expected to be invited to a pre-arranged SIT DOWN DINNER? Bravo has sunk so low having this hooker-thug on the show. Get rid of her! She is dangerous!

  • Isabella Patricia

    I don’t have a problem with Marlo at all, but she mentions labels all the time which is annoying because she’s not even rich or classy… I still enjoy watching her. If Marlo wasn’t so loud all the time, I think I’d like her a lot more. It’s nice that Marlo doesn’t act fake, and if she has something to say she’ll just say it. This show has gotten really boring though, but Nene & Marlo make up for it. I love Kim, but she’s really boring this season. Phaedra is funny and smart which I adore… They need to remove Sheree, Kim (love her, but she’s so boring now), and Cynthia (she’s so pretty, but she’s too calm for these crazy women) because they are BORING!

  • Terri

    Bravo put her on the show for the same reason they put the Gorgas and Wakiles on trhnj to start drama



  • karen

    I cant stand her and never want to see her ugly face again or hear her loud stupid mouth. Why would Kandi be jealous of her Kandi has more money than the very rich Nene – and convict Marlo put together.

  • Lisa in the OC

    Can’t stand her! She’s rude, obnoxious, loud and never shuts up. I still can’t believe Bravo even put her on the show … don’t they do background checks? To know that she slashed a woman’s face then brags about it by saying something like if you want to know my record then google me. Also heard her sugar daddy was Ted Turner and that (allegedly) she’s the reasons Jane Fonda left him.

  • nancy mcguinness

    I liked her she brought alot of drama to the show.



  • Nessa80

    *Rolls Eyes* a 3 yr boutique in a suburban mall…If that’s the case then part time teen McDonald employees need to be driving bmw’s and mercedes

  • She’s trash

    Honestly, we all know where this piece of trash gets her money….. From old men that she sleeps with….. She’s nothing but a prostitution whore…..

  • She lying! The businesses have been tanking for the last 8 yrs or so, no way she made that type of money in 3. Convicts don’t rate like that, not to mention no experience. The Smalls want a real answer that makes sense, because that does not. Kandi-singer\songwriter; Phadrea-lawyer; Kim-nurse\BigPoppa; Sheree- exballer wife.

  • vp

    Invested it? In what??? She’s got lots of cash. Too much to liquid to be “investments.” I’d be cool with her if she had a half way reasonable explanation about who she is and where she came from…

  • bored

    She’s a liar. Can’t stand her.

    • That’s putting it nicely. She’s also a thug. Where does Bravo find these people?



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