Apryl Jones opens up about battling “anxiety” and “fear” after her split with Omarion.
Jones and former B2K member Omarion were in a relationship from 2012 to 2016; together, they share two children. But their breakup wasn’t the most peaceful, as Jones says it took her months to get over anxiety and “fear” after she claims the artist abruptly left their family. In a new interview with Voyage LA, she says Omarion’s alleged negligent behavior sent her into emotional distress.
“I was in a really terrible space 2016, where I had just had my second child, and my son was only one at the time, and I was going through a terrible breakup with their father. He decided to leave without explanation, and I was forced to have to pick up the pieces of my life. I went back to work doing what I graduated school with which was radiation science. I worked at MLK in Watts, CA. I was doing this for about 5/6 months until physically, my body couldn’t take anymore,” Jones explained.
The reality star said the stress from O’s departure began to physically take a toll on her. “I ended up being sleep deprived and dehydrated from breastfeeding and not taking care of myself since my priority was my children. To provide and care for them all while forgetting to care for myself. I decided to quit the job, and I saved up enough money to be able to do so. I was presented with a great opportunity to start my own wine by branding with a winery in Temecula, CA. I came up with the name A’ mei La Vie because while being in such a terrible space, I just told myself all I want is a beautiful life.”
Jones said her children were her guiding light through the hard times. “It def hasn’t been a smooth road. There have been many challenges, as I stated before, that I feel could have set me back, but it pushed me to wanna be better for me and my kids,” she explained.
“I had numerous amounts of days where I wanted to give up going through court stuff, dealing with being the only one here in Los Angeles with no family or support, being forced to have to move into a space with two little kids with no explanation because my partner decided he didn’t want his family anymore—having to do all these things that created anxiety, fear, etc. But again I pushed through I didn’t play victim. I didn’t make excuses. I put my wit into creating and motivating myself.”