December 8th, 2009
Angela and Vanessa Simmons both grace the december cover of HONEYmag.com. They have a hot fashion type spread along with a very interesting interview where they spoke about relationships, work and virginity. Peep the photos below along with excerpts.
How long have you guys [Mike Wayans] been together?
V: Weâ€™ve known each other for like four years. I met him in NY, two weeks before I moved to LA. It started out as just friends because I was actually on a date. (Laughs) And then I was just like, Hey, he gets me. Weâ€™re both kids ofâ€¦ we understand each other. The weird points when I just want to be by myself, he understands and he wants to be by himself because we both know what itâ€™s like being in families in the public eye. I see other people that put their relationships out there and sometimes it doesnâ€™t work out. And Iâ€™m not saying the industry has anything to do with it, because it could just be the people and the way they are, but the media can interfere. And I donâ€™t want it to hurt or help my relationship. I just want it to be what itâ€™s going to be.
I feel like you (Angela) were more vocal about your relationship than Vanessa.
A: Honestly, Iâ€™ve always been like that. Iâ€™m not like in your face but at the end of the day I know that Iâ€™m a public figure and people know whatâ€™s going on. And itâ€™s weird that everyone has to know if I break up with somebody or I get back with somebody or Iâ€™m not with somebody. It can be a little weird because they just see you and they donâ€™t really know whatâ€™s going on behind closed doors.
Ok, letâ€™s talk about the whole virginity thing.
A: Ok, the whole virginity thing came out because of the breakup I had previously. And on the show, of course, it came up that I was saving myself for marriage. Is it weird that people know that now? Yeah, kind of. Do I care that much? Not really, because itâ€™s not like itâ€™s a bad thing. No, itâ€™s not for everybody.
Everybody doesnâ€™t have to wait because thatâ€™s not what they feel their destiny is. But this is what I have to do in order to get a relationship where itâ€™s all good. I just think that when the sex factor is taken out of the relationship, you really get to know a person. Sometimes people jump in headfirst and the person that youâ€™re with never got to know your emotional side. Is it easy? No. I mean, Iâ€™m meeting these guys and theyâ€™ve been doing whatever theyâ€™ve been doing and itâ€™s like, â€œAre you serious?â€ Yeah, Iâ€™m serious and if you like me enough then youâ€™re going to wait and youâ€™re going to respect me and hopefully youâ€™re not going to cheat because you, as a man, â€œneedâ€ it. I think itâ€™s a good thing. Iâ€™m showing a guy that I can wait and hold off and itâ€™s been a whole year and I havenâ€™t even done it. I think itâ€™s an eye opener to some guys.
A lot of little girls do need to know that at 15 and 14-years-old, they donâ€™t need to be doing that. Itâ€™s crazy how right-now our society is. All these young girls having all these babies and itâ€™s so sad. I just think that children today are so different than when we were growing up. Honestly,I didnâ€™t kiss anybody till I was in like ninth grade. I got called a prude and I was like, â€œGeez, I didnâ€™t know it was that serious.â€
Honey Magazine: You guys tend to come off as a set â€” like Angela&Vanessa. Letâ€™s just start by giving a rundown of the distinctness of your personalities. If you had to describe yourself in three wordsâ€¦ what makes you you?
Vanessa: This is like a pageant question. I used to do pageants. (laughs) I havenâ€™t competed in years.Â I am extremely ambitious. I donâ€™t think people realize that there are so many things I want to accomplish. I am a loyal person. Unfortunately, being out here in LA â€” Iâ€™ve had my sets of friends and some of those friends are not my friends anymore. Being out here has definitely taught me about myself and Iâ€™m as real as they come. Even if it hurts somebodyâ€™s feelings, Iâ€™m going to tell them the truth. I think thatâ€™s what creates strong relationships.
Angela: Itâ€™s three! You only said two.
V: It was just so long, it felt like three.
A: Thatâ€™s cause youâ€™re giving the explanation after â€˜em!
V: So, I said loyal, ambitious andâ€¦ Iâ€™m friendly. A lot of people have this perception of me that I look like I can be snotty and stuck-up. Itâ€™s something that has followed me since college. I think because of who my family is â€” and Iâ€™m very privileged, very blessed â€“ so people are always like, â€œWell she thinks sheâ€™s all thatâ€.
A: You make me think of Barney, with your â€œfriendlyâ€.
V: Like Barneys the store or Barney?
A: Barney, the dinosaur.
V: Whatever, Angela, you got some pretty stupid answers, too. Iâ€™m sure I can mock one of â€˜em. I am like Barney because Iâ€™m very friendly and very nice and I have a huge heart.
A: Letâ€™s see, what am I? Iâ€™m fun â€“ I like to have fun. That includes my job because if Iâ€™m not doing anything fun then why am I doing it? Hardworking. Anything that I do, I definitely give 100 percent. Even with school. I went to college for four semesters and had to stop because we had Pastry. When I was at F.I.T. it was impossible to juggle college and my career. But you go to college to get your career so I was like I might as well just stop. And my third oneâ€¦
V: You should turn â€œfunâ€ into â€œfunny.â€
A: No, Iâ€™m not funny.
V: But you are. Everybody thinks youâ€™re hilarious.
A: People are always like, â€œYeah do stand-up.â€ and Iâ€™m like, â€œNo, Iâ€™m gonna go on stage and look dumb.â€