'Married to Medicine Los Angeles' star Shanique Drummond reveals why Jazmin's husband is missing from the show
Shanique Drummond's journey on 'Married to Medicine: Los Angeles' Season 2 has been one with ups and downs. She has taken the heat left, right, and center. And despite being in the middle of most conversations, this lady has stayed positive and doesn't hold any grudges.
Apart from being a caring and affectionate mother, who also aims at being a successful realtor, she is the friend everyone wishes for. Talking to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about Jazmin Johnson's husband, Gadson Johnson, Shanique said: "Why not say something to Lia (Dias, whose husband isn't on the show either)? Why didn't anyone talk to Lia about it? It's just one of those things where we just have to accept it. He's not there. He doesn't want to be around or he's too busy and just move on."
Jazmin has been heavily trolled online for not introducing Gadson to the world. Initially, there were just a few questions about him missing in action but with time, the speculations got nastier. After the finale episode, viewers gossiped if Jazmin was a mistress and that if it was one of the major reasons why she wanted to hide it from everyone. But Shanique urged people not to judge her and love her for who she is.
Clearly, Shanique has a wise head on her shoulders but her husband, Robert Drummond, didn't want to believe when she first pitched the idea of her switching jobs. He was apprehensive and it showed in the way he approached the matter. Robert warned that the kids are going to be without parents and in addition to that, being a successful real estate agent will take her years.
In the episodes, it appeared as though Shanique was extremely offended by what Robert had said but really, she was more shocked to see him not support her endeavors "the way he always does". "I was just confused as to why he felt that way. Robert has always been like my biggest supporter. He has never failed to support me. So, I was just shocked and just lost for words, to be honest," she elaborated.
But Shanique was determined and met with Josh Altman of 'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,' who warned her of the current situation and the obstacles that lay on her path to becoming this hot-shot realtor. Josh is good at what he does and therefore, his suggestion to Shanique, where he asks her to not compete with him, was taken seriously by her. She didn't feel threatened or humiliated. Josh gave her what she wanted to hear — "the hard truth."
"For to have someone like Josh to say, hey, you know this is going to be hard and say, you know, to break it down and give you the hard truth, that's kind of what I wanted, I don't want someone to sugar coat things for me like," the 'Married to Medicine' star said.
While she is powerful and confident, Shanique has a soft side that wishes to be loved and appreciated, which explains why she would feel hurt or upset about Imani Walker's gift to her. It was an airhorn. Shanique thought it was inappropriate of Imani to gift something that would denote that she is "loud and obnoxious." But that's all in the past and she has moved on. Shanique admitted to not walking around with baggage, which means she doesn't hold any grudges over the altercation between her and Lia. Yes, she was surprised that Lia came off as harsh and as someone who has a preconceived notion of hers but all that faded away as the weeks went by.
Friendships and relationships are important to Shanique, as we can all see. But that is not what occupies her mind wholly. Much like most of the billion people, she is deeply disturbed and affected by the George Floyd incident, which she calls "unfortunate." "But one of the good things that came out was that we were all forced to deal with the reality of it, you know. This is what my husband in my son has to deal with," Shanique pointed and recalled an episode where her husband and she were denied rooms because they were African-Americans.
"I do think that as a country we have no choice but to get better. If we don't get better from here, there's no hope. We have to move forward, I think a lot of people are waking up and really seeing the struggles that we're dealing with," Shanique concluded.
'Married to Medicine: Los Angeles' Season 2 finale aired on July 12, Sunday on Bravo.