Lauren London Talks Healing After Loss and Being on Purpose Ahead of New Puma Collection

She said, “I've just been on this very intentional healing journey for four years now.”

Lauren London stopped by “Today with Hoda and Jenna” and spoke about parenting a teenager, her new fashion line with Puma, and healing after loss.

The “You People” actress spoke about her journey over the past few years. She said, “I feel like after going through something really traumatic, I always say that it opens me up to everything that ever happened in my life,” she went on to say, “I cannot go back to who I was in the past. I have to keep going. I've just been on this very intentional healing journey for four years now.”

London experienced the profound loss of her partner, rapper Nipsey Hussle. The Grammy-nominated artist and community activist was tragically shot and killed in 2019. London, grieving the father of her child, continues to honor his legacy while navigating life without the influential presence of Hussle.

When asked how she’s found peace, the star stated, “I think that the more we speak about it, it gives everyone going through it; I don't wanna say like hope, but not so helpless,” she said. “I've learned that time doesn't necessarily heal it all, but that you can get an overstanding of things and an understanding of things and not feel so alone.”

For the Los Angeles native, everything comes in waves, where sometimes she thinks she's totally fine, and then a wave comes crashing in, but then she's okay again.

More than anything, her two boys Kameron Carter, whom she shares with Lil Wayne, and Kross Asghedom, whom she shares with the Hussle, keep her afloat. And she strives to be a “healthy, happy, joyful mom” because she doesn’t want to rob them of that experience.

The mom shared, “I've been extremely open with them about just the grief process as well. As much as I can but also I'm just extremely intentional with them and really conscious of how I'm influencing them and how I'm showing up for them. I'm more compassionate now as a mother than I was before.” Now that she has a teenager, she’s doing some inner child teenage work with herself to truly understand him.

London’s intentionality can also be seen in the projects she selects.

"I wanna be on purpose, and I say that a lot. I do wanna feel passion, and I wanna feel good about what I'm doing. I don't wanna just, like, be robotic and just do it," she added.

The "ATL" alum continued, "It's really important for me to have my intentions on the clothing that I collaborate with them." She's done just that with her latest Puma collaboration, "Protect Your Peace," which drops Nov. 11. This five-piece collection is her fourth with the mega-brand, following Marathon Clothing, Forever Stronger, and the L.A. Love Story.

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