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MC Lyte Feels 'Distraught' After Filing Divorce From Her Husband Of Three Years

“I think in the very beginning I was very distraught,” the hip hop icon shared on ‘The Real.’

After meeting her beau on Match.com, TMZ reported MC Lyte filed for divorce in 2020 from entrepreneur John Wyche due to “irreconcilable differences” according to the divorce documentation.

The rapper gets candid about how she grieved in the beginning when she first filed for divorce when she served as a guest host on The Real on Feb. 21.

“I’m actually still going through it,” Lyte told the ladies.

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“When the press got a hold of it, I think people thought we were [divorced]. I had just filed and so we’re still going through it right now. I think in the very beginning I was very distraught. I feel like there are phases whenever a relationship is ending whether you’re married or not. It’s that first phase of, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to make this work for us.’ Then it’s like, ‘Oh my God I’ve got to make this work for everybody else involved.'”

She then details how she came to terms with divorcing her soon-to-be former husband, explaining she got to a point where she realized it wasn’t working.

“You get to a point where you’re like, this isn’t working. It doesn’t matter. What really matters is that we end up in a happy place,” the actor explained.

“It’s hard in the beginning but you realize to have happiness doesn’t mean you have to remain together and it doesn’t mean that you are a failure because the marriage failed. It’s all ego. You just have to be able to let go.”

And if you’re wondering why Lyte isn’t legally a single woman yet, she tells the women Wyche “doesn’t want to sign” on the dotted line to make it official.

When asked if she would be open to walking down the aisle again, she responds “I am… yeah.”

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She then chats about her show, Partners In Rhyme, currently on AllBlack and WEtv, where she serves as the executive producer, co-creator, and even has a role. She confirms the series has been picked up for a Season Two.

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