Chloe Bailey says it’s about time fans showed her some grace.
The “Surprise” singer recently had an unfiltered chat with fans in which she opened up about her deep-rooted struggles with anxiety. She also mentioned comments criticizing her close relationship with her godmother, Shermay Joh.
Bailey is often photographed with Shermay, with Shermay standing guard at nearby red carpet events and sometimes comforting the singer during video shoots and after performances. To fans keeping up with the duo, it can seem like Bailey does little to nothing without her godmother, but as it turns out, the artist has good reason to keep Shermay close.
“To all the people telling me to hold my godmother’s hand, folks, I suffer from anxiety,” the former “adult” actor said during a candid Twitter Spaces conversation with fans Oct. 1. “Like you all don’t know how bad, it’s really bad. Just because I seem cool, calm and composed, which I am, if you’re a very creative person, your mind is very active all the time, so I’m really, really scared,” she continued.
Bailey added that her holding of Shermay’s hand is no different from the times she’s been seen holding hands with her friends or her sister, Halle Bailey. “My god mom says she’s my safe haven and my safe place and she has to stop wearing rings sometimes because I squeeze her hand so tight… Everyone thinks I’m this really confident person, which I’m not.” I’m very insecure and the only time I feel safe enough is when I’m on stage.”
As the topic wound down, Beyoncé’s protégé asked her supporters to consider letting go of their need to hold hands with people close to her. “Stop saying negative things about it because y’all don’t know she was my rock and support system when I’m destroying inside,” she said, before divulging some personal information that might otherwise have remained unknown.
“You know, I don’t have the closest relationship with my parents. Maybe one day I’ll say why, but it’s nice that I have a solid support system… Stop catching me holding hands in public… It’s not as easy as it looks,” she concluded. Bailey reportedly fired her father as her manager to recruit Beyoncé’s stepbrother, Ricky Lawson, who is also part of Parkwood Entertainment’s A&R and management team. The revelation of a rift between Bailey and her parents drew attention on social media.
“The fact that Chloe Bailey said she wasn’t close to her parents anymore… Explains a lot. She definitely gives off that I had strict parents, but I’m an adult now so I’m pretending.” It also explains why we see this godmother more often,” one person tweeted.
Another wrote: “Chloe Bailey not be close to her parents more speaks volumes and does not come as a surprise. That godmother she has and is constantly attached to her is a fact.”
And a third hoped that one day she could be reconciled with her parents.
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/10/03/chloe-bailey-reveals-a-rift-in-her-relationship-with-her-parents-while-candidly-speaking-about-her-struggle-with-anxiety/ Chlöe Bailey reveals a rift in her relationship with her parents as she opens up about her struggle with anxiety