EXCLUSIVE: ‘Selling Tampa’ Star Sharelle Rosado Responds To Series Criticism From DJ Envy, Reveals If Fans Should Expect A Second Season, & Dishes On Her Relationship With Retired NFL Player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson
In an exclusive interview with theJasmineBRAND.com, ‘Selling Tampa’ star Sharelle Rosado talks motherhood, operating in a blended family with her fiancé, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, and criticism she’s received over her real estate series from well-known radio personality DJ Envy.
Sharelle Rosado might just be the epitome of ‘booked and busy.’ In addition to being the CEO of Allure Realty, she is also a mother and reality TV star. As reported previously, Sharelle Rosado and her fiancé, Chad Johnson, welcomed their daughter, Serenity “Hurricane” Paula Johnson, into the world earlier this month.
This is the couple’s first child together. Rosado Has three children from a past relationship. JohnsonHas seven children from previous relationships. While having a chat with us Rosado shared that she initially learned she was pregnant while filming for ‘Selling Tampa’ and she was “definitely in shock.” She continued,
“I wasn’t ready yet. You know, my career is just now getting to a point where I’m comfortable and it happened but, you know everything happens for a reason.”
Rosado then dished on what it’s like operating in a large-blended family with Johnson. She said:
“All the kids get along very well – we spent the holidays together, my kids and his and everyone gets along great. You know, there’s no drama.”
“Even with the mother’s [of Chad’s other children]. We all get along – we communicate well, for the sake of it.”
RosadoAlso shared exclusively with theJasmineBrand JohnsonAs a gift, I gave her a pink Birkin bag.
She said that Netflix had filmed content with her wearing her luxury bag. However, these scenes were eventually cut from the series. ‘Selling Tampa’ is a real estate series that premiered on Netflix last month. The series follows the lives of all-female agents at Rosado’sAllure Realty is a Black-owned business. When asked if she felt trampled by the comments her staff/costars made about her on the show. Rosado replied,
“No. I think every woman, you know, stood their ground as they should.”
She continued and shared that despite how some viewers may feel, she doesn’t even have an issue with her co-star Rena Frazier.
“Even, you know – a lot of people say with Rena [Frazier]. Rena’s a businesswoman at the end of the day and I respect her and if I were in her shoes I probably would have done the same thing.”
Rosado continued and said that she has no regrets from season one of ‘Selling Tampa.’ She added,
“It’s solid. It’s solid. [something] then that’s a problem. Every move I made was for a reason. Even with the commission changes [the other ladies] don’t own partnership in my business so I don’t have to bring [them] to the table when I’m making those financial decisions behind the doors.”
As previously reported Rosado and her co-stars unexpectedly found themselves at the center of a debate surrounding the content of ‘Selling Tampa’ after DJ Envy called the series “embarrassing” for overdoing the drama. In an Instagram post, the ‘The Breakfast Club’ co-host compared ‘Selling Tampa’ to Netflix’s original real estate reality series ‘Selling Sunset.’ Both shows were created by Adam DiVello. DJ Envy captioned the post.
“The Same person created both these shows…. SMH. 1 show sold no homes… NONE!!! Kind of embarrassing..The other show sells homes..Hmmmm…Anybody else watches these shows??”
During her interview, RosadoAddressed DJ Envy’sComment and explain why it was difficult filming all the closings that occurred. She said,
“First, like I tell everyone, even though it’s a franchise, we have two different stories. I love Jason, and Brett. [Oppenheim]. They are a well-established company. [However] I’m a woman, and the ladies behind me – we are bringing something new. And we’re doing a d*mn good job bringing what we’re bringing to be a new brokerage.”
“And [cricits] not seeing closings – I don’t understand. Like Rena said, she made a caption that said ‘just because we didn’t ring bells or throw confetti doesn’t mean we weren’t closing homes.’ We had a big development with a developer that we had multiple listings. That was huge!”
“What people need to understand is that it takes a long time. We were filming during the pandemic and a lot of people don’t want a whole camera crew coming in because of what’s going on. So it was hard getting a lot of people to even say ‘okay, I’ll be a part of it.’ Because it’s a new show.”
Despite DJ Envy’s ill feelings towards the show, ‘Selling Tampa’ did spend some time in the number one slot for Netflix’s top ten shows.
Even after one season, it seems that the series has already built a loyal fanbase. RosadoHe spoke out about the possibility of landing a second series and said that
“We haven’t heard anything yet. I don’t know, I gotta reach back out to them it’s been crazy. I know they’ve been giving me time for, you know, recovering but hopefully, soon we’ll hear something!”
Rosado remained tight-lipped when asked if she’d be willing to film a wedding special showcasing her upcoming nuptials and said,
“I guess we’ll have to wait and see.”
“As long as I’m helping someone get through what they’re going through [then] I’m definitely open to sharing my story.”
RosadoWe continued to address two misconceptions people have about her.
“I do get a lot of, you know, ‘her come up came from Chad.’ I get a lot of that [from] people who don’t know me. I’ve always been a go-getter ever since I was a child and I’m a businesswoman I’m all about, you know, my coins and my family. So I’m [going to]You know what hustle is? I’m going to grind no matter what.”
“And I think from the show a lot of people think that I’m a b*tch. Like, I’m mean. But I’m the most humble person [and] I’m very genuine.”
Check out the complete interview below.
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