Iyanla travels to Atlanta to help retired WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw, who continues to struggle with personal demons that have caused her to snap in the past.
Iyanla asked them to each make pages for a new family scrapbook.
After not speaking for five months following the revelation of a family secret.
A new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life returns with multiplatinum rapper and actor DMX.
Iyanla embraces Will and shares the first step toward healing.
In the late '80s, Brenda Thompson, the mother of R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson, became the first female police commissioner of Harvey, Illinois. The toughness she relied on to climb the ranks also carried over to her parenting. Her three daughters have opened up to Iyanla about being called names by their mother their entire lives. Brenda says that behavior is a holdover from her own childhood. Watch as Iyanla and Brenda drill down into Brenda's past to make peace in her present-day relationships.
Traci and Andre called Iyanla Vanzant for help because they thought their two children--24-year-old Jovan and 20-year-old Jazmin--were making life choices that are tearing the family apart and causing them serious health problems. Three years ago, Jovan came out to his parents and Andre has been struggling with the idea ever since. After two days with this family, Iyanla urges Andre and Jovan to finally have an honest discussion about Jovan's sexuality and what that reality means to both of them. Can this father and son begin to heal?
Iyanla isn't a nutritionist or a trainer, but she's working with the gospel group the Pace Sisters, a family of singers who struggle with obesity, to find out what they're really hiding behind the extra weight. Watch as she gathers the sisters together for a morning walk. Plus, June Pace Martin reveals why she felt like her life was over when she gained 40 pounds.
When he was 11 years old, NFL superstar Terrell Owens made a shocking discovery. He learned that his mother had engaged in an affair with and gotten pregnant by the older, married neighbor who lived across the street when she was only 16 years old. It wasn't until Terrell was interested in his neighbor's daughter that he learned this man was his father as well. Though his father supported him financially, they never had a close relationship. To help Terrell move forward with his life, Iyanla arranges for Terrell and his father to come face-to-face and confront their past. Watch what happens in this emotional conversation.
For the first time, 63-year-old John has come face-to-face with his three sons, who want to have an honest conversation about why he wasn't there for them growing up and how to resolve the broken trust between them. As the conversation proceeds, John gets emotional, and Iyanla reminds him about the true purpose of the reunion. Watch what happens as the conversation continues.
For decades, John, now 63, broke promises to his three sons, lied to them and often disappeared from their lives. Though he cannot change the past, he can choose to change these relationships moving forward. Watch as his sons ask for what they want from their father, and see what happens when Iyanla walks all the men through a sacred cleansing ceremony. Plus, get an update on how they are doing today.
Iyanla has traveled to Newark, New Jersey, to do the work with three fatherless sons and the man who made them that way. Thirty-three-year-old Isaam says he has spent years living in pain as a result of his distant relationship with his father, John. In the last two years, Isaam says, he hasn't seen his father, who lives only 15 minutes away. Watch as Isaam opens up to Iyanla about old wounds on the very porch where he used to sit as a child and wait for a father who often never showed.
Will, a restaurant owner in Maryland, has invited 14 members of his family, including nine children, to live in his home against the wishes of his wife of 34 years, Carrie. Carrie has reacted by lashing out with angry words and by abusing alcohol. Now, this couple is on the brink of divorce. Iyanla sits down with Will and brings him a special gift: a dead fish to show him how much it stinks when it rots, and that, just like a household, it rots from the head down. Watch as Iyanla delves deep with Will into the state of his family, how his own father's poor example has contributed to the situation, and what he can do to fix his family before it's too late.
Iyanla wants to know why Amy has returned to her family in Nebraska.
Chamique Holdsclaw is a former WNBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist trying to rebuild after a violent emotional outburst landed her in jail in 2012. Chamique was arrested after she took a baseball bat to her ex-girlfriend's car and fired a handgun through the door while her ex was in the car. She says the arrest uncovered old, unhealed wounds from when she was taken, at age 11, from her alcoholic mother, Bonita, and placed in the care of her grandmother. As Chamique shares the story of her past, Iyanla begins to wonder whether Chamique's outburst was directed toward her ex or her mother. Watch what happens when Iyanla forces Chamique to confront a truth she has never admitted before.
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