These Celebrity Men Need to Get a Grip

She Matters: Floyd Mayweather and Columbus Short should stop trying to shame their exes and take a seat—in a therapist’s chair.

Columbus Short; Floyd Mayweather
Columbus Short; Floyd Mayweather Valerie Macon/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

As for Short, he looks even messier here than after his restraining order, getting arrested for a bar fight and dropping the n-bomb on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. (And this video footage does nothing to clear his name.) He brought another woman, who’s relationship to him is unknown to the audience, into his marital home, with his wife present, and when the women were fighting on the floor, he stood there holding his camera instead of breaking it up or defending his friend, who was being assaulted. All that video was missing was someone in the background yelling “WorldStar,” a reference to the popular site known for its black-on-black assault videos. Frankly, it looked like he set up his wife and his friend. 

In trying to shame their exes, both men ended up doing more damage to their own reputations. And they both need to have several seats … in a therapist’s office where they can work out their anger and hurt over the demise of their relationships. Perhaps a therapist can also remind them that publicly dogging an ex is a bad move, and offer the advice that I’ve heard from many elders: Living well is the best revenge.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life and the upcoming Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love. Follow her on Twitter.