Another Black celebrity family hits TV screens this month with actor Flex Alexander and his wife, 90’s R&B singer Shanice. Flex and Shanice premieres on OWN on Saturday, May 31 at 10 p.m.
The one-hour special reacquaints fans with the singer best known for her Grammy-nominated hit, “I Love Your Smile,” and the actor from the hit TV show, One on One. What few knew until now is that this fairytale couple both faced career stumbling blocks and quickly hit financial rock bottom.
Flex and Shanice realized that they needed to take their wedding vow “for richer or poorer” to heart, so with their 12-year-old Imani and 10-year-old Elijah in tow, they moved into a rental home with their extended family to help cover the cost.
A total of nine people, including Shanice’s “momager” Crystal, share a truly full house where anyone’s business becomes everyone’s business. The couple is doing better – Flex has booked some gigs and consults with fellow comedian, actress and reality star Kym Whitley on his next career steps.
Shanice is getting back in the recording studio, but when gossip surfaces that her mom might have been the reason for her career troubles, Shanice turns to her former producer Babyface for advice and is forced to take a hard look at their relationship. Meanwhile, Flex is faced with a major parental crisis as his daughter transitions to womanhood.