(Atlanta, GA) – As Oprah Winfrey continues to build her network, the media mogul is bringing another relationship based program to OWN.
Unlike most reality shows that often appear to be scripted or fluffed up to add drama, To Have And To Hold Charlotte needs no help. With an eclectic group of couples putting it all out there for the world to see, viewers will finally get an authentic look at what marriage is really like.
As castmate Alane states in the first episode, marriage is a whole lot different behind closed doors. She and her husband Yandrick along with Christine and Daryhl and Ursula and Clinton also known as The Socialites, The Dinks and The Empty Nesters respectively, sat down for a private Q & A to talk about the experience.
Members of the press were given an advantage though with access to the first three episodes and it is definitely a must watch. Five couples, including a gay couple, managing their lives and navigating their way through the ups and downs of married life; what’s refreshing about To Have and To Hold Charlotte is that no one is pretending that he or she has the perfect union.
Yandrick and Alane Paraison, run right along the heartbeat of the city as the show’s socialites.
As proclaimed, they run Charlotte and everyone knows who they are.
The couple, both entrepreneurs at this point, speak candidly about past financial struggles and role reversal when Alane carried the family through a rough patch.
Yandrick has no problem with crediting his wife for holding their family down financially when those problems arose, but acknowledges that it’s not easy for a man to be in that position.
Married for 15 years with four children, he’s a senior consultant and entrepreneur.
She owns a salon and works long hours as a hair stylist.