And they're like, 'Oh, Todd is cool.'" Levert died from a fatal mix of prescription drugs in 2006, aged 40.
A battle over the estate of late R&B singer Gerald Levert has erupted between the star’s business manager and two women whose children he fathered.
Jawn also has an update on one of the original Destiny’s Child members.
Additionally, Jawn clears up the rumors about who is dating R&B crooner Gerald Levert — is it Mo’Nique or Kym Whitley?
But thanks to a top-notch rehabilitation program and the love of family and friends, Howard, 55, persevered.
RELATED: Teyonah Parris to Star in Miki Howard TV One Biopic and I see that the same stuff is going on that was going on when I was coming up in the business,” Howard says with a chuckle before getting serious about the point of her autobiographical film.
Darius Mc Crary stars as Levert and does an amazing job capturing the late R&B singer’s mannerisms and style.
But Howard also faced a lot of adversity struggling with domestic abuse from her ex-husband, sexism within the industry and eventually a dangerous drug habit. The Real Housewives of Atlanta regular admits she has also stayed in touch with the children of her former fiance Ashley 'AJ' Jewell, who was killed in a bar brawl in Georgia in 2009, and they have all embraced her relationship with her current husband-to-be, urruss, who has her own 10-year-old daughter, Riley, tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "They still come over. "When I first started dating Todd, I didn't know how welcoming he would be to the fact that I am still in my exes' children's lives. Of course he's not trying to be anybody's dad or anything, but he's a good friend for them. ut Todd has been very supportive, very open to them and being a great friend. In no time, you will find yourself singing and humming some of Howard’s biggest hits including “Come Share My Love” and the title song, “Love Under New Management.” RELATED: Teyonah Parris Visits ‘ESSENCE Live’ to Dish on Upcoming Miki Howard Biopic As for the film itself, actress Teyonah Parris () stars as Howard, first as the teenage daughter of gospel star Josephine Howard (played by Vanessa Bell Calloway) and later as a singer trying desperately to carve out a career.Personal and professional highs include topping the charts, starting a family, marriage and even dating her occasional duet partner Gerald Levert.Gibson planned to distribute the estate at Cuyahoga County Probate Court, Ohio, where the singer lived and spent most of his free time, but the mothers’ lawyers insist proceedings should take place in Geauga County in the state, where Levert once kept a home.