If you’re roughly over the age of 30 and you hear the phrase “Rico Suave,” you can picture the six pack and the bandana and are instantly transported back to 1991 when that song, sung by newcomer Gerardo, was #4 on the Billboard chart. You might be inclined to think “One hit wonder!” and while you’re not totally wrong, Gerardo has had a career that spans waaaaay beyond just that one hit single.
Before the Suave Says star started singing, he appeared in several huge movies, and after “Rico” he became a music exec responsible for breaking a couple of big time acts like Enrique Iglesias. Check out our list of moments that you won’t believe Rico Suave himself had a hand in.
1. Can’t Buy Me Love.
If you’re on Mob Wives, chances are, your main priority in life is your family. (Literally and figuratively.) In honor of Thanksgiving, while we’re all gathered around the dining room table stuffing our faces with turkey — and maybe some lasagna and meatballs if you’re old school — we wanted to give a shout out to some of our favorite ladies, their kids, and the rest of their families. Through the years, they’ve show us what loyalty, motherhood, and feminism are all about, and for that, we are grateful to them.
“You’re either loyal, or you’re not. There is no in between.”
That one quote (from Big Ang, naturally) perfectly encapsulates Mob Wives as a whole, but especially season five. This upcoming season sees the return of Renee, Drita, Ang, Karen, and Natalie, and if you think you knew which people were friends in the past, you’ve got it all wrong. The loyalty, it’s being tested. Oh, and check out who’s going to make an appearance this season…none other than Victoria Gotti. Read more…
In this week’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood bonus clip, we get a look at Moniece the boss, in full business mode. During a meeting with investors, she learns that in order to get the financial backing she needs for her heated dildo line, she’s going to need to give up 90% of the company. She’s crushed, and bankrupt, but she’s not about to let someone else take away the sex toy line she’s been building from base to tip.
Watch the bonus scene now and tune in to Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Mondays at 8PM ET/PT!
We don’t often look to reality stars for the wisdom they impart, but Drita D’Avanzo is the exception to that rule. The Mob Wives star is the perfect blend of practical, funny, and fierce, and the quotes she chooses to post on Instagram perfectly capture that. Whether she’s penning a love note to her husband, telling haters to f— off, or genuinely doling out some kind words, she keeps it real and reminds us why we love her. Here are our favorite gems from Drita.
Mob Wives season 5 premieres Wednesday, December 3rd at 9PM ET/PT.
Love & Hip Hop‘s fifth season is going to be insane if this preview is any indication. In the very first scene of this clip, Peter Gunz and an excited Amina look at an ultrasound of Amina’s belly, and in the very next moment, Peter is trying to get his hands on his ex, Tara. Will that man ever learn?? Read more…
Gerardo Mejia is better known in popular culture as “Rico Suave.” You know, the guy with the ripped jeans, the hair, the bandana and THE ABS. These days, Gerardo is the star of VH1′s new series, Suave Says, but he’s also a lay pastor and a happily married father of three. “I think a lot of people picture me selling oranges outside on the street,” he says in this interview, and you know, stranger things have happened to other “one-hit wonders.” But Gerardo never actually left the music business, after the success of “Rico Suave,” he worked in A&R at Interscope Records, signing artists like Enrique Iglesias to the label.
And how does his family feel, since they have to live with this man whose name is an iconic pop culture reference? “It’s funny ’cause he’s just a dad now,” daughter Bianca explains of her dad’s sex-symbol past. “Who would have thought Rico Suave cries? But he’s such a baby,” daughter Nadia adds.
Tune into the laughter — and who knows, maybe tears? — on Wednesday, December 3 at 10PM ET/PT for the premiere of Suave Says!