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Tichina Arnold faced every woman’s fear when she discovered footage of her estranged husband, Rico Hines, having sex with another woman.

The Survivor’s Remorse actress shared the video with close friends, but never expected the it to be leaked to the public. “No one from my side leaked it,” Tichina insisted.

During an interview on The Preachers, Tichina opened up about feeling “betrayed” by the incident.

“I had that feeling of, you know, beyond him being my husband, this is supposed to be my friend, my confidante. Somebody who I can trust. And when you can’t trust the person that you sleep with every night, there’s a problem,” she said. “I could no longer trust him. I could no longer lay with him. And it doesn’t make him a horrible person. We all make mistakes, but not with me and not on my time and not in my life,” she added.

The 47-year-old revealed she and Rico dealt with infidelity in their marriage prior to the sex tape being made public.

“It’s beyond infidelity, it happens. We make mistakes. And we fixed a few mistakes of his prior infidelities,” she explained. “But when it becomes a pattern, then it’s no longer my problem. There’s a point where you eventually have to jump ship and save yourself, so I just merely saved myself and represented a lot of women that don’t know how to save themselves.”

“I saved myself first, before I was on a sinking ship. I just have too much to lose for someone else’s indiscretions,” she added.

As for Tichina tying the knot again, she says it’s not going to happen. “Oh no! Getting married is not gonna happen again. I know that for sure,” she said.

Catch Tichina on season three of Survivor’s Remorse airing July 24 on Starz.



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