Things are getting real ugly between Vivica A. Fox and her ex-fiance Omar “Slimm” White. The actress told both Sister2Sister magazine and Access Hollywood this week that she was the one who called off her engagement to the Atlanta club promoter, but Slimm has another story to tell.
Fox’s supposedly jilted ex penned an open letter, released yesterday, in which he defends himself against claims that he used Vivica for her celebrity, and explains what “really” went down between them.
“I totally understand that a person would rather save face and avoid admitting their fiancé ended the relationship. So I understood why Vivica didn’t admit the reality of what really took place,” he wrote.
“She would have come out better if she stated we went our separate ways if she wanted to avoid the ‘true’ nature of the breakup,” Slimm added. “The main thing is don’t lie… she and I know what happened so just be cordial and keep it moving.”
He added, “The ego is one of the biggest destroyers. It’ll destroy any relationship and we had two strong people.”
Slimm claims he was blindsided by Fox’s interview with S2S and didn’t expect to see them together on the cover of the January 2012 issue of the magazine.
“Honestly, I hadn’t spoken to her in about two months,” Slimm told S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown, admitting that he and Vivica had a few more “ups and downs” before the final split. “I’m assuming that when she got the word that the interview would happen, she probably was banking on us getting back together.”
“She’s a good woman; it’s just that sometimes you outgrow people. People have their own way of handling stress and communication,” Slimm explained to S2S. “Over time you can only imagine that things add up. One day you might say, ‘Nah, I can just go my own direction.’ And that’s what happened.”