2. Claudette Ortiz Still Has So Much To Deal WithWe haven’t really seen much of Claudette’s in the last few weeks, but last night she offered an explanation. Sadly, her son and daughter found her steam iron and the hot water splashed in her daughter’s face. Speaking with her manager, she recalls how they rushed to the hospital and she had to go through the horror of watching doctors scrap the dead skin off her daughter’s face. Fortunately, her daughter Bella is healing.
After that, Claudette’s manager let her know that she’s laid out an extensive schedule to make the most of her last few weeks in Los Angeles. This included a meeting with producer Rodney Jerkins. In that meeting, Rodney seemed concerned as to whether or not Claudette can truly launch a full-scale comeback as a single mother of three children. Claudette explained that she has family and friends ready to pitch in so here’s hoping someone gives her a chance.
Later, Claudette organized a therapy session for the divas sans Kelly and Dawn, who might as well have been there given they were the subjects for much of the discussion. When the conversation did shift, Claudette revealed that she had been raped at the age of 14 and hadn’t truly ever dealt with the pain. You can’t help but want to root for someone who’s been through so much.
Seriously, whenever I see Claduette Ortiz on my TV screen, I can’t help but start singing, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.” Bless her heart and bind her in the name of whomever, but this woman stays going through it. Please let her get another shot. Like her manager told her, “You make more money, you get better insurance.”