As part of the “Baggage Claim” press junket, CocoaFab had a chance to catch up with two stars of the movie, Boris Kodjoe and Derek Luke*.  Kodjoe, with his fine self, has never shied away from giving his opinion on overweight women, especially via his Twitter account:


During the interview both stars were asked what would be deal breakers in a relationship. Although both are currently married, Kodjoe and Luke shared different opinions on relationships, especially when it came to a woman gaining weight during a marriage.

Derek Luke:

“That’s part of my character. Part of my character is about commitment.  You know what I’m saying?  So, even if you doing the humpty dumpty, it’s commitment, cause you know what? The dude could go humpty dumpty! He could go from six pack to one pack, you know what I’m saying? ”

“That’s why marriages are failing in America and across the world, because there’s no commitment.  Because commitment is the key to success.  You can go up and down.  It’s about where you land.  It’s about your commitment.  Cause sickness, weight, that’s in your confessions when you get married.”

Now Boris Kodjoe on the other hand:

“O.K. Part of the deal is…you got to keep it sexy.  Got to keep it sexy.  Because it’s easy getting married, but it’s not as easy to stay married.  And part of that is, like I make my wife, my girlfriend.  She’s my girlfriend.  So, we got to keep it sexy….What if I gained 200 pounds? And then she’ll look at me like..really? And I couldn’t even blame her if she started looking around.  Because I took her off the market, so I have to deliver, what the market could possibly deliver for her.  So, I gotta take that place. Right? So, I got to fulfill those things that the market could’ve given her.  I’m the market now, so I got to keep it sexy.”


Peep the full interview below:



Would you do if your husband/wife/partner gained weight?


*Disclaimer: Derek Luke is my cousin & his momma raised him

  • Nic

    Then based on her superficial husband, she is probably about to dive into the pool of celebrity plastic surgery, which will mean looking non-human in the next 5-10 years.
    I feel bad for her.

  • Leo

    They can’t because they’re stuck on the superficial. Some just don’t know what it is to stop looking for negativity in any and everything. Geesh!

  • Ms.Vee


    “It’s a cast full of black people, shouldn’t that be enough?”

    It should be. But that’s not the case. Four of those actors aren’t black first of all. Secondly this movie is the typical quasi white woman being the main love interest in a “black” movie.

  • Nic

    Yeah, a LOT of misogynists want to claim that all of the problems of the black community are the fault of black women, and they pathologize the problems of sexism, systemic racism, and all manners of anti-black woman propaganda as proof that we are defective.
    If you are unmarried, unemployed, abused, or cheated upon, it’s apparenlty b/c you were unruly, mean, ugly, stupid, etc. I’m so over it.
    It just gives abusers of all races an easy out and as we see, there are plenty of BM who are wiling to jump on the bandwagon, esp. since it lets them off the hook. It’s amazing how many BM with black mothers hate black women, and spew hate and vitriol at BW every chance that they get, nd it’s sad b/c people of other races assume that black men hate us b/c they had awful and unloving black mothers (I had a non-black friend who just assumed that black men dated black woman b/c of awful treatment of evil black mothers and other evil black women, conveniently ignoring internalized racism, which they seem to gobble up).

  • Laura Charles

    I am baffled as to why you received so many thumbs down. I agree. I would add that it goes for BOTH men and women.

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