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Interview with Dwight Eubanks over A.J.’s death, reunion show taping postponed

Dwight Eubanks, the hairdresser and unofficial “sixth” housewife on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” said he was “shocked” when he found out about Ashley “A.J.” Jewell’s death early Saturday morning.

The reunion show taping was set here in Atlanta later this week but has been postponed, Eubanks said. But he expects Bravo will tape it later. The network has time. It won’t be airing the reunion shows until November.

“I don’t see them editing him out,” Eubanks said. “It’s television. It’s reality. We just have to prepare and get geared up for next year.”

He has no clue if “Housewife” and R&B singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss, who was engaged to A.J. until late August, chooses to stay with the show.

“She’s had such a dramatic year,” he said. “She had her uncle die, too. She has her own career to focus on. Now her life has changed with her daughter and taking temporary custody of [AJ's] twins. My father was murdered some years ago. I know the pain and stress she’s going through.”

He has chosen to leave Kandi alone in her grieving but has been in contact with Kandi’s aunt and mom, who did not approve of A.J. “That’s how she felt,” he said. “She was adamant about it. Kandi was going to try to win her mother over with A.J. If her mother could not accept A.J., she couldn’t marry him. That’s the way she was reared.”

From what Dwight could see, Kandi “has a great support system. She has an incredible extended family.”

Dwight did not know any of A.J.’s friends. “The strip club,” he noted, “is not my thing.”

127 comments Add your comment

ZsaZsa

October 5th, 2009
8:13 pm

Now Dwight wants us to believe that he feels sorry for A.J., What about the episode where you and “NENE” were making fun of him????? Remember that episode Dwight?????

Angela Collins

October 5th, 2009
8:14 pm

My heart and prayers goes out to Kandi at her time of Berievement.AJ was a very nice guy from learning him on the show. He and Kandi were very good together.Kandi is a very nice and respectable young lady. My prayers are with you all. She is really doing a blessful thing taking care of the twins. I love you Kandi Girl.

kay

October 5th, 2009
8:15 pm

Can the AJC spell check before it posts a story? See 4th paragraph.

gracie

October 5th, 2009
8:30 pm

Kandi is a nice person, but she needs to let the twins go the their Mother. It is too much for her. She is single and has a daughter on her own that she needs to focus on.

NeNe

October 5th, 2009
8:35 pm

My heart goes out to Kandi and the family of AJ. Kandi you have a very big heart. I can only imagine the pain you feel now. You need to give AJ’s twins to AJ’s family. That is not your responsibility. Think about your daughter’s needs. God has the very best for you. I am very very very sorry for your lost. AJ did not deserve to die like that. Do know that your mother loves you very much and she was right about your relationship with AJ. I pray that God will open your eyes in see what he protected you from in AJ. God Bless you!

Kevin

October 5th, 2009
8:38 pm

Two shallow comments-

1) I can’t stand to look at Dwight. His face is so tight/stripped/waxed that he looks like he’s embalmed.
2) I’m beginning to think Kandi’s mom knew what she was talking about.

Just Groovy

October 5th, 2009
8:48 pm

One Question – Where are the twins Momma?

DB

October 5th, 2009
8:48 pm

Kevin , leave Dwight alone. You are dreadful.

Marilyn

October 5th, 2009
9:11 pm

Kandi, I will keep you in prayer on your loss of A.J. I am a true believer that what you want in life you go for it, regardless of who agree or who disagree, this is your life! and you have once to live it. That’s how all of us learn,and that is from the mistakes we make. Who to say you wasn’t the woman for him. It dont matter how many relationships he went through,he still wanted to seek the right one,and he found that in you.So keep your head up sister and know that you were that special one.Believe me been there done that.

Crystal

October 5th, 2009
9:29 pm

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I was so shocked to hear about A.J. My prayers go out to Kandi and his entire family.

Deidra

October 5th, 2009
9:45 pm

my heart goes out too Kandi n there families at this tragic moment

DEE

October 5th, 2009
10:03 pm

I couldn’t believe it when I heard about Kandi’s fiance. My prayers go out to Kandi and A.J’s family,friends,and loved ones! An as far as Dwight goes; I just love seeing him on the show. As far as I’m concerned he makes the show worth watching! His personality is very genuine.

Shananeeeee Fananeeeeeeeeee

October 5th, 2009
10:41 pm

Sad about the death, happy about the delay. I hope Bravo doesn’t pick up this trash for another season. Every single one of them is bad news and they need to be taken off the air today.

GG

October 5th, 2009
10:48 pm

Although I was on Kandi’s mom’s side about her reservations of AJ. I can see why Kandi was in love with him. Despite of all of his baby momma’s and kids, on the show he seemed like a nice guy that loved and supported her. My heart goes out to his children and family. RIP

Im just a nobody.....

October 5th, 2009
10:52 pm

My heart sincerely goes out to Kandi. I pray that God continues to bless and comfort her during this time. I pray she knows and learn to except, that no matter how unfair it may seem to her, his kids, his family and love ones, God don’t make no mistakes and He will never put no more on you than you can bear. I love you Kandi and I pray right now in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit that your tears of pain be replaced by tears of joy through the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

monique tampa 82

October 5th, 2009
11:04 pm

Enter your comments here My prayers go out to kandi and AJ’s family. No one has the right to judge that man bout nothing he has gone through in his life until you have walked in someone ealses shoes you cant say what you would or wouldnt do in another persons situatition people need to learn that in every situtation God has the last say so and whos to say that Kandi wasnt the woman for him for every good woman theres a good man people need to also stop letting other people push there BLESSINGS out that GOD lets in.

edc404

October 5th, 2009
11:05 pm

All my prayers go to you Kandi. AJ RIP. And Where does the rest of his kids go.

atlanta

October 5th, 2009
11:22 pm

Dwight is a scank. But please catching your finance at a strip joint only happens with these so called women saying they are the elite of Atlanta. Divorce, foreclourse, being a stripper… what else have these disgusting women have done…

bebe33

October 5th, 2009
11:24 pm

NENE! IF U CAN’T SAY ANYTHING ENCOURAGING TO KANDI AND HER FAMILY DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE! PLEASE! DON’T SAYS NOTHING GHETTO FAB! THIS IS NOT THE TIME! FOR ONCE THE ATTENTION IS NOT FOR U! ACT LIKE U CARE! THKS!

SORRY! BUT KANDI DOESN’T NEED TO HEAR THIS BULL????! LOVE YOU KANDI!

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Sandra

October 6th, 2009
12:58 am

Enter your comments here Kandi my heart goes out to you..and my prayer are with you. I still have tears in my eyes and my heart hurts for you…I promise you that GOD HAS HIS ARMS ALL AROUND YOU. I feel like you’re my sister and I love you. I know that you don’t know me, but if their is anything that I can do please email me if for nothing to do, but hear the voice of another person with no opinion. Be Blessed Kandi and May God Bless You.

Nancy

October 6th, 2009
1:53 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Kandi and AJ’s family. Kandi seems like a sweet person. I pray for comfort and healing for her.

K.L.H

October 6th, 2009
2:31 am

First of all Kandi doesn’t need this negative feedback from anyone. She is going through a lot right now. Who knows if AJ was the right one for her. Nobody could have possibly known that. So what, if he had 15 kids. He was taking care of all his kids. That does not make him a scrub because he had 6 kids and a few baby mama’s. Why wouldn’t he look after his investment by being at the strip club. I would want to check on my investment too. In regards to the twins, kandi’s decision is her decision. You can’t say that she should give them to AJ’s family. Everybody has a opinion, but no one really knows what was going on with that situation and why AJ’s had the twins. Who cares about the typo from the AJC’s article? You must not have anything better to do….Get a life…..Anyway, Kandi..We love you…Stay strong..I support you in whatever you do from here on.

Callie

October 6th, 2009
3:51 am

I agree with bebe33, I hope NeNe can at least pretend that she has class. This is not a time for her to make any ignorant ghetto comments. Kandi needs your suppot. Say something kind, or shut up.

D

October 6th, 2009
6:05 am

Kandi deserves the best life has to offer here on earth, and the Lord will provide.What is up with Brothers killing each other over perceived disrespect ? How do you earn respect in the sordid world of strip clubs? AJ did not deserve to die like that, but it may have been self defense for the other guy. Maybe it was caught on tape.

The Silent One

October 6th, 2009
7:54 am

According to my source which is right on the money: AJ was cheating with the strip club’s owner and the person who killed him was also dating the stip club’s owner. They got into an altercation where AJ and some of his friends approached him and it was in self defense that this other gentlemen killed AJ. You are right “D” – I hope there were security cameras around that taped all this!

Kandi’s mother had this “gut” feeling and she was right. Sorry that AJ had to die like that, but when you creep around especially in strip clubs I don’t care if its the owner or the girls or whatever it draws bad elements!

pat

October 6th, 2009
7:57 am

Kandi keep your head to the sky. You have a beautiful spirt. your future with be bright.Don’t stop believing?

SAR

October 6th, 2009
8:05 am

He had six kids at age 34? Killed at a strip club, this is one reality show that represents Atlanta spot on. Typical. Trash. I can’t wait to move form this ghetto dump we call Atlanta.

mellie beckles

October 6th, 2009
8:14 am

MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING. ROMANS 15:13. LOVE THE SHOW WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

mellie beckles

October 6th, 2009
8:15 am

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Reggie

October 6th, 2009
8:19 am

Enter your comments here nene why you call kadis a damn country bumpkin you mare making people think lesser of you. watch it nene.

Reggie

October 6th, 2009
8:24 am

Enter your comments hereSar you comment is negative it the way you are brought up its not atlanta
look at your family background and history and take it from there

Nick Gerz

October 6th, 2009
8:24 am

Defending your honor at a strip club…. what a way to go.

me

October 6th, 2009
8:33 am

My condolences to Kandi and the rest of A.J.’s family and friends. As far as the twins go…I dont know what happened to their mother but from the sounds of things…she’s not and has not been around, A.J. has pretty much raised the girls. Prior to A.J. and Kandi getting together his mother or grandmother one were the women in the girls lives raising them, when he got with Kandi…she took over guardianship of them since the two of them planned to marry. I guess it’s a situation that one doesnt really know he/she would do until you face it yourself. Whether or not we agree with his lifestyle or her initial decision to marry him, who are we to judge him? I personally know I dont have a spotless background so I’m not going to judge him for his. No, I dont have 6 kids…I only have one, but he appeared to be taking care of his…whatever the number, and that, I have to respect.

arlington, tx

October 6th, 2009
8:45 am

i strongly agree with K.L.H’ s comment. . .. . .everybody needs to show support not negative feedback. . . .first of all the bible says judge ye not. . . .REGARDLESS of what he did for a living, the bottom line is that he took care of his children and he supported KANDI 100%. . . not one time did you see or hear him on there not being there for KANDI. . .he had 6 kids and he took care of those 6 kids. . .i know men who have 1 and does NOTHING for them, so stop passing judgment against folks. . ..KANDI, keep your head up and as GOD has blessed you this far he will continue to bless you even farther. . . .taking care of those children is a work of GOD because kids are not asked to be here and for you to take the notion to take them in, baby girl GOD is watching over you. . . .continue to be a blessing and you will continue to be blessed. . . .

to the person named NENE that made the comment on here. . . . if this is NENE from the show, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. . . .you are letting the real world see how bitter you are. . . .very sad. . . .how can you have the audacity to tell KANDI to give those twins to his family, if AJ wanted KANDI to raise those girls then, it is GOD’S WILL that she will. . .if he wanted them with his family then he would’ve made that decision back when he gave them to KANDI . .. . . NENE you are in everybody’s business but your own. . .. . SWEEP YOUR OWN DOORSTEP before you start to sweep someone else’s because your front porch is full of trash!!!!!!

Eleni

October 6th, 2009
8:49 am

Kevin.. I totally agree with you. Dwight is DREADFUL. I can’t stand to see his phoney formaldehyde face on tv. He and SasQuatch are mean and vicious posers.

My condolences to khandi and AJ’s family. How Tragic!

GA Peach

October 6th, 2009
8:50 am

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I totally agree with K.L.H!!! This is NOT the time to bash AJ or Kandi. To suggest that she give back the twins is crazy. You don’t know what the situation was that lead to her having them in the first place. It takes a strong and caring person to raise another persons child. All of you with the negative comments keep them to yourself. AJ’s past is just that,HIS PAST!!! Everyone deserves a 2nd chance to change their life around. Kandi saw the good and him and that is what counts. As a HUMAN being, you wouldn’t suggest the negative comments to a person during a time like this. Uplift her people!!!

Just because someone signed their comment “NeNe” doesn’t mean it is the one from the show. She is NOT the only NeNe in the world.

Nonya

October 6th, 2009
8:50 am

Kandi…may the love of God comfort and keep you during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.

Marcus Graham

October 6th, 2009
8:53 am

Go on and tape the reunion show—get this crap over with already.

GaDawg

October 6th, 2009
9:10 am

Just another loser down the tubes, Atlanta the ” Detroit ” of the South

Nuttin Nyce

October 6th, 2009
9:16 am

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Some people have been very cruel and heartless in their comments. Death should not be wished on anyone, also remember it don’t just stop at Kandi’s door it goes around in a circle. AJ was someone’s father and someone’s son. AJ was very loving to Kandi and her dauaghter. He must have been doing something right if he had custody of 2 of his kids. Yes he had 6 kids but he took care of them and no judge is gonna give custody to the father if he isn’t stable. Kandi if you feel in yopur heaet you can do it keep the girls cause if ever there was a time that they need you it’s now. People are gonna talk weather you do good or bad, just know the relationship you had with AJ was what you wanted cause you where happy. Your mom will have a hard time with cause who knows AJ could have been the man of your dreams for you. Our parents have lived there lives and even though she didn’t like him she should have allowed you to make your own mistakes. Now is not the time to pass judgement everybody has to go through something in their lives I don’t care who you are, how much money you have, it don’t mean a thing if you don’t have happiness or no one to share it with. Kandi keep your head held hi and be strong for the girls and just know that God loves you and so do I. May God shine on you and keep you stong.

SAR

October 6th, 2009
9:35 am

I guess in the projects it’s totally acceptable to have six kids spread out over different women without having ever married a one of them. No matter what he was, he’s dead now so who is going to feed the six kids now? Probably my tax dollars, that’s who. My dogs have better birth control than the mess they show on this hideous program and call it Atlanta. If you’re in Wisconsin and you watch this crap, you’d think everyone in Atlanta goes around popping out kids at the drop of a hat and raping the Kings English on-air. Watching or not watching the show doesn’t have anything to do with having a valid opinion of this trash; if you live in Atlanta and pay taxes in Atlanta, you’re entitled to an opinion.

crm

October 6th, 2009
9:49 am

No one has the place to judge anyone for their actions or the paths they choose to lead. Everyone has made some bad decisions at some point in their life. Like the bible says “we all have sinned and fell short” so please let the man’s past be sat to rest with his soul. Losing a love one is hard no matter what the situation. Kandi has been through a lot this year. Grieving is a process, and until it happens or hits close to home for you the negative remarks need to end. I lost two dear people this year my mom, and my best friends mom. I am pretty sure Kandi wants to go off on a few people in regards to their statements. Kandi my prayers are with you, your family, AJ’ family, and his children. If God has laid it on your heart to care for his twins. Raise those girls like young ladies need to be brought up with dignity and respect. You are a awesome women and god will see you through this time of storms in our life. She needs supportive fans right now. Those uncaring, insensitive people please allow Kandi and AJ’s children time to grieve in peace.

crm

October 6th, 2009
9:51 am

I do believe NENE is a compassionate person and knows when to bring it down. Everything is not about her.

SK

October 6th, 2009
9:56 am

Feel sorry for AJ? Based on reports he was a violent thug. Kandi is right to listen to her Mother (sometimes we do know best) and tragic that he died the way he did she is safer and has a better chance for happiness now. As for Kim ……… she is a “friend” HA HA HA (with friends lilke her who needs enemies?)

Lena

October 6th, 2009
9:58 am

Dwight was not making fun of A.J.They were merely pointing out that A.J. wasn’t participating in the event that was suppose to be for all of them to enjoy.He was to busy texting on his phone. That is all Dwight was referring to. I believe he feels for the family, he just said that he has been in contact with Kandi’s mother and aunt. Give him a break, Please.

YOLONDA

October 6th, 2009
9:58 am

I have to agree with Kevin, my son and I have said the same thing about Dwight. And to Kandi God Bless U girl. I pray for his children.

Nuttin Nyce

October 6th, 2009
10:22 am

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AJ is not the only one that has done things that he’s not proud of, we ALL have.The bible says “Ye that is WITHOUT sin cast the first stone”. Not one of us can do it cause we are all born in sin. AJ had those kids when he was young and when your 18-21 you don’t have a clue of what you want out of life, let alone thinking about your future. Stop being so judgemental and support Kandi for the sake of the kids. He had a record but he wasn’t a thug everybody wants respect. Just sorry that that’s what ended his life. Some of you guys act like ya’ll ain’t never did nothing wrong or have lived as saints all your lives. Be mindful of the choices we make and the company we keep. There was other’s there and that fight should have been stopped by those friends. “Old school” if your man is taking a loss you stop it. May God bless all the ones with the negative comments and continue to shine on the ones who know that people make mistakes and by God everybody can be forgiven.

truthfully

October 6th, 2009
10:25 am

Nene is not on this blog. That person is on her to start some drama the same way a lot of other people are. This not the time nor the place. Show a little respect for what has transpired. Think about if this were your family. NO ONE has a sqeky clean family. There is some level of drama no matter how big or small in every family. Let that man rest in peace & let Kandi have her time to mourn.

da troof

October 6th, 2009
10:45 am

Momma is always right!!