Exclusive Interview: Mariah Huq Spills The Tea About The Drama With Quad

Posted on May 4 2014 - 11:23pm by Editor

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I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the Queen Bee of Married to MedicineMariah HuqMariah is most known for being the beautiful sassy wife of Dr. Aydin Huq on Bravo’s Married to Medicine.  The straight talking, witty, hardworking wife and mother has made a real impact with fans of the show across the globe.

Mariah Huq

Behind the straight talking beauty is an astute business woman. As mastermind and Producer of Married to Medicine, Mariah is responsible for the concept of the show. In addition, she’s also, Chief Operating Officer of a multimillion dollar business, Jewel and Jem, which she co-owns with her sister, LakeJewel and Jem is a cultural decor business, featuring designer bedding and pajamas for kids. 

In an exclusive interview with AllAboutTheTea, Mariah dished on the drama with her former best friend Quad Webb-Lunceford, what’s behind the demise of their friendship, new cast members, business ventures and family bonds. 

1. It seems to the viewers that your co-stars have been excluding you from events. What’s your take on it?

Mariah: “I don’t feel excluded. I was invited to many events and chose not to attend. I wanted no drama and every time I would attend events, the Quad situation would come up. Being the creator of the show, I had a higher level of expectation for them [Bravo] to show more of a balance. I run a multimillion business that was never showed.”

2. She opens up on how she feels about the show’s newest cast members Dr. Heavenly and Lisa Nicole

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Mariah: Dr Heavenly is an interesting character. She’s polarizing, has strong views on family. Love her or hate her, you [the viewers] will remember her. I love her! She tells it, how she feels. She’s great for the show.”

Mariah:Lisa Nicole and I are not acquainted. Based on her character on the show, she’s boring,  a snooze…..Zzzzzz !  I don’t know her to say much about her but if I had to describe her I would say she’s a ‘Lisa Wu knock-off’ and my choice would be the real Lisa Wu

3. Quad’s version of events about your meeting at STK Steakhouse does not match yours. Can you elaborate on the meeting?

Mariah Huq & Quad

The curse of reality television has reared it’s ugly head. Mariah  and Quad are no longer friends. After season one aired, the once fun outlandish duo had a disagreement over “who was more famous.” And this is not made-up drama for the show. The former BFF’s have had public arguments that occurred off camera that were hyped up by outside parties. Season two’s main storyline will surround the debauchery and fallout of their friendship.

Mariah: “I made a bad decision to go meet Quad at STK ( Popular Atlanta Steakhouse). I went with an open heart and mind. Before the show [season 2] started filming, we met and talked for 6 hrs, we cried and made-up. When we met again at STK [filming started but this meeting was not filmed] she brought a group of people with her [Funky Dineva & Reco Chapple] that I didn’t know would be there. Our meeting was suppose to be Quad and I alone, no one else. I was not drunk.  It saddens me, Quad went back and told people all lies about our meeting. She told people I was jealous of her because she was more famous than me. How could she be more famous than me when I brought her on the show? I never put my hands on her. I do miss the old Quad. Fame changes people.”

4. I loved your friendship with Quad last season. Is the friendship repairable?

Mariah: “I’m not sure if the friendship is repairable. Maybe in time I can forgive her. Time heals old wounds but too much has happened to recoup from that. She wrote a blog calling my mom names. I can’t move past that.”

5. I’m impressed with your love and knowledge of Bangladeshi culture. What’s your favorite part of the culture?

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Mariah: “It’s a very unique and diverse culture [Bangladeshi]. The food, language and attire…I love all of it. I’m intrigued with cultures of the world. My family exposed viewers to another culture “Blackadeshi.” I’m African-American and I married, Aydin, who is from Bangladesh. When we got married we merged our families together and embraced both cultures. It was not easy at first. Both of our families were apprehensive initially of the unknown but my husband was very supportive. He respected me and both of our families grew to accept the relationship.” 

6. If you could go back in time, would you change anything (season 1 or season 2)?

Mariah: “Absolutely, I would change the fight [with Toya]. The fight changed the whole direction of the show. As a mother, wife and entrepreneur, I should have walked away. Had the fight not happen, the direction of the show [season 1] would have been different. I didn’t want them [Bravo] to play a lot of those scenes but they did. In season three, as Executive Producer, I will have a hand in the creative process. I will also receive “Concept by” credit. “

 

7.  Do you have any business ventures you’d like to promote?

Mariah: “We’re launching Cinnamon Girl Diet & Nutrition, a line of doctor formulated dietary supplements, protein bars and shakes that aid in decreasing obesity in minority women. The line will be sold worldwide, available in the US, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, my sister Lake and I own and operate, Jewel and Jem. A cultural decor business, featuring designer bedding and pajamas for kids. Available now at Macys, Bloomingdales and selected vendors.”


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  • SAMRA1116

    I knew that was the case – it showed last season, when NO ONE wanted to be near her.
    Mariah was her only ally. Fame is a SOB
    haven’t watched since last season.

    • Hi Samra! Exactly. None of the other co-stars liked Quad or entertained her, now she’s back and brand new. Unbelievable!!

      • SAMRA1116

        Dr that reunion was a hate fest n Kenya was the ring leader.
        Nene needs an attitude adjustment as my daddy (rip79) would say
        Kandi needs boundaries big time or her marriage will be over quickly.
        Fhedra one liner are the best — but she n Apollo are the epitome of shame
        Kenya needs her meds stat— um she too shady n won’t speak on the truth, just her truth—big difference
        Cynthia I love to look at – she always been beautiful n wishy washy — she married n support a damn arrognant man, that does not respect her. She needs to own that Peter is in women business too much.
        Porsha — go back to black history class – I know more about black than she does—um in fact, I can send her the black book set, it’s just like world book
        The old time way of learning. They are all in mint condition n on the bookshelf. Know thy history, then we can talk. Yes Doc I’m that bitch.
        LOL
        GOOD MORNING N GOOD NITE 🙂

        • LMAO!!!!! Samra, I did not know you had this in you!! You are that bitch…..YOU GO GIRL!

          “Porsha — go back to black history class – I know more about black than she does”<—- I spit out my wine reading this!!!! LMAO!!!!

          "Apollo are the epitome of shame"<—-Yes ma'am!!!! Felon is stuck on stupid…ugh!!!!

          Cynthia looked nice but sad every time Nene mentioned her name. You could tell it cut her wide and deep.

          Nene needs to a cold dose of her own medicine. Andy should treat her disrespectful like she treats him.

          Kandi needs boundaries big time or her marriage will be over quickly.<—-PREACH!!!!!

          • SAMRA1116

            Can’t sleep trying to breathe. LOL
            I can’t take my walks — I have to stay inside
            Got my breathing tube hook up n I’m by myself. LOL
            strong bitches can take care of thyself — I thank my parents everyday for raising strong, independent, intelligent LOL, adults. Lawd my mother was MEAN N STRICT 8 kids—they all would have been dead but two. Takes a strong woman to handle all of us. Ugh
            Everyone from my generation was raised different. JMO

          • Eight kids… wow!! Bless her for raising all of you. Man…sorry to hear you’re having issues with sleeping. How long will you need the oxygen?

          • SAMRA1116

            Until the pollen in Louisiana is gone— I’m good as long as I don’t go outside, to enjoy the beauty of spring. LOL
            I’m a walking, still here n not about to give up
            I’m a doctors index.

          • RonnieIsBack

            Hang in there Samra!

          • SAMRA1116

            Thank you—- girl I’ve been hanging on some good twine— only holding on for dear life. No joke 🙂

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Samra, you are in my prayers constantly!!! You are a very strong woman and I hope some day to be as strong as you. You are so right strong bitches can take care of themselves!!!!!!

          • SAMRA1116

            U already are, we as women are strong–remember we hold it down in all ways. Men are physical stronger (most) but women have the resolve, to bounce back. We are strong—know that. Thank you

          • noarguingwithstupid

            And I know you will bounce back!!!! Too many peeps are praying and rooting for you!!

  • SAMRA1116

    Quad is sickening, she trying to be Mariah. Not a good look. JS

    • Thank you! She really has transformed into someone else. At the WEN conference she was putting on a show, looking for attention. And those fake tear. Oh Puleeeze!

      • RonnieIsBack

        And that famous drag line she will spit out next week :It’s my life!” I wanted to say End Scene….

  • RonnieIsBack

    I believe Mariah…Quad is a little extra this season…

    • Total diva Ronnie. What happened to her?

      • RonnieIsBack

        She starting drinking what Linethia Moose Leakes is drinking…chile….

        • That Bravo kool-aid is the devil.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Great Interview!!!I always liked Mariah and she sounds like she was “real” to interview. Thanks Suessie!!

  • Michael

    I had no problem watching Mariah get knocked down a few pegs this season, although I think Quad and the other ladies went a little too far by excluding her from everything. I wouldn’t be disappointed if the same thing happened to Quad next season. These two women need to learn that the show is about all of them, not just which one if the more famous “Queen B” and runs the show. It seems and they have both caught the NeNe virus.

  • SAMRA1116

    Don’t u ever reply to my post—-the person I address ONLY. —know how I type, my meaning and if I decide to mix the shows, and say whatever—–that person I REPLY TO::: they know

    Stop judging the posters, I have never insulted anyone on any site—-I’m going to say what I see and want …..no one has to ever reply to my post—–I’m still posting what SAMRA Thinks—- now if you have personal interest or INVESTED in these REALITY STARS LIVES—-then u you the damn fool. I’m nothing leaving, I suggest you do, what any intelligent person would—–totally IGNORE ANY THING U SEE SAMRA POST—-U DONT LIKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY. AWWWW

    • Exactly!! Say that, girl.

      • SAMRA1116

        Doc —my friend and I are watching the old shows and laughing..
        I like and enjoy, when ALL of them, are alone with family, friends, anyone can see, they are enjoying each other. Faults, quirks, OCD , Add or whatever. They can laugh it off. That’s family.
        They will all need to understand poor lil Teresa— does not control everyone. Teresa’s personality will never allow her to be different.

        Juicy Joe — my heart breaks for this man—-as a human being
        ALL JUICY WANTS IS HIS FIVE WOMEN TO Be HAPPY—- he could like anywhere and be happy. I hear his cry—-sad that Teresa wanted all this. The bubbly Teresa that we liked was simple on one hand and reckless with money.

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  • Terri L. Austin

    Awesome interview! “Lisa Wu knock-off” is possibly the best phrase ever uttered.