During an Oprah Show taping, Iyanla says she made an off-the-cuff comment that seriously damaged her relationship. After a man in the audience said, "Women don't choose a man because he looks good. He's got to have some money because if not, he's going to be by himself," Iyanla responded, "My man ain't got no money. I love him. He ain't got no money."
Iyanla says her husband at the time swears the remark didn't bother him, but she knows it was the nail in the coffin of their relationship.