When Iyanla arrives in Dallas, morning radio personality Jose Chavez hasn't spoken to his mother in five months after she revealed that the man who raised him is not his biological father. Watch as he opens up on his morning show to Iyanla about his relationship with his biological father and how that has contributed to the growing rift between him and his mother.
A family secret hurts everyone, not just one or two members. Find out what lesson Iyanla wants everyone to learn about secrets and lies, and get the two actions every one of us can take to repair mistakes of the past for a peaceful future.
When he was 23 years old, Dallas radio personality Jose Chavez learned the man that raised him was not his real father. Watch as Iyanla does a heart check with Jose to find out who he's really angry with, why this family secret has left him unable to trust anyone and why he wants to heal the rift that has since torn his family apart. Plus, find out what Iyanla's emotional assignment is for Jose.
Patricia became pregnant with her son, Dallas radio personality Jose Chavez, at 17 years old. Her parents would not allow her to have a relationship with the baby's father, who was then only 15. Patricia eventually married Alex, and together they raised Jose and his sister, never telling Jose who his father really was. Watch as Iyanla helps Patricia get in touch with that frightened 17-year-old to find out why she made the choice she did.
The day has come. After not speaking for five months following the revelation of a painful family secret, Dallas radio personality Jose Chavez is reuniting for the first time with his mother, sister and the man who raised him. Watch the emotional scene unfold and the healing begin.
For 23 years, Patricia lied to her son, Jose, about the identity of his biological father. He wants to heal the rift between them, but Patricia is still stuck. To help support Patricia, Iyanla shares some of her own story and asks Patricia to wash away the resentment of her past...in the pool. Watch Patricia finally cleanse the shame, guilt and hurt from her past.
For 23 years, Patricia lied to her son, Jose, about the identity of his biological father. To heal, Iyanla asked them to each make pages for a new family scrapbook to finally ground their family history in the truth. Watch as Patricia shares the pages she made and see the incredible closure it brings to both her and her son.
Like it or not, family secrets happen. Still, it only takes one person to step forward and start the healing. Watch Iyanla's message for you.
A Texas mother waited 23 years to tell her son the true identity of his father. Now, a family is torn apart. Watch a preview of Iyanla Vanzant's journey to the Lone Star State to support this family.
On July 4, 2012, reality star Evelyn Lozada married NFL player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. Thirty-eight days later, she says, an alleged domestic violence incident left her with stitches in her forehead. Chad was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and pleaded not guilty. When asked for a statement, Chad had no comment. Now, Evelyn has filed for divorce and is opening up about what really happened that night.