Carrie and Will, a Maryland couple who have been married for 34 years, were living with their son, daughter and grandchild when Will invited 14 of his relatives to move in. Carrie says she was not consulted on this decision and has begun to angrily lash out at her family and abuse alcohol. Before Iyanla meets with Carrie, she sits down with other members of the family to get their side of the story. Soon, it's apparent that Carrie's drinking is more serious than any of them will admit. Watch as Iyanla challenges this family to acknowledge that Carrie's problems are much more extensive than just a foul mouth.
Iyanla visits a family whose relationships have become strained since father Will invited 14 relatives to stay in his house. With 19 people total under one roof, this family is in complete meltdown. Can Iyanla fix this full house?
R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson has asked Iyanla Vanzant to help her make peace with her mother, Brenda. Growing up, Syleena says, Brenda cursed at her and her sisters, and often called them names. Syleena says that pattern has continued into her adulthood. Watch as Iyanla helps an emotional Syleena realize why this behavior affects her so much.
Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to Georgia to work with the family of R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson, who asked for support in creating a healthier relationship with her mother, Brenda Thompson. As part of their work, Iyanla asked Syleena and Brenda to write lyrics to a brand new song. Watch as Syleena and Brenda collaborate on possibly the most heartfelt song Syleena has ever sung.
In the late '80s, Brenda Thompson, the mother of R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson, became the first female police commissioner of Harvey, Illinois. The toughness she relied on to climb the ranks also carried over to her parenting. Her three daughters have opened up to Iyanla about being called names by their mother their entire lives. Brenda says that behavior is a holdover from her own childhood. Watch as Iyanla and Brenda drill down into Brenda's past to make peace in her present-day relationships.
R&B recording artist and reality star Syleena Johnson has invited her mother, Brenda Thompson, to live with her after Brenda began struggling with alcohol again. However, since Brenda moved in, Syleena says, she has cussed her daughter out on a daily basis, even in front of Syleena's sons. After working with Iyanla Vanzant, Syleena is finally ready to talk to her mother face-to-face about their issues. Watch what happens when Syleena opens up, and find out the one thing she wants to hear from Brenda.
Iyanla Vanzant is back and helping more people fix their lives and relationships. In the emotional season premiere, Iyanla travels to Georgia to help Syleena Johnson, the Grammy-nominated R&B recording artist and reality TV star, heal the strained relationship with both of her parents, particularly her mother, Brenda.
The Pace Sisters, an acclaimed gospel group of siblings, sit down with Iyanla to discuss their lifelong struggle with weight. Watch as Iyanla confronts June and Leslie, two sisters whom she describes as detached.
During the healing process, Iyanla says, there will be moments when the Pace Sisters, gospel singers who've struggled with obesity, feel uncomfortable. After a tense discussion around the dining table, Leslie Pace told producers she felt attacked by Iyanla. Watch as Iyanla discusses the conflict with Leslie and asks the sisters to look inward.
In 2011, DeJuaii Pace, a member of the gospel singing group the Pace Sisters, came out as a lesbian. Now, DeJuaii opens up to Iyanla about her struggle with her sexuality. Plus, Iyanla confronts DeJuaii's sister June about her negative energy toward her sister. Can June learn to let go of her judgment and embrace her sister? Find out now.