boris kodjoe

As part of the Baggage Claim press junket, CocoaFab had a chance to catch up with two stars of the movie, Boris Kodjoe and Derek Luke*.  Kodjoe, with his fine self, has never shied away from giving his opinion on overweight women, especially via his Twitter account:


During the interview both stars were asked what would be deal breakers in a relationship. Although both are currently married, Kodjoe and Luke shared different opinions on relationships, especially when it came to a woman gaining weight during a marriage.

Derek Luke:

“That’s part of my character. Part of my character is about commitment.  You know what I’m saying?  So, even if you doing the humpty dumpty, it’s commitment, cause you know what? The dude could go humpty dumpty! He could go from six pack to one pack, you know what I’m saying? ”

“That’s why marriages are failing in America and across the world, because there’s no commitment.  Because commitment is the key to success.  You can go up and down.  It’s about where you land.  It’s about your commitment.  Cause sickness, weight, that’s in your confessions when you get married.”

Now Boris Kodjoe on the other hand:

“O.K. Part of the deal is … you got to keep it sexy.  Got to keep it sexy.  Because it’s easy getting married, but it’s not as easy to stay married.  And part of that is, like I make my wife, my girlfriend.  She’s my girlfriend.  So, we got to keep it sexy … What if I gained 200 pounds? And then she’ll look at me like … really? And I couldn’t even blame her if she started looking around.  Because I took her off the market, so I have to deliver, what the market could possibly deliver for her.  So, I gotta take that place. Right? So, I got to fulfill those things that the market could’ve given her.  I’m the market now, so I got to keep it sexy.”

Peep the full interview below:

Would you do if your husband/wife/partner gained weight?

*Disclaimer: Derek Luke is my cousin & his momma raised him right … lol

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  1. I did not realize Boris Kodjoe was in this movie and I had planned to see it with my girlfriends. I’m not sure that’s still an option. I do believe in people being healthy and I know obesity is epidemic in the African-American community. However Boris along with Tyrese seem to go the extra mile to put down Black women. It boarders on hatred in my eyes. I can not support anything they are associate with in good conscious. I also encourage my family and friends to not support people like this.

  2. >>>However Boris along with Tyrese seem to go the extra mile to put down Black women. <<< You are correct. I bet Boris' wife is going through hell everytime she eyeballs a cookie!

  3. While I certainly believe Boris’s comments are a bit harsh, I did notice he didn’t once mention black women just simply women. I know we (black women) almost never get a fair shake I also believe some black women look for opportunities to say that men are shaming us when that is not always the case.

  4. BORIS IS CORRECT! get ur fat ass away from the food if you weight more than 175.

  5. handsomerandyblackladbrad1953

    Right on,raveneau!!!!!!!

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