Hollywood Live: The Barnes Bunch, the perfected blended family

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"The Barnes Bunch" cast Beverly Johnson, left, Matt Barnes, and Anansa Sims attend the AMC Networks 2024 Upfront at Chelsea Factory on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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“The Barnes Bunch” premiered April 19 on WE TV and is already gaining a large audience. The new series follows NBA champion and successful podcaster, Matt Barnes, alongside his fiancée, model and reality personality, Anansa Sims.

They are truly the modern blended family with six children between two of them, but both Matt and Anansa have had their share of drama. So I asked, why do a reality show?

The Barnes Bunch premiered April 19 on WE TV

“I think the trust in the producing partners, Datari Turner, someone that Anansa has known since she was a teenager, Jamie Foxx and I have been good friends for a handful of years. So just having that trust, but then also, you know, being people who watch TV, wanting to put a perception of a strong Black family out there, and you don’t get that too often, particularly in the reality world. So I think we wanted to show people that it does exist. We wanted to show people that it is real, not perfect, but real. Blended families are the new norm. And I think we’ve mastered the blended family gang with all six of our kids. So for all those reasons, that’s why we wanted to jump into this space together,” Barnes said.

You can watch the entire video interview with Matt and Anansa on AURN’s YouTube. You don’t want to miss it. And don’t forget to check out the show on WE TV or All Black Network. It airs on Friday. And new episodes every Tuesday.

And for all these stories and a whole lot more, don’t forget to follow Tanya Hart on social media @tanyahollywood and @aurnonline.


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