After my talk with Jared Allman I decided I wanted to get to know the woman who stands by his side. Tenisha Jackson is Jared‘s bestie and their relationship is chronicled in the series Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Nashville airing Friday nights at 9 on Sundance.
How is life now that GWLB Nashville has been on the air?
Life has been great. At first I was worried about how I was going to be portrayed, then when I saw the first show I was very pleased. I guess the best part about it is I have fans. I get so many messages on facebook and post on my facebook wall about how much people love me on the show and how I made them laugh.
Can you tell us more about how you and Jared first met?
I first met Jared at Red Lobster, he was friends with a mutual friend of ours that’s how he got the job. From the first day we met we connected and became good friends.
What do you get from having a gay best friend versus a female bestie?
I get from Jared a more honest opinion first of all. Then the male companionship without the female drama.
You have mentioned in the past that people sometimes have a problem with Jared being white more than him being gay. Why do you think that is?
I think one of the reason is Jared is so masculine and alot of black men dont think he’s gay. Also I think I’m attractive so they get mad when they see a cute black girl with a white man. I have lost two male friends since the airing of the show. I didn’t think it was an issue until we started filming this summer and got out of the gay element. Then I realized brother’s are not happy when they see a black girl and white guy together.
Can you tell us what was one of the funniest and or scandalous situations you and Jared have gotten yourselves into?
We have so many funny moments but the most recent funny moment would probably be when Jared and I were tanning out first customer. He had on a pair of boxers and while I was tanning him his penis came out. It may not be funny to you but I died laughing because the person didn’t know it was out and I was too embarassed to tell him.
When should we expect the next book in The Diamond Life series?
What should we look out for from Tenisha Jackson in 2012?
My new weight loss and me getting my body back. A new confident me that is on the dating scene trying to find love. My next book from my book series Blu Diamond, My joint buisness venture with Jared Tanning Queen.