When it comes to “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” the show has managed to be controversial since the first season. While the focal point of the show is people wanting to change themselves for the better, oftentimes Iyanla Vanzant knows they can’t do that until they fix the relationships they have with other people. Over the years, a lot of these strained relationships involve other family members.
In fact, “Love And Hip Hop Miami” star Shay Johnson came on the show to work things out with her mother. But she clashed with Iyanla and slammed the process. So Iyanla decided not to talk to Shay anymore. And the whole situation was something Shay has discussed multiple times on social media.
Even Neffeteria Pugh chimed in and spoke on her own experience on “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” Both Shay and Neffeteria were critical of Iyanla’s approach. They feel as if she’s too harsh at times and her process isn’t for everyone.
Interestingly enough, actress LisaRaye McCoy will be on the upcoming episode. She has problems with her mother and daughter. So she’s hoping Iyanla will be able to help them get to the bottom of their issues with one another.
On a preview for the episode, LisaRaye’s mother goes off on her, too.
In the past, LisaRaye McCoy has opened up about being very close to her deceased father David McCoy. He was a self-made millionaire and owned multiple businesses in Chicago. And David’s live-in girlfriend and her brother were convicted of his death. He was killed in 1988.
While talking about her father’s death on BET’s “Being,” LisaRaye said she was so close to David that they made a deadly pact several months before he died. The agreement was if he died before LisaRaye, she would kill herself. And if LisaRaye died before David, he would kill himself. So when LisaRaye learned he was murdered, she purposely crashed her car into a tree.
LisaRaye doesn’t seem to have a close relationship with her mother, Katie McCoy. On the upcoming episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” LisaRaye appears on the show with Katie and her daughter Kai Pace. And their relationships are fractured.
On a preview for the episode, while Katie was talking to Iyanla Vanzant about LisaRaye, she says, “She knew her daddy was a d*mn h*e!”
In response to Katie, LisaRaye says, “What do I do about it now, Mom? Can I buy you?”
And Katie then says, “You ain’t got enough d*mn money to buy me!”
Iyanla later tries to get to the bottom of LisaRaye’s strained relationship with her own daughter. She says, “LisaRaye, your child is broken. Do you have any idea how that happened?”
The actress says no.
But one thing that LisaRaye is clear on is that she doesn’t want to be anything like Katie. She tells Iyanla, “My mom, she makes me feel like that’s what I don’t want to be.”
Iyanla describes Katie as a “bitter” and “unhappy” woman who feels she’s “entitled to something.”