October 8, 2019
FATHER TO BEYONCÉ AND SOLANGE, MATHEW KNOWLES, DISCUSSES HIS BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION ON ‘TAMRON HALL’
Plus, Mathew’s Wife, Gena Knowles, Joins the Show for her First TV Interview
Also on Today’s Show, Moms Break Down the Benefits and Stigmas That Come with Marijuana Use
On today’s edition of “Tamron Hall,” Tamron hosted an honest conversation with mother Leah Campbell (Alaska), Editor-In-Chief of Parents Magazine, Liz Vaccariello, and Jenn Lauder (joined the show via Cyber Hall from Portland, OR) about both the benefits and stigmas that come along with marijuana use as a parent (Watch clip HERE). Leah opened up about the chronic pain caused by her endometriosis and her overwhelming anxiety that led her to try marijuana after other, more traditional medications had failed to work. On how marijuana helped to ease her anxiety:
“I was able to let my kid be a kid a little bit more without worrying about all of the bad things that could happen to her.”
Liz Vaccariello chimed into the conversation to discuss the hardships of mom shaming associated with mothers who drink or use marijuana, saying:
“We’re in a culture of mom judging...Now because we’re less familiar with the science behind cannabis, we go right to shaming and blaming moms.”
Jenn Lauder, Founder of Splimm, a digital magazine for parents who choose cannabis, added that once she came out of the “cannabis closet,” it was other mothers that shamed her the most.
Toward the end of the conversation, Tamron revealed to Dr. Tiffany Sizemore and Sue Varma, MD, DFAPA, that she had tried marijuana herself (Watch clip HERE), but didn’t like the effects it had on her, saying:
“I don’t want to be on anything having a five-month-old.”
Later in the show, Dr. Mathew Knowles discussed his recent breast cancer diagnosis, revealing that while he is in remission, he still worries about the cancer returning, saying:
“I’m not comfortable saying cancer free only because there’s still a risk.”
In her first television interview, Mathew’s wife, Gena Knowles, joined her husband to discuss the difficult diagnosis and how breast cancer has taken a huge toll on her and her loved ones, revealing that both her sister and her mother had battled the illness:
“It was devastating because I was so tender and raw because my sister had just passed away from breast cancer six months prior.”
During the interview, Mathew touched on the relationship he has with his famous daughters, Beyoncé and Solange, stating that while he doesn’t miss managing them, he loved being able to watch them reach their dreams. Gena also opened up about the pressures she felt marrying into such a famous, beloved family. Tamron then asked the question that fans everywhere have been wondering: Will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion (Watch clip HERE)? Mathew responded coyly, saying:
“Well I always say that it would take two years just in preparation.”
Listings for “Tamron Hall” the week of September 30 are below.
“Tamron Hall” Upcoming Listings:
Wednesday, October 9: Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, two parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting, on the emotional new video that created heated conversations and amplified the national debate. Plus: almost a school shooter – how the love of others stopped Aaron Stark before it was too late, and lessons that could prevent more bloodshed.
Thursday, October 10: Ghosting – when friends suddenly cut off communication without explanation. And: poet and activist Yung Pueblo gives a “Tam Talk.”
Friday, October 11: Fashion Friday.
“Tamron Hall” Show Description:
“Tamron Hall” (tamronhallshow.com), broadcasting from New York City, features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows. From the deeply moving to the purely fun, the nationally syndicated show is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging and entertaining conversations. As a new mom, a newlywed and a new force in Daytime, proving you can accomplish anything at any age, Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, unpredictable and unstoppable voice to television. “Tamron Hall” is executive produced by Bill Geddie and Tamron Hall. Talia Parkinson-Jones is co-executive producer.
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