NC relations featured on ‘Our 2 Mothers’ actuality display

When Whitney Gilbert and Shadese “DeeDee” Griffith started courting greater than a 12 months in the past, neither can have anticipated that they and their relations would to find themselves on actuality tv.

A relations dance, posted to social media, confirmed off their mixed, nine-person relations. Greater than 298,000 likes and 1000’s of feedback later, they discovered themselves in talks with a manufacturing corporate that sought after to turn their lives on tv.

“So all of us wore satisfaction shirts after which all of our children had been in a line at the back of us and it ended up going viral,” Gilbert mentioned.

And with the premiere of the particular “Our 2 Mothers” Tuesday evening (Oct. 25) at 10 p.m. on TLC, they’ll inform their tale to the arena, with all its ups and downs.

The preview for “Our 2 Mothers” on TLC is as follows: Newly engaged, Whitney and DeeDee juggle elevating seven youngsters and making plans their dream marriage ceremony. Between ex-husbands, opinionated households and small-town attitudes a few same-sex, interracial couple, getting down the aisle could be tougher than anticipated.

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Shadese Griffith, left, and Whitney Gilbert, right, pose for a photo. The special "Our 2 Moms" was filmed in Statesville.

Shadese Griffith, left, and Whitney Gilbert, proper, pose for a photograph. The particular “Our 2 Mothers” was once filmed in Statesville.


Gilbert mentioned she was once got rid of from her reward and worship workforce at an area church after she and Griffith started courting and that their massive, interracial relations every so often catches glances in public. She was once married for a decade to a person earlier than courting and ultimately changing into engaged to Griffith, a part of why many had been stunned when the 2 become a pair.

“Numerous other folks had been like, ‘Whoa, Whitney simply went from just right, godly, Christian lady to with a feminine,’ so I felt like no person understands me,” Gilbert mentioned.

And whilst there’s drama within the couple and relations’s lives, she mentioned they hope to turn the positives and the negatives of lifestyles in Statesville with their relations.

“Something that the display truly desires to turn is that you just understand it’s truly arduous to like who you’re keen on and be in an excessively conservative city. They need to display that it’s no longer as open right here and it’s no longer as simple to reside the way of life that we’re we’re residing, however they’re additionally hoping that this will likely carry consciousness and lend a hand other folks to keep in mind that we’re similar to everybody else,” Gilbert mentioned.







A photo with the production team behind "Our 2 Moms"

A photograph with the manufacturing workforce at the back of “Our 2 Mothers”


Gilbert, a trainer at Iredell-Statesville Colleges, and Griffith, a psychological well being therapist, hope the display will lend a hand other folks perceive them and different LBGTQ other folks. She mentioned there are steps in the precise course, considered one of which was once how Statesville has begun within the closing two years to host Satisfaction occasions.

“I believe like we’re in spite of everything, getting there, getting someplace. Even in a 12 months, it has modified greatly,” Gilbert mentioned.

The particular premieres on Tuesday evening on TLC, and will also be considered the following day at the Discovery+ app.

The 2 will also be discovered on social media on Instagram at whitney_ourtwomoms and shadese_ourtwomoms, and on Tiktok at @whitneyrebecca2020 and @shadede5.







Shadese Griffith walk with their family in Statesville. The special "Our 2 Moms" was filmed in Statesville.

Shadese Griffith and Whitney Gilbert stroll with their relations in Statesville. The particular “Our 2 Mothers” was once filmed in Statesville.


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