Tara and Brian Lewis were the objects or ridicule when they starred on season 1 of TLC’s “The Sisterhood.” The interracial couple was new to Atlanta when introduced to co-stars Christina Murray, DeLana Rutherford, Domonique Scott and Ivy Couch. From the beginning, things went left and Tara never truly felt the Christ-like love she’d expected from her fellow first ladies.
The couple spoke to Sister 2 Sister about their difficult TV experience, their ministry, why they no longer speak to their co-stars, the negativity of “wives” shows, Tara’s decision not to visit Domonique’s former pimp and whether they’d return for a second season.
Tracy: Was “The Sisterhood” what you expected?
Tara: The only type of reality shows that we had been watching were shows that had to do with homes, like “Extreme Makeover.” I never watched any “Housewives” reality shows. So, I had heard about them, but was I prepared for that experience? No, because I came in with the mindset that these are Christian women, godly women who are also leaders in their church. Was it what I expected? No.
Brian: We didn’t know that it was definitely going to be a “wives” show because that has a whole different vibe to it. We thought it was going to be a docu-series, but a “wives” show is more of a docu-soap. We thought they were really going to focus on our life and our ministries and how we related as Christians. We believed that the show was going to be more focused on, “Hey, everybody has the same problems, the same issues, but we handle them as Christians.” We involve Christ into everything that we do. It’s not what I thought it was going to be.