Paula Jai Parker says her acting career hurt her love life


Paula Jai Parker — known for “Friday” and “Hustle & Flow” — says her biggest roles hurt her love life.

“The negative side would be in dating situations,” she said. “It was the fact that people expected me to be this ‘loud ghetto girl,’ and I am an actress, that’s not who I am in real life.”

She added, “So I attracted men who wanted that kind of girl and then they get with me and I will be talking them through the Bible … and they will be like, ‘Wait a minute!’ ”

She told us, “I would date athletes and they would fly me in, and I get there and there’ll be strippers in the bed and they expect me to have ménage-à-trois. It was like damn what the f - - k? I thought we were in love, and they will say … ‘I heard in LA this is how y’all get down!’ Hell no. I don’t know what you heard, but I’m a good girl.”

She’s starring in “Family Time” on Bounce.

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