“You have men who aren’t growing up with fathers, not making excuses for men to cheat, but you have men who never seen what a household is supposed to look like –- my husband was never in a married household,” she explained. “He didn’t know… My mom always told me, you can find a man who can financially take care of you, you can find a man who might not be a cheater, might have it all together, might’ve grew up with a father in their household, but it’s hard to find real love and a person who genuinely loves you and who is willing to change, my husband was willing to change for his family.”

Ultimately, Waka’s willingness to change made her give him another chance.

“Why would I give up on my husband? I’m not that type, “ continued the mother of one. “I think it’s weak of a woman to do that. It’s easier to walk away as opposed to speaking up! No, we’re going to fight for this. We got married. My family is worth fighting for.”

It’s very important to note that many women who are involved with or married to men in the same positions as Waka stick around after their men cheat, so Rivera isn’t the only one who has openly admitted to staying in her relationship.

With that being said, Twitter still disagreed with all of Rivera’s sentiments and bashed her for her poor choice of words.

One Twitter user made this point:

“Tammy Rivera should just be quiet at this point. If you want to stay in an unhealthy marriage, cool. But don’t bash other women for leaving.”

And so many others followed suit. Click here to check out the comments via social media and tell us what you think.