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Tyler Perry’s Zatima Gives Fans A Much Needed Nudge

After actress Crystal Hayslett became a series regular on the hit BET show Sistas, fans found her character, Fatima, to be more grounded most grounded, and level-headed.

Her storyline with co-star Devale Ellis, who plays Zac, immediately garnered its own fandom. Not only were viewers here for Zac moving on from his back-and-forth relationship with Karen (Ebony Obsidian) but what was amazing about the couple’s popularity was how they were evolving as lovers.

In true fashion, a spinoff dedicated to their characters has given added life to BET+ and the show’s creator, Tyler Perry.

What You Need To Know Before Watching

What’s good about the show is that Hayslett and Ellis’ on-screen chemistry really motivates viewers to dive back into the dating pool, or keep the spark alive with an existing romance.

Other scenarios and dynamics explored include Zac’s possible child with another woman, and old flings showing up from the past for Fatima.

Fans will enjoy exploring the couple’s background with hope and anticipation that the couple will be another feel-good example of Black Love illustrated on the small screen. 

Recently, the cast of the show hit the red carpet for their premiere party in Atlanta including Cameron Fuller, Guyviaud Joseph, Danielle LaRoach, Nzinga Imani, and Remington Hoffman.

During the event, Ellis and Hayslett were asked how they felt when it came to relationships and nurturing connections.

In our current climate, we still see the decimations of relationships that sometimes renders people questionable, hopeless, or broken.

While on the red carpet, she gave her opinion on the inner workings of relationships and their survival saying,

“A lot of times I think we fall short by not listening to each other [which can lead] to partners not being fulfilled in a relationship.”

Ellis, a former NFLer, gave his take on love after being married to his wife Kahdeen for over 10 years. As a veteran in the marriage game, his advice was simply put,

“For me, I would say you have to want to be in it.”

Ellis helped make a name for himself on social media such as YouTube and Instagram capitalizing on comedic skits alongside his wife.
However, Hayslett’s career had its own unique journey. During her early beginnings, the actress had an opportunity to work as a production assistant for Tyler Perry Studios in 2013.
Her work ethic garnered enough traction to elevate her from an assistant to a costume designer over a steady period of years.
No less, when it comes to her newfound career, she admitted divine timing played an important role in shaping her path,
“You know what, it really all fell into my lap and the right people were aligned,” she said.
Hayslett added,
“I didn’t imagine this part for my life but people need to know your testimony is supposed to inspire others, not condemn them due to differences, per The Atlanta Voice. 

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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