Cyn Santana has been single since the spring, when rumors first surfaced that she and fellow Love and Hip Hop New York co-star Joe Budden called it quits after dating since 2016. Months later, she said she’s ready to date again.
“I like being wined and dined,” she said when talking about what she wants in a man with Tiffany “New York” Pollard on her Brunch with Tiffany show. “I love talking. I love getting into people. I’m a foodie, you’ve got to feed me. That’s happening.”
“Cyn Santana is single,” she said. “It didn’t work out and this is it.”
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She also made it clear for the first time that the breakup wasn’t a mutual decision. The 26-year-old reality TV personality dumped her 39-year-old partner and father of her son Lexington in an effort to protect herself.
“We didn’t decide on anything. I did what was best for my mental health, my peace and for me and my son, you know what I mean? It was a decision that I had to make on my own. This wasn’t a unison thing,” she said. “How can I keep this very sweet? Basically, let’s just say that I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been and that was probably the best decision that I’ve made in my entire life. In the 26 years I have of living on this earth, the best decision I made was leaving that relationship. And my son and I are amazing.”
Cyn has spoken about struggling with depression in the past, which Joe hadn’t been the most supportive about. She told him on LHHNY that he was “dismissive as f–k” about her feelings. It’s likely that issue, as well as their sexual incompatibility at times, led her to feel like it might be best to move on.
“We didn’t break up. There’s been no breakup,” he said at the time. “Now, words are important. So what does that mean? What that means is neither one of us said it’s over.”
He said instead that they “haven’t spoken in a little while” and that he “didn’t take it no way when she moved all her s–t out of the house.”
In a cryptic tweet in response to a fan question about breakups around that time, Cyn made it clear that it doesn’t take two to end a relationship.
“Actions speak louder than words,” she said. “People have months broken up and don’t even know it. But God reveals all truths.”
This story was originally published on MadameNoire.com.
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