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Tank & Wife Zena Let Fans Inside Their Crazy, Quarantine Life For Their New Reality Series + Yara Shahidi, Ta-Nehisi Coates Land MAJOR Deals

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Singer Tank and his family are starring in their brand-new reality series where they give fans an inside look at their crazy, quarantine life. See what the Babbs are are up to, plus get deets on Yara Shahidi’s new development deal with ABC inside….

Just days ago, R&B singer Tank and his wife Zena Foster-Babbs celebrated their two year wedding anniversary.

“2 years in the books!.. You made it..lol. Being married to you is everything i prayed it would be,” Tank captioned on Instagram. “I’ve known you for 20 years and i’m still learning more about you everyday. I’m still learning how to be more for you everyday and i’m loving the process. You truly make me happy and i’ve cleared my books to do this with you forever... Happy Anniversary my beautiful, sexy, bossy Queen!.. What i wouldn’t give for a corona free trip back to Paris with you right now.. I love you with all that i am..”


With a couple of years of marriage under their belts and two kids, Tank and Zena are lettings fans into their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tank (real name Durrell Babbs), his wife Zena Foster-Babbs, and their children - daughter Zoey Babbs (age 12) and son Zion Babbs (age 5) - are knocking down the velvet rope with the premiere of “Babbs to the Bone” airing weekly on YouTube.

The Babbs are opening their doors to all the fun and magic that happens daily. The show will highlight how they navigate the R&B singer’s sex symbol status, Black love, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, along with unexpected family shenanigans. Several of The Babbs’ celebrity friends also will make surprises appearances.

“I’m excited to show something different. Positive images of love and family. I feel like negative shock value has consumed the mainstream and these uplifting moments are needed," Tank shares. "We’re not perfect but we’re happy. That’s the way forever should be.”

Zena adds, "We’ve always been asked to do reality television, but were afraid how others would try to edit our lives. So we decided to take our own creative control." She continues "Plus if I’m going to be working I want to do it with the ones I love to create amazing memories. This way we always have something we can look back on and be proud of."

In the first episode, Tank and Zena talk about what they love about one another. The kids do as well. If you didn’t know, Tank is obsessed with comedy and is currently working on pursuing making a splash in the comedy world. Fans also learn how Tank and Zena first met, their initial thoughts about each other and more. Check it out below:

In the second episode, the Babbs play a game of “Whatchu Know ‘Bout Me?” Check it:

The new reality series airs every Tuesday with 12 episodes.

In other news...

Yara Shahidi has been killing it in front of the camera as she stars in two successful ABC sitcoms, "black-ish" and her own spin-off "Grown-ish." Now, she's gearing up to slay behind-the-scenes.

According to Deadline, Yara has inked a development deal with ABC to "develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable" via her newly launched 7th Sun production company, which she runs with her mother, Keri Shahidi.

The 23-year-old actress/activist plans to focus on stories from underrepresented communities and "projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy." And who better to serve up historical facts and events in an entertaining way other than Yara. The YBF starlet is uber talented and smart, so we predict some interesting and entertaining projects that will also have an educational component to them.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family,” said Yara. “It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.”

Deadline reports:

The Shahidis have brought on veteran executive Lajoie St. George to lead development for 7th Sun. St. George brings over 10 years of experience from NBC International, and an equivalent passion to champion accurate and reflective media. “We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi, who has been a member of the family since black-ish,” said ABC Studios President Jonnie Davis. “When she’s not studying at Harvard and starring in our series ‘grown-ish,’ she’s mentoring and inspiring other young people, which makes us all feel like underachievers but also very proud that she’s part of our Studio.”


The "black-ish" stars are definitely flourishing. Outside of landing roles in movies and other shows, Marsai Martin signed a production deal with Universal last year, becoming the youngest to ever do so. #BlackGirlMagic



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