On Sunday’s all-new episode of Married To Medicine, Buffie Purselle gets the shock of her life when Dr. Jackie tells a crowded room that Buffie is “infertile.” The reality show veteran was relating her own struggles with fertility when she revealed Buffie Purselle’s private medical info.
“Four years ago, I got breast cancer, and the thing that we grow up, most of us wanting to do, you can’t do,” she said. “And Buffie, you can relate. You’re infertile.”
After the clip was released by Bravo, Buffie Purselle took to Instagram to share how she felt about Jackie violating her trust by sharing her personal business, which she called “one of the most humiliating and painful moments in my life.”
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Buffie Purselle explained that she and Dr. Jackie only had surface-level conversations about her struggles with fertility and have never had a comfortable enough rapport to warrant her sharing such a personal detail from her life.
“When you first meet someone and they see that you are happily married they ask the inevitable question, ‘Do you have kids?'” she wrote. “I always answer no. No — period. Then SOME people ask, ‘Why NOT’ as if my husband and I have done something wrong. I am then forced to explain my many failed attempts at motherhood. This is the level of discussion that Dr. Walters and I had regarding my CHALLENGES with fertility.”
She went on to criticize Dr. Jackie’s comment and her intentions, adding that she is adamant that she called her out with the sole purpose of embarrassing her.
“To call another woman infertile is cruel,” she added. “That word doesn’t begin to describe the type of person that I am… I believe that Dr. Walters said this with malicious intent because she could have said many other things about me if she truly wanted to relate to me.”
Read her full post below:
“This was one of the most humiliating and painful moments in my life. I am proud that I was able to rise above my pain and embarrassment and conduct myself as the lady that my Mother and Grandmother raised me to be. When you first meet someone and they see that you are happily married they ask the inevitable question “do you have kids?” I always answer no. No – period. Then SOME people ask “why NOT” as if my husband and I have done something wrong. I am then forced to explain my many failed attempts at motherhood. This is the level of discussion that Dr. Walters and I had regarding my CHALLENGES with fertility.
To call another woman infertile is cruel. That word doesn’t begin to describe the type of person that I am. The clinical definition is that you are unable to GET pregnant. Well, I can and have gotten pregnant many times. I was just unable to carry my babies to full term. Additionally, it means that you bear no fruit. Well, I like to think that I have been a productive member of society and that my mark will be left through philanthropy. I believe that Dr. Walters said this with malicious intent because she could have said many other things about me if she truly wanted to relate to me.
We are both successful businesswomen, we are both extremely organized, we both do a lot of charity work, the list goes on and on but she settled on this. And to date, she has NEVER offered me a sincere apology. I don’t want an apology from her anyway because she doesn’t think that she did anything wrong. A mouse has more emotional intelligence. For all of the people saying this is some sort of editing trick – sadly it’s not, it happened, and being forced to relive it on television and social media hasn’t been fun.
Thank you to everyone for the positive words of encouragement. The kindness of strangers will never cease to amaze me. I’m fine. I’m tougher than I seem and this too shall pass. I am thankful to know who my REAL friends are on the cast @drsswhit @iluvmariah and @toyabushharris and thanks #Lake and #DrJarret ??? #married2med”
Married To Medicine air Sunday nights, at 9 p.m., on Bravo.
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