Actress/Singer Jill Scott sat down with ABC News Radio to dish on her latest project, Lifetime’s With This Ring — in which she co-stars alongside Regina Hall and rapper Eve.

In the interview, Scott revealed how the film has changed her views on relationships and why she only dates men for 6 months max.

Check out the highlights below.

On what With This Ring taught her about her own love life:

“The movie made us all think about what we’re doing. You know, what are we doing? For the married girls, it made them question and decide for certain that they made the right decision on who they married. They thought about it — not to say they hadn’t before — but we talked about that: why they chose to marry these guys,” she says. “And for Regina and I, the two single girls, we really thought about what it is that we want.”

On why her past relationships didn’t work:

“You can hold your stomach in for four hours, but you can’t hold it in forever,” she explains in a metaphor. “You have to be who you are and you have to genuinely love who you love in order to have a lasting marriage. Getting married is one thing; staying married is something else.”

On her 6-month dating rule:

“I’m older now so I see a little bit better than I did before. My longest relationships now are about nine months. Actually, now it’s grown to six months,” she tells ABC News Radio. “There’s no need for me to waste my time or anybody else’s. I know by then. If you make it over the six month hump, you have done something. I must really like you.”


Lifetime’s With This Ring premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Photo Credits: Lifetime

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