"The Sisterhood" star Ivy Couch believes that there are some positive aspects of the show, which follows wives of pastors and preachers in Atlanta. Speaking out in defense of the popular series Tuesday, Jan. 1, Couch says people should be able to walk away with a laugh and perhaps an understanding that "church people are normal."
"Humor is needed in the church world and the secular world. I hope people come away with seeing (that) church people are normal and God is real. It’s going to be an interesting ride, never a dull moment," says Couch.
As seen on the season premiere of "The Sisterhood" Wednesday, each of the families detailed their lives, struggles and beliefs. There were positive moments as well as some controversial moments, but Couch, who claims to have been a former member of the R&B group Xscape, says what viewers see, at least when it comes to her portrayal, is authentic.
"I’m an open book. I won’t be fake or pretentious or phony," Couch shared with the Atlanta Journal Constitution before taking on criticism that preacher's wives are "supposed to be perfect and don’t have issues."
According to Couch, that is not the accurate.
"I’m not perfect. This is a daily struggle," she went on to say.
As previously reported, there has been a lot of discussion about this series since it premiered. Some have slammed "The Sisterhood," calling it inaccurate, others have embraced the women and their husbands, who are willing to share their lives with viewers on a weekly basis.
"The Sisterhood" airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on TLC.