… We are going to make sure he is loved, just like my family did for me.’”
Whitley’s unscripted journey from mentor to motherhood is the subject of a hit reality television series called “Raising Whitley,” on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
“If I am going to put my life and my son’s life out for public display, it has to be to help people,” she said. “So that was the decision, that I would be safe and this would be a show that would help and bring laughter and hopefully some lessons.”
“There are different challenges every day, but the biggest one is: Am I doing this right? How and when do you ask for help? Just learning. Life goes so fast. He has allergies, so making sure I’m feeding him right, all of those challenges.”
They are lessons from a life Whitley never really imagined for herself – and a son she can’t imagine living without.
“I don’t know how all this happened. It was supposed to happen,” she said. “From my charity work, to a child, to a great show, and a great career — divine order.”