Farrah Franklin — formerly of short-lived fame as a member of uber-successful girl group Destiny’s Child — has been found! She (super randomly) turned up in last week’s episode of Bravo’s delightful dating show for rich people, Millionaire Matchmaker. (Also questionable: The fact that Franklin has a million dollars in her bank account, but that’s a different blog post.)
And what do you know? Nine years after being booted from the group for missing major concert dates, Franklin is still being a diva, showing up to her Patti Stanger-arranged date four hours late. Not four minutes or even 40 minutes. Four hours. See Patti give it to her good here:
You know what they say: Once a diva, always a diva. (Or maybe I just say that.) Guess Matt Knowles (Beyoncé’s dad) was justified in booting her from the group, then? So much more is illuminated now — that’s just the amazing power of Millionaire Matchmaker, I guess.
I’d always, always wondered about those ex-members of Destiny’sChild. You know, Franklin, along with original membersLeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson — the ones who were cast away as the grouprose to fame. Because, honestly, their lives must now be tragic. Theymust kick themselves every day, wishing they hadn’t questioned QueenBeyoncé and been taken out with the garbage.
Think about it this way: Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — whowere actually in the group when it disbanded — are doing alright.Rowland hosts Bravo’s new Project Runway wannabe The Fashion Show, which debuts tonight, and Williams had an album last year and guest-judged on RuPaul’s Drag Race earlier this year. Not bad, sure, but they still live in the titan-sized shadow of superstar Beyoncé. Luckett, Roberson, and Franklin? They’re so far below all that. See: Millionare Matchmaker from last week.
PopWatchers, do you even care at all about the extinguished members of Destiny’s Child?
More on Destiny’s Child from the EW vault:
Destiny’s Child plan to take a time out
Destiny’s Child premiere single on new TV commercial
Destiny’s Child is split for good