As for his stint on The Real Housewives (he’s housewife Cynthia Bailey’s ex-husband) he says that he’s OK with recent storylines that have shown he and Bailey’s 13-year-old daughter starting to date.
“It’s fine. I’ve been preparing for this day since the day she was born,” he says. “As soon as I knew I was having a girl, I said let me get my attitude right so I could be her friend, not somebody she winds up drifting away from.” Townsend has said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that there will be a Five Heartbeats sequel, though no more word has come on script, the original cast participation or a release date.
“Robert talked about it and people responded like crazy. They were talking about calling it Leon and the Four Heart Attacks but Robert didn’t like that,” he laughs.
With the success of The Best Man Holiday the sequel to The Best Man that did well at the box office after 16 years, Leon thinks there is a chance.
“Maybe we can bring back some of our classic movies that we love.”