Singer Angie Stone has vowed to support her ex-boyfriend D'ANGELO through his legal troubles, despite admitting they have a "love-hate" relationship.
The soul stars dated in the mid-90s and have a son Michael Jnr together.
On Friday (10Aug07), D'Angelo was fined and given a six month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.
Stone tells Essence magazine, " I have a son with him, so when he got into a car accident that affects my child because my son adores his father. So if he's in trouble I'm going to do what I need to do as a woman for my son because I would be less than a mother if I didn't. If it is moral support he needs or whatever is necessary, I'm going to always do that. If the shoe was on the other foot I would expect him to do the same thing.
"He (D'Angelo) doesn't get to see him (Michael) a lot because D'Angelo has been trying to get his career back together and focus on his life and I've been doing what I do handling my two babies.
"D'Angelo and I are parents first. For the sake of my son, I would never disrespect his father. I am an understanding sister and it's a love-hate relationship and I hope people don't misunderstand my statement.
"There are times that we are silent and there are times that we laugh. He'll always have a special place in my heart."