Atlanta’s Stevie Baggs: who will he pick on ‘Match Made in Heaven’?

Stevie Baggs in a bubble bath with Kimmy, one of his final three choices on "Match Made in Heaven." Season finale airs Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10 p.m.
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Stevie Baggs in a bubble bath with Kimmy, one of his final three choices on "Match Made in Heaven." Season finale airs Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10 p.m.

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By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday, July 7, 2016

Atlantan and former pro football player Stevie Baggs reveals the woman he hopes to marry tonight on the season finale of WE-TV’s ‘Match Made in Heaven” tonight at 10 p.m.

All we know for sure now is that he will offer an engagement ring to one of three women.

“I have a ring,” Baggs said in a phone interview today.  “It’s not a promise ring.”

For him,  “this whole experience has been awesome.”

My interview with Baggs before the show debuted. 

The businessman and motivational speaker has chosen three very different women out of the original 18.

Roxie, a singer songwriter from California, clearly has fallen to him. She finally kissed him for the first time in last week’s penultimate episode.

“I’m going to make him love me,” Roxie said on the show. She professed her love to him to his face during their final date. But he didn’t return the favor. That isn’t a good sign for her. At best, he told me they had a solid spiritual “metaphysical” connection.

“I want to come in first for once,” she said.

The signs do not point to that.

Stevie Baggs in a bubble bath with Kimmy, one of his final three choices on "Match Made in Heaven." Season finale airs Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10 p.m.

Stevie Baggs in a bubble bath with Kimmy, one of his final three choices on “Match Made in Heaven.” Season finale airs Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10 p.m.

Kimmy, a general manager from San Antonio, said she wants to build an “empire” with him. He said he admires her business acumen. “I feel this magnetic draw to her that makes me say ‘Wow!’ ” he said on the show.

He is also well aware that his mom Lola Robinson is not a fan of her son picking a white girl. “To me, that’s huge,” Lola said. “As a strong black woman, I want an African-American daughter in law.”

Race “is not an issue with me,” Baggs said to me, noting he has dated women of different races in the past. At the same time, “I do support how my mom feels about it.”

Indeed, he said he probably picked three final women his mom wouldn’t have chosen.

For their date, he took Kimmy to an African-American history museum so she could learn about black culture. Then they went race car driving. “I’m putting everything on the line to be with this man,” Kimmy said.

She told him, “I see you in my future.”  They wrap up with a romantic bubble bath. “You’re special to me,” he said. “I mean that. Power couple!… I want you to be mine.”

Kimmy said she is falling in love with him. “I don’t see a white woman. I see a strong powerful woman.”

Christina, a professional dancer from Houston, seems to have it all. Baggs’ mom likes her as does Pastor Ken Johnson, who is helping with the selection process. But Christina’s mom is a diva and that concerns Stevie’s mom.  Baggs also worried that he likes her more than she likes him. He felt like she was holding back.

“I don’t know how to date,” Christina said. “I don’t know how to express my feelings.” The best she could tell him was: “I need you in my life.”

He said to me why he thought she would be a good wife: “Christina is a combination of her beauty and our connection together on a holistic perspective.”

Right now, I have a feeling he would like to pick Kimmy but Christina is certainly in the running. (UPDATE: I was wrong. He did pick Christina after all.] I just don’t think his heart is with Roxie.

If you want to meet Baggs, come to tonight’s open mic night at his Dream Cafe in Castleberry Hill where you’ll also be able to watch the season finale as well.

TV PREVIEW

“Match Made in Heaven,” 10 p.m. Thursday seaosn finale, July 7, 2016, WE-TV


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