Season 3 of VH1’s hit Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition is scheduled to air on the network on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET. Aiming to encourage black excellence, the series will feature prominent cast members from the Love & Hip Hop franchise. Viewers will also see plenty of disagreements and fights, providing enough drama to keep them glued to their televisions.
Jim Jones will be one of several cast members who will present. The rapper was a supporting cast member on Love & Hip Hop: New York seasons one, two and ten, and his relationship with girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin was one of the many discussed dynamics. On the special family reunion, viewers can see his personal and professional progress.
The upcoming season of Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition is described as follows:
“For the first time, cast members of the Love & Hip Hop series take the party to international seas and gather in Jamaica to soak up the tropical sun and let go of their inhibitions.”
More about Jim Jones’ experiences with Love & Hip Hop throughout the evening.
The reality personality grew up in Harlem after being born in The Bronx, New York, to an Aruban mother and a Puerto Rican father. Jim is one of the members of the East Coast rap trio The Diplomats, along with Juelz Santana, Cam’ron and Freekey Zekey. Joseph Guillermo “Pudie” Jones III, his child from a previous relationship, was born in 2003. Since 2004, Jim has been in a romantic relationship with then girlfriend and now fiancé Chrissy Lampkin. Jim was featured in a presentation video for a planned series called Keeping Up with the Joneses in 2006, which was meant to follow his life, as well as some behind-the-scenes turmoil in the production of the show.
The pilot, which later formed the basis for the Love & Hip Hop program, was presented to VH1 and turned over to producer Mona Scott-Young. It was originally called Diary of a Hip Hop Girlfriend, but the focus eventually shifted to chronicling Chrissy Lampkin’s life with her friends. On January 4, 2011, Jim was cast as part of the supporting cast of Love & Hip Hop. Jim was a supporting cast member in the program’s first two seasons. Viewers observed his rocky relationship with Chrissy Lampkin as he struggled with commitment concerns, as well as his falling out with his manager Yandy, which became one of the most high-profile incidents of the season.
Later, on September 7, 2012, VH1 announced that Jim and Chrissy will be leaving the program to appear on their own spin-off show, Chrissy & Mr. Jones. The series was a huge success as it dealt with the couple’s personal issues as well as their professional development, including the rapper’s commercial pursuits. The program aired for two seasons, with the finale on December 16, 2013, but was not renewed for a third.
Jim and Chrissy, on the other hand, made a brief television comeback in 2016 with We TV’s Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never. The series followed the same storylines as their last spin-off show, detailing their love problems and attempts to get married. The rapper participated in Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 10 – Family Edition 2 with his mother Nancy Jones.
In 2019, the pair joined the rest of the Love & Hip Hop: New York cast for the show’s tenth anniversary season. Emjay Johnson, Estelita, Gunplay, Jenn Coreano, Alexis Skyy, Amara La Negra, Karen “KK” King, Karlie Redd, Khaotic, Lyrica Anderson, Mama Jones, Spice and Sukihana will also appear in the upcoming season of Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition with Jim and Chrissy. Teairra Mari, Mariahlynn, Miami Tip, Nikki Baby, Phresher, Safaree Samuels, Scrapp DeLeon, Shay Johnson, Shekinah Jo, Tokyo Vanity and Trick Daddy will also perform.