Exclusive: ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons Explains How She Turned Her Business Around in Three Months

D'Andra Simmons attends the 2018 US Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers
D’Andra Simmons attends the 2018 US Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers | Taylor Hill

‘RHOD’ star D’Andra Simmons owns two businesses

Inspired to live a healthier life due to her unexpected breast cancer diagnosis,

In The Real Housewives of Dallas, fans have watched D’Andra Simmons and her mother fight over the family business before Mama Dee finally turned over the keys. However, the reality star only had three months to save the company before it bankrupted, and her mother seemingly had no interest in helping. In a July 2020 interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Simmons detailed how she turned the business around.

D’Andra Simmons attends the 2018 US Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers | Taylor Hill‘RHOD’ star D’Andra Simmons owns two businesses

Inspired to live a healthier life due to her unexpected breast cancer diagnosis, D’Andra Simmons’ mother, Dee, founded a natural health and wellness company, Ultimate Living, in 1996.

The Dallas-native chose to educate herself as well and focused on nutrition and skincare. She brought her expertise to the business when she began working for her mother, fulltime, in 2004.

TONIGHT @hngmskincare @UltimateLivingD I look forward to seeing y’all! #HNGM #UltimateLiving #BossBabe #RHOD #BravoTV pic.twitter.com/3ZkIKkDdRd

— D’Andra Simmons (@dandrasimmons) July 2, 2020

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Four years later, the reality star founded her own subsidiary business, natural skincare line Hard Night Good Morning. Mama Dee ended up losing interest in the successful company after her husband passed, so Simmons asked to run the business.

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After bumping heads over it several times, a prevalent storyline throughout two seasons of The Real Housewives of Dallas, her mother finally turned over the keys. However, Ultimate Living wasn’t doing well financially, and Mama Dee initially refused to help her daughter.

D’Andra Simmons on how COVID-19 affected her business

Only weeks before Simmons and the rest of the ladies were set to film the fifth season of RHOD, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, delaying their shooting schedule. The novelty virus also affected the CEO’s businesses.

In a July 2020 phone interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Simmons revealed she had a new brick and mortar agreement with Dillard’s where she planned on doing trunk shows.

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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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