Fans Praise Demetria McKinney for Her Beauty While Playing Janine in New 'House of Payne'

Afouda Bamidele
Sep 06, 2020
12:30 A.M.
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Fans showered praises on actress Demetria McKinney for looking beautiful in new episodes of "House of Payne." The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star plays the role of Janine in the TBS sitcom.

The ninth season of "House of Payne" premiered on September 2 and fans have remained glued to their screens, catching up on their beloved sitcom and cast. 

However, one name that has made rounds on social media is that of actress Demetria McKinney as fans can't get over her beauty. 

Demetria McKinney at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards on November 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images.


Many fans took to Twitter to gush over her youthful glow as they were in awe of how she still looked so gorgeous after all these years. One mesmerized fan wrote:

"Janine from House of Payne is still fine. I can't even pay attention to the episode."

Other users echoed this truth, saying she "still looks good" at 41.


McKinney gained fame as part of the original cast member on the show from 2006 to 2012, playing the role of Janine Shelton-Payne. 

For her stellar performance, the actress received a nomination at the 2009 National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.

McKinney was in a longtime relationship with Roger Bobb the CEO of Bobbcat Films for almost a decade before they split in 2016.


After the show's hiatus in 2012, McKinney went on to star in other sitcoms including "The Rickey Smiley Show," "Saints & Sinners," and "Superstition." She also starred in the movies "I Dream" and "Dreamgirls" before joining the reality show, "Real Housewives of Atlanta," in 2014.

In 2017, she played the famous late singer Whitney Houston in the TV One biopic, "Bobbi Kristina," and released her debut album "Officially Yours."


Away from her career, McKinney was in a longtime relationship with Roger Bobb the CEO of Bobbcat Films for almost a decade before they split in 2016. She is a proud mother of a son whom she welcomed when she was 17.

McKinney's praises come after it was announced that the new season of "House of Payne" debuted on BET alongside a new series by Tyler Perry titled "Assisted Living." 


After five years off-screen, the TBS sitcom picked up from when it ended, focusing on the life of retired fire chief Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and his wife Ella (Cassi Davis Patton) as they navigate the troubles of life with their multi-generational family. 

The season premiere reportedly drew a 0.48 rating among adults between 18-49 and a total of 922,000 viewers on BET. "Assisted Living," on the other hand, had a rating of 0.59 and a total of 1.09 million viewers.