For the Love of Ray J

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For the Love of Ray J
Created byCris Abrego
Mark Cronin
StarringWillie Ray Norwood Jr.
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Ben Samek
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkVH1
Original releaseFebruary 2, 2009 –
February 8, 2010
Followed byI Love Money
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business

For the Love of Ray J is a dating show on VH1 featuring hip hop singer Ray J.[1][2][3] The program has a format similar to Flavor of Love, I Love New York, and Rock of Love.[4] In reference to the series, Ray J said:

The show ended right before the spin-off Family Business which stars Ray and his sister Brandy. Ray J called the show "a learning experience."

Season 1[edit]

The show, which premiered on February 2, 2009, follows Ray J and a group of 14 female contestants. The winner was Cocktail (Joanna Hernandez).

Season 2[edit]

A second season premiered on November 2, 2009, with a group of 19 female contestants.[7] The winner was 32 year-old Mz. Berry (Connie Deveaux).

Airing of the show[edit]

Season Season premiere Season finale Reunion show Winner Runner Up Contestants Episodes
1 February 2, 2009
(2.3M viewers)[8]
April 20, 2009
(4.22M viewers)[9]
April 27, 2009
(3.753M viewers)[10]
Cocktail (Joanna Hernandez) Unique (Danielle Pastorino) 14 12
2 November 2, 2009 February 1, 2010 February 8, 2010 Mz Berry (Connie Deveaux) Platinum (Mary Cherry) 19 14


  1. ^ "Another Love Drama On VH1 - For The Love Of Ray J".
  2. ^ "VH1 "For The Love Of Ray J" Contestants Revealed".
  3. ^ Clarke, Norm (January 5, 2009). "The scene and heard". Las Vegas Review-Journal: A3.
  4. ^ "For the Love of Ray J: Meet the Ladies". VH1 Blog. VH1. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  5. ^ "Lipstick Alley: For the Love of Ray J".
  6. ^ "5 Questions: Ray J" | Interview |
  7. ^ For The Love Of Ray J 2 – Meet The Ladies! | Reality TV + Gossip | VH1 Blog
  8. ^ Levin, Gary (11 February 2009). "Grammys tick upward". Life. USA Today. p. D.2. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  9. ^ "List of top 15 cable TV programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 20–26". Washington Post Express. Associated Press. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (6 May 2009). "Bulls vs. Celtics, WWE RAW and NCIS lead cable shows". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 21 September 2010.