SHARE – “I have a strong wife, man-strong woman all around the board. From being a wife to a mother to a sister, she’s strong. I don’t think there’s a woman on Earth that’s [as] strong as [her].”

It’s definitely safe to say that Turk is in love with his wife, Erica. Holding him down since he was incarcerated when she was just 21 years old, Turk’s family has proven to be one built on love and loyalty. Turk claims that Erica “was the only person that believed me from the beginning all the way to the end that I was coming out of my situation.” Years later, they’re stronger than ever, and in the past year his wife has had her own bout of issues that “by the grace of God” she has overcome.

In July 2014 Turk’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily she detected it early, and though she has had to undergo surgery on her ovaries and lost her hair while going through chemo, Erica is now cancer-free. Turk is extremely grateful that “everything is getting back to normal” and has a message for the men and women out there who have a significant other like Erica by their side.

“If you don’t respect that and hold on to that, man, you gotta question you,” Turk expresses. “If a person don’t have they[‘re] rib or somebody that could weather the storm with them and be faithful and true with it, you[‘re] missing something. Everybody need [a] companion- everybody.” Watch him talk more about his wife, love, and loyalty above.