Former Detroit Chief of Staff under disgraced mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Christine Beatty was involved in one of Detroit’s biggest scandals. It was a trying time for her and now she’s been given a chance to thank someone in her corner.

Beatty is one of three women on Centric network’s “From The Bottom Up” who were on seemingly successful tracks, until an error in judgement landed each of them in jail.

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The three including Beatty were invited to the “Steve Harvey” stage to thank a loved one who stuck by them through it all. Christine Beatty chose her ex-husband Lou Beatty.

L to R, Christine Beatty thanks her ex-husband Lou Beatty for helping her to get through a tough time, on Tuesday’s episode of “Steve Harvey.” (credit: Tegan Kinane/NBC)

L to R, Christine Beatty thanks her ex-husband Lou Beatty for helping her to get through a tough time, on Tuesday’s episode of “Steve Harvey.” (credit: Tegan Kinane/NBC)

“I needed to show the world what forgiveness looks like, what strength looks like and what a strong black man looks like,” said Christine Beatty expressing her gratitude for Lou.

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The episode of “Steve Harvey” featuring Kimberly, Sara and Christine airs Tuesday, February 16.

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“Steve Harvey” can be seen on CBS 62, weekdays at 4 p.m.