Picks and Pans Review: Sanaa Lathan: What I've Learned About Love

updated 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• The actress, 36, plays an adulteress in the new drama Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys. Offscreen, she's much wiser about romance.

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
A lot of people get into relationships hoping that somebody's going to become something that they're not. The person you get is the person you're going to have.

DATING AND WORKING DON'T MIX
One of my boyfriends was an actor I met on-set, Omar Epps. It's harder for me when you are working with people you have a relationship with.

BIGGER IS BETTER
I'm dating Adewale Ogunleye. He's on the Chicago Bears. I'm a tall, big-boned girl, and he makes me feel like a little delicate flower.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK
I was never into football, and I had to read Football for Dummies when I met him. Now I'm a real big fan.

SOMEDAY YOUR PRINCE WILL COME
Adewale is a Nigerian prince. That makes me a princess, right?

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