Sneak Peek! “Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s” owner Robbie Montgomery excels at turning lemons into lemonade. Robbie was one of the original backup singers to Ike and Tina Turner in the 60’s and now the star of OWN Network’s reality TV show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, premiering March 31, 2012. But her journey was not all mountain-top experiences.
After a collapsed lung that disabled her singing voice, she focused her creativity into cooking. Robbie took her mother’s soul food recipes and opened Sweetie Pie’s. Sweet Pie’s has become an iconic St. Louis soul food restaurant, now with two successful locations, and another one on the way with the help of her son, Tim.
In the second season of Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s, we see a miracle take place: Tim and his fiancee, Jenae, during a visit to the doctor, discover there is a problem with the pregnancy and that they must do an emergency c-section at 6 months; viewers get to witness a miracle through pray and love, see the baby through the next 3 months and the day they take the baby home.
Tim and Jenae move into Robbie’s home, tend to their newborn son, who is as precious as can be, and plan their wedding. But her life is not dull as although she loves having her grandson there, she let’s Tim know she is not his live in babysitter! Miss Robbie keeps the family in line, including her wise-cracking nephew Lil’ Charles, while she struggle with the demands of expanding their family-owned business.
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family. The show is heartfelt, authentic and has a whole lotta soul…this show will warm your heart and make you laugh. Watch for yourself when Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s premieres March 31st and runs to June 18th on OWN TV.
Tim Norman was born and raised in St. Louis, MO by his single mother Robbie Montgomery. His father passed away before he was born, so Tim and his mother remain close. At the age of 17, Tim was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Upon his release he vowed to make something positive out of his life and joined the family business, where he now helps to manage his mother’s two successful restaurants: Sweetie Pie’s, and Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove.
Tim also gives back to the community by creating jobs for newly paroled and homeless residents and providing food to those in need. He also participates in several youth-oriented organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, where he works with at-risk youth to help inspire self-confidence and guide them down a positive life path. He has received numerous awards recognizing his community service.