If you caught Evelyn on the season opener of “Iyanla Fix My Life,” you may recall Iyanla asking Evelyn what would happen if she really decided to change her life and do better. The reality TV star responded that there probably would be no show, as in “Basketball Wives,” so news that she is in fact returning to the VH1 series suggests to me that she isn’t all that “changed.”
Today, the recently divorced reality participant tweeted that she was “Headed out to BBW5”! and included the above photo of her in a car with the caption, “It’s official…wish me luck and let us pray!”
A lot of our prayers probably haven’t been answered by her sheer return to the cast. Evelyn was the cause of most of the BBW backlash during season 4, as she was seen fighting, almost fighting, throwing a bottle, or jumping over a table almost every single episode. Now I’m sure no one really expected her to turn down cash money and not come back to the show, especially after her spin-off was cancelled, but I wonder just how “fixed” her life will seem when those cameras start rolling.
Iyanla read Evelyn up and down and called her out as a “thug among women” for her antics on the show. In turn, Evelyn sobbed on the life coach’s shoulder and proclaimed she wanted to do better. With Chad out of her life, she may very well be on the right path, but we know what happens when that group bullying mentality kicks in, and with Tami Roman confirmed to also be returning to the show, I don’t have much hope.
Interestingly, Royce Reed recently confirmed that she will not be coming back for season 5. A few days ago she said on Twitter:
Aside from earlier rumors that Jennifer and Keisha are also going bye-bye, there are no other confirmations for who’s in and who’s out next season. I’m sure it will be an interesting train wreck to watch no matter who’s around.