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Tami Roman On Losing Weight After A Diabetes Diagnosis, Falling Out With The Game, And Why “BBW: Miami” Fell Apart
In part I of her interview with The Jasmine Brand, Tami Roman revealed that she had found love with a much younger man (17 years her junior) and said that he will appear on her upcoming reality TV show, a spin-off that focuses solely on her and her family.
In the second part of her interview, Roman is talking about what’s going on with that reality show, what happened with her previous reality show, “Basketball Wives: Miami,” what the deal was with rapper The Game publicly cursing her out on Instagram, and how she slimmed down to her current size. Here are the tidbits that had us talking:
Why We Haven’t Seen Another Season Of “Basketball Wives Miami”:
Well, we did Season 5 and even though our ratings were good, they weren’t what we were familiar with because we tried to change it for people. People didn’t want to see the drama, they tried to boycott us, they didn’t like the fights and all of this othre stuff. So we decided to focus more on what each girl was doing, what career paths we were taking–not really getting into the drama that our relationships can be, and people didn’t like it. So it’s like damned if you do, damned if you don’t. So we didn’t know if we were coming back or not and in the interim, Evelyn had a beautiful baby boy and her relationship. She’s focused there and Shaunie’s got L.A. still going and other things going on and then I’ve got my thing going on. You take the fan favorite three and their doing something else, it’s kind of like how do we bring this back?
If She Would Ever Join “Basketball Wives LA”:
I think L.A. is going good. I don’t think they really need me in their situation. I don’t want to catch no cases. I’ve been doing very well, staying out of jail [laughs]. You can change but the inner workings of you sometimes–people can push those things. I think they are good the way they are. I would love to see Miami come back with an All-Star version, you know? Bring Jen back, bring Royce back the starters and some of the heavy hitters that came later and put us all together. I don’t think that’s going to happen [laughs].
If She Still Communicates With Members Of The Cast:
Honestly, I haven’t talked to anybody in a very long time. Communication is different now, you don’t have to pick up the phone. If you like somebody’s picture on Instagram, you’re still cool with them. In that sense, I have liked Tasha’s pictures [laughs]. Suzie will hit me up from time to time. And I love Royce. So if I had to say the person I deal with most out of everybody, it would be Royce…Everybody left the show on one accord. There were no problems.
The Status Of Her Upcoming Spin-Off Reality Show:
The pilot went really well and we are actually in the midst of negotiations with several networks regarding that situation. Because what happened was, what we originally shot, it took so long for people to make a decision that that stuff wasn’t really good anymore. So we went back and shot more stuff. Now the new concept for “The Roman Empire: The World According to Tami,” is so great that we’ve got several people interested. We will be announcing it soon.
How She Dropped The Pounds So Fast With Halle Berry’s Help:
Okay, we can address this. Everybody saw me have smart lipo on the show. It’s no f**king secret and I was trying not to curse, but I had to let one slide. So they saw that on the show, but I had not been diagnosed. I was literally thinking, ‘why am I gaining so much weight? I’m going to have to figure out a way around this.’ A year later I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and literally I just start losing weight. You can either go this way or that way. Once I found out, I still didn’t really honor the fact that I had it. Even with NV [dietary supplement caplets], I only got to a size 10 or 12. I continued to eat and not really care. It wasn’t until I started working on “Extant” and I was talking to Halle, who is also diabetic, and she said “Tami, the truth of the matter is — you either wanna live or you wanna die. You can continue thinking what you think and doing what you’re doing, but you’re not going to be here long.” And that like really hit home for me. So I changed up my whole diet and eating and trying to be healthy and live right, and now people say I’m too skinny [laughs]. Now, I’m a bobble head.
Rumors About Her Bleaching Her Skin:
No I don’t bleach my skin…You know what, I’m gonna curse my make-up artist out LOL. No, I do not bleach my skin. I think that is not a process, that most African Americans partake in. We’re happy with our shades….And I have not had a nose job and I have not had a facelift…When my make-up artist contours me, they say I have a nose job. If she puts my eye liner on a different way — I’ve had a facelift….I feel like I’m aging backwards…I’m healthy, I’m doing the right things for my body, my skin and all that stuff so, thank y’all.
Why Rapper The Game Publicly Disrespected Her:
Tiffany was one of my best friends. I’m a very strong personality and sometimes when men and women have issues in their relationship and you inject a best friend who is very strong and opinionated—they don’t like that friend because they know that friend is telling the real about your situation. So that’s why he was upset with me although we have since talked and mended fences. We have no issues. He came to terms like ‘It’s not you–we have to work on our situation.’ So he kind of took me out of the hole. Game…I’ve always respected him & never had a issue with him and that’s the road we are on today.Tiffany is still a friend.
You can check out both parts of Roman’s interview below:
“I’m Close To His Mom’s Age”: Tami Roman On Dating A Man 17 Years Her Junior And Being Insecure About Their Age Difference
Well look who has found love again!
Former “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman has been out here building up businesses, acting and dropping the pounds, but she’s also been spending time dating a new man named Reggie, who she calls her “baby boo.” Sitting down with The Jasmine Brand to talk about her new relationship, Roman was pretty open about the role Reggie (the owner of a trucking company in Houston) plays in her life, but honest about the fact that she is a little insecure when it comes to him. You see, Reggie is 17 years younger than Roman (“I’m close to his mom’s age.”) and she’s a little worried that the women around his own age might swoop in at some point. But she does say that she’s happy. Here are some of the most interesting details that Roman shared.
Why She’s Comfortable Sharing This Relationship With People:
Even when I was on “Basketball Wives,” I was in a five-year relationship. We kept it like, “You do your thing, I’ll be doing my thing.” That’s always worked. I’m taking a chance right now. Finally I’m like, let me be open and honest about what I’m doing in my life. I’ve always been a open book and so I’m opening this part.
I think I’m at a point now where I have to expose that part of myself. I’m constantly trying to figure out ways that Tami can use her ways in whatever. I know at this moment, there are a lot of women that–for me the age difference was an issue and then it wasn’t an issue. I know a lot of women out there who are going through that thing–older women, younger men. So now I am just trying to expose that part. If there are any things that looking at our relationship and how we deal with each other can help them with, or make them feel more comfortable in their relationship…
What Her Two Daughters Think Of Their Relationship:
My daughters love him. They say, ‘Mom, you’re like a young mom and he’s like an old soul soul so ya’ll kind of work.’ But he is closer to my oldest daughter’s age than he is to mine [laughs]. Seven years.
The Biggest Challenge In Dating A Younger Man:
When I go to the movies, I want to see The Butler and things like that. He wants to see The Ninja Turtles. [laughs]
What They Both Love About The Relationship:
Reggie: For me, personally, she’s just a real person. She’s a genuine person–it’s hard to meet a genuine female. She’s a real person–that’s what I love about her.
Tami Roman: He’s an admitted womanizer in his past because he just felt like all women wasn’t worth anything or they’re out to get something. He was coming from that place and I was coming from the place that I can’t trust men based on my previous relationships. We’re both wounded but help each other by being together.
Their Silliest Argument:
The silliest argument is probably–if he looks in that direction a little too long and something’s over there and I feel like you shouldn’t have been looking for three minutes. One minute tops.
Why She Feels Insecure When They’re Around Younger Women:
He is more age appropriate with that demographic than with me–that’s what makes me insecure. I can’t be out at the club, I can’t be twerking. My knees are bad and I can’t get down low twerking all night. I don’t have much a** to be doing that anyway. I have real bills and expenses and a mortgage and a car. They have really no responsibility . That’s kind of where he’s at in terms of age.
You can check out Part I of Roman’s chat with The Jasmine Brand below, where she also talks about if they want kids and Reggie possibly being featured in a spin-off show she has in the works.
Personally, I love mommy Evelyn. Not only has she mellowed considerably, it’s nice to see her devoting her energy to something worthwhile. Over the weekend, Lozada shared an absolutely adorable picture of her son Carl Leo Crawford Jr. And he’s just so yummy, we had to share with you all. Precious. Take a look at the pics she’s posted on Instagram over the past few months.
Underneath the picture above, she included the caption:
Spent the day with my love <3 He just woke up from a nap & was not trying to crack a smile #CarlLeoCrawford
Evelyn says this is how she finds her son every morning, getting his exercise in. #TummyTime
“3 Seconds Of Anger Cost Me A Lifetimes Worth Of Work”: Chad Johnson Says Ugly Fight With Evelyn Lozada Ruined His Career
If you’ll recall, in 2012, Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada had something of a whirlwind romance, and a majority of it was featured on Basketball Wives. But things went left after they tied the knot. If you’ll recall, on August 11, less than a month after the couple tied the knot (July 4), Johnson was arrested in Florida. He was charged with domestic battery for headbutting Lozada following a heated argument over a receipt for condoms that she found in his car. She filed for divorce (which was finalized in September of 2012), and Johnson received a year of probation after pleading no contest to his misdemeanor battery charge.
The day after Johnson was arrested, he was released from the Miami Dolphins, and things went downhill from there. He has taken jobs here and there, including being an analyst for CBS’ Fantasy Football coverage, but after playing in the NFL for more than 10 years, his career was damn near over.
Thinking back on that dark time (FYI, he’s reportedly playing ball in Canada now), Johnson hit fans with a “Throwback Thursday” where he recounted how the moment he lost his cool changed his life forever. He posted the following picture of himself in court, and continued:
Speaking earlier this year, Johnson said that he still had love for his ex-wife, despite all they had been through: “Yeah, love don’t go nowhere like that. I will always love her, matter fact I love every goddamn body to an extent, it ain’t going nowhere.”
His most recent Twitter comments come right after Lozada’s former fiancé, Antoine Walker, spoke about her leaving him high and dry when his money ran out. Doesn’t it seem like it’s always when a woman moves on that her exes come out the basement…?
We told you earlier this week that Evelyn Lozada had her former BFF, Jennifer Williams, on her mind and wanted to try and mend the friendship they once had. She took to Twitter to publicly say that she had a dream about Williams (it was a funny one) and after her followers told her that she should reach out, Lozada said that she would try.
As it turns out, Lozada says that she DID call Williams. In some posts on Wednesday, she spoke about the importance of letting go of anger and grudges and the importance of trying to be a better person. And in the midst of all that, she let it be known that she did reach out to call Williams, but it’s unclear if her former friend even picked up the phone or called back…
The same day Lozada divulged all that information, Jennifer Williams only had this to say:
I know most people were saying that Williams shouldn’t give Lozada the time of day, and I can understand why she wouldn’t (you couldn’t be jumping over tables trying to fight me and then turn around and want to be my friend again either), but I do think it’s big of Lozada to publicly acknowledge that she behaved out of pocket while on Basketball Wives. It might be a little too late, but better late than never, right?
If you used to tune into Basketball Wives, I’m sure you remember the close bond that Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams once had. They shopped together, threw shade together, and they were each other’s support system. However, their friendship fell apart when Lozada started dating Chad Johnson, who Williams called an “attention wh*re.” She wasn’t all that supportive of Lozada’s new relationship, and they eventually had a big blowup. And did we mention that Lozada’s former assistant slapped Williams in the face on national TV? Yeah, things got quite ugly.
Eventually, Williams left the bottle-throwing, table jumping shenanigans of the show behind, and after dealing with his cheating ways and some domestic violence, Lozada left Johnson. Life has gone on, but that hasn’t stopped Lozada from thinking about her former friend.
After posting this on Twitter over the weekend, followers of the former reality star and future Mrs. Crawford told her that she needed to reach out to Williams, whom she traded in for a no-good man:
So could Lozada and Williams mend things and become friends again? While Lozada is open to the idea, we’re not so sure about Ms. Williams. She posted this on Twitter last night, and we can’t help but wonder what she’s trying to say…
But what do you think? How do you know when it’s a good idea to allow someone back into your life? And when do you need to leave certain doors closed?
“I Have Fought Hard For My Family”: Former Basketball Wives Star Meeka Claxton And Husband Speedy Split
Our next chapter will be our best chapter…” This was my promise to my daughters as I looked them in their big brown eyes and explained as best I could that mommy and daddy could not be together anymore.
After 16 years together, 8 years of marriage, living in 7 different cities, 2 beautiful daughters and a championship, unfortunately, Speedy and I have decided to separate.
But not because we didn’t try or because we didn’t want our family to work. If you know me even a little bit, then you know that my family means more to me than anything else.
For the last 10 months I have fought hard for my family because I didn’t get married to get divorced. I love Craig (aka Speedy) and our family more than anything. I believe in the bond of family and the positive effect a two parent household can have on children because that’s how I was raised. It’s #FOE…Family Over Everything and that’s what I have been instilling in my kids since Day 1.
As a mother, I try my best to raise young girls to be independent, confident women but there comes a time when you have to teach by example and this was one of those times.
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.
Craig is an amazing father and he and I will continue to co-parent. Life is about accepting what is, letting go of what was, and having the utmost faith in what will be…God’s got us
Meeka will be doing a column on Mondays for PYNK that will detail her transition into the single life, learning to co-parent and trying to ease back into doing things on her own. It’s unfortunate that these two are splitting, but we’re hoping that they will continue to be peaceful and mature about it.
You know what conversation has gotten old? Black women and reality television.
We’ve seen the memes, read the think pieces, and have played party to the same humdrum and overreaching conversation, which usually goes: “Black women on reality television are bad black people; black women watch reality television are bad black people too; black women are embarrassing themselves and the community by projecting and supporting images of negative ourselves; black women are embarrassing the black community by making us look bad on television in front of white people; black women are taking a check from white folks to destructively coon out on television, blah, blah, blah…”
And of course it also follows the same conversation trajectory as ones on: “Scandal” and Olivia Pope; “Being Mary Jane”; weaves and perms; birth control; feminism; abortions from Planned Parenthood; and a laundry list of activities, goods and services, which women enjoy. Point is, folks never get tired of telling black women, how our interests, needs and likes, particularly around what entertains us, are a waste of our time, money and a perpetration to white supremacy even when it is hypocritical at best.
But missing from all this repetitious screeching over reality shows is any real critique about the launching pads for many of the characters on these reality shows. Where are the serious analysis, the accusatory memes and finger wagging about black faced white supremacy and the impact on the downfall on the black community on ESPN or in Sports Illustrated or in the black versions of both? Where is the urging of men to step away from the hot wings and plasma television at the local sports bar and grill and throw down their throwback jerseys in mass protest?
What I’m saying is, how can you make claim about Basketball Wives trivialness and overall destructive nature, particularly to the black women’s psyche, and then in our next step, hang around with the bunch of your homies to either watch and play actual basketball?
You know a sport, which is most revered by black men?
You know a sport, which like feminism, was invented by an actual white person? And yet nobody accuses all the brothers, who participate in the sport of self hate, or trying to be like the white man, for playing along with the rules of the game.
The same sport, which today might be dominated by African Americans but had to be integrated, aka bought into, just like we had to do with the rest of the American society? Yet nobody calls the brothers in this particular sport, sellouts or coons or the male versions of Negro Bed Wenches for kowtowing to get into the white man’s game.
Mimi Faust isn’t the only seasoned reality star trying to use her assets to get a bit more shine. Today, “Basketball Wives” star Jackie Christie posted a topless picture of herself on Instagram. And she really let it all hang out.
The image was deleted shortly afterward. People are claiming that the photo was leaked but unless someone stole Jackie’s phone and had time to upload the picture before she deleted it, just minutes later, this is all very doubtful.
There’s really not much to say about this, it is what it is, we’re just wondering why, Jackie why?! Your position on “Basketball Wives” wasn’t in danger, what was the point?
What do you think of this so- called leaked picture? Why do you think Jackie released it? According to several sites, Christie was born in 1969, making her 45 this year. Forty five is no where near the grave but it is entirely too old for these type of shenanigans. Smh.
Jackie has yet to release a statement about the photo.
And umm…for those of you who are dying to see the unedited image, you can do so here.
“God Don’t Like Ugly”: Tami Roman Says A Reportedly Broke & Homeless Eric Williams Is Facing Karma After Mistreating Jennifer
We told you earlier this week that Eric Williams, former NBA star and ex-husband of former Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams, claimed that he had fallen on hard times and can’t afford to pay his past due child support. Not only did Williams say that he has no home (“[The]court-ordered citation for me to appear was not delivered to my home address as I have no home”), but he also claimed that he’s so broke, he can’t afford a lawyer to handle this situation or to appear at scheduled court dates. Williams says that he’s in the “rebuilding stages” and trying to get his life back together.
While many people don’t believe that a man who was once making millions and played for 12 seasons now can’t even afford to show his face in court, Basketball Wives star Tami Roman says she’s not surprised, because that’s how karma is.
She told TMZ that she understands what he’s going through when it comes to being homeless “because I have been there, but clearly God doesn’t like ugly.”
She also says that while Eric is struggling, the ex-wife he mistreated and threw alcohol in the face of is doing big things.
“Meanwhile, my girl Jen is being a beauty enjoying her new life and loving her new life.”
This is all very interesting coming from Tami Roman of all people. If you’ll recall, Roman was quite the Evilene during past seasons of Basketball Wives. She physically attacked and threatened her cast mates, and was quite the bully (remember the purse stealing incident?). So for her to say that “God don’t like ugly” is kind of a joke. But hey, you live and you learn, and maybe she has.
But what do you think about Eric playing the broke and homeless card, and Roman’s response to his circumstances?