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“I Have Another Angel”: Bobby Brown Talks Bobbi Kristina And 10 Other Things We Learned At Circle Of Sisters 2015
This past weekend, I had the chance to check out the Circle of Sisters Expo (see all the sponsors). My second year in a row at the event, I had the opportunity to see Chaka Khan at the R&B concert, spend all my money on beauty products and desserts at the expo and listen to some great advice and conversations from stars taking part in the many panels done on Saturday and Sunday. But I spent a great deal of my time at the event in the media room, listening to some notable figures in Black entertainment talk about new projects, career longevity, and life in general. Here are just a few things from just a few stars that I walked away with after a full weekend.
Brown was promoting a lot of things during his time at Circle of Sisters. That includes the music of his artists, a line of BBQ sauces, his memoir coming out in June of next year (“I’m trying to be as honest as possible”) and a potential biopic that he hopes will come to fruition.
But Brown is also still reeling from the loss of Bobbi Kristina. When asked how he looks at that situation by radio personality Deja Vu, the singer said, “I have another angel to carry me through whatever I have to go through. I’m really blessed with my children, and everything that I have to do is about that. It’s about love, and I have a lot of love around me. And I have a lot of love that I give so, it’s about that.”
I personally take great pleasure in women over thirty getting pregnant. With so much pressure from society, the media and our own bodies, to procreate with a quickness, it’s scary to be quite honest. So, I always applaud when a woman over 35 announces a pregnancy.
And I felt the same for Tami Roman.
Like many people, I was concerned about the time of the announcement. Any woman, of any age announcing a pregnancy before the conclusion of the first trimester is risky. Miscarriage can happen to anyone. Still, I was rooting for her to have a healthy baby.
Sadly, that didn’t seem to be the case for everyone else.
I saw far too many comments where people proclaimed she was too old to have a child. Obviously, her body was and still might be capable of conceiving a child. And it saddened me that people were so ready to speak misfortune over her pregnancy. I don’t want to get super deep on y’all but words are powerful. And it would have been nice for people to either keep their negative comments to themselves or speak positively about Tami bringing a new life into the world. Furthermore, it is so frustrating to see women participating in the spread of information that makes many of us so anxious and scared in the first place.
Sadly, she did indeed suffer a miscarriage.
Later, she issued this statement about the loss and her subsequent emotions.
As I sat trying to find the reason, the why, the how come…I remained at a loss for words. My emotions were high and my spirit was low. I don't think anyone will understand the sadness that I felt. All I wanted to do was share a positive moment with the man I love. I couldn't stop crying and asking God why…then a stillness came over me, a quiet, a simple peace. What I'm about to say will seem undoubtedly strange, but it made perfect sense to me. I lost my baby on my mother's birthday. My mother has been gone for two years and I feel she has missed being apart of so many wonderful moments in my life and the lives of my daughters. She didn't get to meet the man I love and she would've really liked Reggie. I came to the conclusion that this is a lesson in love and loss. This is another test of my faith and my strength. I got to a place of eerie calm, believing the spirit of my unborn child is with my mom. I don't know, it made me feel better believing that a part of me is keeping her company. I'm not supposed to understand everything. Some things are so beyond my grasp and extremely spiritual. The loss has shown me how much I would love to be a mother again. I always thought this was about Reggie, that I was doing this for him…but NO, this is about me. I know that now. God needed to know I wanted this too and I DO. I've grown so much since having my daughters and I want the opportunity to be a better mother, with less mistakes, less selfishness and more love than ever to give. I know that I am stronger than this situation and I'm not giving up. This is not a condescending or statistical "I told you so" moment, but instead a "You can defy the odds" empowerment moment. I represent women my age who want families, but feel it's not possible or think it's too late. I plan to show you with God's help, that it can be done. I appreciate the prayers from my friends and family who reached out to me personally and from ALL of you! My babies @jazzanderson @lyricchanel for being so supportive and my love @reggieyb1 for being so understanding. Lets get back to life and keep pressing forward. Please continue to keep us uplifted as we are not giving up or in.
And still, after this heartfelt message, some people still took it as an opportunity not to express condolences but to remind the strangers and their friends on social media that they had “called it.” That they were right. Bragging about being right about the loss of a child. Congratulations.
We were all taught we shouldn’t say anything if we don’t have anything nice to say but I don’t know anyone who follows that rule. But in my house, the message of not speaking ill about people’s children, anyone who’s not an adult, specifically when you don’t have any of your own, was drilled into my head. The sentiment/superstition/ is that speaking ill or harm over someone else’s child, born or unborn, could present problems for you when it’s time for you to conceive.
Be careful what you speak.
In Tami’s Instagram post she mentioned that she and Reggie are going to continue trying to have children. Best of luck to the both of them.
Reality TV star Tami Roman and Reggie Youngblood are mourning the loss of their unborn child. A representative for the couple confirmed to TMZ Thursday that Roman suffered a miscarriage. She was three months pregnant.
“[Tami and Reggie are] mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time.”
Roman announced her pregnancy last month during an appearance on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta After Party Live.” She was six weeks into her first trimester at the time. The “Basketball Wives: LA” star appeared alongside Youngblood in the latest season of We TV’s “Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars.” One of the couple’s primary sources of conflict on the show was Youngblood, 27, and his desire to marry and have a child. Roman, who is 45 and already has two children from a previous marriage, was opposed to having a baby and remarrying. However, after several rounds of counseling with MBC stars Jim and Elizabeth Caroll, the mother of two experienced a change of heart and decided to have a baby with Youngblood.
We imagine that this has to be hard on both Reggie and Tami. They’re definitely in our prayers.
Three years ago, reality television star Tami Roman revealed that she suffered a mild heart attack, which she says was partially due to poor dieting. The expectant mom recently opened up about the frightening experience, as well as other health issues she’s facing, to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.
“There are levels to heart attacks,” she explained to host Charlamagne. “I had a mini heart attack, and it was due to diet and smoking. I’m also diabetic.”
According to Roman, who experienced the cardiovascular attack at her home in Houston, Texas, the prior health conditions have her on high alert regarding her current pregnancy.
“These are all of the things that I’m worried about with this pregnancy; [I’m] just trying to do the right things.”
Despite her initial resistance to the idea of having a child with boyfriend Reggie Youngblood, 28, Roman says that the counseling offered by therapists Jim and Elizabeth Caroll during “Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars” taught her the importance of compromise.
“I never thought that I would have children again,” the 45-year-old explained. “But because he is 17 years younger, he’s never been married and never had children. What I learned on ‘Marriage Bootcamp’ was how to compromise in the relationship. So I decided to give him what he doesn’t have.”
We’re wishing this beauty a happy, healthy pregnancy.
Watch Tami’s full interview below.
There were two things that slightly shocked us about Tami Roman’s pregnancy announcement:
1. She is 45 years old seemed against having another child at this point.
2. The pregnancy was announced just six weeks in. In many cases, expectant moms wait up to 12 weeks before sharing the big news.
In a recent interview with NecoleBitchie, Roman spoke on her decision to give into boyfriend Reggie Youngblood’s desire to have a child with her and critics who were not pleased by her pregnancy news.
On experiencing a change of heart:
I am in a committed relationship with a younger man who has never had children. In an effort to compromise for the benefit of our relationship, and because I am in love with this person, I decided to have a child with him and I am happy I made the decision to do so.
“Marriage Bootcamp” helped us a great deal in all aspects, especially communication. It showed us that we do love each other and are in it for the long haul.
On if she face fertility complications:
Surprisingly, I have always been very fertile. I didn’t really feel the anticipation that other women experience with regard to attempting to have a child. I didn’t have fertility treatments or freeze my eggs. It was the grace of God.
On the early announcement:
I don’t know [why I announced it so soon]…wanting to share my excitement with the people who have shown me love. I hope I didn’t jinx myself. I hope and pray that will not be the case.
On concerns about childbirth at 45:
I’m not going to act like I’m not afraid. Deciding to have a child at the age of 45 is very risky, and when I first found out that I was definitely pregnant I went through a lot of emotions; fear, excitement, anxiety and stress. I find resolve in knowing that the person I am having this child with absolutely adores me and wants to build a family with me so I’m excited about the possibility of that.
On negative feedback:
I think all babies are miracles! As it pertains to Halle, I looked at her as inspiration and said she did it, Alyssa Milano did it, Gwen Stefani did it, Julianna Margolis did it… Why not me? People put more emphasis on my age when this is not new, other women have done it and received nothing but congratulations, [so] not sure why my announcement was viewed so negatively.
Though we did not see the pregnancy coming, we are definitely happy for the mom-to-be. And of course, we’re wishing her a happy, healthy pregnancy.
Talk about things you did not see coming.
Last night during her appearance on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta After Party Live,” Tami Roman, 45, delivered some shocking news: she is expecting a child with boyfriend Reggie Youngblood, 28.
“I feel this is the perfect place to let everybody know that I am granting wishes. I am six weeks pregnant,” Roman announced.
The announcement is particularly surprising because Roman and Youngblood appear in the current season of “Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars,” and one of their biggest issues has been that Youngblood–who is younger than Roman–desires to get married and have children. Roman, however, up until more recent episodes, has expressed that she is opposed to having more children. It’s nice to see that they were able to work things out.
Roman has two children, Lyric and Jazz Anderson, from her previous marriage to former NBA star Kenny Anderson.
Back in October, we reported that Tami Roman was in a relationship with a new man, 17 years her junior: Reggie Youngblood, the owner of a Houston-based trucking company . And then, months later she was defending that relationship on Instagram when a woman claimed she was setting a bad example for her daughters, laying up in the bed with a man to whom she is not married. If you don’t remember the incident, essentially she told the woman to “get some dick and relax.”
But as you know, every relationship has its problems and Tami Roman is not new to this reality tv life. So even though they are not married, it should come as little surprise that Tami and Reggie Youngblood (how fitting) are coming to the new season of We Tv’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.”
According to People, They’ll be joined by other couples whose relationships are on the rocks, most notably Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, whose marriage was plagued by Hank’s numerous affairs. They’ll also be joined by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his girlfriend Lauren Pesce from “The Jersey Shore.” You’ll also recognize Aubrey O’ Day, formerly of Danity Kane, who will appear with her boyfriend Travis Garland.
We Tv describes the new season:
“This season, new exercises such as forcing the couples to pull the plug on their coma-stricken partner to feel what life would be like without them, partnered with Boot Camp staples such as the lie detector test and divorce court, will break these couples down in order to build them back up. However, in the end, they’ll need to answer the ultimate question: Is their union worth saving or are they better off apart?”
It’s going to be the hottest of messes as it looks like in addition to the relationship drama, Tami will be getting into it with Kendra and perhaps even Aubrey.
Have you admit, I’m curious to see Tami and Reggie together. So I might watch an episode or two.
Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be tuning in.
We told you late last week that when asked on Twitter if she would be joining season five of “Basketball Wives LA,” Evelyn Lozada made it clear that she had moved past that stage in her life and wanted no parts of the show or the franchise in general.
“I was given an offer, but declined. Just not a good fit for my life, I’ve moved on.”
But the show is still a good fit for Tami Roman, who is officially making the jump from Miami to LA.
Roman confirmed that she is indeed going to show up and show out for the upcoming season after arriving at an event for “Basketball Wives LA” star Malaysia Pargo late last month.
“The people have been wanting to see myself, Evelyn, and Shaunie back on TV. We can’t leave them wanting more. When they asked me to be a part of the situation, I said, ‘Let me get back in there because people are familiar with me from ‘Basketball Wives.’ I’m just here to get to know the ladies. People associate me with being 100 percent real. I’m completely transparent at all times, so I think that’s what their particular version of ‘Basketball Wives’ is missing. Somebody to just come in and give the real. I’m here to just talk to the girls, get to know them, and find out what’s really going on. Get all the tea.
When asked who she is bonding with so far, Roman says she’s open to getting to know everyone.
“I don’t use the term friends lightly, so I don’t necessarily know that I’ll be best friends with everybody. My main focus here is to get to know everybody. Bring the Tami to the cast. Finding out what’s going and help them hopefully be 100 with each other. I’m not here to start drama. I’m not here to cause any problems. It’s[sic] just here to get them to to be able relate to each other and kind of incorporate some of the things from our installment in Miami. We have issues but we’re able to talk about them and get through them. I think that the LA installment was missing that person that could kind of help navigate them through some of their issues.
But when she was asked how she’s dealing with Jackie Christie, who some feels is a manipulative bully at times on the show, Roman was quick to defend the BBWLA vet, because they’re very similar.
“I think that after you cross the age of 18, ‘bully’ isn’t really the proper term. As adults, everybody has the opportunity to stand up for themselves and speak their mind. Stand for something or fall for anything. I think with Jackie, she’s been a poignant personality on this particular installment, as I have been on mine. I’m just here, yet again, to make sure the girls understand that you can have differences. You can agree to disagree. But we’re all grown. We’re all over 18. I hate that term in the context of grown women. We’re disagreeing, and now we’ve gotta get to a point where we can agree to disagree.”
Anywho, the cast (aside from Draya Michele and former cast member Sundy Carter) was recently spotted on a trip to Puerto Rico where they shot scenes for the show. Roman was snapped kicking it with Jackie Christie and “boss lady” Shaunie O’Neal, while the rest of the ladies posted images of themselves enjoying all that PR has to offer. Check out some of the images for yourself, as well as Roman’s interview about what you can expect from her in LA.
Tami Roman Checks Instagram Follower Who Said She’s Setting A Bad Example For Her Daughters: “Get You Some D-ck And Relax!”
It’s been a while since Tami Roman has appeared on reality television, but apparently, she’s still no stranger to drama. Recently on Instagram, the 44-year-old decided to call out a follower who was bold enough to tell her that she’s setting a poor example for her daughters, Jaz and Lyric. The exchange came after the former “Basketball Wives” star posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend, Reggie, lying in bed.
“What an example you are for your daughters, laying around with a man you aren’t married to. Find you a man who would put a ring on it, marry you, and then invite you to his bed. I bet you think you got something, real men don’t treat their women this way,” the follower scolded.
Tami’s fans quickly jumped to her defense and accused the commenter of being a troll. And then, eventually, Tami decided to address the comments.
“Excuse me random person, I am the perfect example for my daughters exuding leadership, loyalty, honesty and representing the struggle turned victorious. I have been married and choose to date in a monogamous relationship. I’m not looking for a ring at this time. I am a grown woman who can make her own decisions and right now…I’m f-cking and loving it…as for my daughters, they are both abstinent…monkey see, monkey don’t do in my household…so go get you some d-ck and relax in 2015. I apologize to my followers for my language, but damn I need b-tches to worry about themselves!!!”
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: