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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:
“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.
Tami Roman has lost a ton of weight since she last appeared on VH1’s “Basketball Wives.” And while some are loving the new slim and trim Tami, others have been criticizing her for losing so much weight. The reality TV veteran recently decided to clap back at her critics with a post that reads:
“I have to hear how skinny I am on EVERY post. I am not trying, I have diabetes and this is just my world right now,” the mother of two expressed on Instagram. “I am fine and dealing with my illness accordingly.”
“If you can’t handle me this way, please unfollow, because I don’t want to be reminded of something I already know and have no control over,” she said.
We get how Tami could feel a way about people constantly discussing her weight—especially if she had to shed those pounds for health reasons. Hopefully fans will layoff after this.
“I’ve Heard The Dead Rises”: Tami Roman On If Basketball Wives Miami Will Return; Jennifer Williams Denies Throwing Shade At Evelyn
We told you last week that Evelyn Lozada was speaking openly on Twitter about wanting to make amends with Jennifer Williams after the two fell out on while they were on “Basketball Wives Miami.” She told a follower that she had actually reached out to Williams:
“I did reach out & I apologized for my actions& any hurt I caused her & her family.”
Despite Lozada wanting to let go of grudges and move forward, Williams posted some tweets soon after Lozada on Twitter that looked like they could be about that situation. Her messages included saying “Reason, season, lifetime PERIOD!!!” and she also wrote this:
But Williams is now saying she wasn’t throwing shade at a “certain someone” and if she was, she wouldn’t be afraid to mention them in her messages:
I’ll admit that I definitely thought Williams was addressing Lozada (all her messages happened soon after Lozada spoke about Williams on her account), and I’m not 100 percent sure I believe that she wasn’t…But hey, either way, she seems unbothered by all of it.
Speaking of former basketball wives, Tami Roman was asked by a follower late last week if she thought the Miami installment she was a part of would be coming back. She didn’t rule it out (only Shaunie O’Neal has those answers), but it didn’t seem like she wanted to take part in any return:
Roman has said in the past that she didn’t plan on returning to the show, especially since she didn’t appreciate the way she was being portrayed this past season:
“Listen, let me tell you, I’m still mad. Listen, here’s the thing. They’re trying to portray me week after week as a certain type of person and I’m not going for that. I’m not having that. I’m sick of the Basketball Wives train that has left the station this season.”
After all the ups and downs this show has had, and with both Roman and Lozada acting as though they wouldn’t return, it’s about time “Basketball Wives Miami” hang it up. But what do you think?