Jennifer Williams Says She’s ‘Catching Hell’ On ‘Basketball Wives’ This Season
If you’ve been keeping up with “Basketball Wives” then you know it hasn’t necessarily been a smooth ride for Jennifer Williams.
The series OG had her share of drama this season, beginning with a brutal rumor involving executive producer Shaunie O’Neal, her ex-husband Shaquille O’Neal and co-star Evelyn Lozada. The messy unveiling also cost her a few friendships, further creating a rift with castmates, Tami Roman and Malaysia Pargo.
In the midst of a rumor that she skipped taping the season 7 reunion show, Williams sat down with Fashion Bomb Daily to talk about her rocky moments, what she learned and her passion for helping out the less fortunate.
“It has been a trying season on Basketball Wives,” Williams said. “I truly don’t have drama in my real life outside of TV so it is a bit exhausting at times. I am catching hell this season but I say this, the real show is behind the scenes!”
The season began with Williams and Lozada sharing their disappointment and frustration over their respective break-ups. Williams let the cameras roll as she went back and forth to court during her contentious ordeals with her ex, Tim Norman from OWN’s “Sweetie Pies.” Williams called those scenes her “worst moment.”
“I wish it was a clean breakup and the unnecessary court drama was not in my life and especially not while I was filming a reality show,” she said. “However, it probably resulted in my best moment on the show which was going to see a relationship coach. I wanted to take accountability for being in several dysfunctional relationships and see why I was attracting these type of men in my life. I truly feel Spicy Mari helped me in that department so it was a breakthrough moment for me.”
For now Williams said she’s focused on opening a location for her online store Classy Girl Wardrobe and is impassioned about her new project Finding Home, which helps homeless citizens obtain shelter and a new track in life.
“We don’t get to see compassion a lot on reality TV,” she continued. “I really want people to believe in humanity again. The homeless situation is a huge epidemic in LA. At the top of the year, I made a list of goals and one of them was to give more….so that is what I’m trying to accomplish.”
For now Williams said her goal is to work on things that “bring me joy.” Time will tell if she’ll return for season 8.