Tami Roman On Possible Basketball Wives Return: “Certain Changes Would Have To Be Made For Me To Be Comfortable In That Environment”

January 14, 2019  |  

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While promoting her new BET film Fall Girls and speaking on the fun she had filming it, Tami Roman also talked about a project she is still on the fence about filming, and that’s Basketball Wives.

Last time we saw the 48-year-old on the VH1 series, she walked out of the reunion.

“I just want to thank you ladies for an amazing season, but I think it’s time for me to go,” she said during the taping before exiting the set for what felt like the last time. And it made sense that she would leave after such a tumultuous season, which saw her butting heads with co-star Evelyn Lozada.

But don’t count her completely out just yet. Roman told Entertainment Tonight’s Courtney Tezeno that if she were to return, some major changes would need to be made. She is already in discussion with those behind the show to outline what those changes would need to be.

“You know, I actually loved doing Basketball Wives,” she said. “I’m just at a place right now where it’s about protecting my energy and my space and my zen. I have to protect it. And so, even within the Basketball Wives world, if I were to go back, certain changes would have to be made for me to be comfortable in that environment. But we’re still in talks. I don’t necessarily know if I’ll return, but we are talking about how everybody can be comfortable in that environment.”

If she were to go back, she would have to come into contact with Lozada again, who said on social media recently that she was a go for the next season. Roman said they could co-exist if they both respect each other’s space.

“I typically don’t speak about Evelyn in any of my interviews, but I’m doing this for you,” she said. “We didn’t speak before taping, we typically don’t speak after, and I think both of us just owe ourselves a greater service of me not coming into her space and her not coming into mine. Just respecting boundaries.”

When Tezeno said they could possibly have a conversation to come to an understanding away from cameras, Roman made it clear that she was fine not interacting with her on-screen nemesis whatsoever in the future.

“It doesn’t need to have cameras and it doesn’t even need to happen,” she said. “I just feel like we both know what it is, and we can both move on accordingly.”

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