Tami Roman Defends Telling Evelyn To Go Back To Chad

September 4, 2013  |  

When watching “Basketball Wives,” there are a lot of things that can give one pause, but so far in season 5, I think Tami Roman wins the award for the most WTF audience reactions. In the very first episode of this latest season, the most outspoken member of the reality show confused everybody — including her co-stars — when she told Evelyn if she wanted to go back to Chad, she should. Even Shaunie had to speak up on that little bit of advice, asking Tami if Evelyn was her daughter, would she tell her the same thing, and when Tami responded with some musings on why it made sense for Rihanna and Chris Brown to get back together, I think just about everyone considered her a lost cause.

In a recent interview with Cocoa Fab, though, Tami clarified her comments just a bit, saying she wasn’t necessarily encouraging Evelyn to go back to Chad, just trying to help her get whatever she wanted.

“That wasn’t all of the conversation and that’s one of those moments where a three hour conversation was cut into five minutes of camera time. That was after listening to Evelyn explain how much she still loves Chad. Since then she has admitted that if the public didn’t know about it, she would have gone back and swept it under the rug. Me knowing that at that dinner was like, ‘OK, if you’re going to go back, then…’

“I wasn’t telling her to go back. It was me saying, ‘if that’s the decision you are making then I suggest you separate, go to counseling, let him go to counseling, work on yourselves as individuals.’  If you still feel like you want to be with that person then go together as a couple and it feel like your marriage is worth saving, then that was my advice.  It was only on the heels of her saying she wanted to go back anyway.”

Regarding Shaunie’s question of whether she would impart the same advice to her daughters, Tami said:

“There are different facets when people are actually married. If my daughters were in a domestic violence situation now, they’re not married. That’s not the first person you fall in love with. No, you should not continue to be with this person. Kick rocks.

“When you’re married, there are a lot of different facets. Sometimes there are children involved, grandparents involved, financial issues to be considered.  My suggestion was that if you want to be with this person you need to go through serious, serious counseling.  I also said if this happened before and you stayed there, that’s a problem.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure this actually clears anything up. It seems to just further confirm that when it comes to relationship advice, Tami is a bit off base. What do you think?

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