We all know what former Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada is up to these days…she's pregnant and engaged to one of the richest dudes in baseball. That was quick (although not at all surprising)! But whatever happened to Evelyn's former bestie Jennifer Williams? I haven't seen much of her since she was a bridesmaid in NeNe Leakes' wedding!
Jennifer is still promoting her Lucid Cosmetics line, and she has formed a foundation with her manager and another NBA wife called Project Save the World. In a recent interview with Live Life In Style, Jennifer explains, "I felt that I was extremely blessed and I wanted to give back, but collectively we couldn't decide on one cause that we all wanted to support. There are just so many causes that need our time, effort, energy and money, so basically it's whatever is in our hearts at that moment that we want to support. Our motto is to 'Change the World, One Mission at a Time'."
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Speaking candidly about her divorce, Jennifer shares, "I'm not the first person that went through it. I think when you see someone on TV going through things people want to relate. I'm not the first woman to be in a bad relationship. Every woman has been in a bad relationship, whether you've had a horrible boyfriend, or a horrible husband but you can relate to that. And we've all had issues with our girlfriends. I think the key is to be honest with your situation. When you have cameras in your face, you may not always want to expose certain feelings. I think it's important to do it because you never know who's watching or who can learn from it. If I can save one woman from being in a bad relationship and just convince them to have the courage to go out there and find what makes them happy, that makes me happy."
Being on the show definitely had its ups and downs (and bottle Kentucky Derby table jumping and nasty fish pranks from grown women) for Jennifer. She admits, "[B]eing on Basketball Wives my life has definitely changed. I think I've grown a lot, but I think I was forced to make some decisions that I might not have made if I wasn't on the show. In regards to my marriage, I was comfortable, it was convenient, though it wasn't the best thing. It was what I knew, but at the same time I knew I wasn't happy. I think it kind of forced me to make a decision to go out and find happiness and if that meant not with him, then that's what I had to do. You can view that as positive and negative. I think for me it has been very positive, because I'm in a happy space right now."
Jennifer continues, "I also had another friendship that deteriorated because of it (basketball), but I'm a firm believer in 'Everything happens for a reason', so if this is the direction that my life is supposed to go in, then I just have to embrace it and keep moving forward." I wonder to whom she could be referring? (cough, cough, wink, wink!)
In the future, Jennifer would like to help "portray different images of women, especially since entertainment and reality TV display women so negatively," she adds, "It's not all like that. I think it's very important that women do get together and there doesn't have to be drama. We can have a good time, sip a cocktail, shop, have great conversation and lift each other up. I think that's important."
Are you listening Nostrils?
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