I don't think a day goes by that I wonder if reality stars ever learn from their bad behavior. I realize they likely never will, but sometimes even I get surprised. Basketball Wives star Tami Roman may have just shocked me yet! The volatile bestie of Evelyn Lozada and Shaunie O'Neal seems to have learned some lessons after watching herself on the small screen. Too bad her friends have yet to follow suit!
The veteran reality star compares her time on MTV's Real World to the producer created (I'm looking at you, Nostrils!) drama, and cites that one genre (at least back in her day) was a lot more authentic than the other…you know, back when reality television was actually supposed to be real.
In a new interview with Life & Style the Basketball Wives star (who is rumored to have left the show) opens up about finding new love and re-emerging from a nightmare. “I had the worst 2012, I thought my life was over,” Evelyn confesses. “It happened so publicly, and then the passing of my brother-in-law."
However she now realizes everything happens for a reason. “But that entire incident [with Chad] led me to where I’m at now.” Now seven and a half months pregnant, she says love saved her. “I would say my broken bridge led me to happiness,” Evelyn shares. “If I had to do it again, I would because I truly feel complete right now in my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Evelyn Lozada surprised everyone this year when she disappeared then reappeared six-months pregnant with MLB player Carl Crawford's child. The couple is now engaged.
The Basketball Wives star (who reportedly quit the show) is in her last trimester and reveals that she wants to eat sweets nonstop! "I'm not much for eating sugar, but being pregnant has turned me into a sort of junk food addict! For example, I crave Laffy Taffy," Evelyn tells Mamas Latinas. "Seriously, I can't stop eating this stuff!"
Prior to being pregnant Evelyn rarely indulged in junk food. "I'm a pescatarian and a very healthy eater, so this is super weird for me. Recently, I found myself eating Nerds and I haven't had those in years!"
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'."
Third time's the charm? Evelyn Lozada is engaged! TheBasketball Wives star, who is pregnant with her second child, took to Twitter to confirm that Carl Crawford, MLB player for the LA Dodgers, proposed!
Evelyn showed off her huge rock on Instagram, a ring designed by Jason of Beverly Hills, which has a 10 carat emerald cut center stone. Total the ring has 14.5 carats and is valued at $1.4 million.
Evelyn shared two photos of her ring, writing "Thank u so much @jasonofbh for this BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!!!! #HappiestGirlInTheWorld."
Shaunie's new show, set to air on VH1, will focus on her life as a mother to her four kids, but there's a snafu: her ex is blocking her attempts to actually feature the kids citing the negative aspects of reality TV. Quick question: Aren't these particulars you should have ironed out before, you know, inking a deal to do a reality show about your kids? Just wondering…
Shaunie is trying to convince Shaq (and a judge) that the new venture is just good, wholesome family fun and will feature her doing things like working out with the kids.
Shaq disagrees. Pointing out Basketball Wives as an example, he feels there are too many producer-driven pressures to create drama because drama sells. And he believes the show will go the way of most reality shows and focus on controversy over positivity.
Shaunie O'Neal is making her living off of other Basketball Wives' stories on her popular reality show. But her ex-husband Shaq is not about letting his own family's story become the plot for Shaunie's new VH1 reality show, "The Shaunie Project".
Shaunie made a bid to get a judge to grant her permission to feature her kids on reality TV. The kids have never appeared on Basketball Wives because Shaq is adamantly against the show and won't allow it.
The exes, who share joint custody, have been arguing over the intrusion of reality cameras for years. Shaq insists a show would be a distraction for their four minor children (some of whom aren't doing well in school according to TMZ) while Shaunie is in favor of featuring them on the new show. Shaq is also concerned the show could negatively impact his kid's reputation by featuring them in a "negative light".
Well, that certainly didn't take long, did it? Basketball Wives creator and star Shaunie O'Neal is finally opening up about her pal Evelyn Lozada's bun in the oven. I guess we can all just stop pretending that Carl Crawford "may be" the father, right?