Returning tonight are the divas of VH1 as season 2 of the Basketball Wives premieres.
So what can we expect this season? Well for one, the show has been expanded to an hour per episode. There are also some new “wives” added to the cast. Most notable is Tami Roman, an alum of MTV’sReal World. The other new additions include Juli Richmond and Kimberli Russell.
On tonight’s episode, we will season season 1 alum Evelyn Lozada confront Suzie Ketcham about some leaked gossip regarding a Las Vegas trip. Meanwhile, Shaunie O’Neal will attempt to bring Tami into her inner circle.
There also seems to be some confusion regarding whether or not season 1 star Gloria Govan will appear on the second season. In an interview with the Futon Critic, Jennifer Williamsand Suzie both confirm that Gloria is indeed returning for some drama appearances this season.
And back to Tami Roman. Tami appeared on ‘The Real World: Los Angeles back in 1993 before marrying then NBA star Kenny Anderson. She however divorced Kenny after six years of marriage following rumors of his infidelity. In an interview with Popeater, Tami reveals her divorce with Kenny left her without a dime due to their prenuptial agreement.
Tami also shares she was forced to use food stamps to care for their two daughters and denied reports that she ended up with half of his assets.
Basketball Wives airs tonight at 8/7c on VH1.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SEASON & TONIGHT’S PREMIERE EPISODE?
Following the news of their engagement on Tuesday, many are still wondering if this is the real deal or just a publicity stunt. While the jury is still out on that, TMZ is reporting that VH1 has now offered Chad Ochocinco and his fiance Evelyn Lozada, star ofBasketball Wives, their own spin-off reality show.
According to TMZ, VH1 offered them the show just hours after the news of their 10-carat engagement hit. The show would focus mainly on the couple’s post-engagement relationship leading up to the wedding, which might be a problem as sources close to the couple stated on Tuesday that they would be having a looong engagement.
Sources add that the couple is very interested but won’t sign the dotted line unless “the money and situation are right.” VH1 reportedly wants to start filming right away.
There are also rumors that Evelyn might be pregnant after she tweeted a photo of a positive pregnancy test on Monday. Yes, she did. Though just moments later, she wrote, “I’m not PREGO!!!! Woooh hooooo.”
So to sum this up, you get engaged and your first thought is to tweet the ring photo along with a message to the haters, just a day after tweeting a picture of a positive pregnancy test, only to then tweet moments later that it was just a joke. Perhaps Evelyn and Chad are a perfect match after all!
And finally, we reported on Wednesday that Chad was two timing Evelyn with Rubi Pazmino, the winner of his VH1 dating show. Well we now have more details on what happened with Rubi and Chad.
Rubi tells us exclusively that she ultimately decided to end things with Chad after she found out he was cheating on her with Eve and many other women. Remember, TMZ reports that Chad and Evelyn have been together for 4 months though he was still dating Rubi as of 2 months ago. Despite the fact that Rubi ended things with him, Chad still continued to call, begging her to take him back with Evelyn still in the picture.
Even though Evelyn was well aware of Chad’s cheating ways (she and Rubi talked and compared notes), Evelyn apparently forgave Chad. Rubi tells us Chad’s attitude was one of “I am unfaithful, take it or leave it.” She decided to leave it. Rubi adds that Chad’s actions show he had no respect for either she or Evelyn.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHAD’S CHEATING? WOULD YOU WATCH A REALITY SHOW WITH HIM & EVELYN?
TMZ broke the news late yesterday that NFL starChad Ochocinco, 32, and VH1 reality star Evelyn Lozada, 34, are officially engaged after 4 months of dating.
According to TMZ, Chad, who appeared on the last season of Dancing With The Starsand had his own VH1 dating show, popped the question to Evelyn yesterday in Cincinnati with a 10-carat engagement ring. Evelyn reportedly flew in to see him from Miami.
The Basketball Wives star wasted no time in sharing the good news with her twitter followers. She tweeted a photo of the super blinged engagement ring with the caption – “I’m no rabbit but 10 carats looks good on me!! Let the hating begin.” A photo of the ring is below.
Some are wondering if this the real deal or just a publicity stunt as the second season of Basketball Wives (you can watch the Season 2 trailer here!) is set to premiere in just weeks on December 12. Only time will tell. TMZ does add that the couple plans to be engaged for a while.
Here’s to hoping the 2nd time will be the charm for Eve as her last engagement to former NBA player Antoine Walker ended after 10 years with no walk down the aisle.
This engagement also came as a surprise as Chad was supposed to be dating Rubi Pazmino, you know, the winner of his VH1 dating show Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. The show’s finale aired back in September and in her VH1 interview following the finale, Rubi stated she and Chad were indeed together and that Chad told her the rumors that he was dating Evelyn were false. “He said Evelyn’s a friend of his,” stated Rubi two months ago.
Well fast forward to today and it’s all but obvious Chad and Evelyn were more than just friends. We reached out to Rubi following the engagement news and she exclusively told Reality Tea that Chad was lying as he was indeed two-timing both she and Evelyn.
Even more shocking, Rubi revealed to us that she and Evelyn spoke about it, and that there were even many other women in the picture. And when it comes to the engagement, Rubi stated she has no clue about it, adding “maybe he has changed.”
Rubi also states on her twitter page that she will likely sell the promise ring Chad gave her on ebay. Guess Evelyn won the “prize” in this situation.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHAD’S ENGAGEMENT TO EVELYN?
They’re baaaack! Though VH1 has yet to announce the official premiere date for Basketball Wives season 2, a four minute preview clip has been released.
And judging from the video preview, there will be no sophomore jinx with these ladies. In fact, there is a new housewife on the block with the addition of former NBA wife Tami Roman, who used to be married to Kenny Anderson. If Tami’s name sounds familiar to you, it is because she was on MTV’s The Real World LA back in 1993. The preview clip is below -
In other Basketball Wives news, following his arrest on the suspicion of domestic violence back in September, TMZ is reporting that all charges have been dropped against Matt Barnes.
The incident occurred back in September after cops received a disconnected 911 call. Upon arriving to Matt and Gloria Govan’s home, cops found visible injuries on both parties and arrested Matt for domestic violence. We’re guessing Gloria refused to corporate as she immediately denied all allegations of abuse just moments after Matt’s arrest.
The couple is still engaged though they canceled their August 21 wedding this year just 3 weeks before they were set to tie the knot. And judging from the clip below, it doesn’t seem Gloria will be appearing on the show’s new season. Also below, pictures of Tami.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW OF BASKETBALL WIVES 2?
The finale of The Ultimate Catch ended last night with Chad Ochocinco throwing us for a loop by actually picking one of the finalists, contrary to the rumors that he didn’t pick anyone.
The lucky Mrs. Ochocinco ended up being Rubi Pazmino, which came as no surprise considering she was his #1 pick from the start.
The shocker however is the fact that Chad and Rubi are still together! In a new interview with VH1, Rubi discusses how she and Chad are making things work, talks about her singing career, and also addresses the rumors that Chad is datingBasketball Wives‘ Evelyn Lozada.
Excerpts from Rubi’s interview below -
What has it been like since the show? Is this, in fact, for real? Have you been pursuing something with Chad?
Yes. We’ve definitely been talking. We talk all the time, everyday. And we definitely have an amazing connection. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say, but we do get to see each other and it’s been way more intimate and way more real since the show because you don’t have all these other women getting in the way. You get to have real conversations. There’s no stress, no time limits. There’s a lot of a possibility.
What do you make of the rumor that he’s dating Basketball Wives‘ Evelyn?
Even while we were on the show a lot of girls were saying he was with her. There have always been rumors. It wasn’t a huge shock to me when I heard that it was out there in the media. But just like with anybody, when you hear a rumor you just ask like, “Hey what’s going on?” I asked him about it. He said Evelyn’s a friend of his, they didn’t have anything and they’re friends. And that’s all. If someone tells you something, you just have to believe them. I’m not gonna sit there and ask him every two seconds. I asked him once and he answered it and that’s enough.
Was your career as a singer ever a consideration for signing up for the show?
You always think about your career, wondering if a given situation is gonna be a negative or a positive. I wondered, “Hey is this gonna be something that’s bad for what I do?” Obviously that’s a no. I’d be a super lazy person not to take advantage of the things I’m reaping now because of the show. It’d be dumb. And what I do of course depends on fan base and popularity and if this helps it, great. And Chad absolutely has no problem with it.
Would you go as far as to call it love?
I think love is a super strong word. Do we have the material and the hard work to make it to love? Yes. I think we definitely have the material to get there. But should we say love love love as of right now? I don’t know. It’s a love. Like I luv him, like L-U-V. He probably feels the same way about me. But we definitely have the potential to be able to get there.
Rubi might be in for some bumps in this relationship as one of the show’s contestants, Heather, gave an interview to Bossip, during which she claimed Chad was still trying to hook up with her after eliminating her on the show. Heather also alleged Chad was still calling his former Dancing With The Stars partner Cheryl Burke, and sending her gifts while filming the show.
According to TMZ, VH1 is none too pleased that Chad is openly dating Evelyn Lozada, star of VH1’s Basketball Wives. TMZ reports the couple has been dating for a few months and are open about their relationship, as they are always constantly tweeting to each other on twitter.
Sources tell TMZ that VH1 is “pissed at Ochocinco about the relationship — since he’s the star of a dating show that’s currently airing on VH1!” The network is also said to be unhappy about the spoiler that leaked before the show started, stating that Chad doesn’t pick anyone from the show.
As for Evelyn and Chad, the two are reportedly getting serious and Chad will be appearing on the 2nd season of Basketball Wives. A rep for VH1 tells TMZ, “We cannot comment on possible story lines regarding series currently airing or in production.”
A picture of the two below -
TELL US – HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING THE ULTIMATE CATCH? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINAL 4?
It seems while VH1 was airing the reunion show of Basketball Wives, the real drama was taking place in Twitterville.
Matt Barnes, fiance of cast member Gloria Govan, didn’t appreciate what the ladies had to say about he and his fiance, mostly when they all declared they didn’t know who he was before the show. The led to Matt unleashing a verbal smackdown on the ladies.
“@FirstLadyEve& @RedCarpet_17 yall hoes enjoy ur 5mins of fame & when it runs out make sure u find another athlete/celeb 2 SUCK dry. TRICKS!!!
@REDCARPET_17 Yall post all the fake shit u want. Lookn like Joe Camel go shoot a commercial. Ms (Status) FukOutaHere!!
@Shaunie_O 2gether then u talk out the side of yo neck causes u couldn’t keep yo man. Ur like 1 of those lizards that change color 2(cont)
@Shaunie_O color to adopt to there surroundings. Oh & do me a favor and dope the Oneal of ur last name like ole boy dropped you
& 4 all u bbwives fans that think G and I r the bad guys Ill take it cause I LUV being the VILLANE but G dnt deserve it. That hole show(cont
Turned against her & r family because they Listen 2 the (PuppetMaster) aka shaunie. Wat the f#*k would u do. Trus me we not trippn we(cont)”
The ladies however did not take Matt’s twitter abuse laying down. Here’s what they also tweeted to Matt –
(Jennifer) – Do u wanna talk abt the model u smashed in NY then put in a cab while ur fiance was pregnant? Yeah, I didn’t think so CLOWN! @Matt_Barnes22
(Evelyn) @Matt_Barnes22 Guns are out and loaded! Let’s get it going! Tired of ur ass talking shit! Test tube baby!
(Evelyn) RT @ChrissyLoubotin: @FirstLadyEve TELL GLORIA, A MAN THAT’S NOT CHEATING, WOUDLN’T TAKE THIS LONG TO MARRY THE MOTHER OF HIS 2 KIDS..
(Shaunie) RT @MinisterMP: Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.Prov23:9NLT
This isn’t the first time Matt has unleashed on the ladies via twitter. Gloria, who did not attend the reunion, gave a new interview to VH1 and had some interesting things to say regarding Shaunie and Matt’s twitter attacks. Excerpts are below -
What do you think of the stuff Matt said to the women on the show via Twitter?
I think he has gone back and forth with them. I don’t have a Twitter account that I have used in a long time. I don’t follow them, they don’t follow me so it would’ve been pointless to get involved. Mainly, I told Matt don’t waste his time. They’re just unnecessary. They’re not a factor in our lives, to entertain ignorance belittles you and brings you down to their level. Part of me was proud of him, though. I was kind of excited. I was glad that he stood up to them. He protected me in a sense. I was excited for that, but I also told him it was probably a waste of time.
Are ties completely severed with Shaunie?
I think so. I don’t think I have aimed any of my comments at Shaunie in a negative light. From what I’ve heard, she had tried to say things about me or about Matt or about our relationship in general that just aren’t nice. I just think it’s also very immature. For someone to be grown with five kids, I feel like she should have better things to do with her time.
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE DRAMA BETWEEN MATT AND THE LADIES?
Tonight is the long awaited reunion show of VH1’s new hit – Basketball Wives. The one hour reunion is set to air at 10/9c.
As we reported last week, a major fight broke out when alleged groupie Sandra Lopez was brought on to the stage, much to the dismay of cast member Suzie Ketcham. Sources reveal “Suzie got really p—– off and just got up and left, but not soon after, she came back with a huge bucket of water and threw it at Sandra.”
According to an insider, things took an uglier turn when “Sandra tried to run away, but in the process, she slipped in the water and fell.” Cops were called and Suzie ended up being arrested.
While the ladies sit down to rehash the events of the season, cast member Gloria Govan will not be in attendance, as she skipped the reunion taping.. Gloria has voiced her disdain for the show, and has said she will not be back for season two. As we previously reported, VH1 has renewed Basketball Wives for a second season.
A video preview is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REUNION SHOW AND THIS SEASON OF BASKETBALL WIVES?