‘Basketball Wives’ Stars Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada & Tami Roman Cover Upscale Magazine

Basketball Wives Upscale

The stars of Basketball Wives Miami, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman landed the cover of Upscale Magazine’s June/July issue.  On the cover, the ladies look beautiful and graceful dressed in all white.

In the issue, they are discussing many issues related to their show and their personal lives including the backlash that the show has received, the fallout from Jennifer Williams’ assault, Evelyn’s domestic abuse and cancelled spin-off show, Tami’s weight loss, and why former co-stars Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams’ and others will not be returning to the show.

Check out the highlights below:

On the Basketball Wives backlash:

“[It] was so difficult to deal with when it was airing and when it was all over with. I remember saying, ‘what the hell just happened? This isn’t us; we’re mothers, we’re businesswomen. We have to be smarter. We have to represent ourselves a lot better.’”—Shaunie O’Neal

“People were connecting my behavior on the show with the incident with Chad. They were like, ‘Well if she acts like that on the show, then I’m sure she acts like that at home.’ I’m a totally different person at home.” —Eveyln Lozada

“I was very depressed last summer. I was dealing with some things that were going on with my mother and everything that was happening with the backlash from the show. I started eating everything under the sun. I blew up to about 190-ish pounds. I’m a tall girl, so I wear it well, but I was bordering between [size] 14 and 16 in my clothes.”—Tami Roman

“By the time we did the [season four] reunion we all agreed enough is enough. We had a group talk and were all definitely on the same page. We heard the messages loud and clear. We knew we had to do better. It was an eye opener.” —Shaunie O’Neal

On the decision to remove Jennifer Williams and Royce Reed from the show:

“It was a chemistry thing. It just became awkward to film or even come up with a conversation. It just wasn’t working for TV.”
—Shaunie O’Neal

“Royce has been a non-motherf—ing factor for the last two seasons, so it just didn’t make sense anymore. And as for Jennifer—Shaunie is [being] nice but I’m going to tell you this—we don’t condone the incident with Jennifer, but we do reality TV. You know something’s bound to happen when you put a bunch of women together and there’s a lot of behind the scenes conversation and gossip going on. So when Jennifer went on this whole anti-show campaign, it was a little tough for us as cast members.”
—Evelyn Lozada

I can’t wait to see if they actually made some changes for next season.  If they have changed things, I think that’s a good thing.  The question is will people still be interested in the show if there’s less drama?

Season 5 of Basketball Wives will air on VH1 in August.


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