By James Sanders
At 22, she was the out-spoken, no nonsense cast member of MTV’s The Real World: Los Angeles. Tami Roman is one of the more memorable characters known for her sharp tongue and devastating good looks. Now as the breakout star of VH1’s Basketball Wives, she is hitting her stride. That was last year, and since then, Roman has once again stolen the show with her comical talent, sharp wit and quick hands. But that’s just the beginning.
Tami Roman married NBA player Kenny Anderson in 1994, and were divorced in 2001. Shortly afterwards, Roman began focusing on her career – getting involved in several projects. Then in 2010, she joined the cast of Vh1’s Basketball Wives – executive produced by Shaunie O’Neal. Recently, Roman sat down to talk about the show, her relationship with other cast mates and her status as an enterprising business woman.
At the conclusion of the second season, Tami got into a fight with fellow cast member Evelyn Lozada (current fiancé of Chad Ochocinco – wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals) when she told Roman that she had an affair with Kenny Anderson during the time that they were still married. It all erupted when Roman was told that she was a, “Non Mutha-Fu***** Factor.” Roman says that her relationships with the girls have not changed, “I still feel the same way. We are cast-mates we worked together. We are cordial. I am cool with Jennifer and Shaunie. I am up and down with Evelyn. I have grown to like Royce,” Roman says. Of her relationship with newcomer Meeka Claxton (wife of retired NBA player Speedy Claxton) – Roman says that she is never around her. So far, the two have had two instances of disagreement.