Royce Reed is sticking with Dezmon Briscoe, despite his very public sexting fiasco.
When Dezmon’s babymama, Christina Nero, outed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player for sending her freaky texts, people just knew that Royce was going to leave him!
“The situation is crazy and I understand why he did it, it was wrong as he!!, but the fact is Dezmon never cheated on me,” Royce told TT Torrez of iPower 92.1. "I’m not oblivious to fact that Dez is young."
Royce and Dezmon had discussed marriage on that week’s episode of "Basketball Wives," and less than two days later the image of them being a perfect couple was shattered. At first, Dezmon denied that he ever got fresh via text with Christina, but he eventually tweeted his confession and publicly apologized to Royce. Christina even posted screen shots of Dezmon talking about how much he’d like to hook up.
According to Royce, it’s nothing more than the actions of a bitter babymama. The reality star, who briefly shut down her Twitter page last weekend, regrets letting Christina pull her into some off-camera drama.
“I can’t make her get over the fact that one, they were never together, and two, they’re not gonna be together," Royce said. "There’s no love lost because there was never any love gained, and I just feel like things got a little messy. And me responding to her got a little messy also.”
Many women would be hard-pressed to forgive their sweetie for sexting another woman. Royce, however, is ready to move forward from the embarrassing situation with Dezmon by her side. In the immediate aftermath, Royce wrote a blog on the matter that made it sound like she and Dezmon were going to take a break (at least for a little while). After some thought, Royce said she’s standing by her man.
“I’m not gonna leave Dezmon because of what the world thinks I should do. I love him, he loves me and it wasn’t time to walk away," Royce explained. "I’m not gonna leave him for the one thing he did wrong when there were so many other things he did right."
Since it was girl talk, TT had some real advice for Royce. "You can only go by what he’s telling you. You never had a chance to speak to that other woman, so what he’s telling you may not always be 100-percent true," TT said. "You’re only getting one side of the story."
TT also questioned why Dezmon would ever send Christina signals that he missed sleeping with her.
During the chat, Royce also had something to say about Tami Roman’s behavior in Tahiti, which has drawn sharp criticism from the viewing public.
"I told Tami many times that I didn’t want her to come across as being a bully because that’s not really the person I know," Royce told TT. "After seeing herself the past two episodes, she’s really starting to see where a lot of people are coming from."
Check out Royce and the rest of the "Basketball Wives" cast (minus Tami Roman) on the set of the season 4 reunion below!