Jennifer and Eric Williams have very different interpretations of the events that led up to Eric throwing a drink in the face of his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Jennifer, whose divorce party was featured on the most recent episode of “Basketball Wives,” admits that she probably shouldn’t have thrown a drink at Eric’s back as he was trying to walk away from her.
“I was frustrated ’cause I felt like we didn’t get anywhere. He walked away. I picked up the glass and I threw it. I was not aiming for his head or to get on him. I wasn’t trying to throw the glass to get on anyone. I’m sure it was like an ego thing and his pride was involved,” Jennifer told the DJs at Power 105.1 in New York.
While Jennifer’s actions seemed to be a direct result of what was happening in the moment, Eric’s beef seemed to stem from an interview Jennifer did with Sister 2 Sister magazine a few months ago—an interview Eric obviously didn’t like.
“You know damn well why I threw that drink in her face like that. She dishonored my mother,” Eric explained, referring to Jennifer’s comments about Eric’s mother not liking her.
“That was a conversation between my mother and her. She was supposed to wear that to the grave. No one was supposed to know about that conversation. She put that sh_t on Sister 2 Sister magazine,” he said.
Although some “Basketball Wives” viewers don’t blame Eric for throwing a drink in Jen’s face after she threw one at him, most have criticized him for acting so aggressively toward his wife.
However he isn’t sorry.
“I don’t apologize for the reaction,” he said.
Listen to Jen’s interview.
Listen to Eric’s interview.
Read exactly what Jennifer had to say about Eric’s mom in the June 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
Jamie: What about his parents? Tell me about them and his family. Have they helped out any?
Jennifer: No, his family did not like me from jump.
Jamie: Oh, they didn’t? (laugh)
Jennifer: I didn’t have problems with his mother up until the point where she knew we were really getting married. Like six weeks before the wedding she just caused so much drama. She invited me out to lunch and I’m thinking, “Okay, this is gonna be good.” She sat in my car and went off on me. She had shades on and she was like—I’ll never forget—she put the shades on the tip of her nose and she was like, “Lemme take these down so you can see my eyes.” (laughter) And she was like, “You do not have my blessing. I don’t think you’re ready to be a—“ like, she was going off. I’m just like, “We’re getting married in six weeks. Are you serious?!” And it was very hurtful. Like, why is she doing this now? And then she’s calling our wedding planner, causing all kinds of drama. It was ridiculous.
Jamie: That thing about his mother took me aback!
Jennifer: “Monster-in-law” is what I liked to call her.
What do you think? Did Jennifer cross the line with her comments about Eric’s mother, or is he tripping? Leave your comments below.
—Tracy L. Scott
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