While “Basketball Wives” fans might be surprised that former BFFs Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams are no longer friends, Tami Roman said she saw this one coming a mile away.
“For me looking at the friendship, something just didn’t really seem right. Now I’m coming to understand what it really was,” Tami told DJ Cherry Martinez.
For nearly three seasons of the series, Evelyn and Jennifer, who were friends before the show launched, seemed to have a great relationship. However, Tami said it sometimes seemed one-sided.
“I always saw Evelyn trying to always be there for Jennifer, but I never saw that really reciprocated,” said Tami, who tried to help the two women work out their differences in the season 4 premiere. “I didn’t really feel a lot of friendship love. Like, I know my diehard friends, we don’t function in the way they function, so I can’t say that I’m very surprised.”
Although she’s maintained that she’s trying to stay neutral, Tami seems to be placing most of the blame on Jennifer.
“I didn’t really know what it was, couldn’t put my finger on it. I always felt that there was a little tension toward Evelyn from Jennifer,” said Tami.
That might come as a shock for “BBW” fans who often see a fiery Evelyn in conflict, while Jennifer seems less confrontational.
“Just because Jennifer is quiet doesn’t mean that she’s not doing things behind the scenes. I think as people watch the show, they will see certain things unfold that they might not have been aware of, and it may change people’s perspective of how their relationship really was,” said Tami, who seems to have learned a few things about Jen and Ev’s relationship herself.
“Now that this thing is starting to unfold before my eyes, just as it will for everyone else, I’m seeing what those underlying tensions were, and they’re all going to be brought to the forefront this season,” Tami said.
Don’t miss Tami’s advice column in the March 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.
—Tracy L. Scott
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