Basketball Wives' Jennifer Williams on Evelyn Lozada, Chris Bosh, and New Season

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To pick our favorite reality TV star is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. But really, we have spoken to a lot of these ladies, and while on TV they might rip each other's hair out, they are generally nice people. Basketball Wives' Royce Reed? Not crazy. Shaunie O'Neal? We wanted to put in adoption papers the minute we were done with our interview.

So when we asked Miss Jennifer Williams to chat with us about what she has been doing since the Basketball Wives reunion and she obliged, we high-fived the person sitting next to us. And as it turns out, Williams is quite delightful too.

New Times: You're here in Miami filming. Do you live here permanently?

Jennifer Williams: I was living in between Miami and New Jersey. And then I moved back to New Jersey. And now, I'm back in Miami for filming. I'm kind of all over the place. I pretty much live out of a suitcase.

So can you tell me anything about the third season?

You know, it came about so quickly! We filmed our reunion show in the middle of February. And actually at the reunion, they were like, "Ok, so Monday were going to start pre-production." And everyone was just, "Wait, what?"

Will there be another Evelyn Lozada vs. Tammi Roman fight?

I mean, I just started filming. As of yet, no. The season always starts out pretty slow. There haven't been any critical moments as of yet.  So we will have to see.  It usually gets crazy towards the middle of filming. I'm sure it's going to be another interesting season.

What about the rumor your girl Evelyn wasn't coming back?

No, she is definitely back. She is already filming. Whenever one rumor gets started in the media, it always takes a life of its own.

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BFF Alert: Evelyn & Jennifer


There are always a lot of rumors surrounding your show. Royce Reed leaving, and Chris Bosh's baby mama is in.

I know! I just heard a rumor that Trina was going to be on the show.  I don't know where all these rumors get started.  People ask me things sometimes and I'm like, "Sorry, that is the first time I'm hearing that."
 
So, sorry to bring this up, but I know on the reunion you talked about your divorce. Are you dating? Single?

I'm definitely a proud single lady. I'm not dating or actively looking. If something came along, great! Dating is just so different now. Social media, texting, no one wants to talk on the phone, Facebook--I mean, I just feel clueless. I'll get out there soon, I'm just focusing on my business right now.
 
Well, on that note: What do you look for in a man?

Looks definitely count. I just want someone that I can have a good conversation with. Someone that can make me laugh. Just a caring person and they have to be able to bring something to the table. They don't have to be a millionaire, but I would like them to be on my same level: driven, motivated.

Speaking of love, Miss Evelyn is engaged to Chad Ochocinco. What do you think of him?

I don't really know Chad like that. He is just always in the media, so I know he likes to keep himself relevant. I guess on a personal level, I just don't really know him.  I have met him like once or twice.

I heard you and Eve have grown apart since her engagement.

No, we are still close. Everyone is just busy and she is caught up with her new man.  I'm just really focused on my career. I'm about to be an independent woman, so I'm just throwing myself into work. But when we're together, everything is cool.

Career wise, what are you up to?

I'm launching my lip-gloss line in a few weeks, so I have been really busy with that. It's my baby, so I'm watching it grow and soon it will be crawling. And hopefully walking! I'm working on a book, a workout DVD, so I'm just really keeping myself busy. I'm taking on a lot of projects right now.

A book -- is it a tell-all?

No no no! It's going to be a women's handbook. I'm going to talk about makeup, skincare, hair, self-esteem, love and I'm going to include personal stories and tips as well.

What is your advice for girls maybe going through a situation like you were with your NBA ex, Eric Williams?

I knew my relationship was going downhill. But I'm a child of divorce; I just never wanted that for myself. I considered myself a failure, because I'm really critical and hard on myself. For young women, remember that happiness is key. If the person you're with isn't making you happy, then take the proper steps to get out of that relationship and make yourself happy.  Life is just way too short.

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The Infamous Reunion

 
While we're on Eric, at the reunion, it seemed like the video he made took you off guard.

Wow, that is a whole another story. I found out the day I was flying out to L.A. to film the reunion that they were going to fly him out. And I told them, "I'm not having it. It's either him or me." So once I got there, they said he had made a statement and that John Salley (the host) was going to read it.

And at the reunion, that is what happened. Then as I watched the reunion, I see this whole interview and I just shocked because that isn't at all what happened. And the statement he made in the letter is so different then what they showed. So comments I'm making had nothing to do with the video clip.  I was a little blindsided by that.
 
Did you feel so betrayed?

I immediately wrote to my executive producer once I saw that. When you're working with someone, you have to be honest with him or her.  Especially doing a reality show when I'm putting my whole life out there. I was pretty much holding down the title of the show because I was the only "basketball wife." It's just a little frustrating when the people you work with aren't honest.
 
While we're talking about the reunion, where did Royce Reed come from?

She was like the energizer bunny that just wouldn't shut up. She just did a complete 360. I could tell when we sat down; she had an attitude and didn't really speak to anyone. I was just like, "who is this person?" I haven't seen her since.

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Tequea Penney
Tequea Penney

omg i so love jennifer she is so cool and sassy and holds her own at the same time wow if i were jens daughter i wud be so fasinated i love so much and i hpoe and u find an italin man wen u go to italy an dont trip cus u got ito it with ev keep strong

Catherine E Coleman-Merck
Catherine E Coleman-Merck

Be carefull Evelyn, about the comment that was supposed to have been said about youand Chad by Jennifer.  I really think Jennifer likes you alot, and I don't think she would say anything about you that would hurt.  People telling story always transforms thing as they want them to be. its a good idea for you to look up this information your self and see what was saidin this interview, before lighting into Jennifer for mixed up words from your so call other friend. This may be the person to watch.

Sandee
Sandee

I agree. Evelyn should evaluate the interview. Jen has been a good friend. Things get mixed up and misunderstood. By the time they finish editing, your words are all mixed up. In any event, Jen does not want to see her friend Evelyn get hurt by another ball player.

~Im N My Prime!
~Im N My Prime!

Jennifer is very classy and intelligent. I am reading alot of Evelyn haters on here, but how do any of you know her bedroom life!  Define a hoe, because it takes one to know one!!! Just saying!!!! I think that Ev is one of the realist people on the show and she is just misunnderstood. Love Jenn. Eric was dogging her on the show!!! I'm suprised so many people want them to work it out... Royce is an idiot. She serves know purpose because she cannot talk about her NBA baby daddy!!!! I feel until she can address her own dirty laundry, she needs to shut her mouth!!!! Just saying!!!!

Leah_reign
Leah_reign

Your strong and independent you should try the other side (women) starting with me ;)

Georgetate84
Georgetate84

Basketball wives are really crazy women, why all the drama...I hate Evelyn every other word that comes out of her fifthy is a cruse, I have never heard women speak so much vile language.The wasy to get on that show is learn hoe to curse and look like you do nothing all day but think of ways to create drama or away to not get along.  Ladies with class would never act the way they do!!!!

Sultrybeau
Sultrybeau

Now they want to get rid of Royce. I guess u have to be a who're or a old backstabbing hag to be on the show. Or an a** kisser.

Realchick
Realchick

How can Evelyn, Jen or Shaunie speak about loyalty? Maybe they should watch the show. Evelyn is supposed to be so cool with Jen and she said that Jen was jealous of her and Chad. Wow, what a friend! And Shaunie just keep shit going between everyone. Royce and Tammi are the only real sisters on the show. When they leave a lot of viewers will stop watching. Whores and fake friends come a dime a dozen so no one will be interested in watching the show any longer.

simple
simple

Jen should have tried a little harder to make her marriage work. she couldn't get over the past to move foward. eric tried but, she seen nathing but a cheater. Jen needed to spend more time with her man and not those basketball wives wanna be's. Jen good luck I hope you can live with your decision, there are not much good man out there.

Keepingitreal247
Keepingitreal247

I think that Jennifer, evelyn and shaune are all backstabbers and shit statters. 

Heather
Heather

A Book? Really? Who is going to buy it?

Chauntzet
Chauntzet

No one intelligent would buy Evelyns book.Royce said she have sex for name brand pocketbooks and indulge in other activities thats not public known.So funny how Evelyn doesnt like Royce because dancers have sex with the players knowing there married.Well dam the pot calling the kettle ulgy cause she surely got with tami husband now whose not a factor.

Liljinx34
Liljinx34

if Jeniffer loved her husband she should have made it work, Eric looked like he was trying to save his marraige.  i think he is a handsome guy i don't know what the knot is on his for head is though,  but he looks like he's  a great dresser an pretty good lookn. i think he wouild have been more commited to it this time around.  On the other hand Evelyn and her guy  jus want to play around u can see there's nothing serious there. their jus having fun with each other.

Mimi
Mimi

how was he trying to work on his married when he was busy messing it up.

Cayetano Ann
Cayetano Ann

i total agree with you that jen should have tried to save her marriage and not listen to the wannabe players like evelyn.

Honey_lips
Honey_lips

I WISHED JENNIFER AND HER HUSBAND COULD HAVE MADE IT. I WAS CHEERING FOR THEM.  I LIKE ERIC ON THE SHOW I WISH HE CAME BACK ON IT WAS HILARIOUS WATCHING THOSE TWO BUT ALSO KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSS.   WANNA SEE MORE ERIC.

Go Getta
Go Getta

I like Jen shes str8 up the only flaw I see in her is that u act out with the rest of them well I guess thats all in role play...lol You really are a Boss Bitch....Lead them boo dnt follow them and u are where they tryna to get.... Well into u sign those papers ....I know u and you hubby go threw shit but u are so stronge.....Love ya Jen Wink Wink:)

Rockwalk9
Rockwalk9

Evelyn has all of the qualities of a slut,sleeping around with anyone who has a dollar.What about her children?

4Sure
4Sure

Evil-lyn is a GOLD DIGGIN HO.  She is as ghetto as they come.  What grown ass woman throws drinks in someones face.  You can take the girl out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl.  Ocho she is not who you want to represent you.  She is now trying to trap him by having his baby so she can get paid.  Why was she ever on the show from the beginning.  She was no basketball wife.  Wanna be. This is not haten just callling it as I see it and everyone can see what sheis about. Tammy and Royce both should have kicked her bully ass.

Mimi
Mimi

I agree Evelyn is a gold diggin hoe.  Seems like she's about to get paid though. The way she's pushing to have Ocho's twins, it won't be long.  He's a damn fool.....why would he want to marry and have kids by someone with such low standards is beyond me.  I just can't stand the way she tries to bully people. I hope Tammy gets another chance smack her ass around. 

Stepwilliams31
Stepwilliams31

Girl u are so telling the truth.Everlene is like a door knob,everybody gets a turn.How can someone be so stupid to be on TV and let the whole world know you a HOE.And she has the nerve to make a T-Shirt after she got her azz beat byTammy LOL.I tell ya people do anything to get in the SPOT LIGHT or for a DOLLAR. 

Cammie27
Cammie27

Evelyn is a mad dog with all the women on the show with the exception of Jen and Shaunie.  I wonder what are her issues besides a back stabber.

JANEkey
JANEkey

You're writing a book on self esteem?  Looks matter?  Jen, I don't think you're telling the truth. 

Slim
Slim

WORKOUT DVD~~> LMBO...NOT...don't waste your time!!!

Slim
Slim

I see why the divorved happened...why put your marriage out there and hang around so many miserable women...they weren't married so why would they care about your marriage or give you sound advice...REALITY TV has taken a life of its own! I know its not 100% reality to BBW cus for one there's no1 married unless they brought new (real) wives...NOT...cus ain't nobody gonna put their marriage out there esp if they are HAPPY!

diva b
diva b

You said looks matter...and you were married to who? ERIC WILLIAMS so looks can't matter!

~ Im N My Prome~
~ Im N My Prome~

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!!! Today's garbage to you, is someone else's treasure!!!!

Jalen
Jalen

that is so true!! I was thinkin the samething to myself but Im going to be nice and not talk about people..but I would like to know what did she see other than his (ima guess this) personality.

Tommie Nicole
Tommie Nicole

I had to read that three times because I couldn't believe she said that since she was married to Donkey Kong. As a matter of fact, Donkey Kong looked better because he didn't have that big ass knot on his head.

Slim
Slim

FUNNY UH?

Jay03l
Jay03l

I was thinking the same thing...lol

Shavedballs
Shavedballs

Yo Chad might be going to New England, Evelyn has a history up there, lot a history.

L Greenish
L Greenish

Evelyn is a BITCH and all them basketball wives will bet her ass

L Greenish
L Greenish

That BITCH Evelyn want to be Jennifer Williams, Jen will not hate on u BITCH she was just looking out for u....... Love u Jen,Nohomo!!!!!!

Russell
Russell

Would love to know what you mean by that :)

Hunt
Hunt

You mean 180. 360 brings you back to where you started. Idiot!

Wandrathomas
Wandrathomas

Obviously Jennifer and Evelyn aren't the most educated people, so I'm not suprised about the 360 comment. I just hope that people know that all black women aren't that ignorant, shallow,catty and stupid.

Kahliahw
Kahliahw

Jenn is very educated and comes from a prominent upbringing. I would say some people say "360" as a complete turn-a-round, which is what Royce has done. Which can be taken as "change." But if you really look at 360 in the sense of Math and not life, it means they have just turned their life around completely in a sense they are back where they started. Some ppl interpret 360 differently.

Slim
Slim

Haha...I know uh!!!

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