The latest season of Basketball Wives was Tami Roman’s last. It was believed that although she was leaving the show, she was still cool with Shaunie O’Neal.
It turns out that the two are no longer friends. Roman was barely present for the installment that mainly centered around OG Chijindu and Evelyn Lozada’s beef.
For the record, Tami was very clearly #teamOG and often reprimanded her co-stars for not having the athletes back during the scenes she weren’t involved in.
As far as what turned her relationship with Shaunie sour, it seemingly started when they combined Basketball Wives franchise.
Roman explained to Keyshia Cole on her Fox Soul talk show that Shaunie played a part in her departure.
‘I thought in my mind that we were close. I thought we had a camaraderie and a sisterhood and a mutual respect for each other. I found out over the past three seasons that the lack of friendship was shown rather than the sisterhood as it pertained to me, which was unfortunate because I care for Shaunie.’
She referred to Evelyn Lozada as a demon seed.
‘The whole dynamic changed. And for me it was just not a happy place to be once she returned. And this is no secret. She doesn’t like me, she has never liked me, I tried to be friends, and so now I’ve accepted that she doesn’t like me, so now I don’t like you. I tried numerous times. I really truly did, and to find out that there were a lot of workings going on behind the scenes and emails being sent and negative, derogatory things being said about my health and my miscarriages all the way up to the network executives, I felt like at that point, that was crossing a line for me. So there was no way we could have ever worked together, for me.’
Do you think Shaunie and Tami will ever reunite?