By Sowmya Krishnamurthy with reporting by Rebecca Thomas
“Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman dishes to MTV’s RapFix about castmate Evelyn Lozada and her fiancé Chad Ochocinco. Despite the lovey dovey routine, Tami isn’t convinced that this relationship is a keeper. “You can’t tell a person who to fall in love with. I guess she’s just gonna take her chances and hope that this one will stand the test of time,” Roman says about her friend. Tami implies that infidelities are going to be a major issue between Ev and Ocho especially because of their money and fame, something Tami faced when she was married to Kenny Anderson.
When asked if being with an athlete is “toxic,” Tami says that you have to be aware of what the situation is and with all of the women throwing themselves at your baller, you need “a strong mind and a thick skin.”
Tami may be right on the money. On last night’s episode of “Basketball Wives,” Evelyn confronted Chad about his rumored trysts and the things she was hearing about him from social media and the blogs. “Everybody’s your homegirl, everybody’s your girlfriend,” Evelyn accuses Chad and chastises him that, “I don’t think you realize that it’s a problem.” Chad doesn’t seem too shaken but seems to want to make things work, especially when Evelyn eventually breaks down. She’d rather him be honest and if he is cheating, let her know. Chad then opens up the (bedroom) door and asks her about having an open marriage, letting him invite other women into their relationship to keep the spark alive. Evelyn seems ambivalent but doesn’t outright reject the idea.
Fans took to Twitter to quickly share their disgust over his proposition. One asked, “I’m confused with Evelyn and Chad relationship So it’s going be an open marriage?” while another flat-out shared, “Is Chad serious about what he just said 2 Evelyn about a 3some?! Evelyn and Chad wedding is NOT happening. He is a H–!!!”