Where Are They Now: Former Stars of Basketball Wives

We did the snooping, so you don't have to.

Every season of Basketball Wives comes with a crop of new faces. Some stick around, and some vanish due to the pressure of reality TV fame. But have you ever wondered what happened to some of the franchise’s former stars who made a big splash and then quickly exited the pool?

From the original “bone carrier” Suzie Ketcham to ride or die sisters Gloria and Laura Govan, we’ve done some FBI-level digging to see what these former BBW stars have been up to.

  • 1 Angel Brinks
    @angelbrinks
    Jackie may not have survived her custom Angel Brinks look, but clearly many others are. The former Basketball Wives LA star’s eponymous clothing line is doing better than ever (she’s even dressed the likes of Cardi B, Xscape and Ashanti).

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    Angel’s son, Azari and daughter, Amani, are just as stylish as mom.

  • 3 Angel Love
    @shoplifeangels
    The former Basketball Wives LA star has merged her fashion and nursing experience to launch Life Angels – a brand of nursing scrubs designed to contour and flatter the body.

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    In addition to her scrubs line, Angel is also spreading her acting wings. The former video vixen has a role in the upcoming Sony movie Superfly starring Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell.

  • 5 Brandi Maxiell
    @brandimaxiell
    The ladies last season made it crystal clear that they’d rather not have Brandi around. Good thing she’s got the “substance” to do just fine post-show. She’s currently living her best life and putting all of her energy into building her makeup line, Brandi Maxiell Cosmetics, from the ground up.

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    Brandi’s also remaining a devoted mommy, and never seems to miss one PTA meeting or school event (according to her Instagram) for Jason Jr.

  • 7 DJ Duffey
    @iwantdjduffey
    Latosha Duffey aka “DJ Duffey” made more than a few enemies on Basketball Wives LA season six. But that’s all in the past now, because she’s currently booked and busy as French Montana’s tour DJ. By the way, she is werking this short blonde cut.

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    Duffey has also been doing a fantastic job getting it tight and right just in time for summer.

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    In case you were wondering, Duffey and Brandi are still very good friends. We, however, could not locate any photos of her and Malaysia.

  • 10 Draya Michele
    @drayamichele
    Leaving Basketball Wives LA, Draya Michele’s entrepreneurial hustle went through the roof. Her swimwear line Mint Swim is currently a million dollar business.

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    @drayamichele
    Draya’s also been on her fitness grind, chronicling her daily gym visits and healthy meals via Instagram.

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    And in case you were wondering, she and fiancé Orlando Scandrick are still going strong. In 2016, Draya and Orlando welcomed an adorable baby boy named Jru.

  • 13 Gloria Govan
    @glogovan
    After splitting from her ex-husband Matt Barnes, Gloria began dating his former coach Derek Fisher. Recently, he popped the question in front of Gloria’s closest family and friends.

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    @glogovan
    Gloria is still 100% committed to raising her two adorable twin boys and maintaining a great co-parenting relationship with Barnes.

  • 15 Imani Showalter
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    Last we heard, season one Basketball Wives LA vet Imani Showalter was dating gospel singer Marvin Sapp in 2012. She’s since gone off the social media grid, and we can only hope this means she’s living her best life away from the public eye.

  • 16 Kenya Bell
    @kenyabell
    Since leaving the show in 2012, things have been looking up for Kenya. Not only did she sign a major record deal…she has since remarried.

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    @kenyabell
    In addition to her two older daughters, Kenya and her new husband are now the proud parents of infant twins Kennedy and James.

  • 18 Kesha Nichols
    @keshanichols
    Kesha Nichols was tested to the max after engaging in a bitter battle with Tami Roman on season four of Basketball Wives. The solo season star has since ventured away from reality TV and is solely focused on her career as a dancer.

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    @keshanichols
    Kesha’s Dance Company Sugar & Spice Productions is open for business in New York City and Charlotte.

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    She’s also enjoying being the proud puppy mommy to her fury little baby Princess Jasmine.

  • 21 Laura Govan
    @getty
    The mom of four is no longer on the BBW cast, but did seek out OWN Network’s Iyanla Vanzant for some spiritual help and guidance on changing her “volatile reputation.” In 2016, she appeared on TV One’s The Next :15, alongside another basketball wife, Jennifer Williams.

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    In a conversation with the “Domenick Nati Show” in 2017, Laura revealed that she and her sister Gloria are estranged. “We really don’t have much of a sister relationship. But here’s how we work, we keep it really tight for our children…Our kids play together all the time. They love each other. I think we’ll keep it at that, for the meantime.”

  • 23
    @lauragovan
    Speaking of the kids, Laura’s four little ones are growing like weeds!

  • 24 Meeka Claxton
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    Meeka’s divorce from ex-husband Speedy Claxton was finalized in 2017, but that hasn’t stopped the CEO mom from getting her hustle on.

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    @meekaclaxton
    The former baller wife currently runs two lifestyle magazines, Pynk Magazine and Elite Magazine, while raising her two beautiful daughters.

  • 26 Royce Reed
    @roycereed
    Royce was known as the sporty and fierce basketball wife whose bark was just as big as her bite. Absolutely nothing has changed, except that her dance company Fantashique is doing better than ever.

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    Funny enough, Royce’s son Braylon has just as much pep and personality as his mom.

  • 28 Sundy Carter
    @sundycarter_
    Sundy is currently soaking up the sun in Los Angeles, where she’s raising her children.

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    Sundy is also in businesswoman mode with her clothing and skincare line Sundy’s Secrets. She was alleged to be in a relationship with former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star Miles Brock.

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    Look at Sundy’s mini-me!

  • 31 Suzie Ketcham
    Suzie has without a doubt been the most under-the-radar ex-BBW cast member. According to TMZ, Suzie was feeling the pressure from all the cyber-bullying that resulted from the show which explains why most of her social media profiles are private. In a 2016 interview with VH1.com, EP Shaunie O’Neal revealed, “We try for Suzie [to return], every year but her kids are in Miami and it’s hard for her to just go away from them for three months at a time, if she had a TV show all the way in LA, so it’s logistics with her.”

  • 32 Tasha Marbury
    @tashamarbury
    The one-time cast member decided that reality TV was not for her. As we’ve discovered, she’s still stunning!

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    @tashamarbury
    Mama is serving total travel envy on Instagram these days.

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    @tashamarbury
    And yes, she’s still partaking in over-the-top birthday celebrations.

  • 35 Brittish Williams
    @brittishwilliams
    Not only did Brittish stick it out with her on-again-off-again baller boo Lorenzo Gordon…the couple welcomed a baby girl in May 2018.

Despite Evelyn’s ongoing drama with Jackie, she and Malaysia manage to get on good terms with each other.

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