Shaunie O'Neal is the ex-wife of one of the basketball world's most respected players, Shaquille O'Neal. A successful entrepreneur in her own right, Shaunie is working hard to balance work, her five children and keeping her friends in check.
These days, Shaunie is pouring much of her time and effort into her businesses: investing in properties around the world and opening a marijuana dispensary.
But when her son Shareef’s health is in jeopardy, this mama bear is ready to put everything on hold for her cub. With his life on the line, the O’Neals' tight-knit family becomes closer than ever. So when old tensions with estranged friends flare up, Shaunie doesn't have time to mess around. This no-nonsense powerhouse is ready to put anyone who crosses her in their place.
Tami Roman is the ex-wife of retired basketball player Kenny Anderson. The mother of two, who was a former "Real World" star, continues to focus on her personal development after taking a major step in her relationship with Reggie Youngblood.
But Tami must figure out how to make amends when Reggie’s role in her life threatens her bond with her daughters. And when her ex is stricken with a life-threatening stroke, Tami is forced to confront her own health issues.
These major life events have put things into perspective for Tami, and she no longer has patience for her friends' messiness. So when she’s dragged into the muck, she's ready to fight fire with fire.
Evelyn Lozada continues to bring her boogie-down Bronx charm and feisty attitude to everything. Raised solely by her mother, she always aspired to break out of her relatively small world, dreaming of something bigger and better. The mom of two is focused on her young son's burgeoning athletic career, so she's trying to balance being a baseball mom on top of everything else.
But major health issues are bringing her down. A massive flare-up of inflammation has left this former exercise queen feeling vulnerable.
This is not a good place to be as her feud with Jennifer continues. Will there be a chance to salvage their 20-year friendship? Or are things done for good? Luckily, Evelyn has a new weapon in her arsenal: a friend from New York, Feby Torres.
Jackie Christie, wife of retired Los Angeles player Doug Christie, is famous for her outlandish antics and over-the-top meltdowns. And with her youngest child leaving the nest and heading off to college, Jackie is on shaky ground.
But after intensive therapy, Jackie is determined to bring a new and enlightened perspective to her group of friends by trying to play all sides.
However, her tactics goes awry when Jackie is accused of being fake and spreading nasty rumors. Backed into a corner, Jackie is quick to defend herself against the vicious charges.
Malaysia Pargo has finally found peace after divorcing Charlotte player Jannero Pargo, and she's now splitting her time between L.A. and Atlanta.
And Malaysia isn’t only bouncing between locations. A cousin by marriage, she's put in a tough spot of mediating between Cece Gutierrez and Kristen Scott. Tensions between the two continue to flare, and everyone is holding on by a thread. Desperate to fix her broken family, Malaysia tries to bring everyone together, including Byron and Thomas Scott.
But when Malaysia learns that her so-called-friends are spreading vicious rumors about her – and more importantly, her children – this peacemaker is ready to go to war.
Jennifer Williams is the ex-wife of successful professional basketball player Eric Williams.
This troublemaker still hasn’t learned her lesson and is spreading rumors like wildfire.
But when Jen is confronted by the ladies, she breaks down and reveals the truth behind her aggression and her unhappiness. The brokenhearted confession has some of the women flocking back to her side, but is it enough to bring her and her former best friends back together?
Kristen Scott is married to former NBA coach Thomas Scott, the son of Byron Scott. Kristen has been a part of the Scott family for nearly a decade. But her idyllic family life was shattered when Cece Gutierrez came into the picture.
With Cece and Byron newly engaged, tensions between the women are at an all-time high.
And when family secrets come to light, Kristen knows just who to blame – and how to get her revenge.
Cece Gutierrez is a registered nurse who is engaged to former L.A. player and coaching legend Byron Scott.
But rather than celebrating, Cece is preparing for a battle with her future stepdaughter-in-law Kristen, who is not invited to their wedding.
Tensions between the two continue to rise as family secrets are spilled and fingers are pointed... right back at Cece.And when a health scare sends Cece to the doctor, she learns who her true friends really are.
Ogom "OG" Chijindu is the girlfriend of Kwame Alexander, who is currently playing overseas. The native Nigerian is seeing some major life changes this year as she retires from playing professional football.
The former gridiron goddess is quick to lash out and to spill the tea. But when she weaponizes a Scott family secret, the ladies begin to wonder just how she got that information in the first place.
Could it be that the aggressive OG is really a pawn in another player's game?
Feby Torres, ex-girlfriend of Los Angeles player Lance Stephenson, is determined to step out of her former boyfriend's shadow and spread her own wings by becoming a rapper.
But leaving her hometown of Brooklyn to pursue her dreams is harder than Feby imagined when she faces the devastating loss of her grandfather.
Without a support system in L.A., Feby looks to her friend Evelyn Lozada to shepherd her into the group. But when the other ladies start rubbing her the wrong way, Feby realizes that while these women may be grown, their antics remain childish.
Brandi Maxiell continues to struggle in her relationship with player Jason Maxiell. Although Brandi may have relocated to Dallas, she can't stay away from her best friend Malaysia for long. Will her visit be more than Shaunie and the rest of the OGs can handle?
Bonnie-Jill Laflin is the girlfriend of retired Los Angeles player Kareem Rush. Bonnie-Jill's background as the league's first and only female scout makes her very well-known and well-respected throughout the league.
Because Bonnie-Jill works so closely with so many players, she may have a hard time running in the same circle as many of their ex-girlfriends, side chicks and babies' mothers.
Keonna Green is the ex-girlfriend and high-school sweetheart of a current Los Angeles player whom she's just had her second child with.
On the heels of a very public makeup and breakup with that player and the pop star he's been dating, Keonna turns to Shaunie for some relationship advice and a fresh start.
Aja Metoyer had a relationship with a well-known athlete in the NBA. While she and her sister Cristen may run in the same circles, they do not get along, so Aja doesn't mind aggressively airing all of their dirty laundry in public.
Cristen Metoyer has a daughter with retired New York player Joe Crawford and hopes that after seven years of dating, maybe this is the year he will finally propose. Cristen definitely has her guard up coming into the group, but the biggest threat she faces may be coming from within her own family.
Suzie Ketcham, the life of every party and well-meaning ex of a prominent player, returns after extensive facial surgery to take on a new challenge: deciding what to do with her life. Her penchant for gossip and difficulty in keeping secrets have made the past four seasons a treat, but it's a personal tale about how she sustained her jaw injury years ago that will surprise viewers more than any of her slips in confidentiality.
Tasha, joining the circle this season, is a veteran basketball wife whose high-profile marriage to one of the sport's most successful players is not without its perils. Between tabloid reports of her husband's alleged infidelities and new battles with a stranger who's stalking her online, she's had her share of trouble recently.
She's undoubtedly a dividing presence within the circle, as her high-society persona and low tolerance for tomfoolery quickly leads to friction with certain ladies within the group. She's an entrepreneur whose reach has extended from children's clothing to an N.Y.C.-based weave salon, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
Royce has been in the spotlight nearly her entire life. Born and raised in Orlando, FL, loving all things sports, she is a former gymnast, competitive cheerleader and dancer for professional basketball teams in both Miami and Orlando. She is the founder/owner of her own burlesque dance company, Fantashique, which travels all over Florida.
The only thing more colorful than her dance moves is her personality. She is a firecracker, a strong-minded, driven woman who is no stranger to confrontation. While she's a sweetheart most of the time, Royce can turn it on in a hot second and rarely bites her tongue. In the future, she looks forward to pursuing an acting career. This season, she tries to debunk the negative stereotype of team dancers the wives believe and continues her search for love.
Former Miss Michigan USA Kenya Bell may be in the middle of a divorce from Bay Area guard Charlie Bell, but her eyes are already on the future. Making strides toward a career in music, Kenya's drive and ambition may sometimes hit a sour note with the other wives, but she's not about to let that slow her down.
An instant lightning rod for controversy within the group, the opinionated Kenya adds plenty of drama to the new franchise.
When San Antonio's Richard Jefferson called off his engagement to Kesha late in the game, she bounced back in a big way. She picked herself up and parlayed her experience as a New Jersey dancer on the court to running her own successful New York City dance group. This new addition to the group may have grown up a country girl in North Carolina, but don't think she's too sweet to speak her mind now that she is in the bright lights of the big city.
Wife of retired player and current scout Speedy Claxton, Meeka is a self-made real estate entrepreneur that specializes in high-end transactions for some of the larger names in the sports and A-list crowds. Meeka has set her sights on the Miami market and is hitting South Beach to commit to a new outpost.
No stranger to commitment, Meeka has been with her sweetheart since college. Their courtship and marriage has endured the ups and downs of a basketball league relationship and has given them two beautiful girls. As the new girl in town, Meeka has no allegiance to anyone -- yet. But with a clear divide between the ladies, she will be forced to pick a side. Question is: Will they accept her?
Seasons 1 + 2
At the age of only 12 years old, Gloria Govan met the man whom she planned to marry: Matt Barnes. After several years apart, Matt and Gloria would reconnect when he played near Gloria's hometown of Oakland, CA. The two fell in love and now have beautiful identical twin boys. At the young age of 24, Gloria finds time to do it all; using her business major and book smarts, she is also the executive director of Matt's foundation Athletes vs. Cancer and is heavily involved in several other charities. Gloria is currently focusing full tilt on making a go of her burgeoning acting career.