Shaunie O'Neal is the ex-wife of one of the basketball world's most respected players, Shaquille O'Neal. A successful entrepreneur, Shaunie is working hard to balance work, her five children, and keeping her friends from killing each other.
Shaunie loves having her best friend Evelyn in town but she hates the fact that Evelyn and Tami are still fighting over something that happened six years ago. Will Shaunie be able to keep the peace between Evelyn and Tami or will she be forced to pick a side?
Evelyn Lozada brings her boogie-down Bronx charm and feisty attitude to everything. Raised solely by her mother, this Puerto Rican beauty always aspired to break out of her relatively small world, dreaming of something bigger and better.
Evelyn is starting a brand new chapter in her life as she settles down in LA. She is excited to be reunited with her partner in crime and best friend, Shaunie O'Neal. Although she will try to remain stress free while undergoing IVF treatments, an old beef with Tami Roman that refuses to die will make that extremely difficult.
Tami Roman is the ex-wife of retired basketball player Kenny Anderson. The mother of two and former Real World star continues to deal with her anger issues as she focuses on her personal development.
After many failed attempts at trying to get pregnant, Tami and Reggie look to surrogacy for one final go at having a child. In addition, Tami is forced to relive a painful chapter from her past when her old nemesis, Evelyn Lozada, comes to town and reignites a fiery rivalry Tami thought she'd left behind.
Jackie Christie, wife of retired Los Angeles player Doug Christie, is famous for her outlandish antics and over-the-top meltdowns.
Jackie is trying to stay drama free so that she can focus on what matters the most to her - her family. However, things get turned upside down when Evelyn Lozada's arrival in LA causes a chain reaction that leaves Jackie's world crumbled and even her oldest friendships in question.
Malaysia Pargo has finally found peace after divorcing Charlotte player Jannero Pargo. Now, Malaysia is planning a move to Atlanta, but before she goes she is looking to tie up some loose ends with her LA crew.
When Malaysia returns to the group, she finds that Shaunie's former Miami crew has taken over her old turf. However, Malaysia is unwilling to give up LA without a fight.
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 league. 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 have.
Tasha, joining the circle this season, is a veteran basketball wife whose high-profile husband with 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 taking her on 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 lead to friction with certain ladies within the group. She's an entrepreneur whose reach has extended from children's clothing to an NYC-based weave salon, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
Jennifer "Red Carpet" Williams is no stranger to the highlife having grown up in South Orange, NJ, an upscale suburb just outside of New York City. So it didn't surprise many when she ended up marrying a wealthy and successful professional basketball player, Eric Williams, whom she first met in 2000. Her glitzy lifestyle extends into her professional life in being a high-end real estate agent and wildly successful business owner of the upscale women's work out company Flirty Girl Fitness.
Behind all the bling, however, Jennifer supports several charities and even founded Project Save the World to help several different causes. Jennifer keeps her friends close and guards them viciously. Her mercurial relationship with hubby Eric shows the unique challenges and hard work it takes to be the wife of a professional basketball player. This season, Jen finally seems poised to take the steps necessary to forge her own life.
Royce has been in the spotlight nearly her entire life. Born and raised in Orlando 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 continues to try to debunk the negative stereotype that the wives have against team dancers, 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 Ms. Bell 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 2 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 would meet the man whom she had 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 two beautiful identical twin boys. At the young age of 24, Gloria finds time to do it all. Using her business major and book smarts, Gloria 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 to making a go of her burgeoning acting career.