Shaunie O'Neal is the ex-wife of one of basketball's most respected players, Shaquille O'Neal. A successful entrepreneur in her own right, Shaunie works hard to balance her career, her five children and keeping her friends in check.
In the face of a global pandemic, this mama bear put everything on the line to plant roots in a brand-new city in order to stay close to her cubs. But when old tensions among her friends flare up, Shaunie must decide who is worthy of her sisterhood -- and who is not.
Bronx, NY-native Evelyn Lozada returns on a mission to clear her name. 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.
These days, the mom of two is focused on securing her home and her reputation. Luckily, Evelyn has a newfound faith to keep her focused on love and light..
Jackie Christie, wife of retired Los Angeles basketball player Doug Christie, is famous for her outlandish antics and over-the-top meltdowns.
But with a decades-long friendship hanging in the balance, Jackie is on shaky ground.
Determined to bring a new and enlightened perspective to her group of friends, Jackie tries to build a bridge to reunite the sisterhood, only to find that sometimes being a peacemaker isn't always so easy.
Malaysia Pargo has finally found peace after divorcing pro-basketball player Jannero Pargo, splitting her time between L.A. and Atlanta.
But when social justice takes center stage, Malaysia is forced to relive a tragedy from her past as she faces the real-life threats of the present.
With her friends behind her, Malaysia takes steps to heal herself, her children and her fractured friendships.
Ogom "OG" Chijindu
Ogom "OG" Chijindu is the girlfriend of Kwame Alexander, an overseas basketball player. The native Nigerian experiences some major life changes this year as she takes steps to build her and her hunny's dream home.
But navigating a pandemic, social unrest and accusations of defamation has this former gridiron goddess seeking some justice of her own.
When OG brings her truth to light, will the bonds of sisterhood be strong enough to withstand the blow? Or will they break?
Kristen Scott is married to former pro basketball coach Thomas Scott, the son of Byron Scott.
After relocating to Atlanta, Kristen's focused on helping her cousin Malaysia cope with the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests that rocked the nation.
With a new eye for social justice, this mother of one is determined to lead the charge to peace between OG and the rest of the sisterhood.
Feby Torres, ex-girlfriend of Los Angeles player Lance Stephenson, is determined to leave her former boyfriend in the past and focus on her new love.
But when faced with one of Stephenson's old flames, the Brooklyn-native soon discovers that the only way to move forward is to confront the scars from her past.
Liza Morales is the ex-girlfriend of former Los Angeles player Lamar Odom.
As his high school sweetheart and the mother of his three children, Liza's spent most of her life revolved around her ex's controversial, and often public, battles with fame.
Now, Liza is ready to start fresh with a new chapter in L.A. -- but can she fully close the book on her past?
Nia Dorsey is the ex-girlfriend of Los Angeles player Lance Stephenson.
A businesswoman in her own right, this Memphis mama has taken her cheesecake empire and her older sister, Noria, to the City of Angels to make a name for herself outside of her ex's shadow.
Will Nia be able to sweeten up to the sisterhood, or will skeletons from the past turn her newfound friendships sour?
Noria Dorsey-Taggart is the wife of Shawn Taggart, an overseas basketball player.
Noria joins her little sister, Nia, to pursue big dreams of entrepreneurship in L.A.
But when her sister's sordid past with Lance Stephenson is discovered, fitting in with the ladies may not be a piece of cake.
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.
Seasons 7 + 8
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.
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.