'Basketball Wives': Rumor about Evelyn sleeping with Shaunie's ex and why Jennifer Williams may not return
Several weeks ago it was revealed that both Jennifer and Tami had been discussing that Evelyn Lozada slept with Shaunie O’Neal’s ex and turns out it was mere speculation
This season of 'Basketball Wives' had the women dealing with ugly rumors, one being the claims that Evelyn Lozada slept with Shaunie O’Neal’s ex. Several weeks ago it was revealed that both Jennifer Williams and Tami Roman had been discussing the topic.
It was further revealed that they were talking about Shaunie’s ex-husband Shaquille O’Neal, not her ex-boyfriend, Marlon Yates Jr, which made the matters even more explosive.
But there's more to the rumor than what meets the eye. Even though this was revealed earlier this season, the rumor actually came about over a year ago when Jennifer allegedly told Tami what she had heard.
From there, the two plotted to make sure Shaunie heard about the rumor, which was planned to destroy the relationship between Evelyn and Shaunie. That plan was hatched during a time when Jennifer and Evelyn Lozada were at odds with each other.
However, Evelyn was a huge pillar of support for Jennifer when she was dealing with the Tim Norman break-up and his alleged stalking. The two became friends and Jennifer forgot all about her plan to ruin Evelyn. But Tami did not.
So Tami started talking to the other ladies about the cheating rumor, one of them being Jackie Christie. Tami knew exactly what she was doing; because while Jackie didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news, the topic came up and the rumor came out when Evelyn and Shaunie were both present.
The moment of discovery was explosive and Shaunie was beyond mad. Meanwhile, Evelyn swore on everything that she never slept with Shaunie’s ex. It was a nasty rumor that really could end their longtime friendship.
So of course, Jennifer took the brunt of the blame for the rumor about Evelyn, mostly because of information shared by Tami and Malaysia Pargo. However, when Malaysia revealed that Jen also told her about the rumor last year, it became clear that there was a plan to make sure Shaunie found out.
When Jennifer admitted that she told Malaysia about the cheating rumor, she did it so that Malaysia could do whatever she wanted with the info. “Whatever” meaning so that it could end up getting back to Shaunie.
Tami didn’t go on the Basketball Wives trip to Amsterdam. Evelyn did, though, and she decided it would be the perfect time for Jennifer to talk to Shaunie. Evelyn believed that Jennifer really needed to sit down with Shaunie to both tell her side and to apologize. Shaunie made it clear that she wasn’t interested in forgiveness.
In the latest 'Basketball Wives' sneak peek, it was revealed that the meeting between Jennifer and Shaunie happened. The whole group (minus Tami) was there and Malaysia had some things to get off her chest because she was the one who was getting set-up to break the rumor to Shaunie. She calls Jennifer out for being “manipulative”.
Shaunie is just watching as the two go back and forth. At this point, it doesn’t look like Jennifer is going to receive the forgiveness she’s been looking for. And she may not even be welcome back on next season of 'Basketball Wives'.
Basketball Wives airs on Sundays at 9/8c on VH1.