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You will be seeing some interaction between Evelyn and her daughter, which I don’t think anyone has seen yet. You’ll see her as a mom. You also see the first interactions between Evelyn and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. Shaunie will be telling us that we’ll be going to Spain. That was fun. We’ll start preparing for the Spain trip. I don’t personally have a big storyline in this episode, but it’s mainly about us preparing to go to Spain this episode.
What is going on with you and your husband Eric Williams? Are you all calling your marriage quits or are you working through it?
Well, it sort of kind of all plays out. There’s definitely a lot more to come on upcoming episodes. We’re definitely trying to figure it out, but it’s definitely not looking good. You just have to tune in to see how it all plays out. It’s sort of on a downward spiral.
You and Evelyn are really good friends on the show. How long have you been friends with Evelyn?
We’ve been friends for 10 years. Her ex-fiancé and my husband played together in Boston, and that’s how we met sometime back in 2000. We’ve been friends forever. It’s not like we were cast together and became BFF’s over night. We’ve been through real situations and a lot of ups and downs with these guys, so our friendship is very genuine.
Susie comes into the picture but she seemed to be more of Evelyn’s friend than your friend. How did you all initially become cool with each other?
Susie was definitely more of Evelyn’s friend. But I wouldn’t even say she was a friend. We knew her from Miami. Evelyn knew her more than I did, so she definitely brought her in pretty much. Since Evelyn said she was cool so we all started hanging out. And she was on the show so we had to spend a lot of time with her. She seemed like a cool girl.
What’s the status on everyone’s [Jennifer and Evelyn] friendship with Susie?
Evelyn doesn’t talk to Susie at all. I haven’t spoken to Susie since everything went down. And no one speaks to Gloria. Actually I think Susie and Gloria are really cool, which is crazy. It’s definitely a little awkward. Everyone is cordial. Obviously some people are closer with others, but we pretty much all get along. When you have to spend that much time with people you have to somewhat get along. We film for over 3 months at a time so it would be way too much if we didn’t try to be cordial.
How did you feel when Tami blew up at you during the charity event?
I was blind sided. I was thinking like ‘what is going on?’ Obviously if she had a problem with me saying that I never seen a food stamp, which I don’t think is a big deal. When we were at dinner she should have said something then. That event was weeks later. I think it was the alcohol, and it totally came out the blue. I was completely shocked. Plus when she started hearing things, I was like ‘okay, you’re acting crazy and you need to calm down.’ It was random. I told her she has a two drink minimum because I can’t handle her with more than two drinks. But obviously it was a situation where she was drinking. I’m not going to stop speaking to her over food stamps. We’ve settled our differences and we’ve moved past it. She apologized and we’re cool now.
You and Evelyn kind of took Royce under your wing on season one, how has she grown since the first time you met her?
I think Royce has calmed down. At one point she would go on these Twitter rants and all kinds of crazy stuff. She’s a free spirit. I’ve definitely seen a change since season one and season two. Royce is trying to be “Mother Teresa” and trying to be friends with everybody which is totally not the Royce I know. She’s totally done a complete change. Plus she’s all about this new guy, which is another story. I haven’t really talked her recently. She’s definitely a different Royce from season one. I think she’s learned from season one.
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, do you have anything planned for V-Day?
OMG! No. I have nothing planned. I don’t know if I’m going to be in Los Angeles or here in New York. I don’t have any plans; we’ll see how it goes. I may go to dinner or something. I don’t know.
People have said that you remind them of a “Black” Paris Hilton, how do you feel about that comparison?
It’s so funny. The first time I heard that was a few years ago. My aunt said ‘hey you look like Paris Hilton.’ I was like what? Then my friend said it a couple weeks later. I don’t see it, but I keep hearing it. I have no idea, but it’s funny that people say that. Is it my nose or my mannerisms? I adore Paris Hilton. I think she’s great. She’s a great businesswoman. I’m not mad about the comparison. Although, I don’t really see it, I’m cool with it.
Anything else you want to share with GlobalGrind?
I have a non-profit organization called “Project Save the World.” It was started by me, an NBA wife, and another one of our friends. We started this foundation because we felt like we were extremely blessed and we wanted to give back. Pretty much our mission is to save the world one mission at a time. I did an event for the earthquake in Haiti. I’m very passionate about it. I think it’s important to give back to the community. I’m also working on a lip gloss line, called “Lucid,” Which I’m really excited about, it’s a new project. It’s a new chapter in my life, and I’m really excited to get that off the ground.