Hold on, did Evelyn Lozada sleep with Shaunie O'Neal's ex-boyfriend Marlon Yates Jr.? That is the bombshell rumor that was swirling on this week's episode of VH1's hit reality TV series Basketball Wives. Shaunie's friend Tami Roman was being just a little bit messy when she brought the tea to Shaunie — even though Tami left out the names of those involved — and it was actually Evelyn's bestie Jennifer Williams who spilled all the tea during the cast retreat.
Once all of the ladies sat down, Tami brought up the rumor and she said that Jennifer was the one who told her about it. Jen pretended not to know what was going on but co-star Malaysia Pargo took her aside to tell her what everyone was talking about. When Malaysia and Jen rejoined the group, Jen couldn't find a way to sugarcoat it, so she just blurted it out.
"Okay so i’m just gonna say this — Tami and I had a conversation about Evelyn sleeping with your ex," Jen told Shaunie, and Evelyn seemed genuinely shocked.
Tami explained that she and Jen discussed the rumor together about a year ago, when Jen was not friends with Evelyn. Jen would not say who started the rumor and she also didn't take ownership of it either. The rumor allegedly involved Evelyn and Shaunie's ex-boyfriend Marlon and not Shaunie's ex-husband Shaquille O'Neal. Shaunie dated the Straight Outta Compton actor for almost six years and it was the first serious relationship she had since her divorce from the former NBA star, so it would make sense that this rumor would hurt Shaunie very deeply — but Evelyn vehemently denied the allegations.
"Shaunie, I swear on my kids,. Shaunie, call him right now. This is bulls--t,” Evelyn said, then she started to cry. "I hope you believe me. Shaunie, I’ve never in a million years, I put that on my son — I would never do that s--t to you. That s--t never happened." Fans will have to tune into the next episode to find out how this plays out!
Basketball Wives airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on VH1.