She's ready to go off on her own! Tami Roman is best known as one of the biggest stars of VH1's Basketball Wives franchise, but she isn't really the person that most people think she is. That's why Tami decided to it would be the best time for her to go solo and star in her very own spin-off show, Beverly Trill Billies — and she opening up about her new reality TV show in an exclusive interview with Life & Style.
"I think it was time. I’ve been a part of the Basketball Wives franchise since 2010 — and it hasn’t been for lack of trying to have my own situation, because we tried several times," Tami said, who is represented by Raýmani International. "But I do also think it’s just a matter of timing. They say, 'If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans,' and I think you have to do things when it’s ordered by him — not to get too spiritual. But I feel like it's the right time for this moment to happen, because people have seen me one way on Basketball Wives for so long and eventually that takes its toll on public perception of you."
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Tami went on to explain the premise of her show — which is a take on the 1960s sitcom The Bevery Hillbillies. Tami and her longtime boyfriend Reggie Youngblood have a blended family, but Tami's family is used to the city life while Reggie's family is from Studewood in Houston, so they're used to a very southern lifestyle. So they're definitely going to be in for a bit of a culture shock when they land in LA!
"I’m thankful that the spin-off is coming now because I get to show the many different facets and dimensions that aren’t actually seen on Basketball Wives," Tami continued. "You know I have this great guy, I have great children, I have a great career, I do a lot of philanthropy work, I’m involved socially in my community and outreach programs and I have an amazing blended family, and so it felt like the right time to do something like this."