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Tami Roman Talks 'Basketball Wives,' Divorce, Anger Management

Posted: 03/01/12 06:13 PM ET  |  Updated: 03/01/12 06:32 PM ET

While their husbands fight it out on the basketball court, VH1's "Basketball Wives" know how to play dirty off court. No one understands that better than Tami Roman, star of the hit reality show.

"I have been known to pop a bitch or two, but I'm in total control of my anger management issues now," Tami tells me on the set of my HDNet talk show, "Naughty But Nice."

"You've got a lot of great things, lots of great material things, great lifestyle when you are a basketball wife," she says. "The relationship is where it lacks. I was that wife that had her blinders on. ... It wasn't until it just got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore."

Noting her surprise that Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are reportedly getting back together, Tami says she wouldn’t have taken him back, but admits you can't tell anyone whom to love.

"I felt like I didn’t have choices," Tami says about her ex, Kenny Anderson. "What am I going to do now? Job? You're dependent on him. At the time we got divorced, he had signed a $60 million contract. We had a prenup, so I walked away with nothing. It's been really hard, and I've been vocal about him not paying child support. But I feel like it is a testament to others out there and to my daughters that there are strong women out there. Everything for them I have paid for."

"Naughty But Nice" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on HDNet.


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