'Basketball Wives' Season 5 Evelyn Lozada Tasha Marbury Feud Over Stephon Marbury Affair Mention In Book?
VH1 Basketball Wives season 5 newcomer Tasha Marbury revealed her disappointment with her longterm friend Evelyn Lozada following the airing of Monday's episode.
Marbury told VH1's live chat host Sharon Carpenter that when Lozada revealed details about her NBA husband's extramarital affair, she didn't approve it.
Lozada released the book Inner Circle last year shortly before filming season 5 of BBW. Marbury, who has been friends with Lozada since 1999, said she didn't read the book and wasn't told ahead of time that such details would be included.
"I was a little taken aback by it," Marbury told VH1. "I thought as friends you would tell your friend if you're writing a book or something you were going to put a portion of their life in a book, I think it was kinda wrong for her to do that."
Marbury is a real-life basketball wife who is married to the New York-bred NBA player Stephon Marbury. The point guard has played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celttics and currently plays in China for the Beijing Ducks. The couple wed in September 2002 and have three children together--Xaviera Marbury, Stephon Marbury, Jr, and Stephanie Marbury.
Lozada and Tasha bumped heads in the premiere episode of season 5. During an outing with Suzie Ketchum, Tasha joked that Lozada should not date after she was assaulted by Chad Johnson. Tasha said Lozada should "wear a helmet" on a future date. The Latin beauty became so upset when she learned about the remark from Ketchum.
"And you thought that was funny?" she told Ketchum.
Lozada shared a clip of her scene on her official blog on July 29 and added the caption, "Truly not happy with this encounter. SMH."
Tasha told VH1 on Sept. 9 that it was a joke was meant to be funny and believes that it was taken out of context.
"When I said it, it was meant a as a joke, there no malicious intent behind it. Everyone is all so somber but it was just you throw a joke out there, that all it was about.
Watch Tasha Marbury's Sept. 9 VH1 interview here.
Basketball Wives stars Shaunie O'Neal (ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal), Evelyn Lozada, (ex-girlfriend of Antoine Walker and Chad Ochocinco), Tami Roman, (ex-wife of Kenny Anderson) and Suzi Ketcham (ex-girlfriend of Michael Olowokandi).
A new episode of season 5 will premiere on Monday at 8/7 p.m. Central on VH1.
Watch Evelyn Lozada get upset over Tasha Marbury's remark in the premiere episode video.
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