Evelyn Lozada Talks Reuniting w/ Jennifer Williams
Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams have officially buried the hatchet. The ex best friends, who fans were introduced to on season one of Basketball Wives Miami, have made peace with one another. During a recent episode of Basketball Wives, Lozada and Williams officially hashed out their differences. Lozada tells Entertainment Tonight,
I’ve known Jen since I was about 24, so when there were rumors that she was possibly coming back, I [ reminded producers] that I have real history with this person. If I’m going to film a scene with her, I wanted it to be just the two of us.
The pair met on camera, with no other cast members involved in the scene.
We didn’t want anyone else to be there because the issues that we had were between the both of us. No one else really matters.
We didn’t have a conversation prior to [filming], so I was obviously very nervous. I didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I didn’t know what mindset she was in, but I’m saying to myself ‘I don’t want to argue or fight with anybody. I definitely didn’t want any drama with her.
Lozada says that moments like this are why she returned to the franchise.
One of the reasons why I wanted to come back to Basketball Wives was to be able to film stories like the one with [Williams]. Real things that people can relate to, other than catty drama. We’re sisters, you can go through things. But you can also be two grown adults and work through it. I think it’s okay to say ‘I’m sorry, I f***d up.’
While the pair are no longer BFFs, things have gotten much better between the two since filming.
We’re working on getting things back to 100 percent, but I will say that we’re well on our way. I’m at a point in my life where — especially after having my son and taking a break [from the show after season five] — sometimes you need to take pause. There’s so much conflict and craziness going on in your life sometimes it’s good to take a pause. During that period, you think about friends and relationships [and] where did things go wrong.
Lozada also admits that she was unable to avoid all drama this season.
It was definitely the hardest season for me. I wanted to show that I’m different. I’m not coming to argue, but everybody didn’t get the memo. You never know what’s going to happen, who’s going to dig up something up just to have a moment on the show. You’re always on guard.
She also hints that she’s interested in getting her own show.
Reality TV has worked for me and I know what comes with it. I would love to have my own show again obviously, I’ve had my own show [Living Lozada]. I was so thankful for that opportunity so yeah, if someone else offered me my own show I would be open to it.
Basketball Wives airs Mondays on VH1.