Earlier this year, we shared news that a new reality show called ‘BMF Wives‘, was being shopped around. In short, the potential show follows some of the wives and girlfriends of members of the well-known (alleged) drug organization Black Mafia Family. To date, we haven’t heard word on whether the show has been picked up by a network.
However, some of the women (Toni Welch, Lisa Buford and Janell Hall) are being featured on an upcoming episode of The Ricki Lake Show.
According to the show’s site, here’s a description:
Today’s guests are women whose significant other is currently serving time behind bars. Ricki first speaks with women attached to members of “The Black Mafia Family” (aka, the BMF), a notorious American drug ring. Two years ago, Janell began dating ‘Big Meech,’ (co-founder of the BMF) and lived a glamorous lifestyle until it imploded when he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for drug-trafficking and money laundering. Despite his conviction, Janell is standing by her man and plans to marry him when he is released in 2032. Lisa married PJ, another member of the BMF, whose life also came crashing down after his conviction. Suffering from depression, she has decided to divorce and move on with her life. Toni was not only married to a convicted member of the BMF, she also served four years in prison on a money laundering charge. In addition, Ricki sits down with Kristen, a woman who says she met the love of her life online, although he’s a convicted felon who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for murder. And, Ramona Rizzo, star of VH1’s “Mob Wives,” shares details about her upcoming nuptials to Joe, her incarcerated fiancé who she plans to wed over the phone. Joining the conversation is Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, a licensed psychologist and associate professor at Pepperdine University, who sheds some light on this attraction to men behind bars and men who lead criminal lives.
Here’s a teaser of the episode: