|Tami Roman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||April 17, 1970|
Tami Roman is an American TV personality, model, rapper, businesswoman, author, and actress who first came into the spotlight after being a part of the cast of the MTV reality TV show The Real World: California (1993). She had then played cameo/supporting roles in several TV series during the 1990s and 2000s before making it big with a string of hit appearances in reality TV series including Basketball Wives (2010–2013, 2017-2019), Basketball Wives LA (2015–2016), and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2015).
Tami Roman, Petty Betty, Miss Shenita Cocktail
Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, United States
Houston, Texas, United States
TV personality, Model, Rapper, Businesswoman, Author, Actress
- Mother – Nadine Buford (d. 2013)
- Others – Joan Anderson (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (d. October 2005), Sandra Anderson (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Danielle Anderson (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Ali Akbar (Ex-Stepfather)
R&B, Hip Hop, Rap
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Tami has dated –
- Marlon Wayans – Tami had first met actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter Marlon Wayans while he was studying at Howard University. While she was appearing in The Real World: California (1993), it was claimed that Marlon had got Tami pregnant and she had to undergo an abortion. They had parted ways soon after.
- Kenny Anderson (1994-2001) – Tami had married former American basketball player Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Anderson on August 26, 1994. They have 2 daughters together named Lyric Chanel Anderson (b. September 30, 1994) (Screenwriter) and Jazz Anderson (b. June 29, 1996) (Hip-Hop Artist). They had parted ways in February 2001.
- Reggie Youngblood (2014-Present) – Tami got married to Reggie Youngblood in August 2018. They had started dating in 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and Hispanic)
She is of African-American descent on her mother’s side and Puerto Rican descent on her father’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde or light brown.
- Curvaceous figure
- Long, dense, straight hair
- Affable smile
- Plump lips
- Has tattoos on both her arms and her right ankle
Tami has been featured in the TV commercials for –
- Pier 1 Imports (2003)
- NV Clinical weight-loss system (2013)
Tami Roman Facts
- During the shooting of The Real World: California (1993), her first-ever TV show appearance, Tami had become the first reality TV star to have an abortion featured.
- While she was working on the show, she had formed an all-girl R&B quartet named Reality where she was the lead rapper. They had composed a track called Prisoner Of Your Love but it was never recorded as the group had an uneasy relationship with their producer. The band, which was later renamed Female, did record a couple of songs after this but they never released a studio album.
- In December 2016, she had co-authored a self-help book titled Mistress 101: The Guide to Keeping Your Relationship Cheatproof.
- In 2018, she had released a series of videos on Instagram, titled Bonnet Chronicles, which was later adapted into a scripted series for TIDAL, a Norwegian subscription-based music, podcast, and video streaming service.
- In 2019, she had collaborated with shoe designer Jessica Rich to launch ‘The Rich Roman’ footwear collection consisting of strappy, heeled sandals, and fitted booties.
Featured Image by Tami Roman / Instagram