|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 175.5 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