If you’re not watching VH1’s new reality offering, Baller Wives — you’re missing out!
Two episodes in and I’m hooked — I got caught up over the weekend and Baller Wives is the most explosive reality show from VH1 since the debut of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. This show delivers drama in the form of petty arguments, fights, affairs, side chicks, a stalking scandal and of course — drinks thrown.
Set in the backdrop of Miami’s beautiful beaches and stunning estates — Baller Wives captures the world of legendary professional athletes’ wives and how together they made millions and settled in Miami to raise their families and start the next phase of their lives. The cast includes:
Kijafa and Michael Vick
Kijafa and her pro-quarterback husband Michael Vick have been married since 2012 and have two beautiful daughters and a new baby on the way. Kijafa is the Queen Bee of the ladies and she knows everyone’s deep dark secrets. Kijafa and Mike are co-executive producers of Baller Wives. They started dating in 2002, and in 2003 Mike’s former side chick accused the athlete of giving her herpes and sued him for negligence and battery. The woman claims that after she confronted Mike he ADMITTED he had the virus. He allegedly tried to keep his status low-key using the alias “Ron Mexico,” to obtain his Herpes meds. They settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Then in 2007, the NFL quarterback made headlines again when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a “cruel and inhumane” dogfighting ring and lying about it.
Stacey and Chris Chambers
Chris Chambers is a retired wide receiver for Miami. The couple are happily married and expecting their second child. Stacey and Kijafa hate each other and regularly get into heated arguments. Before Stacey became Chris’ wife — she was his side chick. Their history is mess! In 2009, Stacey Saunders was arrested for stalking Chris’ first wife — charged with 11 misdemeanor counts for stalking and harassing the wide receiver’s family. Chris requested a temporary restraining order against Saunders, saying she has “launched an incessant attack verbally on me, and now my wife, her mother and sister.” But apparently, Stacey was so good at stalking that Chris divorced his first wife and married Stacey in 2010, two days after his divorce was final. Headlines read: “Ex-NFL Wide Receiver Chris Chambers Married His Stalker Stacey Saunders.” Saunders even contended that she had Chris’ child and the child died at two months of age, but private investigators couldn’t find a birth or death record or any child.
Stacey and Chris Chambers wedding photo (2010)
Miko and Brent Grimes
Miko Grimes, wife of Tampa Bay cornerback Brent Grimes, is restarting her career after recently being let go from her long running sports radio show. She and Brent have a son together and have been married for seven years. Ironically, Miko is the only wife listed as a cast member without a cast photo of her and her hubby, Brent on the VH1 cast page. Miko cast a negative aura around her husband, a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback now with the Buccaneers. When the couple first met, Miko made fun of Brent’s height, accused him of being gay because he didn’t talk much, played video games all day and has no friends. After 3 weeks of dating, she dumped him because she thought he was GAY. However, he wooed her back but she had one condition — she had to control his money, if he wanted her back. Brent agreed and Miko took control of his finances and cut his family off. His family allegedly HATES her. She became unhinged on Twitter toward the end of Brent’s final season with the Dolphins. In 2015, Miko was arrested at a Dolphins game for disorderly conduct. Press play to watch the insane video below.
Jeniva and Asante Samuels
Jeniva finds her husband, two-time champion Asante Samuel, eager to start a new career as a boxer. With professional football behind him, Jeniva thought her years of worrying about Asante’s safety were over. Jeniva has beef with Stacey for sleeping with her husband, Asante back in the day.
Aja and Channing Crowder
Aja is married to Channing Crowder who played as a linebacker for Miami and is now a sports radio host. This couple find themselves in the middle of the drama with Miko after she is fired from the radio station where Channing works. They seem to have a solid relationship.
Kelly and Julius Jones
Kelly and husband Julius Jones have been married for eight years and have two sons together. A former Dallas running back, Julius is adamantly against his sons playing football, much to the boys’ dismay. The couple share one Instagram account. Kinda strange but I’m sure Kelly has her reasons!
Crystal Marie is best friends with Stacey and Miko and she confides in them daily. After a rough break up with her ex, Crystal is single mom and eager to jump back into the dating world. She is Ray Ray Armstrong’s baby mama. Ray Ray plays linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. Crystal and Emmaly Lugo have major beef. Emmaly claims that Crystal slept with her baby daddy, Larry Fitzgerald.
Former video vixen, model and self-proclaimed party girl — Emmaly is a single mother of two and co-parents one child with her famous ex. She’s allegedly one of the MANY baby mama’s of NFL’er Larry Fitzgerald — wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.
This show is must see TV! The women try to work out their differences but hit road blocks that divide the group and their men get caught in the middle.
Don’t miss Baller Wives — Mondays on VH1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.