One on One with Jennifer Williams (Basketball Wives)

Interview conducted at the Glam Luxe Boutique – Chicago, IL, USA – August 6, 2011
by Tamara Jenkins

VH1's reality series Basketball Wives has sparked high ratings and high criticism. Focusing on the lives of the women behind some of the worlds most admired and idolized men, the show has become a goldmine for the cable channel and made the wives featured household names.

Having just concluded the third season that included physical altercations, verbal attacks and international travel, one of its stars, Jennifer Williams, is ready to step away from the shadow of her soon to be former husband and the life as a basketball wife and move into a new, independent chapter.

Recently in Chicago for a meet and greet at the Glam Luxe Boutique, for which she serves as the company's spokes model, Williams spoke to UnRated Urban about the show, her projects away from the show and her future goals.

How did you get involved with the show
JW: Shaunie O'Neal, one of the show's executive producers, had this idea to do the show, talked to Evelyn about it, then we all got on the phone and that's how it came about. It's not like we were cast to do the show. We all had a connection to Shaunie and it took on a life of its own.
Are you surprised by the success of the show
JW: At first I was, probably like season one, because I was like wow people are really interested in our lives. But after season one I sort of got use to it. But everyday something does kind of surprise me. It really surprises me how interested people are and how invested they are in our lives. I think everything has its pros and cons and it's a good thing but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming.
How do you feel about the negative criticism the show has received

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