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Tami Roman Opens Up About Dating A Man 17 Years Younger Than Her


*Tami Roman has found love in the arms of a man whose 17 years her junior.

The “Basketball Wives Miami” alum is usually tight-lipped about her romantic life, but she’s now ready to share that side of her life.

In an exclusive interview with media partner she reveals that she’s afraid that the public may frown at her because of their age difference. Check out a few excerpts of the conversation with Tami, 44, and her boyfriend, Reggie, 27. Are ya’ll exclusive? I don’t feel like you’ve ever brought who you were dating in public.

Yes. Even when I was on Basketball Wives, I was in a five-year relationship. We kept it like, “You do your thing, I’ll be doing my thing.” That’s always worked. I’m taking a chance right now. Finally I’m like, let me be open and honest about what I’m doing in my life. I’ve always been a open book and so I’m opening this part. Aren’t you a little scared to be in her world?

Reggie: I’m not a celebrity. I’m just a regular old dude from Houston. That’s it. Why are you comfortable for people enough to know (about this relationship)?

Tami Roman: I think I’m at a point now where I have to expose that part of myself. I’m constantly trying to figure out ways that Tami can use her ways in whatever. I know at this moment, there are alot of women that–for me the age difference was an issue and then it wasn’t an issue. I know alot of women out there who are going through that thing–older women, younger men. Now I am just trying to expose that part. If there are any parts from us exposing our relationship and deal with each other that can help them or make them feel more comfortable. What is the biggest challenge with the age difference?

Tami Roman: When I go to the movies, I want to see “The Butler.” He wants to see “The Ninja Turtles.” What do you two enjoy most about the relationship?

Reggie: For me personally, she’s just a real person. She’s a genuine person–it’s hard to meet a genuine female. She’s a real person–that’s what I love about her.

Tami Roman: He’s an admitted womanizer in the past because he just felt like all women wasn’t worth anything or out to get something. He was coming from that place and I was coming from the place that I can’t trust men based on my previous relationships. We’re both wounded but help each other by being together. Do you want children?

Reggie: Yes.

Tami Roman: We’ve talked about it and had several discussions and it’s up in the air right now. Would you be open to adopting?

Reggie: I don’t want to adopt. If it goes that way, I’d want a surrogate. I can understand–she wouldn’t want that stress on her body. Are you scared when people find out when you have a boyfriend?

Tami Roman: I am so scared that I am going to be labeled the cougar of the century. Do you feel insecure about younger women?

Tami Roman: Yes. He is more age appropriate with that demographic than with me–that’s what makes me insecure. I can’t be out at the club, I can’t be twerking. My knees are bad and I can’t get down low twerking all night. I don’t have much ass to be doing that anyway. I have real bills and expenses and mortgage and car. They have really no responsibility . That’s kind of where he’s at in terms of age.

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Singer Chante Moore is 47

Chante Moore Addresses Fallout With Lil Mo on R&B Divas LA

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*The latest season for TV ONE’s R&B Divas is officially over, but there seems to be some remaining drama between cast members Chante Moore and Lil Mo. If you watched, you’re quite aware of conflict between these two, along with a bit of drama at the reunion show.

In an interview with media partner,, Chante gives her perspective on what triggered the fallout between her and Mo. She also explains why she brought a bodyguard to the reunion show.  Read some excerpts of the conversation. There was lots of tension between you and the entire cast, with the exception of Claudette. What do you think caused that?

Chante Moore : I think they probably had some conversations, if you’re a group of girls have conversations, then it becomes this big thing. What’s funny because all they did was talk about me. Every one of their testimonials when they’d talk about me, they’d say something mean. Funny, I would never say anything about them even though they would be mean to me sometimes too.

lil mo What’s your relationship like with Lil Mo?

Chante Moore: I love Lil Mo, you know she’s funny, she’s quick witted and she can be feisty. I don’t think she’s going to attack me. I do have two broken disc in my neck and I wasn’t going to have a situation take place during the reunion. In a recent interview she (Lil Mo) said her major issue with you was that she felt like you weren’t being authentic this season. I’m assuming you disagree?

Chante Moore: Well what’s funny was that this season she said things like, ‘Oh, I’m really in love this time, I’m for real this time, I got a man this time, I’m not pretending this time.’ And then she looks and me and says I’m not being for real. I wasn’t bubbly and playing around but every time I tried to play around it was the eye turns. After time, if you’re a grown up, you don’t really want to do that. You don’t want to battle, trying to get a word in. Trying to fit in, I have friends and they love me. When I’m down they’re there to pick me up. And when I’m up we crack up together.

If she caused the fall-out between Lil Mo and Kelly Price: 

Chante: Moore: She said that she lost Kelly’s friendship because of me. But I wasn’t the one who didn’t speak to her at church. Kelly Price was the one who didn’t speak to Lil Mo at church. That’s when she and Kelly fell out for real.

If she felt physically threatened by Lil Mo (at the reunion): 

Chante Moore: I don’t think she’s going to attack me, but I do have two broken disks in my neck. And I wasn’t going to have a Kenya Moore situation….You think people are cool and people are fine when people get ganged up on each other — it seems like groups make you feel stronger and you try to do a little bit more than you would by yourself.

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Wednesday Snaps: Beyonce, Nia Long, Rick Ross, Jennifer Hudson

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Legs on deck. Beyoncé steps out for another evening in London. Reportedly, she and Jay Z had dinner and partied with Adele and her boyfriend at Harry’s Bar, along with

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Jennifer Hudson visits The Real, promoting her new album, J.Hud.

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Say cheese! Daphne Wayans, Goapele and Nia Long snap a photo while shopping in Studio City, CA.

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He’s literally shrinking before our eyes! Rapper Rick Ross’ workout regimen is really working. The 38-year-old Maybach Music  leader continues to slim down.

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Tinashe’s hosts her album release party for”Aquarius” Tao in Las Vegas.

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Nelly and singer Faith Evans pose on the set of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood.

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Solange Knowles and Missy Elliott pose backstage at the Alexander Wang show.

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Andy Cohen poses with Phaedra Parks’ son, Ayden at BRAVO’s studio in NYC. P.S. Is that a Gucci jacket?

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Wed. Snaps: Tamar, Tank, Torrei, Raheem and More At ‘For Sisters Only’ (Look!)

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*Over the weekend, Washington, DC area residents invaded the D.C. Convention Center for the annual ‘For Sisters Only Expo.’

Hosted by WPGC radio, this years annual show included a day of beauty, pampering, shopping, and of course, music and entertainment.

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Celebrity performers included T.I., Tamar Braxton, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, Syleena Johnson and others.

We also spotted other celebrities including R&B Divas Syleena Johnson, Monifah and Lil Mo; Atlanta Exes and Hollywood Exes Torrei Hart and Drea Kelly; Boris Kodjoe and others.

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Tuesday Snaps: Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lisa Raye

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* Ciara attend the Lanvin show during Paris Fashion Week. FYI: Ci Ci is rocking a Lanvin dress.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West step out to the Balmain show. Hours later, the Keeping Up With the Kardashian Star was almost attacked by a red carpet prankster.

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Kelis sports a big, bleached blonde fro.

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Patti Labelle poses backstage with Queen Latifah on the Queen Latifah Show.

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Jennifer Judson and Andre Leon Talley share a laugh on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live!

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Black-Ish star Tracee Elliss Ross snaps a bathroom selfie. We’re lovin’ her sick Jon Buscemi sneakers.

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Actress LisaRaye celebrated her birthday at Cove Lounge in Harlem with business mogul Bernard Bronner.

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Oprah and Tyler Settle Lawsuit Accusing Them of Stealing TV Show

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* Media partner exclusively reports Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey have privately settled a legal battle accusing them of stealing the idea behind their hit show “The Have and Have Nots”, with the lawsuit being dismissed by the writer.

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Perry & Harpo Productions were sued by a company named Parables Entertainment in federal court earlier this year. As previously reported, Vanessa Lynn – a executive who works at Parables Entertainment – claimed she wrote a screenplay titled “Affairs” years ago. The script is about a small town family which features a father running for mayor, a health challenged mother and a daughter named Peaches. The drama in the script starts when Peaches friend has an affair with the father.

Lynn explains that her script was made into a play in 2008 and eventually sold on DVD in 2011. She also stated in court docs she had her screenplay copyrighted.

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(Tyler  & Oprah Settle Lawsuit Accusing Them of Stealing TV Show)