VH1 is taking a shot with some new Basketball Wives cast members, scoring with a couple of women who have very famous baby daddies.
Prepare to see some fresh faces when this popular reality series returns in 2017. Much to the chagrin of Nick Young and Dwayne Wade.
Allow us to explain….
According to TMZ, producers are looking to crank up the drama on the program and have therefore agreed to deals with Keonna Green and Aja Metoyer.
Who are Keonna Green and Aja Metoyer?
The former is now the two-time father of Nick Young’s kids.
She slept with Young while he was still dating Iggy Azaela, got knocked up during this affair and gave birth to the occasional couple’s latest child in late October.
In July, Green explained how she and Young got caught up in various moments while caring for their first kid together then "it just happened."
It, in this case, being the unprotected sex that produced a pregnancy.
"I didn’t feel guilty because I was in love with a man, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only woman," Green said this summer about whether she regretted her role in Young and Azaela’s break-up.
That did end up being the case, as it was later revealed that Young cheated on Azaela with numerous women.
Then there’s Aja Metoyer.
She slept with Wade while he was famously on a break from Gabrielle Union and also got pregnant in the process, giving birth three years ago to a very young man Xavier.
Union has said that Wade made her aware of this development prior to the famous couple getting back together and she has since welcomed Xavier into her life with open arms.
Oh, and Metoyer is also the mother of a child she had with actor Damon Wayans Jr.
Green and Metoyer will join Shaunie O’Neal (who also serves as a producer on the series), Tami Roman and Jackie Christie as main cast members on Season 6 of Basketball Wives.
But they aren’t the only new additions:
Evelyn Lozada is returning to the series!
A former Basketball Wife, Lozada – who you can see as a guest host on The Real next week – has been engaged to both Antoine Walker… married and then divorced from Chad Johnson… and then engaged to Carl Crawford.
Those are all former professional athletes.
She welcomed a son with Crawford in 2014.
VH1 is yet to announce a premiere date for Basketball Wives Season 6.
It’s also worth noting that very few of the women who appear on this show are actually wives of any kind.
But whatever, right? As long as they yell and scream and fight a lot…