Royce Reed Speaks On Life After Basketball Wives
Former Basketball Wives cast member Royce Reed has been putting in her 2 cents from the sidelines every once in a while as the show continues on in her absence and now she’s speaking out in detail about her post-reality tv life.
Royce recently sat down with VH1 to dish on her company Fantashique, her baller-boo Dezmon Briscoe (who is apparently still in the picture), which of her ex- cast mates she’s no longer beefing with, and more. Check out their chat below:
via VH1 Blog
What’s new with you professionally?
Fantashique is definitely thriving. We have ninety five members in the Orlando branch, and we have six companies and four competition teams. We also just expanded to Atlanta and have plans to expand to five cities in five years.
Other than that, I’m still working on my second book, I know I keep putting it off and people keep asking me about it…..but it’s coming sooner or later.”
Fantashique has a strict code of conduct when it comes to the young girls who take dance lessons with you. You have grade expectations and social media rules for all your girls, which is impressive.
This generation is very, very scary. The stuff we go through with these girls is more real that saying “Oh, you’re talking about me?” [Being on the show], I felt like I was being a hypocrite, because I’m on a show where there’s like, constant fighting, and yet I’m sitting here trying to voice something different.
As much as I enjoyed the checks, it wasn’t worth contradicting myself and doing something I didn’t really believe in. I felt kinda like I was selling my soul. I was totally fine with the way I went out last season, you saw me doing my career, you saw me being me.
Hmmm. Interesting to hear Royce say she felt like she was “selling her soul” for her 15 minutes and a paycheck. Did you think she left the show at the right time?
Hit the flip for more from her interview, including which of her former frenemies she’s patched things up with and details on the status of her relationship with NFLer Dezmon Briscoe.
What’s happening in your romantic life?
Dezmon and I are good. We went through some bad times and for the past year it was very on and off, really it was a lot of off. I learned from doing this show that relationships last longer when no one knows your business.
With that said Dezmon and I are on good terms.
Who do you keep in touch with from Basketball Wives?
Kesha’s my girl, we still speak. And Tami and I are good again now, I reached out to her, obviously, after her mom passed, and I sent some stuff for the service. We kinda talked and I think she realizes where I was coming from, and I think she realizes I was being a true friend to her. I’ve always cared about Tami, I’m not gonna badmouth her, I will voice my opinion though.
Jen and I, every blue moon, we’ll text, same thing with Kenya. I talk to Meeka very rarely. Gloria and I don’t have any beef. She actually reached out to me to get Evelyn’s contact information after Evelyn went through all her stuff. Evelyn obviously is not my favorite person in the world. Neither is Shaunie.
Outside of that, I’m just doing me.
Guess Royce wasn’t too phased by all that dirty-dogging Dezmon was doing last year. Other than that, sounds like she’s pretty much moved on from the show altogether, riiiight?