Setting The Scene: Backstage At The Basketball Wives 3 Reunion

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The Basketball Wives season three reunion special is almost upon us! With a season like this one, you know the reunion is going to be a doozy, and I was there to catch a few behind-the-scenes moments and get the lowdown on everything that happened onstage. Most of which you’ll see when the show airs, but some of it, you won’t. So what was happening backstage?

There were a lot of people behind the scenes – each lady had friends, family, managers and hair and makeup artists hanging out with them in their dressing room. Evelyn‘s sister was hanging out with her while she got her hair done, Shaunie‘s boyfriend Marlon (who is hotter in person than he is in pictures) was hanging out near the snack table and was maybe the friendliest person I met that day (do you get the sense that I have a crush on Marlon? Maybe just a lil’?). I spotted Tami‘s daughters Lyric and Jazz watching their mom on a monitor backstage during taping and giggling each time she got a word in at Meeka’s expense. And speaking of Meeka, she had a small entourage of her own — including one friend who makes an on-camera appearance during the reunion. I won’t give anything away, but if you want to get Evelyn all roiled up, having a member of your entourage interrupt the conversation during filming will do the trick.

All the ladies were super-relaxed when I spoke to them (all my interviews with them will be posted after part two of the reunion airs). That might have something to do with the champagne bottles that were in each of their rooms (wait, scrap that, Tami’s room was stocked with Bud Light, of course). It might also have had something to do with the fact that Royce and Meeka’s dressing rooms were located in a totally separate building from the others. A few people I did NOT see behind the scenes were Chad Ochocinco or Eric Williams…As you can see in the photo gallery below, Eric did have a dressing room back stage, but you’ll have to watch the reunion to know whether or not he showed up to defend his honor and drink-throwing. Ocho was not on the set though, although Evelyn hinted that despite their super busy schedules, they do plan to have a destination wedding at some point in the future.

Check out our pictures of the ladies as a couple of them got ready for the show and don’t forget to tune in to the reunion. Part one airs on Monday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and part two airs Monday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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