At a glance, the lives of celebrity partners are something to be envied. Especially, if your partner is a well-known celebrity. Alongside the A-list actors in Hollywood, professional sports players bring in a huge sum of money. But unlike what many people tend to believe, the lives of celebrity partners are not easy. For all the glamour, expensive cars, and designer clothes, celebrity partners have to put in work to protect what they have. After all, they are at the frontline fighting for stability in the unstable career of a celebrity. The reality TV series “Basketball Wives” builds on the same scenario. Centered around the wife, ex-wife, or girlfriend of an NBA superstar, the series stars some well-known faces, one of whom is Jennifer Williams. In this article, we take a close look at the Wiki bio of this celebrity ex-spouse.
Jennifer Williams, an American TV personality, entrepreneur, former real estate agent, and ex-wife of former NBA player Eric Williams. She has appeared on several reality TV shows, such as Basketball Wives, The Next:15, and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. She is also the founder of Lucid Cosmetics, Classy Girl Wardrobe, and Flirty Girls Fitness.
Jennifer Williams was born on the 17th of September 1974 in South Orange, NJ. Born and raised in South Orange, Jennifer spent much of her early life in the upscale suburb just outside of New York City. After graduating from her local high school, Jennifer enrolled at the University of Maryland. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and went on with her professional life. Little is known about Jennifer’s parents, save the fact that she lost her mother to cancer in 2015.
Jennifer started working as a real estate broker operating around the South Orange area during the 90s and was active until around the mid-2000s. Jennifer switched to entrepreneurship following her marriage to Eric Williams. She is the founder of Lucid Cosmetics, a line of lip glosses and other beauty products. She also owns Classy Girl Wardrobe, an online boutique that sells clothing and accessories for women. She is also the owner of the women’s fitness studio, Flirty Girl Fitness.
Jennifer Williams is one of the richest cast members to be featured on Basketball Wives, thanks to her various sources of income. She is a real estate broker, a TV personality, and an entrepreneur. She also received a large sum of money from her divorce settlement with her ex-husband Eric Williams, a former NBA player. As of now, her net worth is estimated to be around $25 Million.
Marriage to Eric Williams & Divorce:
Jennifer and Eric Williams met in 2000 when she was working as a real estate agent and got married in 2007 in the Bahamas. They filed for divorce in 2010 and their marriage and divorce were featured on seasons one and two of Basketball Wives. Jennifer accused Eric of cheating on her and Eric threw a drink on her face on the show. They finalized their divorce in 2011. They have no children together and are not in contact with each other. Jennifer said she forgave Eric for his actions but has moved on with her life.
Life on Basketball Wives:
Even though Jennifer has found immense success in her professional career, her personal life is filled with its fair share of troubles.
Around 2010, Shaunie O’Neal decided to launch a new show, Basketball Wives. Jennifer was one of the first cast members of the series but was later ejected from the series after its fourth season. This was a direct response to her cruel and violent behavior on the air. The second season of the series centered around the troubling relationship between Jennifer and Eric. Even though the pair tried their level best to save their relationship, things didn’t work out for the pair. After her exit from Basketball Wives, Jennifer worked alongside Karamo Brown in a brand-new series, The Next: 15.
She made a guest appearance in season 6 and returned as a main cast member in season 7. She had a feud with Evelyn Lozada, who accused her of spreading rumors about her ex-husband Chad Johnson. In season 10, she introduced her new boyfriend Jelani Harrison, a University of Washington graduate, and an entrepreneur. They had a romantic relationship on the show and Jelani proposed to her. However, they broke up later and Jelani posted about his heartbreak on Instagram. In response to the post of March 2023, Jennifer shared that they had been broken up for nine months and accused Jelani of being fake. Also, claiming not seen Jelani since July 2022.
After her divorce from Eric Williams, she was associated with Tim Norman. The relationship ended in sour terms, as Jennifer filed a restraining order against Tim who allegedly stalked her.
Things escalated further when Jennifer reported that a guy she had been dating stole her car. The alleged con man Aaron Nichols reportedly took off with her Range Rover. She reported that,
‘He has conned many women and men too out of vehicles and large amounts of cash. Lives in the Atlanta area and frequents Detroit, Houston, and Vegas.’
The incident was reported on the 27th of April 2020, and the police are still investigating the case.
Social Media Presence:
Jennifer Williams has a strong social media presence across various platforms. Some of her social media accounts are:
Instagram: @jenniferwilliams. She has over 1 million followers and posts about her personal and professional life.
Twitter: @iamjennifer. She has over 673K followers and tweets about her opinions, experience, and projects.
She also has a website for her fashion boutique, Classy Girl Wardrobe, where she sells clothing, accessories, and beauty products.
Jennifer Williams has some distinctive physical traits that make her stand out. Some of them are:
Height: She is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall.
Weight: She weighs around 132 lbs (60 kg).
Body measurements: She has a curvy figure with 36-27-36 inches (91-68-91 cm) as her bust-waist-hip measurements. Her bra size is 36B.
Eye color: She has brown eyes but often wears colored contacts, especially greyish-blue ones.
Hair color: She has black hair that she styles in various ways.