Grant Hill’s wife Tamia has been a member of the highly popular reality TV series Basketball Wives for some time and recently had a few things to say about the show and co-star Shaunie O’Neal as well.
In a sit down with the Huffington Post, Tamia spoke in regards to the reality show but revealed that the perception is anything but reality.
“Well, I think the perception is definitely not a reality. I think, to be fair, a lot of those women aren’t wives. And I’m good friends with Shaunie. And as far as business is concerned, I applaud her, but I think that it’s definitely very misleading in terms of what our lives are about. I do have a lot of friends who are married to athletes, and a lot of these women are involved in charities, doing all kinds of things behind the scenes and are supportive wives, and — believe it or not — have supportive husbands who are really great guys. I think not only for the women, but I think it just paints a really bad picture about the men as well. I think for athletes in general, people are like, “Why would you want to marry an athlete?” And that goes back to what I was saying to you: what works in one person’s marriage, may not work in the next. So keep your eyes focused on yours! I guess it’s interesting TV, but it’s definitely not reality.”
She then went on to talk a bit about her marriage with Grant Hill.
“I always say, “What works in one marriage may not work in the next. So definitely keep your eyes focused on your own relationship.” I think it’s important to understand that you guys are going to grow. Obviously, I’m not the same person that I was at 24, and he’s not the same person that he was. But we also together allowed each other to grow as well and stay connected at the same time. And I think that’s important. And obviously, communication is super important. And at the end of the day we just love being with each other and being really good friends.”
Despite her true feelings about the show, Tamia keeps it obvious that her marriage to Grant Hill is authentic and real.