BBWLA newbie Vanessa Rider has rubbed Evelyn Lozada the wrong way.
Evelyn Lozada has returned to “Basketball Wives” for the current season. Since her previous departure was due to her controversial feud with OG, Evelyn made it clear that she was hoping to avoid having any issues with her costars. She figured her biggest challenge would be with Jennifer Williams. Jennifer and Evelyn’s last major fallout was in response to alleged comments that Jennifer made about Shaniece Hairston. Jennifer denied making the comments while she and Evelyn’s friendship was on the outs. However, Evelyn doesn’t trust that Jennifer is telling the truth. So their relationship took a break while Evelyn was not on the show.
Jennifer and Evelyn will eventually sort out their issues in upcoming episodes. On the season premiere, they admitted they didn’t see the need to hold on to a grudge when it comes to each other. And they wanted to move forward and at least be able to be cordial. Interestingly enough, it doesn’t seem as if Evelyn will be cordial with newbie Vanessa Rider anytime soon.
Vanessa told Jackie Christie and Jennifer she had some things to sort out with Evelyn. Apparently, she is friends with Carl Crawford’s first baby momma Amy Freeman. So she accused Evelyn of knowingly getting with Carl while Amy was pregnant.
Vanessa Rider had something to say amid criticism from BBWLA fans.
When Evelyn confronted Vanessa about all of this, Vanessa said she didn’t care for “homewreckers.” So she wasn’t going to be able to be around Evelyn until the situation was addressed. Evelyn said Vanessa was being ridiculous since she and Amy have been on great terms for years. And they have an amazing co-parenting relationship.
Evelyn also denied homewrecking Carl and Amy’s situation. She went on to allege that the issue was Carl wasn’t honest with her back then. But it’s all water under the bridge now because everyone gets along well in the present. The situation happened a decade ago. So in Evelyn’s opinion, Vanessa is trying too hard and she embarrassed herself on television.
Interestingly enough, some fans are already being critical of Vanessa’s actions on social media. They believe she is using Evelyn for a storyline. And she possibly came on the show to go after Evelyn.
Vanessa responded to the speculation and assumptions on X.
She wrote, “I was contacted in February and relocated to LA in May and started filming in May. My storyline is about expanding my Gym to LA. No one told me that Evelyn was even coming back, it was revealed to me during filming. I never mentioned Evelyn to any casting or producers.”