Basketball Wives’ newcomer Kenya Bell is quickly discovering that increased fame and fortune isn’t all its cracked up to be.
According to TMZ, Kenya’s estranged husband and former NBA hooper Charlie Bell is suing the reality TV star, claiming he’s been low on cash ever since the league dropped him last year.
Charlie, a former Golden State Warriors guard who now plays overseas in the Italian Basketball League, says his IBL money is nowhere near the coin Kenya is pulling in, and thus, it’s her turn to take care of him.
TMZ reports that Charlie — who reportedly has over $1,000,000 in the bank — is “only” making $100,000 a year now, while Kenya makes three times that amount on “Basketball Wives” in addition to sales from her recently released single Fly.
In response to her estranged husband’s suit and demands, Kenya Bell has denied that she earns $300,000 on the VH1 show and shot back that she is entitled to a piece of Charlie’s reported million dollar savings.
Basketball Wives season 4 finale airs tonight (May 28) at 8pm on VH1.
Viewers can then tune in on June 4 and June 11 to catch the two-part Basketball Wives Reunion Special to see what the cast of the show has been up to since the cameras stopped rolling.
Despite rumors that the reality series was being cancelled after this season, Gloria Govan, one of the show’s lead stars, recently tweeted that filming for Season 5 of Basketball Wives has already begun.
Are you a fan of Basketball Wives? Are you planning on tuning in tonight for the Season 4 finale?