Shaunie O’Neal says be prepared for a new cast member on Basketball Wives Season 5. “We have a new lady coming on that’s really good friends with Evelyn [Lozada] and myself. I’ve known her a few years now,” Shaunie told C Nikky and EURweb.

We no longer will see Royce Reed…so who is this mystery woman? Shaunie is keeping mum on that.

“We never go into a season saying, ‘Hey, well this is what we’re going to do. I know it’s been—especially last season was a little crazy, but we kinda just go with the flow. We’re hoping it’s smooth rolling next season,” said Evelyn, who many fans expect will be more mellow this year, following her televised counseling with life coach Iyanla Vanzant.

While some accused Iyanla of publicizing her sessions with Evelyn for ratings, Evelyn said that’s definitely not the case.

“My relationship with [Iyanla] is amazing. She checks in every week and every time I get into a space, I think about her. She’s been great, genuinely helpful. We didn’t just do the show for ratings. She genuinely cared. So, that’s something that I love and respect about her.”

See her interview here:

Source: S2SMagazine