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Basketball Wives star Tami Roman sparks health fears over weight loss

Basketball Wives star Tami Roman sparks concerns over her extreme weight loss as fans flood social media with fears for her health


Reality star and actress Tami Roman has concerned fans following her recent weight loss.

The 51-year-old, who is best known as the breakout star of VH1’s Basketball Wives, sparked fears for her health after fans noticed she was drastically slimmer in recent Instagram posts.

Many of the images have now gone viral on Twitter, with people expressing concerns that Tami is too thin now.

After: Fans have expressed concerns over the Basketball Wives star's recent weight loss (pictured this week)

Before and after: Fans have expressed concerns over Basketball Wives star Tami Roman’s recent weight loss. Pictured left in 2016, and right in October 2021

‘I hope and pray Tami Roman is in good health because she’s been looking mad thin for a while,’ one fan tweeted.

‘Is Tami Roman sick or it’s just massive weight loss?’ asked another.

‘Every time Tami Roman posts a pic, bum b*****s come in the comments fake concerned about her weight! It’s so rude! Mind your business!’ a third snapped.

Many others suspected Tami’s sudden weight change may be down to her diabetes. 

‘Tami Roman has diabetes. Her weight go up and down, she’ll be fine,’ one said.

Concerned: New images of the star went viral this week, sparking concerns among fans

Concerned: New images of the star went viral this week, sparking concerns among fans

Fears: 'I hope and pray Tami Roman is in good health because she's been looking mad thin for a while,' one concerned fan tweeted

Fears: ‘I hope and pray Tami Roman is in good health because she’s been looking mad thin for a while,’ one concerned fan tweeted

‘I saw a picture of Tami Roman and was literally shocked. I know she said she’s been battling diabetes, but damn. I hope she’s okay,’ added another.

Tami’s weight has been a hot topic over the years, and it was even criticised by her former Basketball Wives co-star Evelyn Lozada during an episode in 2018.

‘You need to worry about something else like your health,’ Evelyn snapped during a scene.

'I hope she is alright': Countless fans took to social media to share their fears for the star

‘I hope she is alright’: Countless fans took to social media to share their fears for the star

'I know she's a diabetic': Many others felt that Tami's sudden weight change may be down to her diabetes

‘I know she’s a diabetic’: Many others felt that Tami’s sudden weight change may be down to her diabetes

'I'm concerned': Fans have left comments on both Twitter and Instagram

‘I’m concerned’: Fans have left comments on both Twitter and Instagram

‘You’re lookin’ like a crackhead these days… take a vitamin. Your legs look like two motherf***ing candlesticks burning in the god damn sun.’

Tami later addressed her weight issues, chalking it down to her battle with diabetes. 

‘I’m a diabetic, okay? So for me my weight is very serious,’ she said in season seven.

‘I finally decided to take charge of my f***ing life so that I can live for my kids and my man, and so because of that I lose weight. I’m 48 years old. You know what I’m saying? So this is how my body reacts to me making proper choices with my diet.’

'I'm a diabetic, okay?' Tami has been open about her battle with diabetes. Pictured last week

‘I’m a diabetic, okay?’ Tami has been open about her battle with diabetes. Pictured last week

The star first lost weight back in 2012, which she chalked down to the weight loss pill NV Clinical, which she was the spokesperson of at the time.

‘I lost seven pounds in the first week of taking NV without making any major changes to my life,’ she told Shape magazine at the time.

Tami first shot to fame in 1993 on the second season of MTV’s The Real World, before marrying NBA player Kenny Anderson the following year.

Supplements: Tami has also experimented with weight loss drugs before

Supplements: Tami has also experimented with weight loss drugs before

She then launched an acting career and appeared in small roles over the years, before landing a starring role in VH1’s Housewives-inspired reality series Basketball Wives.

Since then, she’s appeared on Marriage Boot Camp and BET’s The Family Business. 

She’s currently starring in The Ms Pat Show on BET+ and will star in The Real World: Homecoming season two on Paramount+ in November. 

Flashback: Tami attended a red carpet event in Los Angeles in 2019

Flashback: Tami attended a red carpet event in Los Angeles in 2019

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