The “Basketball Wives” star received a marriage license on August 17, 2018, according to documents obtained by The Blast Wednesday, June 5. She and Youngblood wasted no time jumping the broom after that, because a marriage certificate was reportedly issued the same day as the license.
On “Basketball Wives” last season, Roman was mulling walking down the aisle with her longtime beau but had reservations, considering she had problems getting pregnant and had had three miscarriages. After suffering one in 2015, Roman told E! News she and Yougblood were not “giving up” on having children together.
“I am deeply saddened that after 10.5 weeks, we have this loss,” she said. “We knew this would be an uphill battle. We have been prolapsed and have had a history of hypoglycemia due to my diabetes and my blood pressure. We are not giving up.”
But the miscarriages still weighed heavy on Roman three years later and she explained on the VH1 series that she did not want her inability to conceive to cause her relationship to sour.
“If I don’t go through with having this baby, I don’t want him to resent me,” Roman, who is already a mother to 22-year-old Jazz Anderson and 24-year old Lyric Anderson, said in a season 7 episode that aired last year. “I don’t want to travel that road with Reggie.”
During a sit-down with Youngblood episodes later, Roman admitted she did not want to get married.
Upon hearing that, Youngblood admitted to having feelings of “confusion” and “sadness.”
“I’m coming to grips with ‘do I wanna throw away this beautiful relationship with this woman that I’ve grown to love so much?’” he told Roman. “I think we’ll be OK. I just can’t leave you and end it. If it gotta stay the same way we are now I don’t really like that. But I love you. The pros just outweigh the cons to me.”
The couple, who started dating in 2013, managed to stay together, and it turns out that by the time the episode aired in August they’d already made their union official.
It is the second marriage for Roman. She was previously married to former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson from 1994 until 2001.
After the news of her marriage broke, fans shared congratulatory messages online.
“Yesss @tamiroman you better live your best private happy life! 😢😍”
“Good for them!”