Former “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman officially opens up about her struggles to get pregnant. The reality star secretly married her longtime boyfriend, former NFL prospect Reginald “Reggie” Youngblood, in 2018. Roman is 17 years older than her husband; and while the couple seemingly embrace their age gap, Roman’s health issues have put a strain on her ability to give birth.
Roman sat down with Keyshia Cole on her new talk show “Fox Soul” and opened up about her struggles carrying babies to full term and why she is now considering surrogacy.
“He has no children. We tried three times. We, unfortunately, suffered three miscarriages. And, you know, now we’re considering a surrogate. You know, something like that. I saw Kandi had somebody have her baby … I said, Oh okay chile, that’s what we doing now? So we got the eggs and we harvested those and now we’re looking for a person to carry.”
Roman implied that she knew carrying a child would be a challenge. In addition to the factor of her age, Roman has a prolapsed uterus and lives with diabetes. Roman told viewers she also has high blood pressure.
Despite of her miscarriages, the couple did not want to give up on trying to have children together. According to MadameNoire, Roman suffered from one miscarriage when she was six months pregnant and a second miscarriage when she was 10 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately, her second miscarriage took place a few years ago on her late mother’s birthday.
Roman posted in a now-deleted Instagram post, “I’m not supposed to understand everything. Some things are so beyond my grasp and extremely spiritual. This loss has shown me how much I would love to be a mother again. I always thought that this was about Reggie, that I was doing this for him… but No, this is about me. I know that now.”
Roman currently has two daughters, Lyric and Jazz Anderson, from her previous marriage with former NBA superstar Kenny Anderson.