Royce Reed is an American reality TV star who was cast in Basketball Wives. She is also an author and entrepreneur.
Royce Reed and her age and childhood
Born on 22 June 1980, her current age is 38. Royce was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her full name is Royce Lyndsay Reed. Regarding her parents, there is no information. But she has a sibling called Ryan Reed. She holds American nationality and is an African-American.
Royce has done a graduation in theater from the Florida A&M University.
Royce Reed and her early career
Royce Reed used to be a dancer and cheer both of the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat basketball teams. She started her own dance company called Fantashique. She is the director of this company and has 130 members who compete in cheer and dance contests. She is concentrating on it now but in 2015 she had problems when the landlord of the place she has rented for the dance company had evicted her from the premises.
She spoke about the bad plumbing at the place and her landlord complained that it was due to a large number of tampons thrown into the drains.
Besides, Royce has also written a book series called College Girls. She was also cast in Inside Edition in 1988.
Royce and her later career
Royce was dating boyfriend Dwight Howard and has a son with him. Dwight Howard is a professional basketball player who played for NBA. In that capacity, she was cast in the reality TV show on VH1 which was Basketball Wives. This show depicts the real- life of the wives, ex- Wives and girlfriends of the prominent professional basketball players. She was cast alongside the executive producer of the show Shaunie O’Neal who is basketball player Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-wife. She had befriended Tami Roman on the show. She was in the first four seasons of the show.
Her eviction from the show?
Royce left the show rather quickly and there were rumors that she was sacked. But Royce made it clear that it was she who left the show and she had before threatened to go away on season 3 and 4 as well. She had revealed that she herself left the show since she did not like the persistent negativity and fighting amongst the inmates of the show. She stated that when the show commenced air g in 2010, it was supposedly going to focus on the success in business and personal al lives of the women. It was doing to talk about the friendship of the women on the show. But this all changed soon after when the producers realized that only infighting and cat-fights and such negativities could boost the show’s ratings. So they wanted more of it and Royce was not ready to compromise. Hence the exit she blogged in 2015
“We pitched the show as being positive and with goal oriented & career driven woman that also like to have fun while dealing with the stresses of their exes or spouses and life. Our common bond was Basketball and we all had a child/children. We knew we would have arguments as women but in the end we would all come together when needed. To compare the ORIGINAL idea to a show that’s out now, I’d have to say Hollywood Exes. Yes, the BBW brand has millions of viewers and has pulled in ratings but I have to admit I wish it would’ve taken a more positive route.”
In 2018, Royce has also appeared in First Lady in the role of Stacee. The film is in the post-production phase and due to release at the end of this year.
Royce Reed and her relationships
Royce Reed met and began dating NBA player Dwight Howard in 2005. In November 2007, Royce had a sin Braylon Howard with him. But the couple had a lot of marital problems and separately. But the divorce was a nasty one and the couple spoke a lot of I’ll about each other to the media as well as on their social media. There were multiple accusations against each other and over the years for the sake of their growing son, the couple has mellowed down and partially reconciled. They were seen with their son at one of Dwight’s match.
After her divorce, Royce has dated several men which included basketball player Desmon Mason.
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