Jennifer Williams’ bio: Here’s what we know about the Basketball Wives star

Jennifer Williams’ bio: Here’s what we know about the Basketball Wives star

Jennifer Williams is an American reality TV star famous for her appearance on VH1's Basketball Wives from 2010 to 2023. She dated former NBA basketballer Eric Williams for seven years and was married to him for three years. This article unveils more about Jennifer Williams' career, her divorce from Eric, and her current love life.

Jennifer Williams' husband
Jennifer Williams attends Black Tie Affair For Quality Control's CEO Pierre Pee Thomas at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: @Paras Griffin
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Besides her television career, Jennifer is a successful entrepreneur. She has immersed herself in the cosmetics, fashion, and fitness business. She founded Lucid Cosmetics, Classy Girl Wardrobe, and Flirty Girls Fitness.

Profile summary

Full nameJennifer Williams
Date of birth17 September 1974
Age48 years old (as of July 2023)
Zodiac signVirgo
Place of birthSouth Orange, New Jersey, USA
Current residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5'7" (175 cm)
Weight132 lbs. (60 kg)
Body measurements36-27-36 inches (91-68-91 cm)
Bra size36B
Waist27 inches
Hips36 inches
Shoe size6 (US)
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack
Marital statusSingle
Ex-husbandEric Williams (2007 - 2010)
High schoolColumbia High School
UniversityUniversity of Maryland
QualificationPolitical Science degree
OccupationActress, Entrepreneur
Famous TV appearanceBasketball Wives on VH1
Salary$300,000 per episode
Net worth$25 million

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Jennifer Williams' biography

Reality TV star Jennifer Williams is an American from an African-American ethnic background. She grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, and married a wealthy basketball player, Eric Williams.

How old is Jennifer of the Basketball Wives?

Jennifer Williams' age is 48 as of July 2023. The actress will be turning 49 on 17 September. Jennifer was born in 1974 in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.

Jennifer Williams’ bio
Jennifer rocking a black jumpsuit, hat, and coat. Photo: @jenniferwilliams
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Jennifer Williams' parents

Jennifer Williams lost her mother to cancer in 2016 and reconnected with her estranged father in 2019. Not much is known about her parents because the actress maintains a low profile when it comes to them.

Who is Jennifer Williams' sister?

It is unknown whether Jennifer Williams from the Basketball Wives has siblings. She regards Yandy Smith (an American reality TV star) as her sister. They usually celebrate each other's birthdays.

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Some years back, the two celebrated their sisterhood in the Caribbean, and in 2018, Jennifer and Yandy flew to Jamaica for the second annual #SupportYourGirlfriends weekend.

What college did Jennifer Williams go to?

The actress has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland in the US. She is also an alumnus of Columbia High School in Essex County, USA.


Before becoming a reality TV star, Jennifer Williams was a real estate broker. She acquired her real estate license in 2005 and got into selling expensive properties in New Jersey, United States of America.

VH1 featured Jennifer Williams on the Basketball Wives reality show from 2010. She and basketball player Eric showed the audience the unique challenges of being a celebrity couple.

What happened to Jennifer Williams from the Basketball Wives?

Jennifer was on the Basketball Wives reality show from 2010. She was known for having relationship issues with her then-husband and for her feuds with Evelyn Lozada and other cast members.

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Season 2 of the show detailed her and Eric Williams' tumultuous relationship and struggle to save their marriage. Jennifer left the show in season 4 and returned as a guest star in season 6 after divorcing Eric.

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams arrives at We TV to celebrate the Premiere of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars at Le Jardin in Hollywood, California. Photo: @Paul Redmond
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What movie did Jennifer Williams play in Basketball Wives?

The actress played the role of Destiny in First Lady 3 (2021). Before this, she appeared in reality TV shows Supermodel (2015) and The Next 15 (2016).

What does Jennifer from Basketball Wives do for a living?

Jennifer Williams is still on the Basketball Wives show. She is also into business and supports several charities. She owns a women's workout company called Flirty Girl Fitness, a lip gloss line called Lucid Cosmetics, and an online fashion boutique called Classy Girl Wardrobe.

Furthermore, actress Jennifer Williams owns Project Save the World, which handles different social issues, including diseases, world hunger, and environmental pollution.

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Who was Jennifer Williams married to?

Jennifer Williams and former NBA star Eric Williams were married for three years. They met in 2000, tied the knot in 2007 in the Bahamas, and divorced in 2010.

Eric C. Williams was in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1995 to 2007. He played for seven teams, including two stints with the Boston Celtics.

How old is Jennifer Williams' son?

Jennifer from Basketball Wives does not have children of her own. She accused Eric of cheating and having a child named Jayden out of wedlock with a woman named Brandy.

The actress eventually filed for divorce in Hudson County Superior Court in New Jersey in 2010. She requested spousal alimony and an “equitable” distribution of their assets.

Who is Jennifer Williams dating
Reality TV Personality Jennifer Williams attends Star Magazine's 2016 Hollywood Rocks event at Le Jardin in Hollywood, California. Photo: @Getty Images
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Three years after her divorce, she dated Cisco Rosado (an entertainer at CMG, actor, and entrepreneur) for a year from 2013 to 2014.

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After her breakup with Cisco Rosado, Jennifer dated actor James Tim Norman. He is popularly known for featuring in the Welcome to Sweetie Pie TV show.

The actress had such a bitter experience in the relationship that she filed a domestic violence restraining order against Tim Norman in 2018.

Tim Norman still stalked her despite them ending their relationship and her blocking him on all social media. He even had keys to Jennifer's house. She had to get a 150 feet restraining order against him from the court.

The actress was also in a relationship with a man named Aaron Nichols. She accused Aaron of stealing one of her luxury cars and some cash.

Who is Jennifer from Basketball Wives dating now?

Her current boyfriend is anonymous. The two were spotted kissing a few months after she and entrepreneur Jelani Harrison broke off their engagement.

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Jennifer and Jelani began dating in Basketball Wives season 10. He proposed to her in February 2023 in one of the episodes of BB Wives season 11, but their relationship did not materialize into marriage.

Are Jennifer Williams and Jelani Asar Snipes dating?

False reports about Jennifer Williams and Jelani Asar Snipes dating resulted from people mistaking the actor for her fiancé. American businessman Jelani Harrison and Jennifer Williams were engaged but never got married. American actor Jelani Asar is married to Nakyung "Nikki" Park Snipes.

Who is Jennifer Williams' husband?

The actress has never remarried since she divorced former NBA star Eric Williams.

Jennifer Williams' net worth
Reality TV star Jennifer wearing a blue dress. Photo: @jenniferwilliams
Source: Instagram

What is the net worth of Jennifer Williams?

Jennifer Williams' net worth is $25 million. She has acquired considerable wealth from her reality TV career and businesses. The Basketball Wives show paid her $300,000 per season and currently gives her $40,000 for each reunion. It is also believed Eric Williams paid her $30 million in the divorce settlement.

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Where does Jennifer Williams live?

The actress resides in Los Angeles, California. She has also lived in Boston, San Antonio, Miami Beach, and Toronto.

How tall is Jennifer Williams?

Jennifer Williams' height is 5 feet 7 inches (175 cm). She weighs 132 lbs (60 kg) and has black hair and brown eyes. Jennifer's body measures 36-27-36 inches (91-68-91 cm). Her bra size is 36B, and she wears US shoe size 6.

Social media presence

The actress is famous on social media. Jennifer Williams' Instagram account has 1 million followers, while her Twitter account has over 600k followers.

Facts about Jennifer Williams

  • Jennifer Williams has brown eyes but often wears greyish-blue contact lenses.
  • She joined a law firm intending to become an attorney but later shifted to real estate and landed in the entertainment and business world.
  • Jennifer owns multiple fashion brands and often showcases her unique fashion styles.

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