As if VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives” doesn’t already have enough drama, newcomer Kenya Bell is quickly discovering that increased fame and fortune isn’t all its cracked up to be.
According to reports, Kenya’s estranged husband and former NBA player Charlie Bell, 33, is suing his reality TV star wife, claiming he’s been low on cash ever since he was dropped from the NBA last year.
Charlie, a former Golden State Warriors guard who now plays overseas in the Italian Basketball League, says his IBL money is nowhere near the money Kenya is pulling in, and thus, it’s her turn to take care of him.
Reportedly, Charlie Bell is rumored to have over $1,000,000 in the bank, but is only earning $100,000 a year now, while Kenya, he claims, earns three times that amount on “Basketball Wives”, in addition to sales from her recently released single “Fly.”
In response to her estranged husband’s lawsuit and demands, Kenya Bell has denied that she earns $300,000 on VH1s “Basketball Wives”, and instead says that she is entitled to a portion of Charlie’s reported savings.
Basketball Wives season 4 finale aired last night. Viewers can tune in on June 4 for the 2-part Basketball Wives Reunion Special.