Despite her bad girl rep and latest lawsuit drama, Tami Roman recently showed a softer side to the fist-popping B-Ball wife we’ve come to know.

In a recent interview with Rolling Out Magazine, the reality TV star admits she has felt moments of complete vulnerability.

“There was a point in my life where we fell on hardships. After years of spending money and living through people, I woke up one day and all of that money was gone,” she said, adding that she had to rely on food stamps and medical assistance. “I vowed from that moment on that I didn’t want my daughters to see me this way, and that I was going to do whatever it took to bring us back to the top.”

And as for her role on Basketball Wives?

Roman said she doesn’t blame every outburst completely on creative editing, but does think “the producers have done a fantastic job of blowing out of proportion one aspect of my personality.”

“I think that the audience who watches ‘Basketball Wives’ is only seeing that aspect of my personality 100 percent magnified. They don’t see me working with my charity, and they didn’t see me when I was a part of corporate America going to work in a business suit every day… There’s so much about me that you don’t see because that’s not what ‘Basketball Wives’ wants to show.”

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