Brandi Maxiell photos
While Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo and Draya Michele are reality TV veterans, Brandi Maxiell is one of three new ladies added to the “Basketball Wives L.A.” cast. An actual wife to an NBA player, Maxiell is married to Jason Maxiell of the Orlando Magic. High school sweethearts, the two wed in 2009 and have a 4-year-old son.
In 2007 however Maxiell, 24 and engaged to her basketball beau, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“When I heard [I had] cancer I immediately thought it was a death sentence,” Brandi recently told the Christian Post.
“I had all of the symptoms. I had the bloating … I looked 5-6 months pregnant. If I had to go to the bathroom I couldn’t hold it,” she added. “The hardest part was not knowing what to do or what was going to happen.”
Brandi has since beaten the disease and is hoping to have a second child. The basketball wife, woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and reality star labeled “bougie” by her co-stars owns Carrollton,Texas’ Midway Salon Suites.
Check out more photos of Brandi Maxiell, one of “Basketball Wives L.A.’s” newest cast members.