The Truth About Real World's Tami Roman

On Wednesday, Paramount Plus will be debuting reality series "The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles." The reality show is a reunion of sorts between seven of the original cast members from "The Real World: Los Angeles," which originally debuted in 1993. According to Variety, this docuseries will feature original "The Real World: Los Angeles" cast members Beth Anthony, Beth Stolarczyk, David Edwards, Glen Naessens, Irene Berrera-Kearns, Jon Brennan, and Tami Roman. While on the show, Tami Roman went through a lot, including an abortion and having the covers ripped off her while barely clothed by fellow cast member David Edwards, who was voted out of the house for his actions, per Los Angeles Magazine. Before appearing on the upcoming show, she turned down offers to be on "The Real World" reunion show, but this time, she decided she was ready to return to the show. "I felt there was no harm, no foul in going back to finish what I helped start," Roman told the magazine.

When the show first debuted, Roman worked at an HIV health clinic in Los Angeles. Since appearing on "The Real World: Los Angeles" in 1993, Roman has gone on to appear in other reality shows like "Celebrity Wife Swap," "Marriage Boot Camp," and "Basketball Wives,"  according to Los Angeles Magazine. Roman is currently a cast member on "Basketball Wives LA," as she is the ex-wife of retired NBA player Kenny Anderson, per VH1. Roman is currently married to Reggie Youngblood, a former NFL hopeful.

The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles will share Roman's other struggles

As Tami Roman told Los Angeles Magazine, the cast did dive into very personal issues on "The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles." "We did delve back into race," Roman told Los Angeles Magazine. "We did delve back into the abortion situation. We did delve back into the issues with #MeToo and that particular incident with [former cast member David Edwards]. A lot of people saw me get my mouth wired and deal with bulimia, body dysmorphia, and eating disorders. We talked about all that this time around. But with a more respectful eye." According to Yahoo, Roman discussed her issues with body dysmorphia and eating disorders since she was 13 years old and pursuing modeling — including getting her mouth wired shut to stop eating in 1993. "I started abusing laxatives, I started not eating, I started throwing up, I started doing everything that I could think of to do to be as skinny as I could possibly be, being obsessive about my weight loss," she said during the show, according to Yahoo! News.

Roman also spoke openly about her trouble conceiving a child with her current husband, Reggie Youngblood, while on the show. According to Yahoo! News, Roman proposed the idea of having Youngblood father a child with another woman to make up for the fact that she could not give him a biological child.