Josie Harris (ex-fiancé of Floyd Mayweather Jr.), Liza Morales (ex-girlfriend of professional basketball player Lamar Odom), Tashera Simmons (separated from hip hop legend DMX), Monica Joseph-Taylor (separated from DJ Funkmaster Flex), Zakia Baum (ex-girlfriend of rapper Maino), and Cheryl Caruso (ex-wife of accused mobster Phil “Philly” Caruso) spent years in the shadows of their exes — supporting them emotionally and sometimes even financially as they rose to fame. The “starter wives” raised the children, kept the homes and stood by their men through it all.
Brooklyn-born-and-bred Zakia Baum is a passionate and devout Christian woman with a flair for the dramatic. She shares a son with her ex, rapper Jermaine “Maino” Coleman.
Tashera Simmons is striving to get her life and finances on track while divorcing her childhood sweetheart, rapper DMX. They have four children.
Known for her highly publicized and tumultuous relationship with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., Josie Harris is the mother of three of his children and is trying to start over while figuring out how to co-parent with Floyd.
The soon-to-be ex-wife and formerly silent partner of superstar DJ and radio personality Funkmaster Flex, Monica Joseph-Taylor is the owner of a successful blog called Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret and is learning to stand on her own while raising their two children.
Liza Morales is the ex-girlfriend of NBA baller Lamar Odom and the mother of their three children. While grieving the death of their youngest and silently watching the whirlwind romance of her ex play out in the tabloids, Liza is stepping out of the shadows and finding her voice.
Ex-wife of mobster Phil “Philly” Caruso and mother of two daughters, Cheryl Caruso has rebuilt her life as a business woman by running a tequila business.
Marriage is tough enough for normal folk, but what if your husband becomes a celebrity? These ladies know all about that. “Starter Wives Confidential” premieres Tuesday, Jan. 29 10|9c.