Joumana Kidd, ex-wife of perennial NBA all-star Jason Kidd is talking to Metropolis Nights magazine about their tumultuous marriage.
Divorced 5 years ago, the former broadcaster for the TV entertainment news program Extra says her career suffered while trying to juggle the demands of marriage and motherhood. She also “comes clean” about his alcoholism, physical abuse on his part and using their child to pocket dear old Dad’s phone from his locker so that she could do a reconnaissance mission. Illicit texts and numbers from other women in hand, Joumana berated her unfaithful husband from court side seats.
Lest we think she learned something from this toxic relationship Joumana says:
“It was blown up into something way bigger than it was. It was just his lawyers trying to paint a picture of me crossing boundaries and they did a good job of it. But it was far from the truth. And, it wasn’t as dramatic and amazing as they made it sound, although I kind of wish it was.”
Jason, who pled guilty to a domestic assault charge from a 2001 incident between the two, currently plays for the NY Knicks. Married to Porscha Coleman (Russell Simmon’s ex) he was last in the news after being arrested for a DUI charge in the Hamptons in July. Not surprisingly, his management had no comment about this ancient history.
“Researching” this story (feel free to laugh, I am) I read back issues of Metropolis and apparently chatty sports wives and exes are their specialty.
The August issue features retired NFL running back Tiki Barber’s second wife. The one he courted (I keep it clean, HI GRANDMA!) while his first wife, already mother to two young sons, was 8 months pregnant with twins.
Don’t worry, all is well with the former Today intern, who met Barber while he was a broadcaster for the show.
To sum it up she LOVES:
Being a stepmother!
Quiet nights at home!
The little things, like notes left on her pillow!
And has NO desire for the spotlight/fame/reality show.
Feel free to file under who cares but first give the over/under of this blessed union.
A begrudging thanks to The NY Daily News for making me aware of this magazine’s existence.