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No one cared who they were married to or who they were dating,’’ remembers Tanya Young Williams.“No one noticed you, but today all you have to do is go on two dates with an NBA player and you’re a star, too.That wears thins after a while.’’Jayson Williams is serving five years in prison for the 2002 shooting death of his limousine driver.It apparently took 10 years for things to wear thin for Vanessa Bryant, who stood by the Los Angeles Lakers superstar even as he was accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a Colorado hotel in 2003.Tanya Young Williams wasn’t particularly surprised when she heard the news that Vanessa Bryant had filed for divorce from her NBA superstar husband Kobe Bryant last week.Williams, 43, spent much of her adult life in the stands cheering on her one-time college sweetheart and later NBA star husband Jayson Williams as he scored big points on the national front.The two enjoyed what appeared to be a fairytale romance after meeting as freshmen at St. Jayson was indeed everything Tanya thought she wanted in a man, with his movie-star good looks, quick wit, and charming demeanor.Unfortunately none of those admirable attributes were enough to keep the couple on track or together when big money, NBA fame and fast life came knocking on their door.“Every woman walks down the aisle thinking their marriage is going to last forever,’’ says Williams, who filed for divorce in 2009 after years of alleged abuse by Williams, and his eventual conviction on manslaughter and DUI charges.
J’s ex-wife) and Cookie Johnson (Magic’s wife.)“The young girls today that marry these guys won’t listen to anyone,’’ says Williams.
“You think you’re marrying this great guy and life is going to just be this wonderful dream world.
But you’re never prepared for when everything changes and he changes with it.
You have to be their mother and their lover all at one time.
That’s a lot of work.’’One benefit Young Williams says she enjoyed that the new crop of NBA wives doesn’t, is the guiding wisdom of women who’d traveled the same rocky road before.