The Original Bad Girl is back with her very own show, Tanisha Gets Married! You’ve seen her find love for other Bad Girls on Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, and now you can watch her on the road to her own wedding. But will the pressure of planning a wedding and juggling her career be too much for Tanisha? Find out on Monday, May 7th at 11 ET/PT only on Oxygen.
For now, get to know the cast of this summer’s Baddest wedding reality show.
Tanisha Thomas, Bride-to-Be
Brooklyn native Tanisha Thomas was introduced to television audiences in 2008 as a cast member in season two of Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club,” but she has come a long way since her days as the “baddest of the bad” on that show. Now building a successful career as a television host, this Bad Girl is all grown up—and she’s ready to settle down. Preparing to marry her fiancé, Clive, Tanisha is not afraid of the spotlight and holds nothing back when it comes to her life and upcoming marriage. She met Clive seven years ago, and he proposed on Christmas. Ever since she was five years old, Tanisha has been planning her perfect wedding day and now, at age 26, she can finally make her dream come true. She is the showrunner of her own life, dealing not only with pressure from her family and friends but also attempting to insert ambition and enthusiasm into Clive’s life. Tanisha’s relationship with Clive’s family has always been rocky, but she is determined to make amends with them and prove that she is the best person for Clive.
Clive Muir, Groom-to-Be
Clive is Tanisha’s future husband. He lives with Tanisha and her mother in Brooklyn and works the graveyard shift as a stock boy at the local supermarket. Clive is unmotivated and seen by many of Tanisha’s friends as underachieving. He is comfortable in his lifestyle with Tanisha, however, and loves eating while knocking back a few drinks and playing some videogames. His quiet and laid-back demeanor is a complement to Tanisha’s outgoing personality. Clive has a hearing issue that has become more prevalent over the past five years. Regardless of his tendencies, Clive truly and deeply loves and cares for Tanisha and feels like this is her big day.
Lydia Thomas, Mother of the Bride
Lydia, aka “Momma T,” is a homemaker/nurse from Brooklyn. Lydia is opinionated and openly disapproving of Tanisha’s career decisions, believing that Tanisha should have focused on becoming a doctor or lawyer instead of building her celebrity status. Lydia’s relationship with her daughter was rocky while Tanisha was growing up, and although they have reached a strong connection now, there is still lingering tension from their past.
Arkeen McGuire, Tanisha’s Cousin/Maid of Honor
Holding the status of best friend and cousin, Arkeen is the perfect maid of honor for Tanisha. She is a juvenile counselor from Brooklyn and is often the sassy voice of reason in Tanisha’s life. Arkeen is very genuine and honest and openly expresses her concerns with Tanisha about Clive’s lack of ambition and his inability to pay the bills. In addition to being Tanisha’s personal voice of reason, Arkeen is her go-to person for all wedding details. Her close relationship with Tanisha is threatening to outsiders, including Clive, but Arkeen always has the best intentions in mind and wants to make this the perfect wedding Tanisha has been dreaming of her whole life.
Flo Kaja, Bridesmaid
Former Bad Girl Flo now lives in Staten Island with her husband, Patriot, and daughter. Taking on the role of “Bad Girl gone good,” she is now a full-time mom and is excited to be back together with Tanisha. Although she is skeptical and untrusting of other women, describing them as “catty” and “two-faced,” Flo feels she truly and wholeheartedly can trust and confide in Tanisha. Flo believes that Clive and Tanisha have a great relationship. She wants to do anything to make this the wedding the day of Tanisha’s dreams but is concerned with the drama between her and former Bad Girl Natalie Nunn. Flo forms an unbreakable connection with Tanisha over their less-driven significant others, realizing that they are both carrying the financial burdens in their families.
Natalie Nunn, Bridesmaid
Natalie and Tanisha were pretty close back in the day. They used to run Hollywood together. A misunderstanding has caused a little rift between them, but Tanisha wants to put that behind them and have Natalie be one of her bridesmaids. Natalie is excited to be a part of Tanisha’s wedding, and she is supportive of her relationship with Clive—but she’s got some issues with other members of the bridal party, namely Flo. Can she set her issues aside for Tanisha’s big day, or will she ruin her friend’s wedding?
Amber Meade, Bridesmaid
Amber is the carefree, “live in the moment” bridesmaid. Now living in LA, she is an entrepreneur trying to make it in the big city. She thrives on drama and loves vocalizing her opinion. She is not sure what Tanisha sees in Clive and will not hesitate to speak up, even if it causes serious tension in the group. At times, Amber is Tanisha’s closest friend, but she can also be her biggest rival. Always going over the top, Amber leads the bachelorette party in a big fashion, living up to her life motto: “live fast and die sexy, bitches!”
Bella Reimers, Bridesmaid
Bella is from Valley Stream, New York, and is a makeup artist for various fashion events and weddings. Known as “the sweet one,” Bella will do whatever it takes to make Tanisha’s big day the extravagant and gorgeous wedding of her dreams. She is observant and inquisitive but skeptical that Clive is the right man for Tanisha. Bella looks at Tanisha as a sister in her life but begins to question her judgment as the wedding gets closer and closer.
Sean G., Groomsman
Sean is a rising party promoter and photographer in his hometown of Brooklyn. He is one of Tanisha’s closest guy friends and will be a groomsman in the wedding, even though he has only met Clive a few times. Sean refers to himself as “Lil’ Diddy” in his attempt to make a standout name for himself in his very competitive industry. His relationship with Tanisha has continued to grow due to their rising status in society, and it has become confused with deeper and more emotional feelings for Tanisha. Sean can throw a party like no other and is looking forward to his continued success.
Darnell Peart, Groomsman
Darnell (aka “Lord Glam”) is Tanisha’s “live in the moment with no regrets” best friend. He works in retail while living in Manhattan and sees himself as the male version of Tanisha on every level. Openly gay, he cannot wait to be a “bridesmaid” in the wedding but knows he will have to settle for being one of Clive’s groomsmen. Living close to his astrological Gemini sign, Darnell sees himself as the “Queen Bitch” and has a very young and playful attitude toward life.
Don’t forget to tune-in to the series premiere of Tanisha Gets Married on Monday, May 7th at 11 ET/PT only on Oxygen! Then beginning Monday, May 14th Tanisha Gets Married moves to its regular timeslot at 10 ET/PT.