E!’s “WAGS” (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) make their return to the spotlight when the hit series makes its season two debut this June. The one-hour, drama-fueled reality show will once again take viewers on a wild ride into the lives of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side. During the twelve episode run, newcomers Sophia Pierson and Tia Shipman will join the ranks alongside returning cast members Sasha Gates, Barbie Blank, Autumn Ajirotutu, Nicole Williams, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson. Get an even deeper look behind-the-scenes of this exclusive celebrity lifestyle and unique point of view inside the world of sports when the second season of “WAGS” premieres Sunday, June 26th at 10:00pm ET/PT on E!
Tia Shipman is an elite Ford model with clients ranging from top department stores, makeup brands, as well as high fashion brands. Tia has also been successful in the entertainment industry, appearing in popular television series such as CBS’ “The Bold & Beautiful,” FOX’s “Grandfathered,” and ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” and featured in countless commercials. Tia has been linked to players from the Denver Nuggets and Indianapolis Colts. Sophia Pierson is a beauty and style expert, as well as an actress, and is the sister of cast member Olivia Pierson and cousin to cast member Natalie Halcro. Sophia has been linked to a player from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Returning this season are:
Sasha Gates is the queen WAG of the group, married to 8-time Pro Bowl Tight End Antonio Gates.
Autumn Ajirotutu met Seyi Ajirotutu of the Philadelphia Eagles in college, and the two are now married with twin girls.
Barbie Blank rose to fame as WWE Diva “Kelly Kelly” and is married to former NHL player Sheldon Souray, most recently of the Anaheim Ducks.
Nicole Williams is a successful model who has been dating Larry English of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for five years now.
Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson are cousins and best friends who gained recognition for their huge Instagram following and who launched a beauty and fashion blog together. Natalie is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Shaun Phillips who has played for the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, while Olivia is dating Jacksonville Jaguars’ tight end Marcedes Lewis.
This season, the rivalry between the wives and girlfriends intensifies and tensions run high as the dynamic within the group continues to evolve. Barbie is busy wedding planning but things start to unravel when she finds out that her venue fell through. When she does finally does say I do – her relationship with the two other wives, Sasha and Autumn, deepens, which drives a wedge between the non-married women and further escalates the hierarchy turmoil. All the while, Sasha is working to find a balance between motherhood and her career as she makes her return to the music industry, and Autumn is focused on her marriage and on navigating her friendships with WAGS that she once trusted, but now feels have turned their backs on her. Sophia fuels that fire when she confronts Autumn about the rumors that her husband Seyi was involved in a cheating scandal. Meanwhile, Olivia’s boyfriend Marcedes starts to show signs of jealousy and even has a flirtation with someone close to her, and as Nicole gets restless waiting for Larry to propose, someone from the past comes to warn her about him. Plus, Natalie and Shaun experience some major up and downs in their relationship and have to decide if they can make it work, especially given their close ties within the group. And despite her best efforts to stay above the fray, newcomer Tia finds out that her boyfriend may not be as trustworthy as she thought.
Don’t miss a minute of the action as E! gives you a front row seat to the real competition when season two of “WAGS” premieres Sunday, June 26th at 10:00pm ET/PT. And be sure to follow the show handle @WAGSonE and join the conversation using the hashtag #WAGS.