Film and TV

Get to Know a Baseball Wife: Introducing Anna Benson

Reality shows revolving around the lives of fill-in-the-blank wives are cable mainstays and ratings boons for networks like Bravo and Vh1. While the former pioneered the spousal genre with Real Housewives of Orange County back in 2006, Vh1 has since hopped on the wifey dramas bandwagon with skank/scum-starring dramas like Mob Wives, Basketball Wives, and, its recent endeavor, Baseball Wives.

Based in (where else?) spring training hotspot Scottsdale, the show features Anna Benson, Erika Monroe Williams, Chantel Kendall, Tanya Grace, Brooke Villone, and Jordana Lenz. The vaguely sporty premise? Six women with romantic ties to pro baseballers pick fights, form catty alliances, throw ridiculous parties, and are socially bound together by the covenant of reality programming whether that they like each other or not. (Our bets are on option number two.)

Each woman has a story, and we're dishing the juicy deets. Meet wife number one after the jump...

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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