"Like a drunk bull in a china shop, here comes Dennis," Stormy Daniels says of housemate Dennis Rodman in the October 31 episode of The Surreal Life, and it's a statement that truly sums up the basketball legend's energy in the house thus far this season — and we're only three episodes in.
The Dennis drama began during an elevated dinner — literally. The cast was strapped in and suspended more than 100 feet in the air for a sky-high feast, during which the former b-ball pro announced to the entire group, unprompted: "My teammate f***ed my wife."
The rest of the house was gobsmacked by the seemingly random admission. "Guess what? I had to play with his a**. What the hell? And still win a championship ring. Really? Love it! Thank you," he chaotically continued, raising his glass up in a toast. Rodman didn't specify which teammate nor which of his three former wives — Annie Bakes, Carmen Electra and Michelle Moyer — allegedly participated in the extramarital affair, but fans quickly took to Twitter to do some social-media sleuthing.
"Dennis is charming and weird and wonderful but it seems when he has too much alcohol, his swing is hard," castmate Kim Coles said in a confessional, and when the cast returned to the mansion, viewers saw such proof.
After consuming a good deal of alcohol, a slurring Dennis lashed out at roommate Tamar Braxton, insensitively bringing up her prior suicide attempt. Tamar broke out in sobs, during which the production team separated Dennis from the group. "Let's give them space... she doesn't want to see you right now, I promise," a producer told the athlete.
When fellow cast member August Alsina went to check on Dennis' own well-being, the athlete told him: "I disappoint myself. I built this here... I built this. Aint' nobody outside the world made this here. No one did that. I did this. I gotta deal with this. Now, I gotta dig my way out."
"I'm leaving... dude, I can't do this man. I'll just go home. I'm not in control man," Dennis could later be seen telling producers, one of whom informed the rest of the cast: "I need to take him out of the house... because it's just not healthy."
Will Dennis Rodman be back in The Surreal Life house come next week? Stay tuned!
Who allegedly slept with Dennis Rodman's wife? Fans react to shocking The Surreal Life story
EVERYTIME Dennis talks, I be like #surreallife #TheSurrealLife pic.twitter.com/xjEb7IkFOCNovember 1, 2022
It’s really not that hard 2figure out which one of @dennisrodman ex-wives slept w/ a teammate. He only had 3 wives. Annie Bakes -1992, Carmen Electra -1998 & Michelle Moyer -2003. He joined Bulls in 1995-‘96 season. Sooo……🤔 😂😂 #TheSurrealLifeNovember 1, 2022
#TheSurrealLife Dennis Rodman had 3 ex wives, idk who’s he talking about BUT it happened with one of those women pic.twitter.com/8lpgluaccYNovember 1, 2022
Which one of those trifling teammates slept with Dennis Rodman’s wife?!!#surrealifeNovember 1, 2022
Which teammate of Dennis Rodman's messed with his wife? #TheSurrealLife pic.twitter.com/3WfmnjN0DMNovember 1, 2022
Damn. Dennis Rodman is on The Surreal Life. He said he caught his wife with his teammate, then went and played a championship game with him that same night?? 💀💀💀 #TheSurrealLifeNovember 1, 2022
The Surreal Life… this is perfection 🤣🤣 August and Dennis Rodman under the same roof, pure entertainment. Dennis just blurted out one of his teammates was smashing his wife. 😅🥲 sheeeshNovember 1, 2022
@dennisrodman won a championship with a teammate that slept with him wife?? Now THAT'S a championship mindset! #TheSurrealLifeOctober 25, 2022
Imma need a drink cause that was a lot 😳 #TheSurrealLife pic.twitter.com/kNc2J212NZNovember 1, 2022
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.