Jason Maxiell shocked viewers of Iyanla: Fix My Life when he admitted to bedding 341 women in his life but would only tell his wife that the number was ‘over 50’.
The 35-year-old, who used to play basketball for the Detroit Pistons, appeared in the interview with Iyanla Vanzant and confessed to sleeping with the high number of women behind his partner’s back during the broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Jason wed Brandi Maxiell in 2010 after nine years together and the pair have six-year-old son Jason Maxiell II.
Brandi Maxiell (center) stormed out of her interview on Iyanla: Fix My Life after husband Jason Maxiell (right) admitted he’d slept with over 50 women during their marriage
Brandi, 35, was tearful as she was told he had slept with more than eight women as she had originally thought
Brandi said she didn’t want to know the exact number after learning her retired basketball player spouse had cheated a lot more than she had thought
Iyanla Vazant has been sharing her after-thoughts on social media a year after the recent episode was filmed
Despite her already being aware of his infidelity, the former Basketball Wives LA star was devastated when he shared he’d had sex with ‘over 50 women’ in his life.
Calling it ‘disgusting’, Iyanla asked Brandi why the number was worse than sleeping with 10 others for example.
She was under the impression her high school sweetheart only had eight extra marital affairs.
Brandi responded: ‘I’m not saying it isn’t. Eight is a lot for me.’
As emotions were heightened, a tearful Brandi gathered her belongings and left the room as the show’s host followed her. Jason remained in his seat throughout the filming.
Jason told Vanzant that he had bedded 341 women in his life despite being with Brandi since high school
Jason, 35, admitted he didn’t know why he was looking to escape as he had extramarital sex with the large number of women
The sportsman had revealed separately to Vanzant his 341 conquests but that was when Brandi, his partner of 17 years, was not in the room.
Jason maintained during the chat that he had been checked out to see if he is a sex addict and the outcome was that he wasn’t.
Adding that ‘at the time it was easy to do’, he divulged that he may have been looking for something else in being unfaithful.
When asked what he gets from the sexual interactions he shared that it was a form of escape.
He responded: ‘I don’t know, I guess just two or three hours of being away.’ But Jason couldn’t pinpoint exactly what he wanted to get away from.
Vanzant’s reasoning was that a man demonstrates what his father did but is ‘who his mother makes him’.
Jason is now retired and Brandi (pictured October 2010) has appeared on Basketball Wives LA
Brandi (son Jason Maxiell II pictured left) has shared images without her wedding ring on Instagram recently
Brandi has also shared snaps with a ring on her wedding finger since the episode was filmed
The episode also looked at Jason’s lying and possibly drinking problem.
He maintained that he does not and drinks four beers a day, but was told that Brandi and both the couple’s mothers believe he needs help.
When Vanzant seperately interviewed Brandi viewers learned how their son had been caught up in their relationship issues.
Vanzant warned her against her stopping their child from visiting his grandparents when she was not present, she put it down to Jason’s apparent drinking problem.
The filming took place a year ago and since then Brandi has posted images of herself wearing her wedding ring at some times but not others.
While Brandi hasn’t revealed whether she is still with her husband, she said in a statement to The Shade Room that her focus has changed from being a great life partner to being an excellent parent.
She said: ‘My focus is an has been since we went on this show a year ago, is to shift my ENTIRE life from being a great wife and mother into being the best mother & person I can be! I’m aware that my son will someday come across this video and witness what the man of his life has done to his mother & how I stood by and basically did nothing.’
Vanzant is known for helping others improve their lives and continued the conversation about their marriage problems on Twitter
The full episode shows Brandi, Jason and Vanzant try a number of techniques to fix the issues
Brandi released a statement to The Shade Room about life a year after the filming
Before they got hitched, Brandi survived ovarian cancer in after being diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
She has previously spoken about her struggle to conceive since then.
‘I’m very scared about it because it comes with a risk and that’s scary. I have to go through so much IVF, all the needles and the medications I have to take,’ Brandi told Life & Style.
‘It’s so overwhelming, so I have to come to terms with that.’