Sanya Richards-Ross Gets Her Own Reality TV Show
WE tv has greenlighted Glam & Gold, a docu-series starring Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL star Aaron Ross. The network has ordered six hourlong episodes to premiere this summer. Filming on the series has begun in Austin & Jacksonville. Glam & Gold joins WE tv’s line-up of African American shows including Braxton Family Values, Mary Mary, Tamar & Vince and L.A. Hair.
Glam & Gold chronicles the often intense rivalry between the hyper competitive couple who met in college — four-time Olympic gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, who won two golds in London last summer, and her husband, two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross, who signed a 3-year $15 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year. Each episode follows Sanya as she juggles appearances, runs a business, and balances life with Aaron and her own family who make up her team, including mom Sharon, acting as her agent; dad, Archie, who serves as her manager; her sister, Shari, who is her business partner in The Hair Clinic, an Austin hair salon that Sanya funds and Shari runs; and, her cousin, Yolandae, who serves as both Sanya’s publicist and stylist. “This is a great side of a professional athlete that people don’t get to see,” said Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s SVP of production & development. “Sanya is pretty incredible and embodies all the characteristics we tend to go for at WE — she is strong and dynamic and really successful in her career and always juggling something with her family.” Added Richards-Ross, “My quest for Olympic gold wouldn’t have been possible without my family, who is behind me all the way! I am so looking forward to sharing our journey to grow our businesses and expand my career all while I try to keep my marriage first – something women can truly identify with.” Given the hair hair-salon connection, WE tv is expected to pair Glam & Gold with L.A. Hair.