EXCLUSIVE: Catching up with WAGS’ Sasha Gates and Barbie Blank


Please tell us about the upcoming season. What should we expect?

Barbie Blank: Expect drama! I mean, what is WAGS without drama? Three new cast members join us so you’ll get to see them and how they mesh with us. Also with me, since it’s my first year of marriage, you’ll see a lot of the trial and tribulations we go through as newlyweds. And of course, as the WAGS, we’ll be going on a bunch of trips.

Sasha Gates: Speaking of trips, I get to take the girls to Trinidad where I’m originally from; we are going to attend the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, where we wear the beautiful costumes and dance on the streets. You’ll also see the move my husband makes and how it affects the kids and me. This season you’ll also get to see me wear my hair down a little bit more because I was pregnant on the previous season, so this time I get to hang out more. Viewers will get to see a different side to me.

Sasha, how is being a mom the second time around treating you?

It’s amazing. My kids are close in age; they’re older and play with each other. They make me laugh so much, I feel really blessed to have them. It’s fun being a mom.

Barbie, since you recently tied the knot, any plans of being a mother soon? 

That’s one of the things you’ll actually get to see this season because I struggle with wanting to settle down and have kids, and also wanting to focus on my career. I just turned 30 and there are so many other things that I want to do like acting, so you’ll get to see my husband and I dealing with that.

Why did you sign up for the show?

Sasha Gates: To be honest for me, that was pretty scary because they approached me and I thought it was the devil knocking. Reality TV is great for the viewers but not so much for us because you let the whole world into your life. I didn’t know if I should do it but I discussed it with my husband and thought, let’s take a chance, why not? Maybe it could be something great. I’m actually glad that I did because it’s been a great experience so far, in the beginning it was a bit rough but now that we’re on the third season, I’ve gotten used to it. The best part of it though is the fact that we get to travel a lot. (Laughs)

Barbie Blank: I come from a wrestling background; I’ve always been surrounded by cameras so when they approached me with the show I saw it as an amazing opportunity. I wanted people to see what my life was like outside the ring because people never really got to see the real me.

How hard is it for women in the WAGS world to relate and be friends with others?

Sasha Gates: I click with pretty much all people from all walks of life; I think it’s easier to relate to someone that’s married because we share similar experiences. 

Barbie Blank:  I’m pretty open to opening up to new girls, married or not.

Sasha, in the previous season, we heard the “I’m up here and you’re down there” statement a lot. Would you like to clear that up?

Yes, I don’t think I’m better than anyone; the statement had nothing to do with money or status. It’s how you conduct yourself in certain situations. It was never about money.

WAGS LA S3 premieres on the 6th of November at 8pm on E! (DStv channel 124).

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