Natalie Nunn

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Natalie Nunn
Natalie Tynika Nunn

(1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 37)
Other namesNatalie Nunn-Payne
OccupationReality television personality
Years active2009–present
Known forBad Girls Club
Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too
Bad Girls All-Star Battle
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
Celebrity Big Brother
Jacob Payne
(m. 2012)

Association football career
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Years Team
1999–2003 Aragon Dons
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 USC Trojans 5 (0)

Natalie Tynika Nunn (born December 26, 1984) is an American reality television personality, known for being a castmate on the fourth season of the Bad Girls Club in 2009–10.[2] She subsequently appeared on Bad Girls Club season 13 as well as Hair Battle Spectacular. She was also a contestant on the second season of Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too.[3] Nunn also participated on the first season of Bad Girls All-Star Battle. In 2018, she participated in the reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

Early life and career[edit]

Nunn was born on December 26, 1984, in Concord, California to parents Karen and Earl Nunn.[4] Nunn has one sibling, her brother Ronald Nunn. She grew up in Pleasanton where her mother had taken two jobs to raise them. She attended Aragon High School in San Mateo. She also ran on her school's track team and competed in the 2002 Junior Olympics. She attended University of Southern California where she played a defender on the Trojans women's soccer team,[1][5] making five appearances in 2004.[6]


2009–2011: Bad Girls Club and Love Games[edit]

Nunn rose to fame when she was cast on the fourth season of the Bad Girls Club.[7] The season premiered on December 1, 2009 to the highest number of viewers in Oxygen's history, at the time.[8] Nunn was removed from the show in Episode 11, after a physical altercation with castmates Amber McWha, Lexie Woltz, and Kendra James during a trip to Santa Barbara, California.[9] Her success on season 4 caused Oxygen to bring her back for future appearances on seasons 5 and 6 of the show.[10][11]

Nunn was a competitor on second season of the Bad Girls Club spinoff, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too.[12] This was hosted by former bad girl Tanisha Thomas. The season ran from April 18, 2011 to June 13, 2011.[13] While on the show, Nunn and two other former bad girls competed in a series of challenges in order to find a guy to date. Nunn placed second on the show, losing to Lea Beaulieu from the fifth season.[14] Nunn then made a cameo appearance on the third season of the series.[15] The episode aired on January 16, 2012.[13]

2012: Tanisha Gets Married, Bridezillas, and The Tea Party[edit]

In 2012, Nunn was featured on the Oxygen series Tanisha Gets Married. She served as a Bridesmaid at her friend and former fellow Bad Girl Tanisha Thomas's wedding, along with Florina Kaja and Amber Meade.[16] The series premiered on May 7, 2012, and the finale aired on July 2, 2012.[17]

Nunn's own wedding was also broadcast on television. She met her current husband, Arizona Rattlers Arena Football League player Jacob Payne, while making an appearance in Detroit, Michigan in September 2011.[citation needed] The couple started officially dating in October 2011. Payne proposed to Nunn while vacationing in Negril, Jamaica in April 2012. They were married on May 5, 2012. Their wedding was broadcast on the WE tv show Bridezillas.[18] Nunn was featured on season 9 and her story is shown over the last three episodes of the season. Nunn and Payne discussed their experiences on Bridezillas, as well as details about their married life on The Bill Cunningham Show.[citation needed]

Nunn hosts a Filmon TV show known as The Tea Party with Natalie Nunn, on which she holds interviews, discusses current events that are both domestic and worldwide, and talks about some of her own projects and experiences. The first episode of the show aired on June 22, 2012. The show's co-hosts are socialite Milyn "Mimi" Jensen from Bad Girls Club Season 11 and transgender activist Gizelle. It is broadcast in LA on channels 32 and 64 every Monday and Wednesday at 4pm PST.[19] In December 2012, Nunn filmed another Bad Girls Club special with Season 8 cast member Camilla Poindexter.[citation needed] The special is titled "Making it to the Mansion, ATL", and shows Nunn and Poindexter providing commentary about the casting for Bad Girls Club: Atlanta.[citation needed]

2013–2015: Continued Bad Girls Club Spin Off Success and Autobiographies[edit]

"Making it to the Mansion, ATL" aired on January 8, 2013, at 8 P.M. Eastern Time, with commercial promotions being released January 2, 2013.[citation needed] The special was watched by approximately 596,000 viewers.[citation needed] Nunn filmed a "Top Ten OMGs" special for Bad Girls Club seasons six through ten with Camilla Poindexter.[citation needed] Nunn was cast to be on the new reality competition series Bad Girls All-Star Battle on Oxygen, which had a record-breaking 1.73 million viewers and made history for being Oxygen's highest rated television premiere series. She placed fifth in the competition.[20] Nunn co-hosted "Making it to the Mansion, Miami", the casting special for Bad Girls Club: Miami II, along with Poindexter. The special aired on August 6, 2013.[citation needed]

Nunn has released a book titled Turn Down For What which was released on May 28, 2013. It is an autobiographical book and guide for women.[21] In October 2013, Nunn went to Brazil to film the music video to "Na Atividade" by Bonde da Stronda.[22] Nunn release her second book, a tell-all titled Straight Like That in November 2013.[citation needed] Adriane Schwartz of Star reviewed the book, saying, "Natalie Nunn definitely knows how to dish the dirt. This book will blow your expectations. It is a reminder that Natalie truly does run L.A.".[citation needed]

In 2014, Nunn was cast on Bad Girls Club: Redemption. She was removed in episode 4, for starting a physical altercation with Raquel "Rocky" Santiago.[citation needed]

2015–present: Further television appearances[edit]

Nunn participated in several WeTV shows, such as Marriage Boot Camp, "Where Are They Now?". She also starred in Lifetime's reality show Mother/Daughter Experiment with her mother Karen Nunn.

Personal life[edit]

Nunn dated Olamide Faison, from 2003 to 2009.[23] She was also romantically involved with many celebrities, including rapper Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Rihanna's younger brother, Rorrey Fenty in 2011.[24]

Nunn and Arizona Rattlers football player, Jacob Payne announced their engagement on April 23, 2012.[citation needed] They were officially married in May 2012, and the marriage was aired on two episodes of Bridezillas, on October 28 and November 4 of 2012. Nunn revealed on November 12, 2014 that the couple were expecting their first child, in February 2015, she revealed that she had had a miscarriage. In late 2016, she announced that she was pregnant again. On April 26, 2017, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Journey Ruth Payne.[25][26]


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Bad Girls Club Herself 12 episodes
2009–2010 The Tyra Banks Show 2 episodes
2010 Hair Battle Spectacular 1 episode
2010 Bad Girls Club: Miami 2 episodes
2010 Bad Girls Club Top Ten OMGs Bad Girls Club special
2011 Bad Girls Club: Back in L.A. 1 episode
2011 Love Games Contestant; runner-up
2012 Love Games 1 episode
2012 Tanisha Gets Married Bridesmaid
2012 The Bill Cunningham Show Guest
2012 Bridezillas 3 episodes
2012–2013 The Tea Party with Natalie Nunn Host
2013 Bad Girls Club: Atlanta 1 episode
2013 The Ricki Lake Show 1 episode[27]
2013 Bad Girls All-Star Battle 5th place overall
2013 Bad Girls Club Top Ten OMGs Bad Girls Club special
2013 Bad Girls All Star Battle: Twinstant Replay Bad Girls All Star Battle special
2013 Bad Girls Club: Miami II[28] 1 episode
2014 Bad Girls Club: Chicago 1 episode
2014–2015 Bad Girls Club: Redemption 6 episodes
2015 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 2 Herself
2016 Mother/Daughter Experiment Herself
2018 Celebrity Big Brother 22 Housemate; 1st evicted
2018 The Wright Stuff Panelist; 1 episode
2018 Couples Court Guest; 1 episode
2019 Braxton Family Values Two Episodes
2020–2021 The Conversation Webshow; 4 episodes
2021 Baddies ATL Webshow
2021 One Mo' Chance Guest, 2 episodes
2021 For Real: The Story of Reality TV Guest
2022 Bad Boys EP for the show


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