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Natalie Nunn
Born (1984-12-26) December 26, 1984 (age 39)
OccupationReality television personality
Years active2009–present
Known for
Jacob Payne
(m. 2012)

Natalie 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 2009–2010.[1] 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.[2] Nunn also participated on the first season of Bad Girls All-Star Battle. In 2018, she participated in the reality show Celebrity Big Brother. As of 2021, Natalie has been serving as Executive Producer and main cast member of the Zeus series Baddies.

Early life and career[edit]

Nunn was born on December 26, 1984, in Concord, California,[3] to parents Karen and Earl Nunn.[4] 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,[5][6] making five appearances in 2004.[7]


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.[8] The season premiered on December 1, 2009, to the highest number of viewers in Oxygen's history, at the time.[9] 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.[10] Her success on season 4 caused Oxygen to bring her back for future appearances on seasons 5 and 6 of the show.[11][12]

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

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.[17] The series premiered on May 7, 2012, and the finale aired on July 2, 2012.[18]

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[19] 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. 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.[20]

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 4 pm PST.[21] In December 2012, Nunn filmed another Bad Girls Club special with Season 8 cast member Camilla Poindexter.[22] 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.[23]

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 pm. Eastern Time, with commercial promotions being released January 2, 2013, with the special being watched by approximately 596,000 viewers.[24] Nunn filmed a "Top Ten OMGs" special for Bad Girls Club seasons six through ten with Camilla Poindexter.[25] 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.[26] 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.[27]

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.[28] In October 2013, Nunn went to Brazil to film the music video to "Na Atividade" by Bonde da Stronda.[29] Nunn release her second book, a tell-all titled Straight Like That in November 2013. 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."[30]

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.[31]

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. Nunn is also executive producing the Zeus originals Bad Boys and Baddies, with Nunn starring in the later as well.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Nunn dated Olamide Faison from 2003 to 2009.[33] Nunn and Arizona Rattlers football player Jacob Payne married in May 2012, and the marriage was aired on two episodes of Bridezillas, on October 28 and November 4, 2012.[34] revealed on November 12, 2014, that the couple were expecting their first child, in February 2015, she revealed that she had had a miscarriage.[35] In late 2016, she announced that she was pregnant again. On April 26, 2017, she gave birth to a daughter.[36][37]


List of Natalie Nunn television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Bad Girls Club 4 Herself Main
The Tyra Banks Show Guest
2010 Hair Battle Spectacular Guest
Bad Girls Club 5: Miami Guest star
Bad Girls Club Top Ten OMGs Bad Girls Club special
2011 Bad Girls Club 6: Los Angeles Guest star
Love Games 2 Contestant; runner-up
2012 Love Games 3 Guest
Tanisha Gets Married Bridesmaid
The Bill Cunningham Show Guest
Bridezillas 3 episodes
2012–2013 The Tea Party with Natalie Nunn Host
2013 Bad Girls Club 10: Atlanta Host
The Ricki Lake Show 1 episode[38]
Bad Girls All-Star Battle 5th place
Bad Girls Club Top Ten OMGs Bad Girls Club special
Bad Girls All Star Battle: Twinstant Replay Bad Girls All Star Battle special
Bad Girls Club 11: Miami[39] Host
2014 Bad Girls Club 12: Chicago Host
2014–2015 Bad Girls Club 13: Redemption 6 episodes
2015 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 2
2016 Mother/Daughter Experiment
2018 Celebrity Big Brother 22 Housemate; 1st evicted
The Wright Stuff Panelist; 1 episode
Couples Court Guest; 1 episode
2019 Braxton Family Values 2 episodes
2020 Bad B*tch Reunion Bad Girls Club spin off
2020–2021 The Conversation 4 episodes
2021–present Baddies Main cast member and EP
2021 One Mo' Chance Guest; 2 episodes
For Real: The Story of Reality TV Guest
2022–present Bad Boys EP for the show; Guest
2024 Bad vs. Wild Guest; 3 episodes
Stop, Drop and Twerk Chanel Upcoming film


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