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The following is a cast guide for the OWN program “Ready To Love” and its spin-offs.


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Overview

Network(s)

OWN

Created By

Will Packer

Based On

N/A

First Aired

10/23/2018

Executive Produced By

Will Packer, Kelly Smith, Rob LaPlante, Jeff Spangler, Anthony Sylvester, Angela Fitts

Showrunner(s)

TBD

The goal of “Ready To Love” is to help those in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and sometimes beyond, find true love. The idea is, the hopeful singles are tired of lust and unfavorable prospects and instead want authentic relationships.

For this series, the focus is on Black singles looking to have Black love, and the show extracts people from different industries, walks of life, and ages, in hopes of ending each season with three couples.

Tommy Miles As The Host

Nephew Tommy
“Nephew Tommy,” Ready To Love, “The Finale” 2023, (OWN)

Tommy is a small part who plays a big role. He’s the one who facilitates the decision of who is and won’t be continuing on the show. Plus, he offers a little bit of commentary on what’s going on.

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Please note we previously treated Ready To Love: Last Resort as a season, not a spin-off, hence seasons on Wherever I Look being off.
  • From what it appears, most seasons have “The Journey” or “The Process” take place over ten weeks.
  • Date Start (7.1): The season started in April

Ready To Love: Season 9 (2024)

Location Fort Worth, Texas
Median Age (Women) 36
Median Age (Men) 36 (Glen is included)

Elimination Order

Episode (Who Was Up For Elimination) Bottom 2 Eliminated

1 (Men) – Mixer Part 1

William and Damonte

Damonte

Self-Eliminated: Glen

2 (Women) – Mixer Part 2

Patricia and Vanessa Patricia

3 (Women) – Final Introductory Mixer

Koshiea and April April

4 (Men) – Justin Introduced

Will and Lamar Lamar

5 (Women) – Group Pajama Party

Koshiea and Meiko Cliffhanger

6 (Men) – The Non-Negotiables

William, Will, Jonathan Koshiea, Will, Jonathan

7 (Women) – Meet The Best Friends

Alexis and Mieka Alexis

8 (Men) – Meet The Exes

Alonzo and Domonique Domonique

9 (Men) – The Getaway

Alonzo, William, Lamar Cliffhanger

10 (Women) – The Getaway Part 2

Rasheena

William

Self Eliminated: Rasheena

11 (N/A) – Meet The Family

N/A

N/A

12 (Final Couples) – Meet The Family Part 2

Patrice and Alonzo & Mieka and Justin

Justin

Justin explaining he isn't against playing a stepfather, as he has dated many a woman with children
“Justin explaining he isn’t against playing a stepfather, as he has dated many a woman with children,” Ready To Love, Season 9/ Episode 5 “Pajama Jam,” 2024, (OWN)

Justin is a 34-year-old PE teacher from Mississippi. 

Additional Information

  • Grade He Teaches (9.6): 8th Grade

Quotes

Vanessa

Vanessa walking into the mixer
“Vanessa walking into the mixer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Vanessa is a 35-year-old flight attendant who is 5’9, has no kids, and has only been married previously once.

Additional Information

  • Correction – Kids (9.3): Vanessa has two sons, one who is 16 and another who is 5

Quotes

Alonzo

Alonzo being interviewed by a producer
“Alonzo being interviewed by a producer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Alonzo is a 35-year-old insurance adjuster who is 6’3.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Patricia

Patricia walking into the mixer
“Patricia walking into the mixer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Patricia is a 35-year-old tech recruiter who recently relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, for her job.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Chaz

Chaz talking about the women at the mixer
“Chaz talking about the women at the mixer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Chaz is a 37-year-old senior data analytics manager who has struggled with dating or the potential of having kids due to losing his first child.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Mya

Mya explaining how she taught many men to love, and is ready for her prince who doesn't need instruction
“Mya explaining how she taught many men to love, and is ready for her prince who doesn’t need instruction,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Mya is a 30-year-old healthcare IT Consultant.

Additional Information

  • Origins (9.6): She is from Mississippi

Quotes

Layllen

Layllen talking to Jonathan
“Layllen talking to Jonathan,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Layllen is a 40-year-old cyber security consultant from Sierra Leone.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Jonathan

Jonathan trying to get to know one of the ladies
“Jonathan trying to get to know one of the ladies,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Jonathan is a 36-year-old recycling center owner, who is Nigerian, but born in the United States, who works with his family and is divorced with one child.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Lamar

Lamar walking into the mixer
“Lamar walking into the mixer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Lamar is a 42-year-old DJ and former coach with a notable sexual appetite and one divorce behind him.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Patrice

Patrice making it clear she ready to have babies for her crush
“Patrice making it clear she ready to have babies for her crush,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Patrice is a 42-year-old transportation company owner whose company primarily focuses on celebrities. But, alongside her main business, she also invented a $30,000 machine that can help someone do 200 kegels in a minute. Lastly, she is a divorcee.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Rasheena

Rasheena being interviewed by a producer
“Rasheena being interviewed by a producer,” Ready To Love, Episode 2 “The Good, Bad and Freaky,” 2023, (OWN)

Description: Rasheena is a 38-year-old salon owner who is high femme, divorced, and has two sons.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Glen

Glen
Glen

Description: Glen is a 41-year-old teacher.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Damonte

Damonte
Damonte

Description: Damonte is a 42-year-old fashion stylist and photographer with at least 35 tattoos and seven fashion shows.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Will

Will
Will

Description: Will is a 31-year-old real estate developer.

Additional Information

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Quotes

William

William
William

Description: William is a 37-year-old comedian who has done standup for eight years, is divorced twice, has three children, and is part of the National Guard.

Additional Information

  • Kids (9.3): William has 3 sons
  • Background (9.3): William was adopted
    • Further (9.6): His sons are his first known biological relatives

Quotes

April Michelle Butler

April
April

Description: April is a 41-year-old pharmaceutical director with no children.

Additional Information

  • Education (9.3): Has a doctorate from Texas University

Quotes

Mieka

Mieka
Mieka

Description: Mieka is a 36-year-old esthetician with two children and no interest in having more.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Alexis

Alexis
Alexis

Description: Alexis is a 32-year-old operations director and a basketball referee on the side. She also has an autoimmune disorder, specifically hidradenitis suppurativa, aka HS, that deals with her ability to sweat and makes it so she has to be very careful with her diet. 

Additional Information

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Quotes

Kosheia

Kosheia
Kosheia

Description: Kosheia is a 35-year-old realtor, once divorced, with two children.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Domonique

Domonique
Domonique

Description: Dominique is a 35-year-old accountant and art curator who has never been married and has no kids but would want 2 to 10 kids.

Additional Information

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Quotes

Laron

Laron
Laron

Description: Laron is a 31-year-old systems operations manager who moved to Texas two years ago due to COVID, Texas not collecting taxes, and to find a wife.

Additional Information

  • Party Boy (9.5): While Laron is assumed to be a party boy, the truth is that he works from home so going out is his only means to socialize. 

Quotes


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9 Comments

  1. Does everyone on ready to love wear veneers? They all have perfectly straight white teeth.

  2. Does everyone on ready to love have veneers? Every last one of them seem to have perfect teeth.

  3. Can “Ready to love” consider a BBW (big and beautiful), version? I know you have to have a variety of ladies in your pool. However, I felt it was unfair for full figured sisters like Tessa, who almost got eliminated early, because she just wasn’t the majority of the men’s “type”. You’re either attracted to plus size or you’re not. In the end, they may reconsider their position, but those types usually end up not lasting or having a brother wanting to change a sister. BTW, thanks for changing your format from what you had in season 1. Having 12 women competing for just 4 men, had me livid. WTF?!

  4. Just wondering if OWN TV and Will Packer Productions conducted background checks (criminal, civil) on the cast of Ready to Love. An internet search revealed one of the females has a criminal record and the occupation of one the males is questionable. Both were in the Cabin episode. Were these people properly vetted?

  5. Hello, I’d like to say I really liked the Series Ready to love watching the show really represents the reality of what it’s like to get to know someone on a different level which was real for me, I can’t wait until the next season. One more thing Arron was full of mess from the beginning I don’t know how he made it to the end.

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