Shelly's mother, Beverly (Penny Johnson Jerald), tells Yusef that she is pregnant with his child. Elsewhere, Janie learns that Rita is secretly hosting Botox parties at the store and tries to persuade Rita to cut her in on the deal.
Everyone finds out that Donovan was a pop star in England when a rapper (Omar Gooding) asks his permission to sample one of his hits; then Shelly tries to impress the man with her raps. Hero: Herman Hudson.
Shelly and Jane cajole Rita to pretend she wants to get back together with Brenda (Lenise Soren) after learning she's the buyer for a department store where they hope to display their clothing line. Emma: Christie Insley.
Nick the player finally finds a woman (Kellie Williams) he wants to date exclusively, only to have her tell him she's married. Meanwhile, Rita is convinced that her apartment is haunted. Jamal: Darius McCrary. Nick: Brian Hooks.
When J.T. fails an exam because of a stupid mistake, his overbearing mother (Daphne Maxwell Reid) tries to persuade the professor to give J.T. a retest; and Marty considers becoming a professional bowler. Professor Dunson: Robert Picardo. Patrick: Samson Yi.
Shelley thinks she can be friends with her ex-boyfriend, Grant (Sharif Atkins), but her theory is tested when he announces he's engaged during a lunch date, and he wants her to meet his fiancée (Faune Chambers). Edgar: Terrence Hardy. Lisa: Rebeka Montoya.
Janie's brother Paul (Ruben Studdard) visits and makes it evident that he has a crush on Shelly, who, because of their long history, thinks of him as a brother. Rev. Everett: Reginald VelJohnson. Chloe: Wynter Daggs.
The success of DivaStyle brings big bonus checks to the ladies, but also brings big problems for Shelly when she goes on a wild shopping spree. Marty: Reggie Gaskins. Phillip: Patrick Kerr. Rita: Ali Landry. J.T. Jason George.
Shelly believes she's unfit to ever be a mother when Janie brings her cousin's infant to DivaStyle and Shelly drops the child. Meanwhile, Nick plays for an all-gay basketball team, but hurts his teammates with his insensitivity. Mike: Brooklyn McLinn. Nick: Brian Hooks.
J.T.'s new girlfriend (Kim Fields) gets jealous of his relationships with other women and forces him to choose between her and his friends; Janie becomes self-conscious about her appearance after a waitress mistakes her for Shelly's mother.
While spending Christmas at her mother's, Shelly wants to deck more than the halls when one of her mom's students, who's also staying there, replaces Shelly as the center of attention. Shelly: Eve. Rita: Ali Landry. Janie: Natalie Desselle-Reid.
Janie overhears Marty's flattering comments about Shelly and becomes convinced he still has an interest in her. She then accuses Shelly of trying to steal her man. Meanwhile, J.T. ignores his studies to go out partying with Donovan, and he pays the price. Marty: Reggie Gaskins. Janie: Natalie Desselle-Reid. Shelly: Eve. J.T.: Jason George.
Rita hires a firm to produce DivaStyle's new line, but the women get unwanted press when it comes out the company is a sweatshop. Aramanda: Lauren Sanchez. Imogene: Vanessa Branch. Donovan: Sean Maguire.
Janie spills some of the gang's secrets on a live radio show, affecting the budding relationship between Rita and Nick. Meanwhile, Shelly is in hot water with J.T. Tom Joyner and Myra J have cameos. Nick: Brian Hooks.
Shelly and Janie select a hot young model to represent the new DivaStyle line, and discover that Rita is modeling for a rival brand. Meanwhile, Nick is tempted by J.T.'s study partner. Carla: Ayda Field.
A night of grazing on junk food leads the gang to realize they can each stand to lose some weight, but Shelly cheats on her diet, and crosses the line when she can't fit into her clothes. Jalen: Robert Horry.
Rita and Janie design a dress to impress Shelly, but Shelly doesn't warm up to the idea of her friends being designers, too. Also: Nick contemplates dumping his coworker girlfriend. Rita: Ali Landry. Nick: Brian Hooks.
Shelly's mother, Beverly (Penny Johnson Jerald), pays her daughter a visit and makes her second-guess her decision to get married. Meanwhile, Donovan is presented with an opportunity that could help him stay in the U.S.
Season 3 opens with Shelly reacting to J.T.'s proposal, which is promptly followed by a proposal from Grant. Later, Donovan, on the lam to avoid deportation, turns up at J.T.'s place. Grant: Sharif Atkins. Donovan: Sean Maguire.