Kim, Khloe and Kourtney have some competition in reality royalty.

Ruby, Ione and Ellen Rucker are the stars of WEtv’s new docu-soap that premiered Jan. 8, 2015.

The trio of affluent sisters from Lancaster bring Southern charm with a bit of spice and sizzle to the reality show created by the producers of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”

Viewers of “Love Thy Sister” are introduced to the women who come from a prominent family and don’t mind speaking their minds all while navigating life’s challenges.

The high-society Southern belles are: Ruby, a lawyer and wife of an orthodontist; Ione, who was married to NBA veteran Antwan Jamison, and Ellen, former wife of NBA star Vince Carter and girlfriend of attorney Bakari Sellers.

In the first episode, Ellen’s trust issues get the better of her, causing her to accuse Sellers of being unfaithful.

Sellers is a former S.C. House member from Denmark who lost a bid for lieutenant governor in November.

He said the show is not about him. The former lawmaker sees it as another platform for him to show a positive African-American male dealing with everyday life.

“Anytime that I can bring attention to the fact there are hard-working South Carolinians who may be well-known, but are making a difference in the state despite the personal challenges they face is great,” he added.

“I pop up on the show every now and then, but viewers should check it out it. It’s funny,” Sellers said.

Three of eight children born to Dr. Douglas and Ruby King Rucker, the Rucker women are college educated with Ruby and Ione graduating from Spelman College and Ellen earning a degree from the University of North Carolina.

Ruby received a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of South Carolina School of Law in 1999. Ellen studied chiropractic medicine at Life University in Atlanta.

Aside from reality TV, the sisters take part in the operations of The Rucker Education Scholarship Fund.

In addition, they have launched a natural hair care line, Rucker Roots.

“Love Thy Sister” airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on WE.

Contact the writer: kdavis@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5552.

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