Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett-Davis
Melanie is a medical student who gave up the chance to attend Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to move to San Diego with her boyfriend Derwin Davis. Melanie is the cousin of Los Angeles attorney-turned-restaurateur Joan Clayton. In the first season finale, Melanie breaks up with Derwin after overhearing that Derwin cheated on her with Drew Sidora. After Melanie ends her relationship with Derwin, she becomes involved with Jerome Rice and they date, until she breaks up with him in the season two finale, confessing she is still in love with Derwin. Throughout season two and three, Melanie struggles and goes through changes as she tries to repair her relationship with Derwin, and get her life together. In season three, Melanie becomes promiscuous, finally gets her white coat and begins work at the hospital and goes through rough patches with Derwin. In the season three finale, Melanie finally marries Derwin during a private ceremony.
Pooch Hall as Derwin Davis
Derwin Davis is a wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers and boyfriend of Melanie Barnett. Derwin cheats on Melanie with actress/singer Drew Sidora in season one, and Melanie ends the relationship. In season two, after several failed attempts to win Melanie back, he begins to date other women for short periods of time, including Janay. He injures himself during a game thus, preventing him from playing. In the season two finale, he finds out his ex-girlfriend Janay is pregnant with his baby. In the season three finale, Derwin's son is born and he finally marries Melanie in a private ceremony.
Coby Bell as Jason Pitts
Jason Pitts is the ex-husband of Kelly Pitts, father of Brittany Pitts, captain and also wide receiver of the San Diego Sabers. When Kelly admitted to marrying him for the money, he eventually admits that he married Kelly because she was easy to impress and that he knew Kelly would worship him. In season two, Jason begins using steroids, and it eventually makes his performance better, but he quits when Kelly takes Brittany and leaves. In the season three finale, Jason gets arrested for hitting Kelly's ex-boyfriend, and leaves with his girlfriend Camille in the court room, rather than Kelly.
Brittany Daniel as Kelly Pitts
Kelly Pitts is the ex-wife of Jason Pitts, mother of Brittany Pitts, and President of the Sunbeams. Kelly and Jason met when she was a cheerleader and she married Jason. In the second season finale, Kelly leaves Jason after Jason tries to use her to get a contract. During season three she dates a couple of guys, but in the end she hoped she and Jason would get back together, but he leaves with his girlfriend Camille instead, leaving Kelly heartbroken.
Hosea Chanchez as Malik Wright
Malik Wright is the San Diego Sabers quarterback and the son of Tasha Mack. He considers himself a playboy and is quite cocky about it. He falls in love with actress Robin Givens and convinces her to marry him as a publicity stunt. In the beginning, he lived with his mom but eventually gets his own place for the purpose of being able to party every night. In the third season, he finally meets his father and meet his half sister Pucci whom he tries to help with her singing career.
Wendy Raquel Robinson as Latasha "Tasha" Mack
Tasha Mack is the mother of Malik Wright and starts off as his manager. Malik eventually fires Tasha. She started her own management company but then joined with Irv. In season three, she falls in love with former NBA basketball player Rick Fox, who also works for Irv. Tasha dumps Rick when Irv fires her and assumes Rick knew all along. In the season three finale, Tasha tells Kelly Pitts while they are getting ready for Melanie's wedding that she is the one who set Jason (Kelly's Ex-Husband) up with his new girlfriend Camille. Kelly punches Tasha out cold and Tasha then leaves embarrassed. Later on in that episode Rick comes back for Tasha at the wedding ceremony of Melanie and Derwin. It is uncertain if they are together again.