Theresa Roemer's infamous 3,000-square-foot, three-story closet is in the spotlight again. Last week the socialite/entrepreneur got a call from representatives for Atlantic Records, asking permission to use the closet — and much of the rest of the palatial Carlton Woods mansion she shares will oilman hubby Lamar Roemer — for a glitzy music video featuring rapper Gucci Mane.
Of course, she said yes, and on Sunday the rapper, along with 30 scantily-clad models and a large production crew, occupied the home for 13 hours, filming in the closet, along with the master bedroom (where a stripper pole was installed), in the kitchen (where a model wearing nothing but sushi lay on the granite countertop), in the wine room (amid flashing red lights), in the master bathroom/shower (where a lot of models were shaking their booties), and elsewhere in the spacious 17,300-square-foot mansion.
"I've been involved with five to six reality shows in the past five years, but it's the first time I've ever been involved in a music video," Roemer said. "All I can say is, 'Wow!'"
Roemer and her husband stayed behind the scenes as filming took place in The Woodlands mansion, where Mane was joined by Young Thug, founder of the YSL record label, who made a cameo appearance in the video. Mane opened the BET Hip-Hop Awards in October with Young Thug, Travis Scott, Migos’ Quavo, and Zaytoven on the piano.
Since being released from prison earlier this spring, where he was serving a three-year sentence for federal drug and gun charges, Mane has been on a tear, releasing three albums — Everybody Looking in July, Woptober in October, and The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, due out on December 16.
While the music video, which is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, was racy, Mane was the perfect gentleman, Roemer said. "He has turned his life around, (he) gave up drugs and alcohol, found the Lord, lost weight and has a beautiful fiancée," she explained. "We felt honored. They could have chosen any house in Houston."
The record company secured a $2 million production insurance policy to ensure that the home and its contents would be safeguarded.
The closet, with its rows of Louboutins and Hermés handbags, first gained national attention in 2014 when CultureMap noted a story about it in a Neiman Marcus fashion blog. It was soon dubbed "the most famous closet in America," particularly after a brazen burglary in which it was cleaned out of nearly $1 million in accessories while the Roemers where having dinner at a nearby country club. That case took several twists and turns but remains unsolved.