Please know that I don't take any allegations of domestic abuse lightly. It's serious and scary stuff, and no one deserves it, even if they've thrown plates and wine bottles at their co-stars. NO ONE should be in that position (including the co-star who was the target of the bottle!). I'm coming from a place of personal knowledge, so I do know that sometimes (not always) it takes two people to fight. However, when one party gets physical, all bets are off and it's not pretty. Plus, no matter what kind of crap one party can spew, words will never beat fists…which is why the fact that paper beats rock still baffles me to this day!
That said, whatever opinions I had of Evelyn (and, as you can imagine, they weren't pleasant) before the domestic abuse claims were thrown out the window once Chad admitted to wrongdoing. Both of them need help. However, it seems that instead of working on themselves, they both choose to let their drama play out on Twitter. Because that's okay. I have so much to say, but I'll refrain because I don't want to appear to be apathetic. They both need to hermit and keep their business out of the media. I hope that statement was PC enough!
Oh Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives L.A., what would we do without you? From the ridiculous to the boring to the lunch meet-ups to the over-the-top crazy personalities, you both run the gamut. Here's a little dose of some BBW and BBW LA news to quench your thirst for some daily trash! I kid, I kid…for once news about these ladies (the originals, especially!) is relatively tame!
First up, Evelyn Lozada is a busy little beeotch! Not only has her private marital dramas played out in the public eye, she is working on several projects. I'm guessing she's trying to stay busy to keep her mind off of all her issues with soon-to-be-ex-husband Chad Ochocinco Johnson. We certainly can't blame her for that now, can we?
There is always speculation about switch-ups in the cast, and I'm sure this won't be the last rumor we hear regarding new "wives" joining the show. The latest news is that Tasha Marbury will be joining the ladies for the upcoming season, and–are you sitting down?–she's actually the wife…of a basketball player! Crazy, right?
Yeah, you have to love when someone becomes all about self-help. It's even more entertaining when that person is Chad Johnson. Don't get me wrong, I have thought for a long time that Chad is a total d-bag, and his domestic incident with Basketball Wives'Evelyn Lozada certainly exacerbated that. Bless him. It appears that Mr. Ochocinco is learning a lot from calf tattoos and shame.
The former NFL star–and former husband, for that matter–is taking steps to improve his self-image temper. Taking a page from every violent celebrity's playbook, Chad has enrolled in anger management counseling. Good for him?
Chad Johnson has apparently had a change of heart (or a return to sanity). The NFL free agent who was all about trying to save his marriage to Evelyn Lozada last week has realized the marriage is dead. Perhaps it had something to do with Evelyn standing by her decision to press charges against him for battery.
Yesterday, after being officially charged with misdemeanor battery, Chad pled "Not Guilty." TMZ reports that his attorney entered the plea in Broward County Court yesterday morning and Chad was not present in court. If convicted Chad faces up to a year in prison.
Chad followed that up by officially filing divorce papers of his own. In the papers he admits that his marriage to theBasketball Wives star is "irretrievably broken" following the domestic violence incident. This comes days after Chad got a tattoo of Evelyn's face on his calf in a last-ditch attempt to save his marriage.
A month after the headbutt that ended his marriage happened, Chad Johnson has been officially charged with misdemeanor battery against Evelyn Lozada!
The State Attorney for Broward County, Florida tells TMZ that If convicted, Chad faces up to a year in jail. Chad was arrested and Evelyn pressed charges against him following the incident. This is not his first offense; he was previous charged with domestic battery against a former girlfriend.
Basketball Wives star and producer Shaunie O'Neal certainly surrounds herself with some classy people, I'd say. You know what they say though, birds of a feather and all that jazz!
The show has been plagued with lawsuits since its inception, but they usually involve peripheral players. Yet another legal entanglement surrounding the show has been settled as well, and it involves Shaunie's friend and "celebrity shoe consultant" Rashidah Ali. Rashidah was featured on a few early episodes of the series as a pal of Shaunie. Rashindah was sued for $10 million after allegedly cutting a man in the face with a box cutter. What is it with these women and their box cutters? Paging Kenya Bell…
It's not a good time to married to a basketball player apparently. Divorce is in the air for not one, but two, Basketball Wives stars. I guess no one should be surprised, given that being a wife isn't necessarily a precursor to be on the show!