She speaks! Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has given her first interview since the domestic dispute with her soon to be ex-husband Chad Johnson. Evelyn sat down with Nightline to discuss her 41 day "fairytale" marriage, her continuing love for Chad, and that scary night.
Evelyn also claims to be a different person in "real life" than she is on her show. I don't mean to sound flippant, but I don't buy that for a second. No one deserves any kind of abuse–not Evelyn..and certainly not the women Evelyn has targeted in seasons' past.
In the sneak peek of the interview with 'Nightline', Evelyn shares "It's the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love. But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself."
The interview airs tonight at 11:35 EST on Nightline.
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Basketball Wives'Evelyn Lozada just can't catch a break, can she? First, she gets head butted by her God awful husband Chad Ochocinco Johnson when the pair had barely been married a month, said headbutting leads to divorce and the cancellation of her spin-off Ev & Ocho. Add to that all the classy ladies Chad was seeing in addition to his wife, and it's been a pretty cruddy couple of weeks for the reality television star.
Well, they say when it rains it pours. Now it seems that Evelyn's first scheduled post-abuse incident interview isn't going as planned either. Not only that, one of Chad's best friends is coming to his defense and blaming Evelyn for the head butt heard 'round the world. Do what?
Oh Chad. Chad, Chad, Chad, Chad, Chad. I feel like I’m chastising one of my former first grade students, yet he’s a grown a$$ man. Chad Ochocinco Johnson has gotten married and divorced within the period of a few months, head-butted his new bride Evelyn Lozada, got his new wedding spin-off cancelled, and was fired from the Miami Dolphins. That’s a lot for a day’s work. Now it seems he’s been just as busy trolling Twitter for mistresses. I guess he’ll never learn.
Ol’ Ocho’s dirty laundry has been airing ever since he became the punchline for every tabloid and blogger from here to kingdom come. Now it’s being reported that the former NFL star has had multiple affairs with women he’s met online. He’s a classy one for sure!
In light of the domestic violence charges in the very brief wedding of Basketball Wives‘ stars Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco Johnson, Evelyn has cancelled all her upcoming publicity engagements. I can’t say I blame her. When the news of Chad’s abuse arrest became public, Evelyn filed for divorce, the couple’s wedding spin-off Ev & Ocho was pulled by VH1, and Chad was fired from the Dolphins. Probably not Chad’s best week, I’d say. What a d-bag.
The second half of Evelyn’s scheduled book tour to promote The Wives Association: Inner Circle has been put on hold, as well as several club public appearances. Evelyn will no longer be appearing alongside RHONJ‘s Teresa Giudice at a September book expo. Sidebar, can you imagine those two ladies together? Teresa flipping tables and Evelyn hurling bottles of Fabellini? Terrifying!
The mess that has become the very brief – and I mean less than three months brief – marriage of Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada continues to implode. Chad has recently lost yet another endorsement deal, in addition to being fired from the Miami Dolphins and having their upcoming VH1 spinoff Ev & Ocho dropped.
It seems things continue to get worse for the reality TV lovin’ former NFL player. A friend is now speaking out and accusing Chad of abusing the Basketball Wives star all along!
“Chad has been abusive towards Evelyn basically from the beginning of their relationship,” a source close to the couple revealed to RadarOnline.
It’s a sad day when TMZ is considered a viable source to which one goes with their legal and professional woes. And apparently Chad Johnson is in a very sad place. The former Ochocinco, who was married to Evelyn Lozada for a whopping 42 days before he head-butted his way right into divorce court and professional disgrace, has finally spoken out about his misdeed. Dang – their wedding photos were barely in the tabloids before their divorce papers were pending! Sheesh.
“I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life,” Chad beseeches.
Evelyn filed divorce papers in Florida today, stating that her marriage to the NFL player was irretrievably broken after she found a receipt for condoms and the argument that followed became physical, with her being treated for facial lacerations. I guess there’s no box to check for “head butting a$$hole showed his true colors”? According to TMZ, it should be a quick divorce since they were married for only about 6 weeks and they signed a prenup.
So, by my count (which could be off, it has been a long day!) – 42 days? Do you think Kris Jenner is fuming that Evelyn just stole the shortest reality TV marriage crown from her Kimmie? I shouldn’t make light of it because the reason behind Evelyn’s divorce is MUCH different than Kim’s.