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.
After getting into a physical fight over the weekend, which ended in Evelyn fleeing to the neighbor’s house and Chad winding up in jail, Evelyn has reportedly moved out of their home and is planning to press charges against her husband of less than 6 weeks. Evelyn reportedly told the police officers who took her statement that she intends to press charges against her husband, the recently fired Miami Dolphins wide receiver.
More repercussions for Chad from this weekend’s head butting incident! VH1 just announced that Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson’s upcoming reality show ‘Ev & Ocho‘ has been taken off the schedule.
VH1 issued a statement regarding the matter: “Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”
Wow. I have to say I’m a little impressed that VH1 isn’t trying to cash in on what could’ve equaled higher ratings for the show.
TELL US – ARE YOU SAD YOU WON’T GET TO SEE THEIR WEDDING PREPARATIONS?
New details emerged yesterday, chronicling the escalation of the fight, which ended up with Evelyn being treated for facial lacerations and Chad in jail. According to the police report, things got so heated that Evelyn fled on foot to escape, while Chad circled the neighborhood looking for her, yelling that he didn’t ‘give a f***’ about his career. Evelyn called 911 from a neighbor’s house.
According to Police Department Capt. Dale Engle, the argument started when she found a receipt for condoms in his car as they drove home from dinner and things escalated from there. Chad swears he head butted her on accident, but police took him away after seeing the lacerations on Eveyln’s forehead.