About four months have passed since “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada and then new husband Chad Ochocinco made headlines for a domestic violence dispute that ended in Chad being arrested, dropped from his contract with the Miami Dolphins, and an end to the couple’s 42-day marriage. With the exception of Evelyn’s appearance on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life”
and ABC News
, the two pretty much refrained from discussing the incident. Until now, that is.
Last Wednesday, we reported
on an interview that Chad did with ESPN’s First Take
where he opened up about what went down between him and Lozada and getting help for his issues with domestic violence. He also admitted to cheating on Evelyn, but not without stating that he believed he deserved a second chance.
Since the interview aired, Evelyn has also opened up just a teeny bit more on her feelings about Chad and how she’s dealing in the aftermath of her public divorce.
In an interview with Rumor Fix
, the reality star was asked how she felt about second chances and if she believed Chad deserved another chance. Here’s what she had to say:
“I do believe in second chances. I actually had someone ask me that recently, and I do. I’m not bitter, things happen and yeah, I do believe in second chances. I would want somebody to give me a second chances, and you never know.”
Interesting. Lozada also revealed in an exclusive interview with Radar Online
that she would like to sit down and have a conversation with Chad someday.
“At some point a conversation needs to take place, I have questions about everything and that will happen when it’s supposed to happen,” Evelyn confides. “I would definitely like to sit down and talk to him down the road – I would just really like to get up in his head and ask, ‘Why?’
“Obviously he wasn’t thinking, but as a woman, there are certain things I needed closure with like why he cheated? It is hard for me to wrap my head around why someone would put everything at risk.”
“But I am not a man either so I don’t get that at all. Obviously that is wrong, I feel like we were both a lesson to each other, I have learned so many things… things that I will never tolerate again.”
She also expressed how she’s been dealing with his openness about still wanting to be married to her.
“I haven’t spoken to Chad, we can’t – we have a ‘no contact’ clause, but I hear things. He recently did an interview on ESPN and I saw clips of it but it wasn’t easy to watch because he is still wearing his wedding ring, and says he still wants to be married.
“He hasn’t tried to speak to me directly and I don’t think he is going to risk his freedom, I also don’t think it would be good for us.”
Ev is asking an age old question that just about every woman who has ever been cheated on has pondered at one point or another. Unfortunately, the odds her getting an honest answer are slim to none. She seems as if she’s in a really great place and although her heart may want to go back, she realizes that the decision would be unwise– hopefully.
Check out Rumor Fix’s interview from Evelyn’s PETA press conference on the next page. Do you believe Chad deserves a second chance?