‘My Daughter Was My Rock’: Evelyn Says She Leaned On Shaniece During Divorce

December 14, 2012  |  

Source: Jimmy Louis/Wenn

There are few women walking this earth that have not experienced a broken heart at one time or another. Most of us know how difficult and painful those can be. We also know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and thankfully “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada has seen that light. Lately Evelyn has been opening up to the media more and more regarding her divorce from former Miami Dolphins player Chad Ochocinco and how she got over the heartache that letting go of the relationship caused. In exclusive interview with Radar Online the 37-year-old reality star talked about those break up woes that many are so familiar with. Here is some of what she had to say.

On removing herself from the spotlight for awhile:

“I am absolutely back on the road to recovery now, I had a month-and-a-half where I was just dark, I wasn’t tweeting, I went away.”

“”I probably didn’t comb my hair for a month, I needed to turn off from the world, it was a very tough period for me. I am on the way to recovery now though, I am good,” she added.”

On where she currently is in her efforts to move on: 

“I have my moments, life is a little crazy but it is calming down now. It is tough when families are involved and you are still connected to kids.”

On how her daughter Shaniece helped her to pull through:

“”My daughter was my rock through the whole thing.”

“She is 19 so it was important to be strong for her and make sure she knew that this happened, and I want to be an example for her and let her know that domestic abuse is never something you should tolerate — don’t care who he is, how much money he has or how fine he is — I feel like I need to be an example for her and my 13-year-old stepdaughter, who was there and I still love.”

As much as you may despise her, she’s a woman just like the rest of us and I believe if we look beyond the drama that is constantly surrounding her, you’ll be able appreciate her transparency as a lost love is a topic that many are able to relate to. And just maybe her story can help someone else.

What do you think of Evelyn continuing to discuss the Chad incident? Is it helpful or should she just shut up already?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for madamenoire.com. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedense

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  • MLS2698

    Girl, you were only married for about 23 seconds in real time. Stop trying to act like you were hurt. I was married for 17 years and did the ” Dougie ” right on outta there.

  • JH

    I have to agree with everyone about this. I can’t feel sorry for Evelyn when she brought this foolishness into her life despite the glaring signs. You were hungry for money and fame and you got it coupled with a headbutt.This was not a real relationship from the beginning so stop acting like it was. Two mediawhores hooked up and made a mess #overit

  • Say What?

    If she needed something to lean on during her divorce she should have invested in a rocking chair so that she could have a seat while she got OVER IT!

  • Meyaka

    “Domestic violence shouldn’t be tolerated” Evelyn you are a thug,stop trying to make that sham of a marriage more than what it is.

  • Laine

    Madame Noire…. STOP,… Please, I BEG you,… STOP with these Evelyn Lozada articles… !! I am sooo not interested…, and I think that the majority of the people visiting this websites aren’t either! By posting these articles you’re giving this woman (who in my opinion is the embodiment of all things ratchet and tasteless) a platform; a platform which can be way better spend!!! Thank you!

    • Dawnn

      Thank you, Thank you Thank you. If they read it Laine. I am so glad someone else has that same thought. If is not Lozardo, it is Rhianna, Kim Kardashian. This woman has been doing all these interviews the entire time and the cow is dry and she is still continuing to milk it even though all the milk is gone. It is now blood and she is taking advantage of it. I don’t think a man should hit a woman or vice versa. But in this case, like I said numerous time, I am not changing my thoughts I still believe she somehow provoke him to react the way that he did. She is still going around doing all these interviews with every media out that will listen to her, including websites like Madame Noire. When will she finally sit down somewhere and use some of the tatics that Iyana has worked with her when she was on “Fix my Life”?

      • Nikii

        She can’t use the tatics Iyana taught her because she is still a little girl living in a grown woman body and Chad is a boy living in a grown man body and if she thinks for one second that he is going to tell her the truth about why he cheated she has another thing coming. She talks about second chances and she will give him a second chance and he will do the same thing again to her. Chad Johnson is a time bomb waiting to go off. The devil is riding on him and making him fall deeper and deep and the second time around is not going to be nice. I’ve learned in life you get what your hand calls for and thats what the both of them are getting there both a waste, and just to think someone laid down with her and made a child with her and let alone three women laid down with him and made 4 children. I feel more sorry for the kids because they have JACKASS for parents. who has no guidance what so ever and that is sad, real sad