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Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada are one step closer to being Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada, as in separate, unmarried, single entities. Though Chad initially resisted the reality that his marriage was in a junk yard somewhere, walking around in t-shirts with subtle love messages, tatting Evelyn’s face on his leg, and mentioning her in his Twitter Bio, according to TMZ, he’s finally woken up and smelled the coffee. Or the stench of a jail, considering he was officially charged with domestic battery yesterday. Either way, the site says Chad has filed his own divorce papers, recognizing that his 30-something-day marriage to Evelyn is “irrevocably broken.”
Johnson filed the papers yesterday in a Florida court … in response to the docs Evelyn filed back on August 14. In his papers, Chad admits the two have a prenup that he believes should be enforced — especially the part about who pays for the lawyers.
According to the docs, Johnson wants a judge to BLOCK Evelyn’s request that Chad foot the bill for her legal fees … citing a provision in the prenup in which the two sides agreed to pay their own way if they were to split up.
The divorce has not been finalized yet … but at this point, it’s only a matter of time … and sources close to Evelyn tell us she’s “ecstatic” and ready to move on.
Anyone else see “Ev: Life After Ohco” headed to a VH1 channel near you?
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We should all honor Chad’s request to not feel sorry for his black a** because although it seemed like the former NFL player was going to use his altercation with Evelyn as a teachable moment, it seems Ochocinco still hasn’t learned his lesson.
“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada wasted no time drafting divorce papers after Chad head-butted her one month ago, but it appears Chad is going to waste plenty of time avoiding the documents he’s been served. According to TMZ, he refuses to sign the divorce papers because, to put it simply, he doesn’t want to get a divorce. This isn’t a huge shock considering this is the same man who just plastered Evelyn’s face on his calf last weekend, what may be surprising to him though is that it doesn’t necessarily matter if he signs the papers or not.
As TMZ tells it, under Florida law a divorce can be finalized with a judge’s approval. Given the domestic incident and the cheating on Chad’s behalf that it resulted from, I’d say Evelyn has a pretty good case for the dissolution. In the month that has passed since the incident, Evelyn hasn’t wavered in her response regarding whether she thinks her relationship with Chad can be repaired. As recent as her latest interview with PEOPLE which hit newsstands Friday, she told the magazine she was leaving her broken marriage. She also told Nightline she didnt think there was anything Chad could say to her that would change her mind. On the other hand, Chad is convinced that losing his career and his wife are temporary and he’s going to get both back, as stated in the video below. Good luck with that.
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Well, this is bad timing isn’t it? Before Chad and Evelyn’s violent altercation last weekend, they were already facing a different domestic problem—owing a contractor money for work he did on the couple’s home.
According to TMZ, Jacinth Preston worked on Chad’s Florida home and claims the ex-NFL star owes him $130,000; hence, he’s filed a lien against Ocho to get his money.
“According to docs filed in Broward County, FL on August 7, Jacinth Preston claims Chad owes him the chunk of change for work done on Johnson’s home … the same home where the alleged domestic violence incident with Evelyn Lozada occurred.
“Preston claims the money stems from providing ‘salary, car insurance, cleaners, landscaping, decorating.’
“According to the lien, if Johnson doesn’t pay off the debt soon, his house could be foreclosed on.”
From the sounds of things, the house was solely in Chad’s name which means he’s the only one responsible for paying Preston. This also means he continues to be the one to bear the bulk of the consequences in the couple’s domestic altercation last week.
As Complex put it:
“It seems Johnson just missed an $863 maintenance fee and also currently owes more than $28,000 in back pay on the property.
“In addition to that news, it was also just reported that Johnson took out a private $150,000 loan from a pair of investors recently that required him to put up a $350,000 home currently occupied by one of his baby mothers as collateral. He has until 2015 to pay back that loan, but…yeah. He’s currently unemployed—and about to go through a divorce—so his ability to pay that back might be in serious doubt.”
Looks like the space Chad was occupying between that rock and a hard place just got even tighter.
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Getting fired is a tough experience for anyone…getting fired on national television, however, is downright brutal. But that’s just what happened during Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson’s current Worst Week Ever.
We all heard about Miami Dolphins dropping Chad from the team, but last night Miami Dolphins HBO documentary “Hard Knocks” aired the entire conversation between Coach Philbin and Chad. TMZ reports:
“Hard Knocks” cameras followed Johnson on the day after he was arrested for domestic battery … when he met with Philbin at the Miami offices and tried to talk the Coach out of firing him.
During the very short meeting, Johnson told Philbin “Coach, I’ve never been in trouble before … ever.”
As TMZ previously reported, Johnson was convicted of domestic violence back in 2000 after slapping his then-girlfriend during an argument. Apparently, the arrest slipped his mind.
But even if Chad would have been honest with his coach, it’s highly unlikely he could’ve saved his job. Philbin made it clear the organization didn’t want to take a risk on an aging player with very little upside and a TON of risk.
It seems highly inappropriate to air this firing. Chad was in an extremely vulnerable place and to further humiliate him — especially before this supposed domestic violence case goes to trial — seems excessive and unnecessary. Then again, when you agree to be on a documentary, then you agree to be on it no matter what happens. It’s not surprising that HBO chose to capitalize on someone’s pain because that’s practically what reality television is all about. Sometimes it seems people won’t be satisfied until someone commits suicide on air. Let’s hope it never comes to that!
For Chad, this video isn’t the only thing that’s out there. The divorce papers Evelyn wasted no time filing against him leaked today.
For those wondering if Evelyn is entitled to any of Chad’s money, number six on the last sheet reads “the parties have separate, non-marital assets and liabilities which should be set aside by the Court as the respective property of each party”. So, it looks like she won’t get the payday some thought she was after . Alimony is likely not an option either considering they were married for 41 days and Chad doesn’t have a job anyway. She has gained a lot of publicity though and, for Evelyn, that’s like money in the bank.
What do you think about HBO airing Chad’s firing? Do you think Evelyn filed for divorce too quickly?
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I didn’t think it was possible that another couple could manage to end their marriage quicker than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, but low and behold another reality TV pair now holds the crown.
Earlier today, RadarOnline was reporting that Evelyn would be filing divorce documents within 48 hours to legally end her marriage with Chad Ochocinco Johnson, and according to TMZ she has in fact filed them papers, as Usher would say.
Chad Johnson’s wife of 6 weeks has filed for divorce … TMZ has learned.
Evelyn Lozada filed legal docs moments ago in Florida, claiming her marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
The trigger for the divorce was the domestic violence incident over the weekend, in which Chad Johnson was arrested after allegedly head-butting her during an argument.
By my count, Chad and Evelyn were married a whopping 41 days, making Kim K.’s 72-marriage almost look respectable. (Kidding.) TMZ says the couple did have a prenup but that it won’t really matter since their marriage was so quick.
I won’t even try to explain this situation because that would mean in someway I could understand the madness. I’m done. Sound off!
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