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Evelyn Lozada Speaks On Domestic Violence, Says Infamous Fight With Chad Johnson Was Her “Karma For Acting A Fool”
As news coverage continues to surround Ray Rice, that elevator video of him knocking out then-fiancée Janay Palmer and the aftermath of it, the conversation about domestic violence also continues.
Evelyn Lozada’s name was brought up in a conversation about women walking away from their abusers on Twitter, and Lozada decided to join in it. She spoke about feeling like part of everything she went through with ex-husband Chad Johnson, including that domestic abuse incident where he headbutted her after she confronted him about buying condoms to cheat, was karma for her bad behavior. All in all, she said that the situation made her a much better person because she realized that she needed to work on herself.
And Lozada has definitely changed from the woman we used to see on “Basketball Wives” back in the day to the mother of a newborn who has traded in bottle and shade-throwing for diapers and a chill life with fiancé Carl Crawford.
She told Life & Style in the past that after her public split from Johnson, she hit rock bottom.
“I had the worst 2012, I thought my life was over. It happened so publicly, and then the passing of my brother-in-law. But that entire incident [with Chad] led me to where I’m at now.
I would say my broken bridge led me to happiness. If I had to do it again, I would because I truly feel complete right now in my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Lozada told the magazine that Crawford changed her life for the better.
“He came into my life at a perfect time. Everything that happened makes me appreciate him 1,000 times more and he also makes me a better person.”
“3 Seconds Of Anger Cost Me A Lifetimes Worth Of Work”: Chad Johnson Says Ugly Fight With Evelyn Lozada Ruined His Career
If you’ll recall, in 2012, Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada had something of a whirlwind romance, and a majority of it was featured on Basketball Wives. But things went left after they tied the knot. If you’ll recall, on August 11, less than a month after the couple tied the knot (July 4), Johnson was arrested in Florida. He was charged with domestic battery for headbutting Lozada following a heated argument over a receipt for condoms that she found in his car. She filed for divorce (which was finalized in September of 2012), and Johnson received a year of probation after pleading no contest to his misdemeanor battery charge.
The day after Johnson was arrested, he was released from the Miami Dolphins, and things went downhill from there. He has taken jobs here and there, including being an analyst for CBS’ Fantasy Football coverage, but after playing in the NFL for more than 10 years, his career was damn near over.
Thinking back on that dark time (FYI, he’s reportedly playing ball in Canada now), Johnson hit fans with a “Throwback Thursday” where he recounted how the moment he lost his cool changed his life forever. He posted the following picture of himself in court, and continued:
Speaking earlier this year, Johnson said that he still had love for his ex-wife, despite all they had been through: “Yeah, love don’t go nowhere like that. I will always love her, matter fact I love every goddamn body to an extent, it ain’t going nowhere.”
His most recent Twitter comments come right after Lozada’s former fiancé, Antoine Walker, spoke about her leaving him high and dry when his money ran out. Doesn’t it seem like it’s always when a woman moves on that her exes come out the basement…?
For these famous folks, talent seems to run in the family. Here are 10 pairs of celebrities who we were surprised to learn (at one time or another) were related.
Pharrell and Timbaland
Crazy right!? Two of the most talented producers in music are cousins–at least that’s what Timbaland claims. In an online chat with fans, Tim said that a little known-fact about him is that he and Pharrell are actually cousins. Hopefully he wasn’t referring to “play cousins,” but he seemed pretty serious.
If you used to tune into Basketball Wives, I’m sure you remember the close bond that Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams once had. They shopped together, threw shade together, and they were each other’s support system. However, their friendship fell apart when Lozada started dating Chad Johnson, who Williams called an “attention wh*re.” She wasn’t all that supportive of Lozada’s new relationship, and they eventually had a big blowup. And did we mention that Lozada’s former assistant slapped Williams in the face on national TV? Yeah, things got quite ugly.
Eventually, Williams left the bottle-throwing, table jumping shenanigans of the show behind, and after dealing with his cheating ways and some domestic violence, Lozada left Johnson. Life has gone on, but that hasn’t stopped Lozada from thinking about her former friend.
After posting this on Twitter over the weekend, followers of the former reality star and future Mrs. Crawford told her that she needed to reach out to Williams, whom she traded in for a no-good man:
So could Lozada and Williams mend things and become friends again? While Lozada is open to the idea, we’re not so sure about Ms. Williams. She posted this on Twitter last night, and we can’t help but wonder what she’s trying to say…
But what do you think? How do you know when it’s a good idea to allow someone back into your life? And when do you need to leave certain doors closed?
Evelyn Lozada Says Carl Crawford Is “Definitely An Upgrade” From Her Last Relationship…With Chad Johnson
All I’m gonna say is…that IS a super stunning ring. But I have no comment on her new relationship vs. her old one (especially since seeing Carl Crawford out in these streets is like looking for Waldo). Anywho, check out what she had to say below, along with her thoughts on Draya seeking a breast reduction and more.
“Nobody Said You Had To Be With One Woman”: Chad Johnson Tries To Justify Cheating, Says Even MLK Was “Hoeing”
In the preview for an episode of Nite Cap with Peter Bailey, Chad Johnson, still doing in-depth interviews about love and why things didn’t work out between him and Evelyn Lozada (a lot of free time I guess), spoke about his issues with monogamy, which seemed to go directly against everything Bailey was saying and standing for. It was definitely a heated but lively back and forth, as Bailey spoke about men messing up good things because of their obsession with sex, and Johnson claiming that love doesn’t pay the bills. But what stood out most from their conversation was Johnson’s statements about Martin Luther King, Jr. and infidelity, which quite a few people aren’t too happy about. Here are some tidbits from that chat:
Johnson: “Nobody said it had to be the way it is. We all trying to follow rules, somebody made those rules up. Somebody made those rules up! Nobody said you had to be with one woman. Nobody said that!”
Bailey: “But isn’t the outcome of multiple women, drama?”
Johnson: “I never had any drama.”
Bailey: Chad…you never had any drama? Chad, the woman you loved got mad at you because you had other women.”
Johnson: “I told the f**in’ truth when I met her!”
Bailey: “But she got mad because of it, so it did cause drama!”
Johnson: “Love ain’t paying no bills man.”
Bailey: “Your idea of love is off.”
Johnson: I’m just telling you the truth.
Bailey: “So you’re not willing to make that sacrifice for that woman?”
Johnson: “I can’t. It’s a great sacrifice but it’s hard to do, and I choose not to sell that dream like I can do it, and that’s the problem now. Why can’t I sit here and tell you the truth?”
On Dr. King And Cheating:
Bailey: “If Dr. King and these guys were realists, we wouldn’t be sitting here. You wouldn’t be sitting in this big ‘ol house. You wouldn’t. When Dr. King was talking this type of stuff and the brothers were like ‘Man, come on man, this ain’t never going to happen.'”
Johnson: “What was Dr. King doing behind closed doors?”
Bailey: “You really going to go there on me, Chad?”
Johnson: “Don’t sugarcoat it.”
Bailey: “It’s been documented that the man had infidelity issues.”
Johnson: “So we not being real right now…You don’t want to say hoeing? Why don’t you just say hoeing?”
Not sure what to make of all he had to say, other than that it’s clear that Chad Johnson really doesn’t seem to believe in love, and now that it’s been made clear like three times already–ladies, run in the other direction (as if there wasn’t good reason to run kicking and screaming before). Check out the preview of his conversation with Peter Bailey below and share your thoughts on his statements:
Well, it looks like there’s a new woman in former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson’s life. Apparently Chad has been seeing a young lady by the name of Crystal for the past several months. According to Baller Alert, she works as a bartender in Miami.
It’s unclear how serious their relationship is, but judging by their Instagram pages, the couple have taken a few trips together over the course of their courtship. Crystal seems like she could be a decent girl, so hopefully their relationship lasts longer than his last few flings.
Just last fall the former reality star was linked to Miami stylist Kimberly Yohman. However, it appears that whatever they had is over. When a fan inquired about Kimberly under one of Crystal’s “Man Crush Monday” posts dedicated to Chad, she simply responded:
“Why does it matter to you?”
Welp, so much for that.
Check out some flicks of Chad & Crystal together on the next page.
Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is an interesting character for sure. And you never know what you’ll get from this dude. Just a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about him trying to flirt with Porsha on Twitter. Recently, Chad, who smoked a cigar, sipped a coffee and displayed his black nail polish, sat down with Peter Bailey to discuss his eccentricities, why he can never be monogamous, his relationship with Evelyn and being more than just a football player. Most of us have kind of written Chad off, myself included; but I will say that this interview was very insightful. Chad claims his anti monogamy stance is not due to any type of insecurities. But then, as the interview goes on he says there a lot of women who wouldn’t give men the time of day if they didn’t have money in their pocket. (He did say that Evelyn wasn’t that person though. She was with him when he didn’t have anything.) And then there was an interesting moment where he talked about his grandmother and the word she uses to describe him. Either way, it’s… interesting to say the least.
Check out some of the highlights below and then you can watch the entire interview on the last page.
Did you make critical errors in the love department?
NoI didn’t make any critical errors because I always tell the truth from jump. Discipline, I lack it. Dealing with one woman lets think rationally, let’s think logically. It ain’t have nothing to do with South beach, it ain’t have nothing to do with Miami. I don’t care how fine you are, for every fine woman you see, there’s a dude that is tired of that same woman. Human nature is undefeated and what I’ve always done, even in my past relationship was tell the truth from jump. I never lied, I’m not going to lie to you, why sell you a dream.
There are men out there that are willing to give their all, that have the discipline to be able to give them that storybook ending, that fairytale as I so call it. I think I’m good for that for about about 6 months, I’m on track, I’m good. But at some point, I don’t care how fine you are, I’m going to lose interest.
Sex is a beautiful thing and there’s no such thing as a hoe.
Yeah, love don’t go nowhere like that. I will always love her, matter fact I love every goddamn body to an extent, it ain’t going nowhere.
Is it the idea or the person?
The person, the individual because I got to know another Evelyn, besides what everybody else knows. I don’t care how she operates, I don’t care what it looked like to society, I don’t care how it played out, I don’t care the fact that she moved on. I love that being.
Was that really you on the show?
Anytime I was on that camera there was no script. I ain’t role playing, I’m giving you Chad that’s raw and uncut, anything that comes out my mouth is raw and uncut.
There are all these stereotypes that all we are is a penis. Do you think you ever played into that?
Not really because there’s way more than just that to me. There’s a lot of substance, a lot. Outside of football which is why I’m going to be alright. There’s so much more that I can do. There’s so much more that I have to offer whether they like it or not. See, I don’t stop with just football. There’s a small window of opportunity that I had to take advantage of. Man what, the average NFL career is 2-3 years. I got a good 12 years. I didn’t finish when I wanted to but I got some good time in.
The conversation turned to Chad’s football career, his reputation of being a rebel in the league and what he does for money these days.
Why have you been demonized for breaking that mold?
I don’t know. I take the NFL for instance, the way I played the game of football is frowned upon. The way I played in the NFL is the way I played at Liberty City Optimist. Nothing changed because you gave me a check. That game is meant to be played for fun, they see it as a business. They see that once you get to this point you’re supposed to be a ole model, you to carry yourself a certain way. I am not your child’s parent. I’m the parent so if I’m going to be a role model, I’m not acting so nothing about what I’m doing is a role. I would love to finish my career. I would love to finish playing the game that I love, the game that I dreamt from a child.
Chad says he hasn’t had a check come in in three years.
How do you survive?
I’m cheap. I been cheap.
Women don’t like cheap men though.
Conversation will win every time.
Peter Bailey asked Chad whether or not he believed that if he applied that same discipline he gave to football to his romantic relationships, he would be able to be monogamous.
Isn’t perfecting the craft of love, meeting it with the same discipline?
That’s a completely different ball game. Football wasn’t going no where. Football is going to be there when I don’t have anything. When my plate was empty football was there. When my plate was full it was because of football. So right now, let’s say my plate is empty again, football is still there. Most of the time if your plate ain’t full, ain’t nobody coming to your table. Let’s not forget now. We talking about love and dealing with women but half of them wouldn’t even deal with you if your plate ain’t right.
How can you love without sacrifice?
Sacrifice my freedom? Why? Show me a man with options who’s not doing his thing, you can shoot me dead.
Where does spirituality come in?
I don’t know. I have no idea. I can only speak for me. I can’t speak on anyone else.
Are you spiritual?
Very, very, very. and still am I able… I’m not finna fool myself. I’m not going to put that pressure on myself.
Maybe I will get to that point where it will be just one person. But right now man, sugar ain’t budging…But right now my ugly ass can’t abide by that.
Why do you call yourself ugly Chad?
That’s the way my grandmother introduces me, so I just stick with it. Still to this day, everyday since I was a kid, that’s how she talks to me. “Where your ugly ass been at?”
People, particularly people in the black community being so willing to put each other in a box and
Why you got your nails black?
Ni**a, because I’m in a dark space right now, that’s why. I’m straight. Am I gay? No. If I was, would I bite my tongue and say that I wasn’t? No.
This guy is really complex. I’m wondering what a conversation with Iyanla would do for him. That piece about his grandmother calling him ugly…until today is very telling…in addition to all the other stuff.
You can watch the rest of the interview on the next page.
Now that Porsha is newly divorced and on the market, it only makes sense that dudes are trying to get at her, she’s an attractive woman. And while it would nice for Porsha to move on and find love, we have to say that she absolutely, positively should not be moving on with the likes of someone like Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson.
We all know how the man gets down. The fact that he cheated on his wife, days into their marriage and head butted her when she confronted him, is no secret.
And while we might suspect that Johnson would maybe want to keep his love interests on the low low for a while, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Johnson is a big fan of Twitter, you may remember that’s how he and Evelyn met. And since Twitter has led to a relationship in the past, we’re sure he’s thinking why not go back to the well. He threw out this line to the “Real Housewife” on Twitter and unfortunately, she bit.
See how the interaction went down.
Some waywards praised Ocho Cinco for being a mack while others said that this whole interaction was a mess and Porsha should not go down this road. Of course we agree. She shouldn’t. The biggest issue is the fact that Johnson is a known abuser and cheater. But beyond that, perhaps she might want to step away from former football players for a while. Or maybe she should think about the fact that she’s falling right into the same trap Evelyn fell into. Either way Porsha, girl… run. I pray the conversation didn’t continue in their DMs.
At the end of the day, this was just a couple of tweets. Porsha could very well have kept it at a couple of smileys and kept on moving. But if you see these two out here in these streets together, know that this is where it started and you saw it here first.
Evelyn Lozada sat down for an interview with OMG! Insider to talk about her pregnancy, and her future plans after Basketball Wives. In the interview, she finally sets the record straight about why she refused to participate in the Basketball Wives reunion, if she really does want to do the whole spin-off show thing, and why she says she doesn’t want to talk about Chad Johnson anymore. Probably because she spent this whole last season chatting about him, crying about him and stressing about him non-stop. Here’s the tea according to Miss E:
Why She Bailed On The BBW Reunion:
“When the show was ending, I told my publicist and just talking to my family, ‘I don’t want to do the reunion, I don’t want to talk about my relationship anymore.’ We’re both trying to move on, including my family, and myself…
I decided not to do the reunion and then right after that is when I found out I was pregnant. So I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ I didn’t want to unveil the bump on the reunion. It’s just a little messy and probably a little tacky so I just decided I’m not going to do anything I’m just going to stand still and enjoy this pregnancy.”
She Deals With Chad Johnson Tweeting About Her Often:
“Well, I try not to listen to anything, obviously things pop up on your timeline on Twitter. I’m active in social networking, but thank God for the block button!”
What Her Future Is With Basketball Wives:
“I don’t even know if there’s going to be another season. I know that I signed on to do five seasons and I did five seasons. It’s one of those things, the show ended a few months ago, so we’ll see what happens. Me personally, I just really want to focus on the rest of my pregnancy and the baby, which I’m really excited about.”
If She Wants To Do A Spin-off Show After All Her Years Of Reality TV Drama:
“I would. You know what? Reality TV, even though there’s a lot of negativity, it’s been more positive for me. I was able to do a lot of things because of the show. I’m not one of those people who bashes it when it’s done. I feel like, thank God for Shaunie. I always tell her, I sometimes call her and I’m like, ‘I blame you for my life being so crazy.’ But at the same time, you have to learn how to make the most of it. I was able to put my daughter through college because of it, so I’ve been very blessed because of it.”
Lozada seems more confident but also more mature in this interview than in the past. Check out the full sit-down below and share your thoughts.