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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.”
Janay Palmer Releases Statement On Elevator Video Leak, Defends Husband: ‘We Will Continue To Show The World What Real Love Is!’
Yesterday, a major missing piece to the Ray Rice domestic violence saga was revealed when TMZ released footage from the hotel elevator where the troubled NFL star punched his wife, knocking her out cold. Shortly after the shocking reveal, Ray’s contract was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens and he was suspended indefinitely by the league. Today, the woman at the center of it all, Ray’s wife Janay, is speaking out and her reaction is quite troubling. In an apparent attempt to defend her husband, she slams media outlets and blames them for taking “all of the happiness away” from her family.
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. Nobody knows the pain that the media and unwanted attention options [opinions] from the public has caused my family. To make us a relive a moment that we regret everyday is a horrible thing.
To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his a** off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE. What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
Sadly, her statement appears to reflect the Baltimore Ravens’ initial reaction to the incident, which was that Janay is also to blame for the altercation.
After the new footage leaked, the 4-month-old tweet was removed from the Ravens Twitter account, but not before fans began blasting the organization for it.
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Personally, I love mommy Evelyn. Not only has she mellowed considerably, it’s nice to see her devoting her energy to something worthwhile. Over the weekend, Lozada shared an absolutely adorable picture of her son Carl Leo Crawford Jr. And he’s just so yummy, we had to share with you all. Precious. Take a look at the pics she’s posted on Instagram over the past few months.
Underneath the picture above, she included the caption:
Spent the day with my love <3 He just woke up from a nap & was not trying to crack a smile #CarlLeoCrawford
Evelyn says this is how she finds her son every morning, getting his exercise in. #TummyTime
“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…?
“She Reaped A Lot Of Benefits Of My Wealth”: Antoine Walker Calls Out Evelyn Lozada For Leaving Him After He Went Broke
That’s how long Antoine Walker claims that he was in a relationship with former fiancée, Evelyn Lozada. During that time, Walker was a big NBA player, best known for the years he spent with the Boston Celtics, making millions. But if you’ve seen the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, Broke, or read the news in general on Walker, you know that he spent himself into a frenzy and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 2010. He is currently out here promoting a documentary about the rise and fall of his fame and his fortune over the years called Gone In An Instant. Walker told Russ Parr in a new radio interview that through the film, he hopes to help other NBA players from making the same mistakes he did:
“I wanted to be one of the ones to step in front of my story and tell of how I ended up losing my wealth and make it a positive thing. I think sometimes everybody looks at it as a negative thing, but I want to make it a positive thing and one, let people know how I lost my wealth, but also educate the new guys coming into the league and make sure they don’t make the mistakes that I made.”
At this stage in his life, Walker claims that he is finally without his massive debt, but he’s also without his former love, Lozada. Since leaving him, she has married and divorced Chad Johnson, and has had a child with current fiance, Carl Crawford. She has moved on, but Walker isn’t necessarily out here wishing her the best. In that same interview with the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” Walker spoke openly about feeling some type of way about Lozada leaving him when he was at his lowest point, especially since he claims that she was living quite well and happy with him when he had money.
“My thing with Evelyn is she reaped a lot of benefits of my wealth. And when it got tight, she chose to go a different direction. So that’s the problem that I have with Evelyn. That’s more personal…
I dated Evelyn for 10 years. In 1999, I signed my ninth deal in 1999. So she got to reap the full benefits of the whole process. She played her part. You think someone will have your back and that’s my whole thing. Evelyn went on with her reality show and we all know all her relationships she’s been in since me. It hasn’t been about let me make sure Antoine is okay. So that’s a big difference. That’s why I have a problem with Evelyn. It’s more personal. It’s tough when you take care of some people and you make sure that they’re good, their family, their daughters and then they just go left field.
We got engaged in 2007. We broke up for a minute so that’s what delayed the marriage, and towards the end, she left when things hit the fan.”
Looks like Walker is trying to pull the full on golddigger card, but Lozada claimed during the first season of Basketball Wives Miami that Walker cheated on her multiple times, and that such infidelity on top of other struggles, was a big reason why she had to leave him. And at this point, it seems that Lozada doesn’t appreciate Walker bringing her up in his interviews, because she just posted this on Twitter:
Well, there you have it! But what do you think about what Walker had to say about his past relationship with Lozada? Check out his full interview with “The Russ Parr Morning Show” here. His statements about Lozada start at the 6:00 mark.
“I’ve Heard The Dead Rises”: Tami Roman On If Basketball Wives Miami Will Return; Jennifer Williams Denies Throwing Shade At Evelyn
We told you last week that Evelyn Lozada was speaking openly on Twitter about wanting to make amends with Jennifer Williams after the two fell out on while they were on “Basketball Wives Miami.” She told a follower that she had actually reached out to Williams:
“I did reach out & I apologized for my actions& any hurt I caused her & her family.”
Despite Lozada wanting to let go of grudges and move forward, Williams posted some tweets soon after Lozada on Twitter that looked like they could be about that situation. Her messages included saying “Reason, season, lifetime PERIOD!!!” and she also wrote this:
But Williams is now saying she wasn’t throwing shade at a “certain someone” and if she was, she wouldn’t be afraid to mention them in her messages:
I’ll admit that I definitely thought Williams was addressing Lozada (all her messages happened soon after Lozada spoke about Williams on her account), and I’m not 100 percent sure I believe that she wasn’t…But hey, either way, she seems unbothered by all of it.
Speaking of former basketball wives, Tami Roman was asked by a follower late last week if she thought the Miami installment she was a part of would be coming back. She didn’t rule it out (only Shaunie O’Neal has those answers), but it didn’t seem like she wanted to take part in any return:
Roman has said in the past that she didn’t plan on returning to the show, especially since she didn’t appreciate the way she was being portrayed this past season:
“Listen, let me tell you, I’m still mad. Listen, here’s the thing. They’re trying to portray me week after week as a certain type of person and I’m not going for that. I’m not having that. I’m sick of the Basketball Wives train that has left the station this season.”
After all the ups and downs this show has had, and with both Roman and Lozada acting as though they wouldn’t return, it’s about time “Basketball Wives Miami” hang it up. But what do you think?
We told you earlier this week that Evelyn Lozada had her former BFF, Jennifer Williams, on her mind and wanted to try and mend the friendship they once had. She took to Twitter to publicly say that she had a dream about Williams (it was a funny one) and after her followers told her that she should reach out, Lozada said that she would try.
As it turns out, Lozada says that she DID call Williams. In some posts on Wednesday, she spoke about the importance of letting go of anger and grudges and the importance of trying to be a better person. And in the midst of all that, she let it be known that she did reach out to call Williams, but it’s unclear if her former friend even picked up the phone or called back…
The same day Lozada divulged all that information, Jennifer Williams only had this to say:
I know most people were saying that Williams shouldn’t give Lozada the time of day, and I can understand why she wouldn’t (you couldn’t be jumping over tables trying to fight me and then turn around and want to be my friend again either), but I do think it’s big of Lozada to publicly acknowledge that she behaved out of pocket while on Basketball Wives. It might be a little too late, but better late than never, right?
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?
We were aware that Evelyn Lozada’s ex-fiancé, Antoine Walker, had some serious money problems. But did y’all hear that things got so bad, Evelyn was accused of hiding nearly $700,000 for him so that the people he supposedly owed money to couldn’t access the funds?
According to The Jasmine Brand, the former “Basketball Wives” star was sued by the trustee of Antoine’s bankruptcy case. The trustee accused Ev of accepting several money wires from Antoine, summing up to a total off $649, 497. 56. In the suit, the plaintiff argues that Evelyn used the money to jump start her shoe company, Dulce. The trustee felt that Evelyn should have been aware of her fiancé’s money troubles and that the money should have gone to the ex-athlete’s creditors, not her.
Ev, however, reportedly denied the allegations and argued that she was unaware of Antoine’s financial issues. Though she continues to proclaim her innocence, the new mom recently reached a $40,000 settlement regarding the case after engaging in “extensive settlement negotiations.”
Between November and February, Ev made 4 monthly payments of $10,000. The case has since been closed. We imagine Evelyn is happy to put this all behind her.
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.