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The Reason Evelyn Lozada Is So Open About Her Miscarriages

May 5th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Fertility awareness has been front and center over the past year. A host of celebrities from Tyra Banks to Chrissy Teigen have opened up about struggling to conceive. More recently, Evelyn Lozada opened up about suffering her second miscarriage since giving birth to her son two years ago. We were able to catch up with the reality star, who discussed her plans to continue trying for a baby, her upcoming wedding, and the new season of her reality show, “Livin’ Lozada”.

MN: What can we expect from the new season of “Livin’ Lozada”?

Well, one of the main things that I talk about—and it’s starting become public now—is that I had another miscarriage on Thanksgiving, and the cameras were with me during that whole process. So you know, me miscarrying, my struggles with fertility and trying to figure out what’s happening because obviously, I had my son two years ago and everything was fine. I’m very open about that. Shaniece opens about how my past relationships and friendships have affected her life, which is news to me because I didn’t really know that until I started filming. I mentor a young lady on the show, which is cool. She’s 17 and pregnant. I’m still mentoring her now. So you’ll see me on the show. It’s interesting just meeting with her and just remembering that I was that same person years ago. And you’ll see all of that on the show. And of course, you’ll see me as a mom.

MN: When you miscarried on Thanksgiving, you chose not to say anything to anyone during the holiday. I know that had to be traumatic. How did you manage to masque your emotions?

It was Thanksgiving and we were at my fiancé’s family’s house. I always say that when they watch the show, they’re probably never going to believe that I miscarried that day because I kept it together. But I feel like being around his family really helped me because it kept my mind off of it in a sense because there were so many people there. It was my second one. I knew that there’s nothing I could do to change it, so I was going to make the most out of the situation. My son was with his dad’s side of the family and they were super excited that we were there. When I got back to the house, I cried and I prayed and I dealt with it then, but I didn’t let it break me down. It’s out of your control. What are you going to do? There’s nothing to reverse that.

MN: Do you know why this keeps happening?

Well, you’ll see my journey on the show, through vaginal appointments and everything. But just because I want to be very, very transparent with my process and my story. But really, there’s no clear answer other than I’m pushing 40 and some of my eggs are a little more mature than others. Other than that, I’m pretty healthy. I’m like, gosh, things have changed so much in the past two years, but, it does. Your body changes and although you feel great, things are going on internally that you don’t realize.

MN: Are you open to pursuing other options for carrying or conceiving or are you still trying the traditional way?

Right now, it’s the traditional way. And you’ll see that be the end of the season, I’m struggling like, “Well, what do I do?” because obviously I need to make a decision soon, right? So you know, I still don’t know where I’m going with that.

MN: How difficult is it for you to relive these things on television?

It’s not easy, but I also look at it like I want women to be more open to having these discussions. A lot of women don’t talk about miscarriage. A lot of women are ashamed and feel responsible. That’s the reason why I’m so public about mine because me knowing that it’s more common is healing and it helps me. Now that I’ve opened up about mine, a few girls told me that they miscarried and I had no idea. It’s a conversation that doesn’t really take place, but it helps the healing process when you talk about it. You know, like, “Oh, okay. It’s not just me. It’s not my fault. This just happens.”

MN: Well, switching gears to something a little lighter. We love weddings. Are you open to sharing any of your wedding plans?

When we plan and finally do it—because it’s been crazy—he works a lot and when he’s not working, I’m filming. And then we’re trying to have a baby and I’m dealing with miscarriages and then we have a toddler. It’s been a lot going on. It’s not something I’m going to announce to the world. You’ll probably know about it once it’s done and over with. I’m very private about my personal life—or I try to be.

MN: How has your relationship with your daughter changed now that she’s older?

We’ve gotten closer. I was a child having a child, so we could always relate with a lot of things. We liked the same clothes and we like the same things. That’s been great, and as she gets older and evolves, we get closer. It’s great to see your children grow up and become great people. She’s a great young woman.

“Livin’ Lozada” returns with all-new episodes this Saturday, May 7th at 10pm on OWN.

Evelyn Lozada Suffers Second Miscarriage

May 4th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last summer, reality star Evelyn Lozada shared that she was devastated to learn that she suffered a miscarriage. Unfortunately, history would repeat itself just months later.

In an interview with Life & Style, the 40-year-old bride-to-be shared that she miscarried a second child on Thanksgiving Day.

“I miscarried on Thanksgiving Day,” the “Livin’ Lozada” star told the publication. “I was like, ‘This cannot be happening to my life again.’”

Sadly, Evelyn was enjoying the holiday with her fiancé, Carl Crawford, their two-year-old son, Leo, and her future in-laws when the tragedy occurred.

“I was literally miscarrying my baby,” she shared before revealing that she opted to keep quiet about what was taking place because she “didn’t want to dampen the mood.”

During the first season of Lozada’s OWN reality show, fans witnessed her suffer the first miscarriage, which was caused by low levels of hormones. Despite her unfortunate luck with her previous two pregnancies, the mother of two shared that she does plan on trying again for a third child.

“I love being a mom,” she said. “After two miscarriages, it makes me want to be a mom even more.”

Evelyn Lozada And Iyanla Vanzant Reunite

August 21st, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Evelyn Opens Up To Iyanla

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In 2012, Evelyn Lozada had a “coming-to-Jesus” moment with Fix My Life host, Iyanla Vanzant. Lozada, who was notoriously known as a “Basketball Wives” mean girl spoke with Vanzant after she was assaulted by her then-husband Chad Ochocinco and revealed some of the underlying issues behind her constant rage.

The session proved to be a life changer for Lozada, who levitated her anger issues and became a more affable person. Lozada also became engaged to LA Dodgers athlete Carl Crawford and gave birth to their adorable baby boy, Carl Jr. All seems to be on the up and up for the mother of two, but that doesn’t mean she might not need to be checked on every now and then.

This Saturday on Livin’ Lozada, Evelyn’s OWN reality show, we’ll see her reunite with Iyanla for an “accountability check” as she discusses her new life and how she’s managing it. During their conversation, Evelyn delves into her relationship with Carl and reveals something very interesting to Iyanla.

Watch Evelyn open up to Iyanla in the exclusive clip below. “Livin’ Lozada” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Should Women Talk About Their Miscarriages?

July 22nd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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In the first episode of her show, “Living Lozada,” Evelyn Lozada announced, much to our surprise, that she was expecting another child.

Sadly, the exuberant feelings didn’t last too long, in the promo clip for the next episode, her doctor told her that her hormone levels were so low, they seemed to suggest that the pregnancy wouldn’t come to term.

Later, in an interview with People, Lozada confirmed that she did indeed have a miscarriage.

“When I went to my first appointment, everything looked great. My progesterone levels were good.

My hormone levels were dropping. My doctor said, ‘Let’s just see what happens and if anything changes.’ ”

 “At my next appointment, my ultrasound went from looking really perfect and beautiful to looking pear-shaped,” says Lozada. “You could just tell, it didn’t look normal.”

Sadly, the process wasn’t a smooth one.

“for me the most heartbreaking thing was knowing that it could take up to a day to maybe a week for it to happen,” says Lozada. “I became so obsessed with it. I kept taking pregnancy tests and one would come out positive, then one would come out negative. It was so hard not knowing when I’d lose the baby.”

The miscarriage finally happened during a photo shoot her family had scheduled to help her feel better.

“I had to stop the photo shoot and just lay down. It was hard.”

Though Evelyn had the love and support of her family, she said it was mostly an experience  she endured alone.

“You have a million and one questions in your mind as to what happened. You just feel responsible. It’s your body. It’s a loss that only you can relate to.”

Evelyn questioned everything, from the things she ate during her pregnancy to her age.

“It’s nothing that you ate, or did; it’s not your age. One out of all four to five pregnancies end in miscarriage,” she explains. “I have three girlfriends and it’s literally happened to each and every one of them.”

I responded to the news that Evelyn was pregnant with joy. Yet, others thought she was too old to be having more children. As someone who comes from a family where women have babies into their forties, I didn’t see an issue with it. Particularly, at a time in her life when Evelyn is not only in a seemingly more stable relationship but she’s in a better emotional and psychological space. A better adjusted mother is an asset to a child.

Plus, I thorough enjoy women over thirty giving birth to children, defying the notion that we all need to rush to have children before we’re all “dried”and”shriveled.” We all have a different story. And they don’t have to include a husband and baby before 30. There is life after 35. You can even produce it.

And like the news that she was pregnant, people are equally disappointed with Evelyn’s decision to share her miscarriage story, claiming that she was using the tragic event to further promote her show.

That’s a given. All reality stars are profiting off the stories of the lives, good, bad and ugly. While many are tripped up over the method, I think the message is a pretty necessary one.

Like Evelyn said,  many women have suffered from miscarriage and many of them needlessly blame themselves for the loss. There’s a certain level of shame many women feel about having lost a child, so they keep the traumatic nature of their experiences to themselves.

My mother who had at least two, possibly three miscarriages, before I, her first child was born, describes that own period in her life as rather dark. She spoke about hearing a ripping sound and realizing she’d lost a child, trying to collect and save one of the embryos and feeling like everyone around her had a baby.

I don’t say that to be morbid, though it is. I say that because it’s such a common occurrence and women need to know that there is hope after this.

And that’s the message Evelyn was trying to spread in sharing her story.

She concluded her story with People saying, “This was just another tragic incident in my life that I had to deal with. But I say God doesn’t make mistakes. Women just need to hold out hope.”

Evelyn is taking her own advice and is still optimistic about the prospect of having a child. “I’m not checking for when I’m ovulating or anything. I’m like look, I’m pushing 40. I’m going to be 50 with a 10-year-old! If it happens again, that will probably be my last.” 

Will Evelyn gain further exposure from this story. Of course. You’re reading about her right now. But I’m also sure her words will help someone who believes their suffering through this alone.

First Look: Evelyn Lozada’s New Reality Show, “Livin’ Lozada” [Watch]

June 30th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Nearly two years after she chucked the deuces to VH1 and “Basketball Wives,” Evelyn Lozada is preparing to return to reality television. On Saturday, July 11, the mom and wife-to-be will be premiering her new docu-series, “Livin’ Lozada,” which is slated to air on OWN.

As previously reported, the series highlights Lozada’s new life with her fiance MLB star Carl Crawford, her 1-year-old son Carl Leo and her daughter Shaniece Hairston. Viewers will get to witness the 39-year-old learn to be a mom to a small child again, 20 years after the birth of Hairston, who recently celebrated her 22nd birthday.

In addition to gearing up for the premiere, Lozada and Hairston are also celebrating the launch of her #SippinBeauty challenge in conjunction with youthH2O age defying system and Vitamin World. The mother-daughter duo is inviting fans and beauty enthusiasts to partake in the 60-day challenge, which requires them to consume the daily supplement that is said to have hair, skin and nails benefits.

“youthH2O has so many endless age-defying benefits, it’s all natural and with their new delicious Blooming Apple flavor and improved formula for hair, skin and nails, I’m excited for everyone to experience healthy growing hair like mine,” said Lozada.

Over the next few weeks, participants are asked to document their progress with hair selfies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #SippinBeauty. Lucky entrants of the challenge will be awarded gifts and prizes.

“When it comes to hair and beauty treatments, today’s modern women need simple, easy to manage, healthy beauty regiments,” stated Sherry Zikria, Director of Marketing for Revival Labs. “The Summer #SippinBeauty challenge will reinforce our message for everyone to have a healthy lifestyle choice with youthH2O and Vitamin World.”

“Livin’ Lozada” debuts on OWN Saturday, July 11. Will you be tuning in?

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You Have Less Than 2 Months Before Evelyn Lozada Is Back On Your TV Screen

May 26th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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If you’ve just gotten used to the fact that we no longer see Evelyn Lozada living la vida loca on “Basketball Wives” every Monday night, you’re in for a rude reminder. The reality star is quickly returning to a TV near you as the Oprah Winfrey Network has just announced the air date for her upcoming docu-series — a fancy name for another reality show — which has gotten a name upgrade: “Livin’ Lozada.”

We first heard this show was in the works back in March. At the time, the series was announced under the working title of “Evelyn,” but along with the official series name and air date of July 11, the network has also updated the show description as follows:

“Livin’ Lozada” follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada, of “Basketball Wives” fame, and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Evelyn has moved on from the heartache of her highly publicized divorce in a big way. She is engaged to big league baseball player Carl Crawford and the happy couple have a one-year-old son, Leo. Between learning to be a mom all over again, setting up a new home in Los Angeles for her and her family, working on getting the sequel to her first book published, as well as dealing with issues surrounding her family back East…Evelyn has a lot going on!

Not to be outdone, her daughter Shaniece, has a blossoming modeling career and is working on starting her own bikini line, looking to her mom for advice which she (sometimes) takes. Each episode is filled with close friends and relatives in the ladies’ lives who help round out a world filled with laughter, support and encouragement as we follow Shaniece carving out the new life before her and Evelyn moving on from her past and embracing the new life she has found.

Should be interesting, if for no other reason than to see Leo’s cute little self on the screen each week.

“Livin’ Lozada” will debut at 9p July 11 on OWN and will be followed by the return of the popular docu-series, “Flex and Shanice,” at 10 pm. Will you be watching either series?

Evelyn Lozada Reality Show: Starring Her Hubby And Daughter

March 26th, 2015 - By Kweli Wright
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Evelyn Lozada Reality Show: Starring Her Fiance And Daughter

Evelyn Lozada is getting back into the reality TV game, but this time it’s a family affair. Tentatively titled Evelyn, she’ll star in the show with her Major League Baseball player fiance Carl Crawford. She’s hooked up with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and will executive produce the show as well. The mom spend five seasons on “Basketball Wives” before taking a hiatus. In that time she started dating Crawford and they have a one-year-old son, Carl Jr. Evelyn’s daughter Shaniece is 21 and will also appear and the reality show which will follow Lozada’s journey as a mother finding balance between her relationship with adult daughter and her role as mom to a new baby.

Evelyn is slated to premiere in July on OWN.

Are you excited to see Evelyn back on the small screen?

She’s About That Life: Evelyn Lozada Announces New OWN Series, “Evelyn”

March 25th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Last month we reported that Evelyn Lozada wasn’t interested in returning to the Basketball Wives franchise. She shared with fans via Twitter that the series was no longer a good fit for her life and that she was moving on to bigger and better things. Today we’ve learned what one of those bigger and better things is: Lozada has found a new TV home at the Oprah Winfrey Network. With the help of her family, Lozada will debut a new reality show, currently titled Evelyn.

Slated for a July premiere, Evelyn will revolve around Lozada’s balancing act of mother to a 21-year-old model/college student and 1-year-old. Viewers will also see how Lozada’s relationship with fiancé, Carl Crawford, plays out. The Wrap shared OWN’s description of the show and it reads as follows:

“Evelyn” (working title) follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada, of “Basketball Wives” fame, and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Evelyn is engaged to big league baseball player Carl Crawford and the couple just welcomed their first child, Carl Leo Jr., to the family last March. Between learning to be a mom all over again, setting up a new home in Los Angeles for her and her family, running several businesses as well as dealing with issues surrounding her family back East… Evelyn has a lot going on! Not to be outdone, her daughter Shaniece’s modeling career is taking off resulting in a flood of business opportunities with no clear choice of which to pursue, leaning on her mom for advice which she (sometimes) takes. Each episode is filled with close friends and relatives in the ladies’ lives who help round out a world filled with laughter, support, encouragement and tears as we follow Shaniece carving out the new life before her and Evelyn finally feeling like she has the life she deserves.

Evelyn will be produced by Shed Media, the same media company who produced Basketball Wives on VH1.

Will you be tuning in to see how life has changed for Lozada?

Evelyn Lozada Addresses Pregnancy Rumors

March 6th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Evelyn Lozada found herself at the center of pregnancy rumors earlier today. The baby talk began over at The Shade Room after Ev shared a photo of her fiancé, Carl Crawford, on Instagram and included the hashtag #hehasstronggenes. Shortly after, a woman who appears to be a relative commented:

“Yes he does. Our whole family! Can’t wait to meet the new edition [baby emoji].”

Then, there was this photo of her son clinging to her body, which many believed revealed a baby bump.

TSR immediately began questioning whether or not the commenter was hinting that the “Basketball Wives” star was expecting, but she quickly shut down those rumors.

“I’M NOT PREGO GUYS…” she commented.

So yeah, that’s that. For now anyway.

Black Ink Crew: 17 Celebrity Moms With Tattoos

March 6th, 2015 - By Rich
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Over the years tattoos have become super mainstream.  And honestly they show no signs of slowing down, especially when celebrities are constantly getting themselves inked up. Today, we take a look at some of the sexiest tatted up celebrity mama’s on the planet including Jourdan Dunn,  K. Michelle, Tamar Braxton, Jill Scott, Solange, Erykah Badu and more!

Black Ink Crew: 17 Celebrity Moms With Tattoos