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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?
About four months have passed since “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada and then new husband Chad Ochocinco made headlines for a domestic violence dispute that ended in Chad being arrested, dropped from his contract with the Miami Dolphins, and an end to the couple’s 42-day marriage. With the exception of Evelyn’s appearance on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life” and ABC News, the two pretty much refrained from discussing the incident. Until now, that is.
Last Wednesday, we reported on an interview that Chad did with ESPN’s First Take where he opened up about what went down between him and Lozada and getting help for his issues with domestic violence. He also admitted to cheating on Evelyn, but not without stating that he believed he deserved a second chance.
Since the interview aired, Evelyn has also opened up just a teeny bit more on her feelings about Chad and how she’s dealing in the aftermath of her public divorce.
In an interview with Rumor Fix, the reality star was asked how she felt about second chances and if she believed Chad deserved another chance. Here’s what she had to say:
“I do believe in second chances. I actually had someone ask me that recently, and I do. I’m not bitter, things happen and yeah, I do believe in second chances. I would want somebody to give me a second chances, and you never know.”
Interesting. Lozada also revealed in an exclusive interview with Radar Online that she would like to sit down and have a conversation with Chad someday.
“At some point a conversation needs to take place, I have questions about everything and that will happen when it’s supposed to happen,” Evelyn confides. “I would definitely like to sit down and talk to him down the road – I would just really like to get up in his head and ask, ‘Why?’“Obviously he wasn’t thinking, but as a woman, there are certain things I needed closure with like why he cheated? It is hard for me to wrap my head around why someone would put everything at risk.”“But I am not a man either so I don’t get that at all. Obviously that is wrong, I feel like we were both a lesson to each other, I have learned so many things… things that I will never tolerate again.”
“I haven’t spoken to Chad, we can’t – we have a ‘no contact’ clause, but I hear things. He recently did an interview on ESPN and I saw clips of it but it wasn’t easy to watch because he is still wearing his wedding ring, and says he still wants to be married.
“He hasn’t tried to speak to me directly and I don’t think he is going to risk his freedom, I also don’t think it would be good for us.”
Ev is asking an age old question that just about every woman who has ever been cheated on has pondered at one point or another. Unfortunately, the odds her getting an honest answer are slim to none. She seems as if she’s in a really great place and although her heart may want to go back, she realizes that the decision would be unwise– hopefully.
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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VH1 has just released a statement saying that Chad’s elimination from the Miami Dolphins isn’t the only thing that’s being cut. The network posted a response to the pair’s domestic disturbance over the weekend on their site saying that they’ve decided never to air the couple’s upcoming reality show:
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”
Looks like the couple’s antics have completely caught up to them this time and VH1 is learning all reality can’t be planned. If Chad and Evelyn’s relationship couldn’t withstand a condom receipt, it certainly won’t endure unemployment and irrelevance.
Chad Johnson may be out of jail on a $2,500 bond but his troubles are far from over. The Miami Dolphins have cut the wide receiver after news of his domestic altercation with his wife Evelyn Lozada became public over the weekend.
Yesterday, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told reporters that he planned to immediately address the situation and that he did. Why the team decided to share the news via Twitter I can’t say, but sure enough a message from the @MiamiDolphins Twitter handle hit the web at 6:16 pm yesterday, reading:
“The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson.”
How Chad will respond to the news is unclear. During the domestic dispute with Evelyn Saturday night, Chad was reportedly heard yelling, “I don’t give a f—! I don’t give a f— about my career!” He may give a eff about the potential year he could spend in jail as a result of the argument and the $1,000 fine. Considering he’s now unemployed he probably needs to watch every penny. That’s if he’s found guilty of the misdemeanor domestic-abuse charge. Though the initial story to hit the press Saturday was that he head-butted Evelyn during a heated argument over a condom receipt she found, he says that she was the one who head-butted him. However things went down, the Miami police says it was pretty serious.
The argument began as the couple, who married on July 4, returned to their Davie home after shopping, the report states. In the trunk of the car, Lozada found a Walgreens receipt for condoms. The quarrel escalated, ending with the head-butt.
“She has a pretty good-size laceration on her forehead,” said Davie police Capt. Dale Engle.
Lozada said Johnson gave it to her, while Johnson countered that he was actually the recipient of the head-to-head blow. Cops apparently believed her side of the story, and arrested Johnson on battery charges just before 9 p.m.
Johnson was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, police say.
Johnson was taken to jail, and had to wait until the next morning for a bond hearing, appearing before a Broward judge at 8:30 a.m. His bond was set at $2,500, and he was ordered to have no contact with his wife.
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Last week we all felt for Brian Banks after we heard that he had lost 10 years of his life, his chance of attending USC on a football scholarship, and what he thought was his opportunity for a career in the NFL when he was falsely accused of rape as a 16-year-old high school student. Brian was exonerated of the rape and kidnap charges last Thursday after his accuser admitted to lying, but the good news for the 26-year-old doesn’t end there.
On June 7, Brian will have his chance at an NFL career with a scheduled tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. What’s ironic is Brian will be trying out for Pete Carroll, the same man who offered him a full ride to USC 10 years ago when he was the head coach at the university. Now he’s giving Brian another shot as the coach of the Seahawks.
If by some chance Brian doesn’t match up to Seattle’s expectations, he still has other options. The aspiring athlete has also gotten calls from the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Miami Dolphins. And even if those opportunities don’t work, he can always accept a position he was offered to work in the front office for Major League Baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“I about fell out of my seat when I read that one,” Brian said during an appearance on the Today show, speaking on his change of luck.
“I feel very confident in getting that tryout and producing on the field,” Brian told the Seattle Times. “I’ve been working extremely hard for this opportunity.”
In a separate interview with ESPN’s Rick Reilly the 6-foot-2, 245-pound man who was a linebacker in high school and led his team to a state championship when he was a junior said he promises to deliver during tryouts.
“I’ll make ‘em happy,” he said. “After all I’ve been through these last 10 years, I can still do some things that will impress you.”
Somebody better sign this man.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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