Evelyn Lozada: “If My Life Was On The Line, I Would Call Chad”
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada was asked who she would call if her life was on the line and her answer may or not surprise you.
TMZ Sports reported that Evelyn Lozada appeared with Shaunie O’Neal on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill Podcast. The host, Van Lathan, posed a rather interesting hypothetical question to them both. He asked who they would choose to call if their lives were on the line. Lozada chose Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. Surprised or nah?
Lathan: Each one of you ladies – Let’s say that you were stranded. No money, no food, no nothing. In the middle of nowhere, but you’ve got your cell phone, and you got the numbers of your exes in the cell phone.
Lathan: Which one are you gonna call? Which one do you have the most faith in?
Shaunie turns to Evelyn and echoes the question to Lozada, “Yeah, which one?”
Lozada: It’s hard.
Lathan: Your life is on the line. Which one do you have the most faith in?
Lozada: Sh-t. Chad.
Lathan: You callin’ Chad?
Lozada nods her head.
Shaunie: That’s who I was gonna say.
Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. For all of us that hear that name, it’s hard not to associate him with the domestic violence incident that Lozada has talked about suffering from him. So, hearing that she would chose to call him, out of all her exes, is surprising.
And for those that are not familiar with the incident, here’s a brief history. Johnson and Lozada got married on July 4, 2012. On August 11, 2012, Johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic battery with Lozada claiming that he headbutted her after she confronted him about buying condoms to cheat. And then, on August 14, 2012, Lozada filed for divorce, and the ink on the papers dried in September of that same year.
Although the couple had such a short-lived marriage, the way they met and how they fell in love were all documented on Basketball Wives, so it seemed a lot longer than it actually was. And if you were a fan of the show, then you probably felt really invested in the pair. So, when Lozada publicly came forward about the head-butting incident, people rallied around her as she began a journey of healing.
Lozada appeared on The Real back in 2016, where she said that although the abuse she suffered was, at the time, four years ago, domestic violence is not something that you just snap your fingers, and poof! you’re over it.
“It’s something that stays with you forever, okay,” She said.
And now, it’s been almost six years. Although Lozada did not say that she was over the incident, she honestly answered Lathan’s question, and he honestly replied that her answer would have some people in their feelings.
Lathan: That’s going to trigger a lot of people. Do you know why? Because before what happened, happened, I don’t think there was a celebrity couple that I enjoyed seeing more. So when people hear that, I think actually, they’re gonna be a lot of people that are going to be sad.
Lozada made it clear that she was just answering a question, and although she is fresh from a break-up with baseball player Carl Crawford, she didn’t choose him because the question called for her picking someone that she trusts with her life.
Lozada: I’m going based off a question, so don’t light my ass up either. Like, ‘girl, he put you in a hospital, why would you call -‘ No, we’re talking about if your life was, you know what I mean, it’s just about the goddamn question.”
So, what are your thoughts? If your life was on the line, would you choose to call someone that you have this kind of history with? And does that history even matter if your life is on the line?