For as long as the public has known Evelyn Lozada, she has kept an athlete on her arm: Antoine Walker, Chad Johnson and Carl Crawford (and there was one rapper in French Montana back in 2017). It’s something that she has been somewhat criticized for, but the 43-year-old Basketball Wives star says she isn’t “embarrassed” about her dating history.
In a new clip from VH1’s “Fandemonium” videos, Evelyn responded to less than pleasant comments from Basketball Wives viewers. One comment came from a woman who claimed that the mom of two is just “a ball wife” who will “run to any man with a ball.” Running down the list, that included football, baseball, basketball players, and comically, “sweaty balls, cheating balls.” The commenter said Ev doesn’t discriminate, and interesting enough, she agreed — at least about that.
“She’s right, I really, I’ll run to any ball. I don’t care what ball you have. It’s just how my life has worked out for me,” she said. “I would never have predicted it, but it is what it is. I’m not embarrassed about three associations. Yeah, I’m fine with it.”
She did disagree though about the specific types of “balls” she handles.
“Sweaty balls? No, I like clean balls,” she said. “Cheating balls? No, if I liked cheating balls I would still be in a relationship right now. But as far as the other part of the Tweet, I’m okay with. Geesh, you guys are harsh.”
Years ago, following the end of her engagement to Walker, her last-known NBA player beau, she said she wasn’t ruling out dating professional athletes again.
“Initially, I would say, ‘No, no, no,'” she told Miami’s NBC affiliate in 2010. “But you never know — I am not going to judge every player on what happened with me and him [Walker].”
She definitely didn’t. After their 10-year relationship and engagement ended, she married NFL player Chad Johnson in 2012 and filed for divorce from him a few months later after he headbutted her following an argument. She also started dating MLB player Carl Crawford in 2013, and they were even engaged, but they called the whole thing off due to his cheating. They share their son, Carl Jr., whom they call Leo, which is his middle name.