“I’m done with premarital sex,” she said, noting that she would like to practice celibacy until marriage after past relationships impacted her deeper than she realized. “I felt like… [in] those relationships I lost a piece of me, every time I had sex [out of wedlock].”
She also hopes to do better when it comes to filming on Basketball Wives.
“There’s things that happen on Basketball Wives that obviously, I’m only in control of myself and how I respond to somebody saying certain things to me,” she said. “I’m going to keep it all the way one hundred, when I was in Miami I didn’t care. I did crazy stuff, I said crazy things, and I moved on with my life, and I didn’t have a conscience about it. But even with filming last season, you walk away, and I process things. I think about things, and I’m like ‘oh my gosh, maybe that wasn’t the right way to handle that situation.’ Or ‘What is my daughter going to think when she sees this.’ I always know that I need to do better.”
She added, “As a woman, a mother, somebody that’s trying to accomplish things at life, I know I have to do better with how I respond to certain situations. This season whenever we start filming, whenever that is, it’s supposed to be at the top of the year. It’s going to be the real true facts because me getting baptized and really wanting to do it for God in the right way, it’s going to be not easy. But I’m determined to pass the test.”
And as for those who question the sincerity of her baptism and new walk, she’s not surprised, but doesn’t care.
“Everyone’s going to have an opinion and say negative things, and that’s fine,” she said. “I just feel like all I can do is really just do the best I can and stay focused on what I’m trying to accomplish and do with my life.”
“No matter what we do, somebody’s going to have an opinion,” she added. “I’m not living my life for Instagram, Facebook, I’m living my life for my family, my kids, and God and the few friends that I genuinely have, and that’s just really it.”
Evelyn Lozada is on a new journey, and this one involves her relationship with God.
The 43-year-old Basketball Wives star shared on Monday that she was recently baptized. She posted a photo of herself coming out of the baptismal pool with the caption, “This journey though personal is also about staying true to who I am, who HE is and what truly feeds my soul.”
The ceremony took place at Freedom Church and as you can see from Lozada’s face, she already seems like she has a new sense of peace.
This act of regeneration comes at time when the star and entrepreneur was facing strong backlash for her actions in the most recent season of Basketball Wives. After turning over a new leaf following her departure from the series and working with Iyanla Vanzant, in Season 8, Lozada was back to throwing drinks on people, attempting to fight her co-stars, calling them very ugly names, being caught up in the middle of other people’s drama and picking at folks for no reason. She faced criticism for that, as well as accusations that she was a colorist and was not a Black woman, but openly using the n-word. She countered the latter controversy by announcing that she is an Afro-Latina, which was a surprise to many. That wasn’t as effective as she hoped.
Still, we’re all a work in progress, and it’s good to see that she decided to draw nearer to her faith and is growing in it. We may very well be seeing a new side of Lozada when the show returns for Season 9 and she chooses to be on it.
And while her co-stars seem supportive of her baptism, including Shaunie O’Neal, cast member OG may already be sharing her skepticism.
She responded to a fan who commented that people shouldn’t play with God because He will expose them, agreeing with them.