Carl Crawford Proposes To Evelyn Lozada With $1.4 Million Engagement Ring
One year and four months after filing for divorce from troubled ex-husband, Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn Lozada is preparing to take the plunge yet again. The former “Basketball Wives” star announced her engagement to boyfriend and father of her unborn child, LA Dodgers player Carl Crawford, on Christmas Day via social networking site Instagram. She snapped a photo of her hand with its blingy new addition—a $1.4 million ring—with a caption that reads: “Yes!” Following her initial photo, she shared another photo of the ring, thanking luxury jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, who also designed the beautiful ring that Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade used to propose to Gabrielle Union last week.
Though word of Evelyn and Carl’s relationship first leaked back in May amid reports that the LA Dodger pulled out all stops to wine and dine her, their relationship was not confirmed until last month when the 38-year-old mom-to-be announced that she was six month pregnant.Days later she confirmed that the baby was Carl’s. The engagement comes as a bit of a surprise since earlier this month Ev expressed that she’s in no rush to get married.
“I definitely would get married again,” said the reality star. “I still believe in love … I’m not one of those people that’s like ‘we need to get engaged, we need to get married.’ No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that the 31-year-old MLB player will even get a chance to bask in beauty of his recent engagement and new baby without drama. Just a couple of days ago we told you he’s attempting to take his longtime ex-girlfriend and mother of his 5-month-old daughter and 9-year-old son, Amy Freeman, to court. Earlier this week we told you that Amy was seeking to relocate from Arizona to California in what she claims to be an attempt to move her children closer to their father. However, Carl is trying to block the move, insisting that she is simply looking to take advantage of California’s favorable child support laws. Hopefully these three adults involved can devise a plan to co-parent in a way that is beneficial for the children involved.