This week on the Wendy Williams Show, the host congratulated Evelyn Lozada on giving birth to her son, Carl Crawford, Jr. But of course, Wendy implied that the child would be Evelyn’s “cash register,” keeping her comfy in her relationship with her fiance, LA Dodger outfielder, Carl Crawford. She encouraged the former Basketball Wives star to ditch her reality show dealings, the friends she made in the cast, and Miami altogether, to focus on being a Mrs. This is what she had to say:
“I also want to congratulate Evelyn Lozada. Evelyn gave birth to a cash register–I mean, a baby boy, with her her fiance, the $142 million dollar, Carl Crawford. I didn’t mean to make that cash register joke, but you see why it’s easy to be said. Evelyn, girl, congratulations. Carl, like a lot of sports players and a lot of artists, he’s not a bad looking man, but he certainly wasn’t getting the likes of an Evelyn Lozada if he wasn’t playing baseball. She upgraded him, and now that she’s had the baby, he’s upgrading her. If I were her, I would be like ‘Miami who? Miami what?’ I would never go back to Miami. First of all, Evelyn is a woman of a particular age. She’s like 40 years old. Somewhere around there, 38, 40, 41, 38? Same difference. To me, by the time a woman is 38 years old and has liiiived–now remember, her oldest, her only daughter, Shaniece, is in her 20s, so Evelyn was a young mother. She also birthed Shaniece out of a basketball player type situation, that’s why she was on Basketball Wives. Evelyn has clearly liiiived, to the point that right now, this is perfect. Evelyn, I don’t know where ya’ll are going to live, hopefully close to Dodger stadium. Get yourself a little apron, a little Epsom salt to make sure your man’s joints are all taken care of. Take care of your cash register. And you know what Evelyn? Lose the telephone numbers of all those hating basketball wives who are going to want to hate on your situation. I like Shaunie O’Neal who was the creator of Basketball Wives too, but I would even lose Shaunie’s number too–I would start a whole new life as the queen of the castle.
And by the way, Evelyn, very smart to name the child Carl Crawford Jr., just to make ‘ol cash register over here feel well. You should become involved in a lot of charity work. And also, talk to your man about opening you up another Dulce, except Dulce Beverly Hills, not Dulce Miami.”
Of course, Dulce is the name of Lozada’s shoe store that was often featured in earlier seasons of Basketball Wives. Not sure what the status of it is, but Lozada is co-owner of the shoe boutique.
As for Wendy’s comments, I find it interesting that she’s all for these reality TV wives and girlfriends having babies with men so that the child can become a comfort blanket of sorts for them (not saying that this isn’t what some of these women do, but why encourage it?). This was part of the criticism Porsha Williams had of Wendy when she spoke against the TV host last week:
“She’s calling me ‘less than smart’, she’s less than a woman. You shouldn’t do that. I’ve been through a very traumatic situation that hurt me, all I’m trying to do is stand and be strong and possibly inspire somebody else and all she does is knock me down. But this is the same woman who said that I should’ve had a baby by my ex to get cash. Really? Never. Never stoop that low.”
Well, what do you think about Wendy Williams saying Lozada gave birth to a “cash register”? Dead wrong, or does she have a point? Check out the video below, the part on Evelyn begins at the 5:50 mark.