09:30 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/02/2013 03:00PM
Basketball Wives always brings the drama – but this season, it brings the heartbreak.
Evelyn Lozada – who is now divorced from Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson following a domestic violence incident – kicks off the first episode with an emotional exchange with her mother, Sylvia Ferrer, about what it was like losing both her husband and her brother-in-law Anthony Ochoa in the same week.
"It's just like the timing is crazy," Lozada says. "It's like two of my best friends just gone. Which feels f––––d up. You know?"
That's when she breaks down into tears.
Originally posted 09/19/2012 11:15AM
Evelyn Lozada and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson are officially divorced, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"Evelyn and Mr. Johnson were divorced this morning in an uncontested final hearing," Lozada’s lawyer Michael Gilden, tells PEOPLE. "My client is a single woman and looks forward to her future."
One month after Lozada, 36, filed for divorce on grounds the marriage was "irretrievably broken" following a domestic dispute, a Florida judge made it official on Wednesday. The judge also upheld a private pre-nup agreement.
Johnson, 34, was arrested on Aug. 11 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after he allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument.
Originally posted 09/05/2012 05:45PM
Is Chad Johnson – formerly known as Chad Ochocinco– hoping to reconcile with his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada?
After his arrest on Aug. 11 for allegedly head-butting Lozada, the former Miami Dolphins player recently showed off a new tattoo of Lozada's face on his leg. When a Twitter user mentioned the tattoo and Lozada's filing for a divorce, Johnson responded, "Divorce? Child please... that's my WIFE." To another user, he wrote, "I don't give a flying pretzel in skittle rainbow hell what she filed for."
But Lozada is adamant that their relationship is over. "You can't repair this," Lozada told PEOPLE exclusively last week. "Not right now. You just can't."
Originally posted 08/15/2012 01:20PM
Talk about sending a message.
Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), normally a vivacious Twitter presence with more than 3 million followers, has finally broken his silence – on Twitter – following his arrest for allegedly head-butting his new wife Evelyn Lozada. "I haven't had to tread water in a long time.…" he wrote on Tuesday. "Special thank you to my fans...family...friends for keeping me afloat..."
Also, the football star and Dancing with the Stars alum changed his Twitter profile picture to a road sign pointing in two directions: "Rock" and "Hard Place."
Originally posted 08/14/2012 05:00PM
After just 41 days of marriage, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco) following a domestic dispute.
Lozada – who was allegedly head-butted by the former Miami Dolphins player and Dancing with the Stars contestant – filed for divorce in Florida on Tuesday, claiming her marriage is "irretrievably broken," PEOPLE confirms.
Johnson, 34, was arrested Saturday night, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Originally posted 08/14/2012 10:50AM
Evelyn Lozada is speaking out.
Following Saturday's domestic violence incident involving the Basketball Wives cast member and husband Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), she told Entertainment Tonight, "I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me."
Johnson was taken into police custody Saturday after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital, Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com over the weekend.
Originally posted 08/13/2012 03:15PM
Ev and Ocho isn't going to premiere on Sept. 3.
Soon after Chad Johnson's arrest for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Florida on Saturday, VH1 announced the cancellation of the reality show starring the Miami Dolphins receiver, who used to go by Chad Ochocinco, and his new wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada.
"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it," the network said in a statement Monday.
Johnson was taken into police custody after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital, Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com over the weekend.
Originally posted 08/12/2012 12:50PM
Miami Dolphins player and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chad Johnson has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Florida.
Johnson, 34, who formerly used the last name Ochocinco, was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly head-butted new wife, Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada, during an argument NFL.com reports.
Lozada was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle tells NFL.com.
Originally posted 07/05/2012 08:00AM
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chad Ochocinco married fellow reality star Evelyn Lozada in a July 4 celebration Wednesday in Miami – in what might be the most exhaustively documented wedding ever.
Cameras were on hand to film the nuptials for the upcoming VH1 reality show Ev and Ocho. And the Miami Dolphins player, 34, was also live-Tweeting before, during and after the ceremony, offering a play-by-play of events.
"Live tweeting from my wedding ... should be a first I'm assuming, music is playing, can't see my guests right now but they're here," he wrote on Twitter early in the evening.
Originally posted 03/13/2012 11:30AM
Chad Ochocinco made 200 people very happy – and, presumably, very full – Monday night when he extended a very generous invitation to his Twitter followers.
"Dinner in NY tonight," Tweeted the New England Patriots wide receiver – and model Evelyn Lozada's fiancé, 34. "1st 200 people at Sylvia's Restaurant by 7 pm in Harlem. Leave ya money/credit cards at home. I got you this time."
About a half-hour before 7 p.m., the popular Harlem soul-food eatery posted a photo of the fans crowding outside.
"The line for @ochocinco is wrapping around the corner!!" the restaurant Tweeted.
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