Lozado is famous or infamous, depending on who you speak to, for her over-the-top persona on “Basketball Wives.” She is filing for divorce after only 41 days of marriage to her ongoing boo, Chad Johnson. Hey, I think there are some types of cheese that last longer than that in your refrigerator.
Allegedly, Johnson and Lozado were in a heated exchange about a receipt for condoms she found. (Side note to players: Do not save receipts for tryst-related items.) The argument escalated to a point where Johnson allegedly head-butted Lozado, resulting in a 911 call and hospital visit.
Johnson posted a statement on his website: “I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death.”
Well, I guess forever isn’t as long as it used to be, because later he told authorities that it was Lozado who was acting out and head-butted him.
Lozado shared in a statement: “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me.”
I do not condone a man raising his hand to a woman or physical violence of any kind, but this couple seemed to have had ongoing issues of trust and drama since day one.
I am not sure why these two were acting like a pair of big horn sheep, but this seems indicative of their relationship.
Lozado went on to say, “It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”
If you have not seen the show, let me recap: The courtship included Johnson constantly challenging the concept of monogamy. Hello, he is a professional athlete with a history of womanizing. This was always a bone of contention with Lozado, who would share her feelings between banshee moments of catfights, cursing, yelling matches, bottle tossing and overall ratchet behavior.
Most couples after 41 days are still in their honeymoon phase, holding hands, snuggling and kissing. They are certainly not involved in volatile brawls. If these guys were trying to play up the drama for television, it sure backfired, because since the head-butting incident Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins and the couple’s reality show, “Ev and Ocho,” was pulled from VH1.
They say there are always signs that two people are not right for one another, so I offer Professor Loc’s Top 5 Signs that a couple may be headed for trouble:
5. They assume the position whenever they see anyone in uniform, including the mailman.
4. They say they are taking you to the church they grew up in but need the GPS to find it.
3. Their Facebook profile is a mug shot, and most of their friends have stripper names.
2. When you visit, they require you to call ahead, park down the street and use a side door entrance with no porch light.
1. A number repeatedly turns up on his cell phone that he says is his sister, but you become suspicious of the Kelis’ “Milkshake” ringtone.