NFL All Star Chad Johnson wed former reality star, Evelyn Lozada on July 4th, 2012. That event was to air as the premiere of the “Eve & Ocho” reality show on VH1. Both Johnson and Lozada are no strangers to reality TV and real-life drama. Johnson was prominently featured in two seasons of the HBO show “Hard Knocks,” which is an in-depth look into NFL training camps as well as one season of Dancing with the Stars. Lozada was a star of the “Basketball Wives” when she was engaged to former NBA player Antoine Walker.
Lozada filed for divorce on Tuesday August 15th marking the beginning of the end for their 41 day marriage. The events which caused that decision happened the prior weekend. The two were at a dinner on Saturday night where Lozada confronted Johnson about a receipt she found for condoms. They argued till they reached the driveway of their house. In the driveway, Lozada alleged that Johnson head-butted her. He ended up saying that she head-butted him during the argument.
On the Tuesday she filed, Lozada said: “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, 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.” Johnson was arrested for a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge and ordered to stay away from his wife.
The reality show “Eve & Ocho” has been shelved. Chad Johnson was cut from the Miami Dolphins around 24 hours after the former Pro Bowler was arrested. Effectively, the newlyweds lost most of their income and their union followed suit. Lozada said that they had a premarital agreement indicating the division of their assets but in light of the events, Lozada asked for Johnson to pay her court costs. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse and are thinking of taking a stand like Lozada, please contact an experienced divorce attorney in DuPage County as soon as possible.