Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce From Chad Ochocinco
After a rough few days including an alleged domestic dispute, her reality show being dropped and the passing of a close family member, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
According to TMZ, she filed for for the split in Florida citing that her marriage is “irretrievably broken.” The couple did have a pre-nuptial agreement in place.
This news comes just hours after Lozada released an official statement regarding the weekend’s incident, saying “It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday."
"I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions," she continues. "And made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles.”
Adding, “Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time.”
Married just 6 weeks ago, the pair had an altercation over the weekend when Johnson headbutted his wife after an argument which began when she claimed to find a receipt for condoms in his car.
The couple's preparations and wedding were recorded and set to air on VH1 reality show, Ev & Ocho, which has since been pulled by the network on Monday after the abuse allegations.
This week hasn’t been the best for the Basketball Wives star who is also grieving her brother-in-law, Anthony Ochoa, who passed away on Monday from complications of Cancer. Ochoa was married to Lozada’s sister, Sylvia, and was very close to the star. Having appeared on Basketball Wives several times, he was also set to appear in Ev & Ocho, walking the bride down the aisle during the couple’s wedding.
Lozada wrote a blog entry remembering her brother-in-law which you can see on her official website.