Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada opened up about her past relationship to ex-husband Chad Johnson. In an interview with Latina Magazine, she said, “When times were good, times were great. We would laugh a lot. It was just one of those things… There was nothing in the middle – when it was great, it was great; but when it was bad, it was real bad. There was no in between.”
On the headbutting incident and domestic abuse, she said, “We had issues. Nothing like that though. Obviously nothing like that. But I will say this: what’s sad is that if that day, if I didn’t have physical wounds, I probably would’ve walked right into that house [after arguing] because I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to know. I would’ve been embarrassed. I wouldn’t have wanted my family to know. I think that happens a lot with women and even men because I’ve had a lot of men, especially gay men, tell me that they’ve been in abusive relationships. You’re embarrassed and ashamed.”
She continued, “At that point, I knew my life would never be the same. I knew the world was going to laugh at me and be mean and nasty and blame me for everything. But I had no choice. I had to go to the hospital.”
Evelyn told the magazine that she is trying to reform her life with the help of life coach Tony Gaskins. She also revealed that she has been re-baptized, saying, “Tony was talking to me about soul ties, and I felt like I needed to cut that cord [with Johnson]. I wanted to do things differently, to start over. I’m still going to be Evelyn, but I have a different vision of my life.”
Evelyn plans to start a foundation called Pain Is Not Love to help domestic violence victims.
Latina with Evelyn on the cover hits newsstands on July 9th. (Pulse of Radio)