In August of this year, Evelyn Lozada and then-husband Chad Ochocinco made front page news for a domestic violence incident that left Evelyn in stitches on a hospital bed. Following the dispute, Chad was arrested, relieved of his endorsements and his contract with the Miami Dolphins. A month later, the couple divorced after 42 days of marriage, the shortest in reality TV history.
Since then, Lozada adopted a narrative of recovery and redemption. She was featured in “People Magazine,” in a story entitled “Leaving My Broken Marriage.” She appeared on “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” where she was charged with examining her behavior and recognizing how unresolved issues from her childhood contributed to her dysfunctional relationship with Chad.
The “Basketball Wives” star, best known for fighting and hurling glasses at women on the hit VH1 show, seemed to be turning over a new leaf. She began to tweet inspirational messages and even posed for PETA to combat cruelty against animals.
Given her change in behavior and image, her most recent headline-grabbing interview could be seen as back-sliding. In an interview with Rumor Fix, Lozada was asked to opine on second chances and if she believed Chad deserved one:
“I do believe in second chances. I actually had someone ask me that recently, and I do. I’m not bitter, things happen and yeah, I do believe in second chances. I would want somebody to give me a second chances, and you never know.”
Her statement is interesting given Chad’s interview last week with ESPN’s First Take, where he said he was getting help for his propensity toward domestic violence, admitted to being unfaithful during their marriage and revealed he believed he deserved a second chance.
Evelyn’s choices are certainly hers to make but you have to wonder if reconciliation and another try at a relationship is the most healthy option for these two.