Source Says Evelyn Divorced Chad Only Because VH1 Show Was Cancelled
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Just a week or so after Chad and Evelyn shocked everyone with their nasty domestic dispute that resulted in Chad head butting Evelyn, Chad getting dropped by the Miami Dolphins, and VH1 cancelling their upcoming reality show ; many can’t say they were shocked when Evelyn filed for divorce a few days after. Although Evelyn has been incredibly silent about the scandal besides her official statement released by her camp, many are speculating that the reality television star is so embarrassed by all of the events that she has cancelled most of her upcoming public appearances, in an attempt to forgo trying to explain the recent events. It’s obvious that neither Chad nor Evelyn anticipated that an argument over a box of condoms would have led to such a bug dent in their pockets, and even one of the shortest marriages Hollywood has ever seen. And to top it all off, the country that hosted the former couple’s wedding and paid the bill just announced that they want their money back.
But it turns out that old mistresses of Chad aren’t the only ones talking to the media and dishing dirty secrets (or lies) about Chad and Evelyn’s ultimate demise.
Even though Evelyn has decided she would use the opportunity to speak out against domestic violence and even suggested she was leaving Chad due to his “issues,” some are saying she really left because she was pissed that VH1 pulled the plug on their reality show.
Here’s what the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting:
Hollywood pals of “Basketball Wives” reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada were not the least bit surprised when she filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson earlier this week — as Johnson’s life spiraled quickly downhill in the wake of an assault charge following a domestic spat with Lozada.
Already released by the Miami Dolphins, the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant and his wife were told that VH1 was dropping the couple’s “Ev and Ocho” reality series, already being produced but yet to air.
According to a source close to Lozada, she phoned her attorney to file for divorce immediately after getting the word VH1 had jettisoned her new show.
“She was really pissed. … Evelyn is all about fame and self-promotion, and once she realized that marriage [to Johnson] wasn’t working to help that — she was out. … She’s tough and could handle the abuse, though most of it with Chad was verbal. But she can’t stand the chance of not being in the public eye anymore.”