By: Taren Vaughan
Is Evelyn Lozada still not over how things went down between her and Chad Johnson? Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johson became a happily married couple over this past summer. And while many of their friends came out to celebrate with them during their island ceremony, their union was a short lived one and one that resulted in things taking a major downturn for both Evelyn and Chad. And it lead folks to believe that their marriage was a fake one. After the domestic dispute incident became public news, people figured that it would be only a matter of time before the two officially called it quits. Sure enough, Evelyn added the final exclamation point when she filed for divorce from Chad. As things may have gotten ugly between them, Ev and Chad have indirectly let people know that they are still on good terms with each other, flirting with each other in code from time to time on social networks.
Even though they were ordered to keep their distance from each other, the question of their status was still up in the air. Chad Johnson answered the question after he dropped a bomb about his current status with Evelyn during an interview, referencing Evelyn as his wife. Now Evelyn Lozada doesn’t tend to back down from her feelings and thoughts about things, especially when she feels people are dishing out what she feels is incorrect information. And she definitely had a few things to say in reference to the recent interview of her husband’s that she watched. Despite what it looks like to those from the outside looking in, Evelyn assures that she and Chad have not verbally communicated since the filing of the divorce. And admits that she had a very hard time watching Chad speak about their marriage, still rockin’ his wedding band while doing so:
“I haven’t spoken to Chad, we can’t – we have a ‘no contact’ clause, but I hear things. He recently did an interview on ESPN and I saw clips of it but it wasn’t easy to watch because he is still wearing his wedding ring, and says he still wants to be married,”
Even though she had a tough time hearing her ex speak publicly about their marriage, Evelyn says that after everything went down, she made a conscious decision to move forward with her life and never look back:
“I moved out, I took my clothes and I never looked back. I never went back to the house to pack my stuff, I had someone pack it, and I pretty much moved on with my life.”
And although it is clear some of Chad’s tweets are directed to Evelyn, she says that that is as far as he ever takes it:
“He hasn’t tried to speak to me directly and I don’t think he is going to risk his freedom, I also don’t think it would be good for us,”
Evelyn and Chad have been apart for going on four months now. Yet Evelyn says that there are still questions that she has about what occurred between them, wanting to one day have that conversation with him:
“At some point a conversation needs to take place, I have questions about everything and that will happen when it’s supposed to happen.
“I would definitely like to sit down and talk to him down the road – I would just really like to get up in his head and ask, ‘Why?’
As quickly as the news of Evelyn and Chad’s divorce hit media outlets, news about Chad’s mistresses reached them nearly as fast as reports surfaced about the woman that he was allegedly involved with, his cheating ways being something that Evelyn says she still can’t understand:
“Obviously he wasn’t thinking, but as a woman, there are certain things I needed closure with like why he cheated? It is hard for me to wrap my head around why someone would put everything at risk.
“But I am not a man either so I don’t get that at all. Obviously that is wrong, I feel like we were both a lesson to each other, I have learned so many things… things that I will never tolerate again.”
While she longs to have that word exchange with Chad, Evelyn takes a moment to address the gold digger label that people try to attach her to, saying that she never looked to Chad to take care of her:
“I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do, I never needed Chad for anything. People think I’m a gold digger but I take care of myself, I make my own money and I pay my own bills. I didn’t need Chad for anything other than companionship.
“I never needed him to take care of me, he can take care of his kids, I can take care of my daughter, it’s just that we fell in love. I learned from my previous relationship not to rely on a man, that is the worst thing you can ever do in your life – you give up your power, and I like to have power!”
There may not be any official communication going on between Evelyn and Chad at the moment. But judging from what Evelyn had to say, that may change soon as she is looking for that closure to the rocky ending of their marriage.