Evelyn Lozado decided to officially file for divorce on Tuesday from her husband of 6 weeks, Chad Johnson. The two were involved in a domestic dispute that resulted in Chad being arrested and Evelyn suffering from a 3 inch cut on her forehead. As previously reported, Chad was dropped from the Miami Dolphins and their reality show Ev and Ocho has been cancelled. In addition to all of the madness, Evelyn lost her brother-in-law (who just walked her down the isle) to cancer this week. So sad. For the first time since the alleged incident, both Evelyn and Chad released statements to the press.
Evelyn released a statement that stated she was very disappointed in Chad for not taking responsibility for his actions:
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 and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. 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.
Chad Johnson released two statements about the incident. The first was his website OchoCinco News Network where Chad apologized and said he truly loves Evelyn to death:
I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.
And the second was a statement to Black Sports Online, where he thanked his fans for their support and wishes Ev the best:
“I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much.
I will continue to be positive and stay training hard for another opportunity in the NFL.
I appreciate all my fans and supporters and if I have disappointed you in any way, you have my sincerest apologies. Once again I will continue to stay positive and appreciate all the support during this tough period in my life.”
This entire situation is so un-fortunate. Sigh…