NFL star Chad Ochocinco Johnson and reality star Evelyn Lozada are officially unmarried.
Earlier this month, sources told TMZ that the football player wouldn’t sign the divorce documents because he did not want the two-month marriage to end and still believed he could win Lozada back.
Johnson and Lozada married in July; she filed for divorce last month after she and Johnson argued over a receipt for condoms found in the trunk of their car. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Johnson grabbed Lozada, head-butted her, and screamed at her: "I don't give a [expletive]! I don't give a [expletive] about my career!" Lozada then "fled on foot to a neighbor's house to get away from Johnson."
The head-butt caused Lozada to need stitches on her forehead."I had blood in my eyes, I was tasting it," the reality star told People magazine. But apparently, this is not the first time Johnson has abused Lozada.
"Chad has been abusive toward Evelyn basically from the beginning of their relationship," a source close to the couple told Radar Online. "[The] marriage was volatile in nature and a mistake from the start."
"All I can say is, 'I'm sorry. I'm human," Johnson said on the season finale of the HBO show "Hard Knocks."
"How did I even get to this point?" he went on to say. "Somewhere along the way I lost focus. I lost something that I love. I lost two things I love because of my immature actions. I'm going to get both of those things back, one step at a time."
It remains to be seen what the next steps for the former couple will be. Lozada has been on the reality show, "Basketball Wives," where many episodes feature her engaging in fights and violent behavior. If she returns for another season, it is probable that she will not be as outspoken as she was in previous seasons.
Meanwhile, though it was rumored that Johnson was possibly negotiating a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, this turned out to be false, as Johnson tweeted, "I have to take this year to work on me boss," after one of his followers said that the NFL needs him back.