Evelyn Lozada, who's expecting a son in March, celebrated her "Diamonds & Diapers" baby shower in Los Angeles on Saturday. Guests included her daughter Shaniece Hairston and her “Basketball Wives” co-stars Shaunie O’Neal, Sarah Chapman, Julissa Bermudez, among others. Lozada confirmed in December that she was expecting a child with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.
Rumors that Crawford, 32, and Lozada, 38, were dating first began when she was spotted early last year at one of his games. The couple became engaged over the Christmas holidays in a clear sign that the reality-TV star has moved on from former professional football player Chad Johnson, to whom she was briefly married in 2012.
She filed for divorce in August of that year following 41 days of marriage 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, 36, grabbed Lozada, head-butted her, and screamed at her. The head-butt caused Lozada to need stitches on her forehead. "I had blood in my eyes, I was tasting it," she told People magazine at the time.
Now that she's involved in another serious relationship, Lozada seems happier than ever. On learning the gender of her second child, Lozada told People magazine: “Surprisingly, I found out when I had my first trimester screening.
“I was about 13 weeks when they told me the sex! I was honestly praying for a boy … I'm excited about being a mommy all over again. This is something I've been wanting for years and I can't believe it's finally happening."
She said that her 20-year-old daughter is ecstatic about having a little brother. “We were both so happy. There are all girls on my side, so this will be our first boy. My family is over the moon. Every time I go to the doctor, I have them check to make sure it’s a boy. I’m still in disbelief! Shaniece is just happy that she can still be the princess of the family,” Lozada joked. “Her brother is already her BFF in her head.”
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...