Evelyn Lozada saw Chad Johnson for the first time since he was arrested in August for allegedly assaulting her.
The divorced couple went to a court in Florida, where Lozada asked for a restraining order against him to be dropped.
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According to TMZ, the judge at the hearing asked Lozada is she had been forced or coerced to drop the restraining order. She replied, "No."The judge also asked if she was afraid of Johnson, and Lozada again said, "No."The restraining order was then dropped.Sources connected to Lozada told TMZ that the "Basketball Wives" star isn't sure where the relationship will go, but at the very least, she wants to start talking to him again.
Last week, Lozada discussed moving on from Johnson.
"I am absolutely back on the road to recovery now, I had a month-and-a-half where I was just dark, I wasn’t tweeting, I went away," the reality star told Radar Online at the launch of her anti-fur PETA ad in Los Angeles.
"I probably didn’t comb my hair for a month, I needed to turn off from the world, it was a very tough period for me. I am on the way to recovery now though, I am good."
She added, "I needed to continue to live life. It is something that happened and it is unfortunate both sides of our family obviously were affected because we had just gotten married and for me I thought it was the start of my new life.
"But sadly, it took a turn in a whole other direction that I obviously didn’t expect for it to go in, so it was tough, but I have good friends and family.”
Johnson and Lozada were married in July; she filed for divorce in August, after she and Johnson reportedly 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.
"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 said. "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."
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...