Evelyn Lozada Talks About Moving On Following Divorce From Chad Johnson

on December 14 2012 10:18 AM
Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada
Evelyn Lozada divorced Chad Johnson after the ex-NFL receiver allegedly heatbutted her during an argument. BET

Evelyn Lozada opened up about moving forward after divorcing NFL star Chad 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 earlier this week.

"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.

"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,” she went on to say.

Johnson and Lozada married in July; she filed for divorce in August 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.

 

"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."