Former NFL star Chad Johnson has moved on from ex-wife Evelyn Lozada, spending the weekend of Valentine’s Day with his new girlfriend, Lauren Popeil.
Popeil is a CEO and chef with Popeil Cuisine and could not contain her excitement about spending time with Johnson in Madrid to watch football matches.
Enjoying a little bite to eat with @ochocinco before we head to the Athletico Madrid match! Happy…” she tweeted. Another tweet read, “This is my night!!! Lucky Girl I am!!! @cristiano @ochocinco @ Madrid, Spain!!!!"[[nid:1088796]][[nid:1088798]][[nid:1088802]]
This new relationship between Popeil and Johnson has developed just months after Lozada filed for divorce in August, following an argument 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: "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."
Several days later, Lozada gave an interview to Amy Robach on ABC's "Nightline" about the couple's tumultuous relationship.
"I would like for him to tell me that he got help and that he is working on himself; whenever I talk to my sister or my girlfriend, I always say I want the best for him. I really do! And he is a good guy who made a bad choice," Lozada said.
"All I can say is, 'I'm sorry. I'm human," Johnson then 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."
While Lozada and Johnson later reconciled, it seems he has decided to move forward with a new love interest.