Evelyn Lozada

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Evelyn Lozada
Evelyn Lozada

(1975-12-10) December 10, 1975 (age 44)[1][2]
  • Television personality
  • model
  • spokesmodel
Years active2010–present
Home townBronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Chad Johnson
(m. 2012; div. 2012)
Partner(s)Antoine Walker
Carl Crawford

Evelyn Alexandra Lozada (born December 10, 1975) is an American television personality, model, spokesperson. Lozada is one of the six main cast members in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives throughout its run.

Early life[edit]

Lozada was born in Brooklyn to Nengo Lozada[4] and Sylvia Ferrer; Lozada was raised with her sister in the Bronx by her mother.[5] Lozada is of Puerto Rican ancestry.[6][7] She moved to Miami in 2007. She worked as a secretary to an entertainment attorney, and later became co-owner of Dulce, a shoe boutique located in Coral Gables, Florida. Lozada was raised as a Roman Catholic. In season 6, episode 11 of Basketball Wives, Lozada visits her mother's house and shows her communion picture.[8]



Lozada starred in Basketball Wives,[9] a reality series that follows the wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends of professional basketball players. Another reality television show, Ev and Ocho, which had been planned to follow the lives of her and former husband Chad Johnson, never aired.[10] Lozada is the center of a third reality television series, Livin' Lozada, with Shaniece Hairston (b. June 16, 1993),[11][12] her grown daughter from another relationship. In September 2012, Lozada appeared on the television show Iyanla: Fix My Life where she discussed her personal life and sought emotional healing with Iyanla Vanzant.[9]


Lozada and her brand strategist, Courtney Parker, wrote the 2012 novel The Wives Association: Inner Circle. Released by Cash Money Content books, the novel follows a young woman who marries a football star and then forms a group of other sports wives - The Wives Association.[13][14]

In 2019, Lozada will publish a novel, The Perfect Date (written with Holly Lorincz).[15]


In December 2012, Lozada posed for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur" campaign.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Lozada was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker, with whom she had a ten-year relationship, from 1998 until 2008.[17][18] On November 16, 2010, Chad Johnson (whose name was Chad Ochocinco at that time) proposed to Lozada; they had been dating since earlier in the year.[19] On July 4, 2012, Lozada married Johnson in Saint Martin.[20] On August 11, 2012, Johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic battery according to Davie, Florida police.[21][22] On August 14, 2012, Lozada filed for divorce claiming that her marriage was “irretrievably broken”[23] and the divorce was finalized on September 19, 2012.[24][25] On September 21, 2012, Johnson entered a plea of no contest to a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors and Lozada.[26] Johnson received a year of probation.[27] Lozada began dating Carl Crawford in 2013. In December 2013, Lozada and Crawford announced their engagement.[28] Lozada gave birth to their son in 2014.[29] In August 2017, the couple called off the engagement.[30][31]


  1. ^ Instagram - Evelyn Lozada (@evelynlozada)
  2. ^ Instagram - SHA (@shanieceh)
  3. ^ BuddyTV - Evelyn Lozada
  4. ^ VH1 - Basketball Wives Evelyn Reunites With Her Father
  5. ^ "About EvelynLozada.com". Archived from the original on 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  6. ^ Instagram - Evelyn Lozada (@evelynlozada)
  7. ^ "Basketball Wives » Season 4 » Cast › Evelyn Lozada". vh1.com.
  8. ^ Evelyn Lozada Biography
  9. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (September 14, 2012). "A Shoulder to Cry On and a Lot of Tough Talk". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Messer, Lesley. "Evelyn Lozada: Chad Johnson Marriage Beyond Repair". People.com. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
  11. ^ Instagram - Evelyn Lozada (@evelynlozada)
  12. ^ Rolling Out - Evelyn Lozada After Giving Birth at 17: Throwback Photos - October 13, 2012
  13. ^ Connelly, Sherryl (June 12, 2012). "Evelyn Lozada: No more throwing wine bottles". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  14. ^ Lozada, Evelyn (2012). Inner Circle. Cash Money Content. p. 304. ISBN 193639927X.
  15. ^ "The Perfect Date | Evelyn Lozada | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  16. ^ Sieczkowski, Cavan (December 12, 2012). "Evelyn Lozada, 'Basketball Wives' Star, Goes Naked for PETA". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  17. ^ Zaldivar, Gabe (December 26, 2011). "Evelyn Lozada: Antoine Walker's Past Haunts 'Basketball Wives' Star". Bleacher Report - Turner Sports Network. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  18. ^ Sacks, Ethan (December 25, 2013). "Evelyn Lozada reveals engagement to LA Dodgers star Carl Crawford on Christmas, shows off $1.4 MILLION ring". Daily News. New York. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  19. ^ Cristina Everett (2011-01-25). "Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn Lozada engaged: NFL star pops the question with 10-carat diamond ring". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  20. ^ Oldenburg, Ann (July 5, 2012). "Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn Lozada marry in St. Martin". USA Today. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  21. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Report: Chad Johnson arrested on domestic violence charges". NBC Sports. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  22. ^ "Dolphins' Chad Johnson arrested on domestic violence charge". NFL.com.
  23. ^ "Rep: Lozada Files for Divorce From Johnson". Pro Football Weekly. August 14, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  24. ^ "Chad Johnson And Evelyn Lozada Divorce Finalized". The Huffington Post. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  25. ^ "Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada divorced". Fox News. Associated Press. September 19, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  26. ^ "Chad Johnson pleads no contest, avoid jail time at ex-wife's request". NBC Sports. September 21, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  27. ^ "Warrant issued for Chad Johnson". ESPN.com. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  28. ^ Barker, Olivia (December 26, 2013). "'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada is engaged". USA Today. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  29. ^ Messer, Lesley (March 24, 2014). "Evelyn Lozada Welcomes a Baby Boy". ABC News. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  30. ^ Marcus, Emily (August 10, 2017). "Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford Call Off Their Engagement". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  31. ^ Lincoln, Danielle (August 9, 2017). "Carl Crawford Calls Off Engagement When He Realized He Would Lose Half His Money From A Divorce". TotalProSports.com. Retrieved August 12, 2017.

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