Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada on Ochocinco, Meeka's Suit, Her Friendship With Jennifer, and the Reunion

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Evelyn Lozada has survived three seasons of Basketball Wives, which, by the way, is VH1's highest-rated show. And though she might have once been engaged to an NBA-er, she is now set to marry NFL/social media king Chad Ochocinco. The woman is beloved. She has almost 500,000 Twitter followers, while fellow Wives cast member Tami Roman has just under 300,000.

And lucky for us, we got the chance to chat with the future Mrs. Ochocinco about everything from her love for the Magic City, her beau, and the sure-to-be-infamous war between castmates Tami Roman and Meeka Claxton.

New Times: We see you back and forth between New York and Miami. But you are one of the only wives who lives permanently in the 305, correct?

Evelyn Lozada: I am. Honestly, I am on a plane a lot these days. My home base is in Miami.

Your shoe store, Dulce, is located in Coral Gables. Can we expect an expansion of any kind, to maybe Miami Beach?

We have been open for about two years. We would love to expand to maybe New York or L.A. But we are still pretty new, so we aren't exactly where we want to be just yet.

So will you be calling Boston home now that your fiancé, Chad Ochocino, is playing for the New England Patriots?

He's very happy there and he likes Boston. He's really excited for football season. But, yes, I will be there a lot.

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On Monday night, we got to see Chad's sensitive side. Is he romantic?

He's very spontaneous. He's like that all the time; it wasn't just for TV. We were driving and we honestly usually don't go past Bal Harbour. So as we were driving, I was like, "Where are we going exactly?" But I now understand we had to go that far up the beach because it was so secluded. There was no one around; it was just perfect. Well, it was a little muggy.

We have seen you two from your first date to being engaged. What is it like to have the world watch your relationship?

It was a little awkward at first. But the crew becomes family, so now it's not awkward at all. Some couples on TV keep everything about them very general, but Chad and I aren't like that. We don't think twice about saying exactly how we feel. We are very honest people. You either hate or love us.

Was Chad ever hesitant to be on the show?

Last season, he was kind of like, "Well..." Now, he has a big personality, as you know, so I think he is fine with being on TV. He watches the show with me, and sometimes he will question some of the scenes with me and the girls, but he knows people like drama.

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PrettyGirl1
PrettyGirl1

Evelyn & Jenn will work this out. I don't think Jenn meant to dog her with that publicist but all the things that happen off the show, added up to that fight, it's sad but it happens. They are not in their 40's the ladies are 36. New York women are hot tempered, they don't like people that gossip & talk shit behind people's back & the hating over being engaged while the other wasted too many years in a bad marriage is the other issue, but when they both calm down, if they are meant to be friends, they will work it out. People instigating behind the scenes like Kenya & Neya don't help either. This is the 1st time, we make it on VH1, & we act an ass & probably won't get to come back on. It gets good ratings but the fighting needs to stop! The show was fun before all the fights. I wish them the best & I hope they don't get turned off VH1. New Jersy Housewives & Mobwives are the only ones that fight more than this. Thank God someone does.

Prettygirl1
Prettygirl1

She changed her mind about the babies, they aren't going to rush that, she has new career things coming up. And yes, it's good she finally dropped Antoine because he was a cheating dog!  She doesn't need Chad's money, she has her own. She's a good business women & the new deal she's doing with Baby is more than anyone can ask. It's a blessing.

Sicko
Sicko

SKAMP...skank=tramp!

Sicko
Sicko

She is not a WIFE...She has been kept by many, but NEVER a WIFE.  This situation will not be any different.. Find an etiquette school-seriously!

Jumbo
Jumbo

ocho be liking them white girls, he is using Skankie evelyns just to get on t.v.

CHEECH
CHEECH

EWW! She's too pretty for him. He looks like a baboon and she's an embarrassment to her Latin culture. She could have dated a better looking latino ball player or anybody but that arrogant guy who's only looking for a trophy pretty latina.Sucia mujer. 

Topaz
Topaz

I don't think Tami is ghetto, she is just REAL! Had Meeka been real, she would not have gotten her butt kicked. She talks a lot, a don't say nothing! She should have gotten to really know people b4 she started running off her mouth...she needed to be hit, a person can only take so much of all that babbling! Go Tami, keep it real girl. Royce, U R the woman!!! I think they believe bc U R small in stature, U could be bullied, but U handled yours....go girl! U were so right when u said people that throw glasses, can't throw hands! Even Evelyn couldn't respond 2 that! I luv u & Tami 4 keeping it 100!!! Jen & Ev R just jealous they don't have any children from a star and they don't have the rhythm u have...keep it moving!

Bjclark80
Bjclark80

man evelyn do your thang baby....if chad makes you happy go for it... im proud of you u found that right one for you

Brenda
Brenda

I like Rosce and Meeka. I am a friend of the underdog or the less popular. What good is a circle when you talk about everyone in the circle yourself. Tami is mad at Meeka and all of them set down behind her back on the trip and poked fun at her and some did not tell her about them being glad she did not even show up at dinner and that they was glad she left. Hypocrites!!

bkisses08
bkisses08

Ochocinco is not slow in anyway, he is Evelyns match, he stands up to her and thats what she needs,. I think with some of the men she had in her life turned out to be toads and cheated on her. I do think Evelyn needs to do more for her family, I cant believe she lives in a condo and her mom lives in some cramped up apartment. She needs to help her parents thats number one. My parents would come fist before any man.. As for Meeka I just dont like her, she runs her fucking mouth way too much,. She didnt even know Tami and believed everything those girls were saying about her. Evelyn and Jennifer and Shaunie started the gossip about Tami and Royce to Meeka. She should of just kept her mouth shut until she got to know Tami and Royce. Meeka was wrong and she knows it. Meeka thought she was siding with the better crowd but that got her in trouble.

Bj4193
Bj4193

Just because you are a woman, does it give you the right to throw drinks at someone and expect not to get it right back, because you did it to a man. Tami I am sorry I use to like you, but you were 100% wrong putting your hand on that woman. You are now acting like a bully, just like Evelyn. Susie, you are trouble maker period, you are the reason behind all this drama, you are a gossip, and a very nasty person. Meeka you are the only one who is a wife, you do not this mess, get off of that show fast. Royce great job standing on your own two feet and not letting anyone lead you to their corner. Shaunie, I am sure you can find women out there with some real class doing good things and still can be entertaining without protraying a destructive behavior to our young women out there.

Bs4
Bs4

I don't know what the hell Jennifer saw in Eric Williams anyway. He ain't cute, he's an idiot and a straight up STRANGER LOL! What team was he on??? Jen, you could've done better babe :)

wizkidd
wizkidd

first of  all eric  was a gentle man  til  she  started  on  his  mom  she  cross the  line  the  woman  is  undecided &  misguided she  cast  the  first  stone !!and mrs. rican  child please chad dont want her  she might as  well  kiss  the  baby bye !!now  tammie  shoulda   beat  ms.  shawnie that  would  end  in  one  round !!lmaof

Teka Wilson
Teka Wilson

This chick is TRASH!!!! What they should have ask that DUM ASS HO is when are you going to move your mother out of the PJ????? WTF?  Instead of getting a shoe store HO  you should have bought ya moma a house stupid Trick. BITCH GET YA MIND RIGHT!!!!!! 

Bessie Gray
Bessie Gray

Eric Williams you need a course in how to dress.  You are a stupid man.  I can tell from the way you look that your bedroom skills are null and void.  No butt and no swag.  And get your teeth and get that calcium buildup pocket off your head.  It is fatty tissue anyway.  You just played basketball and nothing else so YOU ARE A NON-MOTHERF---KNG FACTOR!.  A JOHNNY COME LATELY.  Which is your other "chippy"? Oh, I know she just wants the money!  Go learn how to talk and Jennifer is so much better looking. Your family are crazy to pout up with such a demonic man!  Jennifer drop kick your ass out of her life.  Pay up and grow up.  ZZZZZZYou look like a "Chester the molester." 

Bessie Gray
Bessie Gray

I am glad Jenjnifer is getting rid of Eric Williams! He looks like big tooth Bunny rabbit!  The tossing of the drink is a "bitch" move and her looked like a stupid bitch ass hole.  Jennifer was ready to kick his ass and if she had any sense she would hit the dumb ass in his pocket. 

Chichikals
Chichikals

Ladies, find a job! You are all fake except for Royce and Meeka.

Kwitt12003
Kwitt12003

The best episode of the season ...Yeah for Jennifer! Jen wins the Best Dressed hands down. Evelyn..you need to get real (with Ocho). Meeka was the only one who was real. Royce..doesn't care because regardless of this show, she is getting paid from her baby daddy. Suzie ... blows with the wind. Shaunie... is immatue and two-faced. Tami..still has the same mentality from Real World..ghetto and Banchie! And the Winner is.....JENNIFER WILLIAMS!

MAnda1723
MAnda1723

Well Let me start with Tami.. Shes a thug and doesn't care about any one and their thoughts love it! Jennifer she's cool not some one I would hang with due to the fact she acts like she doesn't have a brain. Shawny just dontt have time for the kid shit and keeps to her self and family Which you gotta respect! Meeka GET OUTTA HERE you lil bum! Susie you plays to many sides for my taste and you should go back to when ur like 12 and they teach kids to keep their mouths closed! Evelyn you ARE THE SHOW girl! Keep up the good work and god bless! O wait one sec I forgot about the lil dancing bitch ur another one go but some clothes n put some hair in that head please do us all the favor I hope ur not in the next season!

Wonderfully loved
Wonderfully loved

Having 500,000 twitter followers does not make you beloved. To attempt to call out Meeka on being thirsty is rather odd. You are equally as thirsty with your terrible attitude and ridiculous behavior. Meeka was attacked by Tami. Tami was wrong. If she chooses to sue that is her right. Signing up for a reality show is not the same as signing up for the WWE, fist fighting should not be expected.

Shawnbarber
Shawnbarber

I've been watching BBW from day 1 and the only one that appeared to be "Thirsty" is Tami Roman! Meeka Claxton appears to be far from thirsty. I could see anybody wanting a stay away order against a person who stated: Every time I see that B. I'm going to attack her. Evelyn, your mentality is very ghetto to think that it is normal for women in their 40s to street fight.

Badgirl305
Badgirl305

The question is; When is Chad going to drop her? It's going to happen, she is trying to secure herself by having kids from Chad to get child support and alimony. That's one of her issues with Suzie and Royce. "What do you do but collect a check!" She wants the same check.

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Ne@att.net

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Jones Erica66
Jones Erica66

i give evelyn her props she a paid hoe she fucks wit nuthin but ballers and i dnt blame her real talk get it how u live boo im not mad at cha stop hatin on her cuz she bagged ochocinco get get get it

Lopi T
Lopi T

Every single one of those women talk about each other behind their backs! They are all 2 faced! While I like Tami, it was totally uncalled for for her to attack Meeka! The worst of all of them is Suzie! She didn't like being picked on and unliked , yet here she is doing it and causing problems for others ,just so it's not her being picked on again!  It's no wonder Royce doesn't hang or like any of the others. Then the worst is Shaunie! She is the creator of the show and I would of thought she wouldn't act so childish and laugh and hurt others as she does. She has children and I don't think she'd like it if her child was being made fun of. She has lost all respect that I had for her. I guess all the money in the world doesn't make you smart!

Meme
Meme

That is so on point.  Don't get me wrong I don't like the man Eric is, however, women need to understand they have no right hitting a man, then when the man defends himself, they want to call him a bitchass - I don't agree with that.  That drink could've been a fist, Jen's fortunate, she did hit him in his back with a glass.  Tami and and that tranny Evelyn are equally as ghetto, no class whatsoever, somebody forgot to tell Evelyn that money can't buy you that.  Susie is a coward and a trouble maker...Royce in my opinion is the only decent one and I respect her strenght, having just about all of them against her.  Jen is an airhead and ain't even worth discussing, somebody lied to her big time.  Meeka was playing both sides of the fence, but in her defense she still has more class than just about all of them and she's far from being ghetto.

Geraldine Cranston
Geraldine Cranston

As for Evelyn, you are a WHORE.  Ocho will leave up soon because all you want is his baby so you can get a check  You are a gold digger.  Since you have so much money you need to move your mother out of the project LOL.  Suzie you talk too much. You are the reason the mess got started.  Shut your D---- mouth.  Tami you only pick on women that are afraid of you.  Wish I was on the show  I would show you something.  Meka stay away from those WHORES.  Royce girl I am glad you stand up to Evelyn and Jen.  Jen you are stupid.  All you do is lick up on Evelyn.  You don't have a mind  of your own.  and Shaunie you are a trouble maker and also sneaky.

Janice201193
Janice201193

Jen comes across like a knuckle head!  Blindly following Evelyn.  Wake Up Jen before its to late.

guest
guest

I would like to see your punk ass be on the show and handle their situation,s it is just TV.  Take it for what it is worth!!!  Entertainment.

Milton Kizzia
Milton Kizzia

On the fucking real!!!!! That hoe is ignorant I'm watch this new show this hoe is petty her daughter act more grown then her that weird.......1/27/12

Pattycloy
Pattycloy

You are correct.  Are the producers going to allow Tami to beat up on everyone that says something she does not like.  Meeka did nothing wrong.  Tami needs to be caged like a wild animal.

Lbtweet
Lbtweet

I doubt that Evelyn can be objective because if she looked at the situation realistically, she would see Tami 'weaving' her neck back and forth like a ghetto teen ager; it doesn't take away from her attacking Meeka unprovoked.  I rewound  several times and Meeka's hand was in her lap when Tami struck her.  Tami has daughters that are young adults that she should be setting an example for, she should be ashamed of herself.  Evelyn, you don't set an example for your daughter. and you're going to throw a drink in the wrong person's face.  I am 60 years old, but don't get it twisted, today's 60 is the new 40. I don't look 60 and don't act 60.

Janice201193
Janice201193

I think you're on point!!  Evelyn is to in a rush to have his babies and she wants twins LOL.  Now that will ensure that she gets paid regardless to how many shoes she sales.  But I don't think Chad is slow at all, I think she has met her match!  She has a very strong personality and she likes to be in control.  Well, for all of that bad advice she gave Jennifer, lets see how she deals with her alpha man who appears to take pride in doing his own thinking.

Azgirlm
Azgirlm

I agree with Geraldine I also think that Jen need to be Jen and stop trying to be like Evelyn. Clean up your mouth you don't even seem real you can tell you are faking it. Suzie if your mouth keep running you will be out the loop again soon. Be you Royce I love it tell  Jen & Evelyn about them self someone need to.

Sexyslim
Sexyslim

Handle their situations?? Putting on wigs, having tattoos, drinking, numerous sex partners and fighting is not rocket science! As far as "Punk Azz" somebody needs to go back to school!

I like BBW it is another form of Jerry Springer.

Lilo
Lilo

Tami needs to bring here Pale A-- to D.C Especially S.E. D.C. and see how far she will get with those WOLF TICKETS she sells with her Big A-- Mouth.  She can get away with it there but D.C. women won't take it and don't take it. SHUT THE F-C- UP Tami.

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