Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada Clears Up the Rumors, From Weddings to Jennifer Williams and Wine Throwing
And Evelyn Lozada is following in her footsteps.
It all began four seasons ago when a little show called Basketball Wives hit the small screen. From episode one, Lozada was a fan favorite. With her trucker mouth, her awesome bod, and a love of throwing things at castmates, she quickly helped the show become the highest rated program on Vh1.
Now, four seasons in, she is engaged to the New England Patriots' Chad Ochocinco. She has a spin-off show about their upcoming nuptials, her own make-up line, and as of June 12th, a series of books. In between her many ventures, we got the chance to chat with her about everything from rumors, relationships, and her castmates -- including why there is a speck of hope for her and Jennifer Williams becoming friends again.
Cultist: I have such a girl crush on you, I must admit.
Evelyn Lozada: (Laughs) Thank you. I actually think I have more female fans than males. I love it!
Do you still call yourself a South Beach resident?
Before I got engaged, I was a South Beach kind of gal. I actually live in the burbs by Fort Lauderdale now. Life changed and I had to move to the suburbs.
The burbs will be perfect for a little Ochocinco baby.
If it was up to Chad, I would be pregnant right now. I'm really focused on my career and if I was pregnant, that wouldn't make sense. People literally ask us all the time when we are going to have a child, but who knows? Maybe in a couple of years. I'm 36, so I probably need to figure that out sooner than later.
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Stop! I love you. I haven't always had good skin. I struggled with acne my entire life. I don't spend a million dollars on face cream or anything. I have a clean diet, I don't eat meat, I don't drink soda, I work out, I take supplements, I don't sleep with make up, and that is really about it.
Reality TV star, make up extraordinaire, and now, an author. Tell me about your book, Inner Circle: The Wives Association.
It's fiction -- a series of novels. The book is going to be very juicy. It came about because I have always kept a journal, especially in my previous relationship. One day I started reading them and thought it was pretty juicy stuff. A lot of my real life stories are in these books. I wanted to share it without putting the whole truth out there. I would never write a tell-all.
So people looking for you to name names will be disappointed?
I would never name names. That's not really something I would ever do to anyone.
When I interviewed Kesha Nichols, she said she would never date another athlete. They seem to be your type.
Never say never. When you least expect it, things happen. I wasn't looking for Chad, but we met and now we are getting married in a couple of weeks. I have always attracted men of power. It's something that was supposed to happen. Thank God for Twitter, right?
Any tips for any ladies looking for a baller beau?
I met my ex out at an event and then I met Chad via Twitter. If you are meant to meet one, you will. A lot of woman are out strictly for athletes and you may meet one, but keeping one is probably slim to none. It's not easy. But what relationship is? One of my friends' husbands works on Wall Street and that is tough too. When your fiancé looks like Chad and girls are just waiting, that is hard, but it's my life. I know we love each other and we move on from there.
Speaking of girls and Chad, I know a few episodes back you guys discussed cheating. It seemed like something you as a wife would allow.
No, not at all. That conversation was two hours long and you got to see about two minutes of it. I was telling him just like how you can't control what I do out on the road, I can't control what you do. The point of my comment was that with this world that we live in, you never know what is going to happen. I would rather know than not know. People took it as that I am packing him condoms when he goes out on the road. I was just being realistic. So many women turn the other cheek -- that isn't the real world.