News: Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada's Marriage Ripped To Shreds
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 11:45AM
Just over a month after the domestic dispute between fallen NFL star Chad Ochocinco and reality personality Evelyn Lozada made headlines, the couple are reportedly now divorced.
While details are still coming in, the estranged couple are no longer married.
Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada are officially divorced ... TMZ has learned. A judge in Florida signed off on the divorce early this morning ... one month after Evelyn filed for divorce from the NFL star. As we previously reported, Chad initially didn't want to sign off on the split ... and waited until last week before finally accepting reality and submitting divorce papers of his own. But Evelyn claimed the marriage was irretrievably broken after he allegedly headbutted her in the face during an argument over a condom receipt she found in his car. Chad has since had Evelyn's face tatted on his leg ... and insists he will eventually repair the relationship. Sources close to Evelyn tell us it ain't gonna happen. (TMZ)
Last week, reports surfaced which claimed Ocho had come to terms with Lozada's divorce demands.
Chad Johnson has plead not guilty to a battery charge in the alleged domestic violence incident with his wife Evelyn Lozada, but the former Miami Dolphins player has also finally granted her a divorce. Lozada was quick to present Johnson with papers following their clash, but he has been resistant until now. The divorce isn't final yet, but he has reportedly agreed to break their bond, while pushing to keep the terms of their pre-nup valid. The pre-nup states that each party will be responsible for paying their own legal bills. (Rapfix)
Earlier in the week, speculation developed suggesting he would not ink the divorce papers.
Chad Johnson has no plans of letting go his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada anytime soon. Sources close to the couple told entertainment site TMZ that the former NFL star is refusing to sign the divorce papers for Lozada because he is still attempting to win her back. The news about Johnson's refusal to sign the divorce documents comes just after he tattooed Lozada's face on his right leg. (Fox News)
The free agent football player pleaded his innocence after getting hit with a battery charge last week.
Johnson was not at the hearing this morning, as his plea was entered in by his attorney, Adam Swickle. "We continue to work diligently on the case with the state attorney's office, and we have been exchanging all evidence in the case," Swickle told E! News. Swickle added that Johnson is "doing well, considering the circumstance," and noted that "he always lands back on his feet." A status conference has been scheduled for Oct. 31. (E! Online)