News: Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada Face-To-Face Again
Monday, Dec 17, 2012 2:00PM
Former married couple Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson and Evelyn Lozada had a brief reunion Monday (December 17) morning in court to have a restraining order dropped.
According to reports, Ocho and Ev met in a Florida courtroom for the proceeding.
Evelyn and Chad both appeared in a Florida courtroom ... where Evelyn asked the judge to drop the restraining order that was placed against him after she told police he headbutted her during an argument. After the incident, Evelyn quickly filed for divorce from Chad -- after just one month of marriage. Chad has been on a tour of contrition on TV and the Internet ever since ... apologizing left and right ... and admitting he has an anger problem. Chad also revealed that he's getting professional help to deal with his rage issues. (TMZ)
Lozada reportedly pull the trigger on killing the order by claiming Ocho did not force her to request the dropped restraining order request.
During the court hearing, the judge asked Evelyn if she had been threatened or coerced into making the request to drop the order ... to which she replied, "No." The judge also asked if she was afraid of Chad ... and she also replied, "No." The judge granted Evelyn's request. Sources connected to Evelyn tell TMZ ... the "Basketball Wives" star isn't sure where the relationship will go, but at the very least, she wants to start talking to him again. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, Chad stepped forward to speak on the aftermath of his domestic violence arrest.
Chad Johnson has finally admitted to being unfaithful to Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada. The former NFL wide receiver appeared on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday where he was asked flat-out if the fight he had with Evelyn Lozada started over his infidelity. "Yes," Johnson responded. "I messed up. I messed up. Period. I lost everything. Football, my wife, the family I had, over something that didn't really mean anything," Johnson said referrencing his affair. Johnson and Lozada got into a heated argument back in August after she allegedly found a box of condoms inside his sports car. The argument escalated and ended with Johnson head-butting Lozada, causing a laceration that required stitches. Consequently, Johnson was arrested, cut by the Miami Dolphins and divorce; he also lost several endorsement deals and his wedding special with Lozada was canceled by VH1. The unemployed football player has since been taking domestic violence classes and trying to get back into the NFL. Asked if he thinks he deserves a second chance with Evelyn, he replied, "Yeah." (RumorFix)
Rumors of a possible reunion floated online in late October.
Former NFL star Chad Johnson may once again be able to communicate with his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada -- after allegedly head-butting her -- because Evelyn plans to let the no-contact order against him expire. Sources close to the ex-couple tell TMZ, Chad's on track to finish his batterer's intervention program in the next couple months -- at which point Chad will ask the judge to terminate his probation and lift the no-contact order. If that happens, Evelyn would have to get a civil restraining order to keep Chad away -- but we're told she has decided NOT to do that ... because she just wants to "move on." Chad was sentenced to one year probation and the batterer's class after pleading "no contest" to domestic battery following the August 11 fight with Evelyn -- but since he's completing the class early ... the judge can also lift the probation early. Despite Evelyn's decision ... we're told she does NOT want a reunion with Chad. (TMZ)