Fallen NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is reportedly hoping to stay married to estranged wife Evelyn Lozada by not signing her divorce papers.
According to weekend reports, Ocho believes he and Evelyn can still make their marriage work.
Chad Johnson DESPERATELY wants to stay married to his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada, so much so he’s refusing to sign any divorce docs … this according to sources close to the couple. As TMZ first reported, Evelyn filed for divorce three days after Chad allegedly head-butted her during an argument. The incident that led to his arrest and Evelyn receiving stitches. Sources close to Chad tell TMZ … he won’t sign the docs or partake in any divorce proceedings because he doesn’t want to get a divorce. We’re told Chad still believes he can win Evelyn back … as evidenced by the fact he recently tattooed her face on his leg. (TMZ)
Despite his alleged resistance, reports claim Evelyn can still have the divorce processed.
But Chad’s plan isn’t exactly bulletproof — under Florida law (where Evelyn filed the docs) the divorce can still be finalized with a judge’s approval. Sources tell us Evelyn is hellbent on making this divorce happen and nothing Chad does will get her back. We’re told she’s ready to move on and rebuild her life. Calls to both parties’ lawyers were not returned. (TMZ)
Earlier in the week, Ocho made headlines for tattooing Lozada’s face onto his leg.
Dumped Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson can’t seem to let go of his estranged wife — and proved it by tattooing her face on his right leg. Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, showed off his latest ink featuring Evelyn Lozada and the name “Eve” scrawled below it. Lozada, 36, filed for divorce last month — three days after she told police that Johnson allegedly became violent when she confronted him about a receipt for condoms. (New York Daily News)
Late last month, he briefly addressed the publicized domestic violence arrest.
“I got to start life over and create a new one… RT @Widsontheking: @ochocinco why did you delete your bio?,” he tweeted August 29th.
“Don’t feel bad, my black ass messed up, I made the bed now I gotta lay n it RT @MissShaiMUA: I actually feel bad for @ochocinco Idk why tho”
“How we feeling this morning? A little love from the “Black Guy” enjoy ya Saturday I was just thinking bout y’all…,” he tweeted September 1st. (Chad Ochocinco’s Twitter)