Former “Basketball Wives: Miami” star Evelyn Lozada recently sat down with “Life & Style” magazine to reveal details about her private relationship with fiance/MLB baller Carl Crawford and explained how meeting Carl has changed her life.
Just two years ago, Lozada was living a nightmare with ex-husband Chad Ochocinco which turned violent a few weeks after their lavish nuptials, when [Ev] found condom wrappers in one of their cars and later confronted Ocho about it.
The heated argument left Evelyn with a headbutt from the ex- nfl hubby, which left a forehead laceration measured 3 inches, according to Miami PD.
Now, the seven-and-a-half months pregnant reality star says “it’s like I’m living a dream,” opening up about finding happiness after a tragic year.
“I had the worst 2012, I thought my life was over,” she tells Life & Style. That was the year Chad was charged with domestic battery for head-butting her during a fight, for which he ended up serving seven days of a 30-day jail sentence.
“It happened so publicly, and then the passing of my brother-in-law,” she shares. “But that entire incident [with Chad] led me to where I’m at now.”
Luckily, the mommy-to-be beauty is now in a loving relationship with the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, she continued; “I would say my broken bridge led me to happiness,” she says. “If I had to do it again, I would because I truly feel complete right now in my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
When asked if Carl saved her, she says, “He came into my life at a perfect time. Everything that happened makes me appreciate him 1,000 times more and he also makes me a better person.
“I appreciate everything and I thank God every day for my life…I’m really lucky and really, really blessed.”
Already mom to daughter Shaneice, from a previous relationship, the 38-year-old can’t wait to welcome her little boy.
“He’s going to give me a run for my money! I’m like, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to want to play and get dirty,’” exclaims Evelyn, who recently celebrated a baby shower sponsored by youth H20.
“I’m just looking forward to all these amazing things that come with having a boy and a baby.”
One of the many things she’s intent on teaching him? “I just want him to love and respect all women.”