Evelyn Lozada is finally ready to open to the world after her domestic violence dispute with estranged husband Chad Johnson, which landed the NFL player in jail, released by the Miami Dolphins, the former couple’s reality show Ev & Chad pulled by VH1 and Ev filing for divorce after 41 days of marriage.
Airing tonight on Nightline at 11:35pm ET on ABC, an emotional Lozada reveals she hasn’t spoken to Johnson since the night of the head butting incident and doesn’t know if or when she ever will but admits that she does love Chad and that she wishes him all the best.
“I love him very much and I think us being away from each other is the right thing. What is he going to say? Sorry? I would like for him to tell me that he got help, you know? and that he’s working on himself.
“When I talk to my sister or my girlfriend, I say, ‘I want the best for him. I really do and he’s a good guy that made a bad choice.’ He loves football and he’s very driven and a great dad. He made a bad choice that destroyed his life and nd I hate that I’m connected to that. I do. But it was his choice, it wasn’t mine.”
On what occurred after she confronted Chad about the box of condoms she found in the car:
“And then the next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me,” Lozada said. “I felt blood coming down my face… and I looked at him and I said, ‘You just head-butted me?’ And it just — everything just felt if it was in slow motion.””He was gone to me, like, it wasn’t him,” she said. “He got out of the car, really, really quick and ran into the house, and I said to myself, ‘I need to get out of here.’”
Peep the preview of the interview below: