Is Chad Johnson trying to win back estranged wife Evelyn Lozada?
According to TMZ, the former NFL player had the face of his soon-to-be ex-wife tattooed on his right leg. TMZ could not confirm whether the tattoo is permanent or temporary.
The couple's 41-day marriage came to an end on August 14 when Lozada filed for divorce after Johnson reportedly head-butted her during an argument. Lozada, who stars on VH1's "Basketball Wives," was hospitalized for a laceration on her head, and Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges following the incident. The next day, the Miami Dolphins announced that they were terminating the wide receiver's contract.
"I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred," Johnson said in a statement on his personal website, OchoCinco News Network. "I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life."
The couple's VH1 reality show, "Ev and Ocho," was set to premiere in September, but has since been removed from the network's fall lineup.
If the ink is permanent, Johnson would hardly be the first celebrity to get a tattoo for love -- and possibly regret it afterwards. Click through the slideshow below for others who were left with an ink-stained reminder of their exes.
In March 2012, Russell Brand <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/03/26/russell-brand-katy-perry-tattoo/" target="_hplink">reportedly removed</a> the Sanskrit tattoo he got with ex-wife Katy Perry. The couple split in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/katy-perry-russell-brand-divorce-divorcing-split_n_1176737.html" target="_hplink">December 2011</a>.
Kat Von D
She thought their love would last forever, so Kat Von D <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kat-von-d-got-tattoo-of-jesse-james-face-pre-split-2011277" target="_hplink">got a tattoo of then-fiance Jesse James</a> as a young boy under her arm. While the artwork will last a lifetime, their <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20531651,00.html" target="_hplink">relationship ended in September 2011</a>.
"The Voice" coach got the phrase <a href="http://www.people.com/people/christina_aguilera" target="_hplink">"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"</a> tattooed on her lower back in honor of her then-husband Jordan Bratman, along with his initials. The couple <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/21/christina-aguilera-talks-_1_n_771234.html?" target="_hplink">announced their split</a> in the fall of 2010.
The "Desperate Housewives" actress decided to get her wedding date (07-07-07) tattooed in Roman numerals on her wrist in honor of her husband, basketball star Tony Parker. While 7s are supposed to be lucky, the number wasn't on their side. The couple <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/17/eva-longoria-divorcing-to_n_784736.html?" target="_hplink">filed for divorce</a> in November 2010.
At least they didn't tattoo each other's names. Rihanna and former boyfriend Chris Brown <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20184649,00.htm" target="_hplink">decided to get matching tattoos of stars</a> -- her on the back of her neck, him behind his ear. While the pair <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-10/news/33141902_1_bikini-body-rihanna-navy-chris-brown" target="_hplink">called it quits after Brown assaulted her 2009</a>, Rihanna decided to keep her tat, and added several more stars to the design.
Angelina Jolie (before)
Angelina Jolie had "Billy Bob" <a href="http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Angelina+Jolie-7031.html" target="_hplink">tattooed on her left shoulder</a>. She was married to Thornton from 2000 to 2003.
Angelina Jolie (after)
She has since had the tattoo removed and covered with the coordinates of the birth places of each of her and Pitt's children, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20488710,00.html" target="_hplink">adding an additional line</a> of Pitt's birthplace in Spring 2011. Thornton turned his "Angelina" tattoo into an angel.
Bristol Palin's baby daddy Levi Johnston had her named inked around his ring finger. Palin and Johnston<a href="http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Angelina+Jolie-7031.html" target="_hplink"> broke up for good</a> in July 2010.
Denise Richards (before)
Denise Richards had "Charlie" tattooed on the inside of her left ankle. She and Charlie Sheen were <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299100,00.html" target="_hplink">married from 2002 to 2006</a>.
Denise Richards (after)
After their ugly divorce, "Charlie" became a colorful fairy -- on her leg.
British tabloid staple and former Playboy model Katie Price, also known as Jordan, had ex-hubby Peter Andre's name tattooed inside her wrist. She <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/katie-price-changes-crossed-out-128030" target="_hplink">changed the tattoo to a rose</a> in May 2011.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were once madly in love, and what better way to express those feeling than through matching tattoos! The couple<a href="http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,1089285_913428,00.html" target="_hplink"> got matching sets of dice on their wrists</a> -- his in blue, her's in pink -- in May 2004. The <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/07/britney-spears-files-for-divorce/" target="_hplink">couple divorced</a> in 2006.
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