Huffpost Sports

Chad Johnson Divorced: Evelyn Lozada, Ex-NFL Receiver Officially Split

Posted: Updated:
This March 7, 2011 file photo shows NFL Football player and reality television star Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada attending Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Males of 2011 event in New York.
This March 7, 2011 file photo shows NFL Football player and reality television star Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada attending Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Males of 2011 event in New York.

Chad Johnson's 41-day marriage to Evelyn Lozada is officially over as their divorce was finalized Wednesday morning, Lozada's lawyer confirmed to People.

Although Johnson reportedly refused to participate in the divorce proceedings, attorney Michael Gilden said the divorce became official "in an uncontested final hearing." Lozada filed for divorce following Johnson's arrest over a domestic dispute in which he allegedly head-butted her.

TMZ first reported the divorce becoming official.

Following his arrest, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin cut the veteran receiver. The awkward meeting between the two was shown on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, laid low for a little while, changing the profile photo on his Twitter page to an image of a highway sign that says "Rock: Hard Place."

When he got back to social media, Johnson's tweets had a more melancholy tone than his followers were accustomed to, as he wrote about not finding himself in the new Madden video game and talking to his daughters about being unemployed.


Chad Johnson
That awkward moment when my daughter ask "daddy why you not at work" n I don't know how to answer it appropriately... enjoy Disney baby 😳

In early September, Johnson was said to have a tattoo of Lozada's face on his right leg. When one of his Twitter followers asked about the tattoo and the divorce, Johnson responded writing "Divorce?"


Chad Johnson
Divorce? Child please... that's my WIFE RT : I really want to know why tatted Evelyn's face on his leg post divorce

After tweeting that he was catching a flight to Philadelphia, speculation arose that he was possibly working out for the Eagles. That notion was quickly quashed by an Eagles team source that spoke with CSNPhilly.

Is Johnson's NFL career as officially over as his marriage to Lozada?

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Chad Johnson Antics
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada Finalize Divorce

Chad Johnson Files for Divorce from Evelyn Lozada, Says Marriage is 'Broken'

Evelyn Lozada on 'Fix My Life' pushes OWN to record ratings

Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada Divorce: Johnson Shows Off New Tattoo

Chad Johnson Files Divorce Papers

Former NFL player Chad Johnson charged with domestic battery

 
From Our Partners