Five weeks after saying “I Do,” and wrapping up filming their new reality show – EVELYN LOZADA‘s marriage to NFL husband CHAD JOHNSON came to a screeching halt after it was reported that EVELYN was head butted by CHAD. This occurred after confronting him about a receipt for condoms she found in their car.
There’s no disputing that EVELYN and CHAD have put their relationship on front street since day one. Their romance blossomed on Twitter and the two have used every avenue possible to proclaim their love for
the limelight each other. Immediately after CHAD proposed back in 2010, EVELYN wasted no time tweeting a photo of her hefty engagement ring, boasting “10 carats looks good on me. Let the hating begin!!!” EVELYN even cut ties with former best friend JENNIFER WILLIAMS who tried to warn her about the dangers of dating yet another athlete.
EVELYN and CHAD were not only aware of the criticism that stemmed from their high-profile relationship, they welcomed it with open arms. Hell, they sought after it!
The only thing these two loved more than themselves was the publicity that came from their two egos joining forces. But as we’ve seen, fame can go as quickly as it comes – or in this case, do a whopping crash and burn.
What allows couples like JAY-Z and BEYONCE, WILL and JADA, and MONICA and SHANNON BROWN to last in the midst of fame is that they reveal just enough to keep us interested but at a distance. Every couple, especially those in the public eye, needs their privacy. It’s healthy, keeps them grounded, and it allows the couple to make sound decisions without the pressure of public scrutiny. Like our mama’s used to warn us – it’s best to keep folks out of your business!
As much as we’ve been entertained by the candid humor CHAD and EVELYN provide on TV, this fiasco proves they were far more welcoming to the press than they should have been.
Both put so much at stake, and lost it, by using their relationship as a pedestal to remain relevant. Now VH1, the very network that promoted EVELYN’s violence towards other cast members, has pulled the plug on her spin-off with CHAD probably because of the violence they weren’t able to capture on film. Many wonder how, and if, CHAD and EVELYN will recover when they’ve wasted so much of their fans’ time – and trust.
Sadly, it now remains that because of EVELYN’s past bullying on Basketball Wives she had gained little sympathy from followers of the show. And since CHAD, 34, was already skating on thin ice with the Miami Dolphins, it’s highly likely that his football career is over in light of the negative controversy. The public isn’t really giving these two a break – and judging from their desperation to stay relevant at all costs it’s not so hard to see why.
Fame is one hell of a drug – one that can easily overtake you if you’re unable to decipher it from true reality. In the words of JAY-Z himself “It ain’t for everybody!”