Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has finally broken her silence on her recent Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson head butting incident.
“It’s the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love,” Lozada said in an interview with Amy Robach on ABC’s Nightline. “But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself.”
The interview was her first since the alleged incident on August 11 that left the NFL star with a criminal charge and a series of misfortunes including being dropped by his NFL team, Miami Dolphins.
“I believe he loves me. I believe he needs to get help,” Lozada added. “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 I hate that I’m connected to that.”
Watch her full interview below.