By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Evelyn Lozada has emerged for the first time since the explosive alleged fight with her former-NFL husband, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. The “Basketball Wives” star was spotted in a flowing sundress, sunglasses and hat–seemingly on her phone–by photographers in Florida per TMZ.
Sources tell TMZ that Evelyn refuses to leave the house without a hat because a laceration on her forehead stemming from the alleged physical argument with Chad required several stitches. Sources also tell the news outlet that Ev has left for Barbados with her daughter to escape the media.
On Aug 12, reports surfaced that Chad was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly head-butting Evelyn in the forehead during an argument. Cops arrived at the scene and Ev had injuries to her forehead. A few days later, Evelyn released a statement via her publicist: ““It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday. I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time.”
Evelyn later filed for divorce.