Evelyn Lozada filed for divorce from her husband of just six weeks on Tuesday, after an incident on Saturday resulted in the arrest of the NFL star Chad Johnson for domestic violence.
Lozada and Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) were married back in July, and Johnson was arrested on Saturday near Miami after an altercation in the car allegedly over a receipt for condoms left her with lacerations on her head after being head-butted by her husband.
Evelyn has spoken for the first time since the incident, and in the statement she addresses domestic violence and announces that she will be taking a stand to help other women break their silence as well.
She said; “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.”
The couple were married for just 41 days.