The domino effect of misfortune continues for newlyweds, Evelyn Lozada and Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson. Following a very public domestic dispute which landed Evelyn in the hospital and Chad in jail, the Miami Dolphins announced that they were terminating Chad’s contract. Reports also surfaced that Evelyn plans to file charges against her husband.
Welp, the last hope of income for the couple seems to have made its exit as VH-1 announced that they are canceling the “Ev & Ocho” Reality Show. Talk about bad luck! (or bad karma…)
VH1 on Monday yanked its new reality docu-soap “Ev and Ocho” starring two of its better-known reality stars, after one was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Longtime NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, aka The Former Chad Ochocinco, was picked up Saturday evening after allegedly head-butting his new wife (and star of “Basketball Wives”) Evelyn Lozada, which resulted in a three-inch gash to her head, according to press accounts that cited the arrest report.
Ochocinco is also a VH1 veteran, having starred in VH1’s dating competition series, “The Ultimate Catch”; he played the “ultimate catch.” Ironic, huh?
The Miami Dolphins, for which Johnson was supposed to receive this season, said Sunday they’d terminated his contract but did not elaborate. Before that announcement, Miami head coach Joe Philbin said during a Sunday press conference that he planned to “speak with Chad directly” about the situation, CNN reported.
VH1, which had been so looking forward to next month’s debut of “Ev & Ocho,” instead wound up scrubbing the show on Monday, even though the first season was already in the can, documenting “the journey of this charismatic and passionate couple’s every step, as they prepare to walk down the aisle and into each other’s hearts forever.”