19
Feb
2013

[Interview] Evelyn Lozada Opens Up: Talks Love After Ochocinco, What Her Future Husband Will Look Like + Life Lessons From Iyanla Vanzant

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Chances are, if you’re a fan of Basketball Wives, you probably can’t wait until the new season airs. And if you’re like me, the best that you can do in the meantime, is put the pieces together (about the pending season), by stalking their twitter and instagram accounts. Recently, we caught up with Evelyn Lozada, one of the show’s break-out stars, who’s name has been in the press, on blogs and on reality TV junkies lips for the last eight months.

She, along Shaunie O’Neal and Suzie Ketchum, attended Tami Roman’s nail polish launch and I cornered each of them (well cornered is a bit of an exaggeration) asking them about the new season (with no luck). Anywho, we chatted with Evelyn about what her relationship is like these days with Iyanla Vanzant, if her ex-husband Ochocinco ever considered counseling with Iyanla, her new line (Vida Lux) with Teresa Caldwell (Bow Wow’s mama) and what she’s looking for in the love department (after having such a public relationship). Peep a few excerpts below.

On what her relationship is like now with Iyanla Vanzant:

She has been such a blessing to me. We recently talked over text. She has just really helped me through my whole process. She just really helped me open my eyes to things that you don’t think about, or things growing up that effect you today. She’s been great and she came at a time in my life when I really needed some type of guidance. It made say, ‘Why am I the way I am?’ Why am I so angry and why do I accept the things that I accept. She’s just been great.

On if there’s been discussions about her ex- husband, Ochocinco, having a therapy session with Iyanla:

I know that his people were interested and there were talks, but I don’t know if that is ever going to happen.

On dealing with criticism:

I’m so use to it, I’m so use to controversy so if there isn’t any I feel a certain way. I’ve grown to have thick skin. I’ve grown to know everybody’s going to have an opinion and I’ve been called every name in the book.

On if she’s open to marriage again and what she’s looking for her in a future husband:

I just really want my future husband, very God fearing. That is something that is really important to me especially the last eight months. People say that you go through stuff and your God’s best friend; he truly got me through so much that is first and foremost. What ever he looks like is fine, I guess that will all come. And this time I’m like ‘I’m not choosing…’ I’m going to let him bring whoever that person is to me…even if it takes three years, it’ fine, I’m cool.

Check out the full interview below:

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