Saturday evening, the highly anticipated episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life featuring Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada aired. The first episode of Evelyn’s session was filmed in the couple’s (Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson) Miami home, four weeks before the alleged domestic violence episode aired. Initially, Ocho was supposed to participate in the episode, but he pulled out of the taping. Iyanla shared that when she initially entered their home, it felt ‘stark and cold’. Peep a few excerpts:
I lke to work. I like having my own money. It just makes me feel comfortable.
Just me. My daughter, me being a great mother, which is something i’ve been focused on.
That’s what i’m tryna figure out.
They were really my inspiration and the reason why I had that ‘aha moment’. I was so embaressed and I said to myself ‘What’s going on?’. They thought it was wonderful and I’m moritified.
Caught up in the moment; going from o to 10. I always say I don’t have a medium. When that trigger goes off, it’s here. That’s how every women in my family dealt w/ conflict. That’s how my life was. My life; it’s always been chaos.
She was making my life hell at the time. In that moment, I’m thinking about my daughter.
What scares me the most is being by myself.
What scares me the most is not having anything. I’ve been there.
Me and him have real open conversations, as to this lifestyle. In this world I live in, you see so much.
I said that ‘If there’s ever a feeling or thought in your mind, I’d rather know about it’; then him sneak around. ‘If you’re in a place that you have a desire to be with someone else’, because i get what tempation is…
No, absolutely not. I just want to know. Am I wrong for wanting to know?
Our relationship would be over.
The tweeting is frustrating. I think I’m the only person in his life that tells him how it is. When I say something, he says ‘This is how my personality is, why do you want me to change?’
That we’re going to end up divorced like everyone else.
There probably won’t be a show.
After the episode aired, Evelyn tweeted:
Meanwhile, a few celebs chimed in on twitter, giving their two cents on part 1.