Evelyn Lozada Opens Up to Iyanla Vanzant

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Evelyn Lozada Opens Up to Iyanla Vanzant

Lozada gets candid about Chad Johnson and physical abuse.

Published September 17, 2012

This weekend, parts one and two of Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life with Evelyn Lozada aired. In both episodes, the life coach guru helped the reality star get to the heart of her life’s issues, including her well-televised violent ways and her troubled marriage to Chad Johnson.

In the first part of the tele-therapy session, taped shortly before Lozada’s very public domestic incident with her soon-to-be ex-hubby, the former Basketball Wives star came face to face with the image that she’d created for herself via reality TV. Vanzant played a montage of clips from Basketball Wives showing Lozada acting hostile or violent toward her female co-stars.

“You’ve been rewarded,” Vanzant told Lozada, “for being out of order and a thug among women.”

It was also mentioned that Lozada agreed to come on Vanzant’s show as a means to reshape her bad girl image.

During the second half of the session — taped after Johnson’s arrest for domestic violence — Lozada opened up about events (finding condoms and confronting Johnson), which led to the alleged head-butting incident. But, most notable, Lozada was very candid about the reality she knew she faced when she married the former NFL star, even admitting she knew Johnson couldn’t remain faithful during their union. She’d revealed that, before they married, she saw signs — like pictures of other women — of possible infidelity.

Lozada went so far as to come clean about inappropriate physical behavior, implying that there was domestic violence before she and Johnson wed.

In the end, like any good therapist, Iyanla took Lozada back to the relationship (or lack thereof) with her absent father.

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Written by Rahim Ali


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