Evelyn Lozada Photographed Holding Hands With Ex Chad Ochocinco, Admits They Still ‘Love One Another’

By Celebrity News Wire on January 3, 2013

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Things aren’t always what they seem.

Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada took to her blog to clarify her relationship status with ex-husband Chad Ochocinco after photos surfaced of the two holding hands.

Lozada explained that the photo was taken during a “process of blessing the food” at a “fan appreciation dinner” for the former NFL star and was blown out of proportion.

“I care for Chad, we are friends and we love one another,” she said.

“However, we are still separated, not living under the same roof and working on ourselves because we have a long way to go.”

Lozada went on to say that both she and Ochocinco “are attending therapy separately” and are actively “trying to figure out how to work on our individual selves and navigate through this entire ordeal.”

The two wed on the Fourth of July and a little over a month later, on Aug. 11, Ochocinco was arrested on a domestic battery charge for allegedly assaulting Lozada during a heated argument.

Three days later, she filed for divorce claiming that her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The divorce was finalized on Sept. 19.

Ochocinco pled no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery, and avoided jail time after reaching an agreement with Lozada and the judge. As part of his deal, he agreed to take anger management classes.

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