After a few intentional delays, Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson are officially divorced.
Earlier today, a Florida judge granted Chad and Evelyn’s request for a divorce, and Evelyn’s lawyer, Michael Gilden, released a statement following the decision, saying:
“Evelyn and Mr. Johnson were divorced this morning in an uncontested final hearing.
“My client is a single woman and looks forward to her future.”
The former couple was married on July 4 in a lavish wedding ceremony that was filmed for an upcoming VH1 reality series “Ev and Ocho,” which has since been pulled from airing. But 41 days into the marriage, things turned sour when Evelyn accused Chad of head-butting her after an argument.
Chad was arrested and released (not only from jail but also the Miami Dolphins), but was formally chargedwith misdemeanor battery last week.
Evelyn filed for divorce shortly after the incident, but up until last week when he filed his own papers, Chad refused to sign the documents to dissolve the marriage, reportedly hoping to reconcile with his estranged wife. Clearly, that didn’t happen.
Over the weekend, Evelyn appeared on Oprah’s OWN network on the season premiere of “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” The two-part episode earned the network its highest ratings to date, and showed Evelyn speaking withIyanla Vanzant about her failed marriage, the domestic violence incident, and her past behavior.