It’s officially over for Evelyn Lozada and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
“Evelyn and Mr. Johnson were divorced this morning in an uncontested final hearing,” states Lozada’s lawyer Michael Gilden. “My client is a single woman and looks forward to her future.”
One month after Lozada, 36, filed for divorce on grounds the marriage was “irretrievably broken” following a domestic dispute, a Florida judge made it official this morning (Sept. 19). The judge also upheld a private pre-nuptial agreement.
Johnson, 34, was arrested on Aug. 11 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after he allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument. Lozada, star of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” was treated for a “pretty good-sized” laceration to her forehead, police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com at the time.
Prior to the divorce filing on Aug. 14, Lozada released a statement addressing the incident: “It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”
The former Miami Dolphins player has since taken to Twitter to show off a tattoo of Lozada’s face on his leg. Johnson also issued a public apology via his website. “I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred,” he wrote. “I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death.”