- (PHOTO/Evelyn Lozada) Credit: EvelynLozada.com
Evelyn Lozada recently sat down with renowned life coach Iyanla Vanzant in an attempt to heal from an alleged domestic violence assault incident involving Chad Johnson, and her recovery process was filmed for the upcoming reality TV show "Iyanla: Fix My Life."
The "Basketball Wives" star underwent intense therapy at the hands of Iyanla Vanzant following the alleged assault and her subsequent divorce filing from Johnson. In a preview video, the reality star is heard saying that what scares her the most is "not being loved."
Lozada, 37, has allegedly faced a series of challenges in recent weeks, including being emotionally and physically wounded by Johnson, 34, during a domestic dispute, ending their 40-day marriage, and even being labeled a liar over her assault allegations.
Prior to the Aug, 11 assault incident, Lozada was faced with widespread criticism and intense media backlash over her own bullying antics which were seen on several episodes of Vh1's "Basketball Wives." She was often seen harassing and assaulting her co-stars, which prompted a lack of sympathy after Johnson allegedly headbutted her.
"You have been rewarded for being [a] thug among women, it's gonna cost you!" Vanzant told a tearful Lozada before going on to ask "How did you get to stitches in your forehead, living in a hotel?"
Johnson, who lost his lucrative position with the Miami Dolphins following the domestic incident, has denied assaulting his estranged wife. However, new information has led to speculation that the headbutting incident may not have been the first time that Lozada was subject to abuse by the father of four.
"Evelyn that's way off! That I can ignore a push and a shove, but when he messes with my image oh now we got a problem," Vanzant said.
Lozada will appear on Vanzant's show- which will air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network- in September around the same time that her and Johnson's reality TV show, "Ev & Ocho", would have been on the air prior to its cancellation. She is expected to open up about the incident and give viewers an in-depth look into her personal struggles.
"Hey Everyone! I'm with Iyanla and can't wait for you guys to see me on her show 'Iyanla Fix My Life' on OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network in September. I will keep you guys informed of the actual air date. Right now, I'm in my ZEN moment with Iyanla. Check out the pics below," Lozada posted on her website.