- (Photograph: Twitter/Evelyn Lozada)
Evelyn Lozada, "Basketball Wives" star and entrepreneur, was blamed by some people who felt she deserved to be assaulted by estranged husband Chad Johnson.
However, the 37-year-old reality television star recently told Vibe magazine that many people connected her to violence after her behavior was broadcast to the world in season four of "Basketball Wives" when she threw bottles and physically threatened people.
"I felt like I was getting blamed for the incident happening," Lozada told Vibe. "That's what most people connect me with, especially with last season."
One month after marrying Johnson, an NFL free agent, the professional athlete physically assaulted Lozada after an argument ensued about his infidelities. While some questioned Lozada's role in the matter, the reality television star said she takes responsibility for the public image that she displayed for audiences that tune into her reality television show.
"I take full responsibility for putting this perception of me out there; that I argue and I just fight," Lozada told Vibe.
However, the "Basketball Wives" star pointed out that she was vindicated by Johnson who took full responsibility for their argument turning physical.
"He did an interview and he was honest and real, and I felt finally relieved that he said I didn't have anything to do what happened that way, and he took full responsibility," Lozada said.
In an interview on ESPN's "First Take," Johnson spoke candidly about the domestic dispute with his estranged wife.
"There was a domestic dispute for one which was all my fault, because I'm living life the way it shouldn't be lived which is why I lost everything I did," Johnson said on the ESPN show last year. "Because that man upstairs is saying let me bring you back a little bit you're a little too wild. So it is what it is, I made my bed I'm laying in it and I paid the price."
Lozada revealed that she and Johnson are still working to heal from the domestic dispute and spoke about working with God to do so.
"This is a normal and realistic process for anyone and I don't know what the future holds for me, but I know God holds it and I'm taking things one day at a time. I appreciate the love from so many of you and right now I'm still working on becoming a better person," Lozada said on her personal blog. "Chad and I are attending therapy separately, meeting with a Life Coach and trying to figure out how to work on our individual selves and navigate through this entire ordeal."