Oprah Winfrey is convinced that people may change their minds once they watch troubled reality television star Evelyn Lozada on the premiere of OWN network's "Iyanla: Fix My Life."
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Lozada, 36-year-old "Basketball Wives," star has been the subject of petitions protesting her violent and aggressive behavior on the reality television show. However, the reality TV star recently went through a public domestic dispute with her estranged husband and NFL star Chad Johnson which resulted in her filing for divorce.
While some people questioned if Lozada had a hand in the dispute that led to her allegedly being headbutted by the professional athlete, Winfrey said many will change their opinions about Lozada once they watch the premiere of Vanzant's show where she will be featured this weekend.
"The people love to hate Evelyn Lozada. I have friends who watch that tape and [say], 'I don't like her, I don't like her,'" Winfrey said in a recent interview on "Good Morning America." "They come away feeling something different at the end of watching that tape. It's really what happens. It's amazing."
Vanzant, motivational speaker and host of the show, also gave people an indication of what they can expect. While appearing on "Good Morning America" to promote the show, she reminded viewers that many women have a story similar to 36-year-old Lozada's tale.
"Our show opener is with Evelyn Lozada, the estranged wife of Chad Johnson and the point that we're making is, so very often we see reality television and we think it's something out there, but Evelyn is every woman," Vanzant said. "She's made mistakes that every woman has made. She's got a story that many women live. And so we want to bring that and the lessons she's learning, the healing she needs, to the 'Iyanla Vanzant Fix My Life' audience."
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