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Evelyn Lozada

'Basketball Wives' Made Her

An Offer She Couldn't Refuse

11/27/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Evelyn Lozada was all set to leave "Basketball Wives" and not return for the show's fourth season -- until the show offered her a deal she just couldn't turn down ... which, TMZ has learned, includes her own spin-off show.

As TMZ previously reported, Evelyn had made up her mind that she was done with the show for good after VH1 posted a blog insinuating she cheated on her husband, NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

Once Evelyn let producers know she was out, that's when we're told they really made a push to keep her.

According to our sources, her new arrangement with the show has her shooting about half as often (but with a raise) and that she can work around her daughter's school schedule. We're also told Evelyn has made it clear ... she will not miss any of Chad's games.

But according to our sources, the final carrot that sealed the deal ... was that VH1 promised to spin off Evelyn and Chad into their own show. We're told that show would document the months leading up to their wedding ... but so far no deal to shoot the wedding has been made.

Calls to VH1 were not returned.


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When did Evelyn get married TMZ? Chad is NOT her husband ...yet.

1007 days ago

buque too    

This girl with her fake horseteeth and hair and ghetto attitude needs to go away! I stopped watching this show because she causes so much drama. She acts like a mean girl in high school!

1007 days ago

Kris H is a classy guy    

Another KK wannabe. What is wrong with these people

1007 days ago

Beauty Queen    

Who cares?!? They are only together because Ocho Cinco is a fame whore himself! He's using her to extend his 15 minutes of fame because he's not doing anything on the field. When this ridiculous basketball wive's trash dies down, he'll be gone!

1007 days ago


She will do anything if the price is right. I get it we all need to make a living. She is nothing but a mean girl. That's the only reason VH1 wants her back. She as the say. "jump off". She will soon find out Chad has cheated mora than once. Sorry girl, KARMA

1007 days ago


No they are not married. He has to divorce T.O. first!!!

1007 days ago


every show needs there hoe!

1007 days ago


Kathy: 12 hours ago

Enough of shows that star all black people. The are all ignorant bastards.

Looks like someone is a product of inbreeding.

1007 days ago


This woman pulls the same stunt before each season starts - she always threatens to leave the show, but she receives a nice paycheck adjustment and suddenly appears to tape all of the episodes!

1007 days ago


LMAO,wow that show is awful. They all act like idiots. Hey if you don't mind showing the world how class-less u can look and get paid,why not.

1007 days ago


Good, idk if I would still watch w/o Evelyn or Tami. Royce and Suzie can go, I cant do another season of their bad fashion and **** starting.

1007 days ago


I thik Ms EV is the reason most of us watch

1007 days ago


Wives??? Ahuh. Amazing what people will watch on tv. Reality shows suck, garbage in, garbage out.

1007 days ago

Quiet Storm    

Chad is still with this gold digga'... sheesh, kick her to the curb already! He can do so, much better!!!

1007 days ago

Tonya P    

I am sure nobody will tune in. Who cares about her and Chad?

1006 days ago
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