OCHOCINCO, PARTY OF ONE ... is what Evelyn Lozada will be saying for the next few weeks, since she's currently the only Ochocinco left in her family. Let us explain ...
When the "Basketball Wives" star got married in early July, she changed her last name to Ochocino to match her NFL star husband, Chad Ochocinco. A few weeks later, Chad went ahead with his pre-planned move to switch his name back to Johnson and Evelyn planned to change her name to Johnson as well, post-wedding.
Unfortunately, we're told Lozada has not received her official marriage paperwork yet ... and she can't legally change her name to match his until it comes in.
To make things even more complicated ... our sources say Chad still wants Ocho to be part of his life, so he's adding the Ochocinco BACK to his name (before the "Johnson") after the football season.
After all the name-changing is said and done, he's going to be "Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson" and in a show of support, Evelyn will become "Evelyn Alexandra Lozada Ochocinco Johnson." Wow.
Good luck naming your kids, guys.
Evelyn & Chad's Wedding
from Miami Hotels
6/5/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada and NFL fiancé Chad Ochocinco are now personae non grata at luxurious Miami hotels, TMZ has learned ... since several establishments have rejected the couple's request to tie the knot at their fancy digs because they don't want glasses and fists flying.
The reality TV couple is currently filming their "BB Wives" spin-off show "Ocho and Eve" ... and the big season finale will feature their glamorous wedding -- but the couple hit a snag because none of the best venues want to deal with their TV show drama.
We're told the St. Regis, The Ritz, and Breakers have all turned the couple down so far ... telling producers they didn't want to deal with any fighting or risk having their hotels portrayed in a negative light on camera.
Undeterred, the wedding is set to film next month ... but the duo is still scrambling to find a location that will take them in.
Hmmm, no room at the inn ... sounds familiar.
Chad & Evelyn: Big Time Payday
for 'Basketball Wives' Spinoff
3/12/2012 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada have signed their deal to do a "Basketball Wives" spinoff show with VH1 ... and they each have 300,000 reasons to celebrate ... TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, filming on the new show will begin in the next few weeks, right after taping for "Wives" ends. We're told the show will focus on the couple as they get ready to exchange vows this summer.
Our sources say negotiations finally wrapped last week and the two will each take home $300,000 for about two months of work.
As TMZ first reported, when Evelyn re-upped her contract with "Basketball Wives" last year, part of the deal called for VH1 to give her and Chad their own show.
The show should be officially announced this week.
I Hope Tom & Gisele
Make It to My Wedding!
3/10/2012 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco (soon to be Johnson again) are busy formulating their wedding guest list -- and Evelyn says that while Chad's superstar teammate Tom Brady is invited ... she doesn't sound so sure he'll attend!
We caught up with Evelyn in NYC yesterday where she said paring down the guest list and deciding who sits near who has been the toughest part of the planning process.
Evelyn said she's only inviting some of her "Basketball Wives" co-stars (we're told Jennifer Williams won't be invited), but she did extend an invite to Tom and Gisele. She told us, "They are invited. I hope they come. They have a busy schedule."
Translation -- either way, she'll get a sweet gift.
I'm Getting My Johnson Back
2/9/2012 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Say goodbye to Chad Ochocinco ... the Patriots star is telling friends, he plans to change his last name BACK to Johnson in time for his wedding this summer -- because he doesn't want his wife to have a made-up last name.
Ocho's wedding to his "Basketball Wives" fiancee Evelyn Lozada is set for July in Florida -- and sources tell TMZ, the wide receiver plans to legally change his last name back to the one he was born with before he ties the knot.
Despite hedging last month, we're told Evelyn doesn't care what name she ends up with -- Johnson or Ochocinco -- the choice is entirely up to Chad ... but it appears he's already made up his mind.
Too bad ... we literally JUST bought his Pats jersey.
Don't Call Me Mrs. Ochocinco ... Yet!
1/14/2012 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Ochocinco may have pulled his engagement to Evelyn Lozada out of the fire, but she's still on the fence about taking his last name when they walk down the aisle.
Evelyn was out in LA this week, and fully over her cheating fears about Ocho, saying ... "*hit happens and we worked it out."
As for changing her name -- sounds like Evelyn still needs some convincing.
We suspect Chad has bigger concerns, for now ... such as beating Tim Tebow and the Broncos tonight.
Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada
Wedding Is Back On!
1/9/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Ochocinco has saved his relationship with Evelyn Lozada the old fashioned way ... with a lot of groveling ... and the wedding is back on, this according to sources close to the couple.
As TMZ first reported, Lozada put their wedding plans on hold after she suspected Ocho was stepping out on her.
But according to our sources, Ocho broke down this week and apologized. We're told Ocho said he would do whatever it took to win her back and suggested the two go to couple's counseling.
Our sources say Evelyn agreed and they will seek help to work out their trust issues.
Through a rep, Evelyn tells TMZ, "The strain from both our busy schedules started to take a serious toll on our relationship. Yet after spending some much needed quality time together, Chad and I are in a good space."
Chad Ochocinco & Fiancee
Wedding Plans on Hold,
1/4/2012 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Ochocinco's famous fiancee has slammed the brakes on the couple's wedding plans, TMZ has learned ... all because she suspects the NFL star has been messing around behind her back.
Sources tell us ... "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada recently confronted Ocho after she became suspicious about his behavior ... and she isn't convinced he's been faithful.
The two are set to be married in the summer -- and while Evelyn hasn't "officially" cancelled the wedding yet, we're thinkin' the priest should start making other plans.
Plus, Chad and Evelyn were supposed to begin shooting their new reality show in just three weeks ... we're told that plan is also up in the air.
Calls to Evelyn's and Ocho's reps were not returned.
Chad Ochocinco Proposes
... With 10 Carat Ring
11/16/2010 7:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada is now the future Mrs. Chad Ochocinco -- TMZ has learned the NFL star popped the question today ... and used a 10-carat engagement ring to seal the deal.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Chad proposed to Evelyn -- his GF of 4 months -- today in Cincinnati. She had flown in from Miami just yesterday to visit.
Lozada obviously said yes ... because she just tweeted a picture of the ridiculous ring (above) -- saying, "I'm no rabbit but 10 carats looks good on me!! Let the hating begin."
So far, no wedding date has been set -- we're told the couple plans to be engaged for a while.