SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!
The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December.
That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010.
Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.
Terrell Owens Divorce
... Says Chad Johnson
2/9/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With his marriage in shambles, Terrell Owens is getting some sage advice from his friend, former NFL teammate and experienced divorcee ... Chad Johnson.
We broke the story ... T.O.'s wife Rachel Snider has left the former NFL superstar, just 2 weeks after they tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Newhall, CA.
Now, Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... the whole thing is "an unfortunate situation for my big brother but this too shall pass."
Johnson continues, "All he needs is FIFA [the video game], which helped me get through such a difficult time."
Of course, Chad is referring to his split from Evelyn Lozada back in 2012 -- they were only married for 6 weeks when she filed for divorce.
Really, Really, Really Pregnant
11/29/2013 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada isn't just pregnant ... she's bursting ... and we got photos of the enormous baby bump.
The pics were snapped yesterday in Hawaii -- where Evelyn hit the beach with her 20-year-old daughter Shaniece -- and there's no denying ... Evelyn's got one big bun in the oven.
TMZ broke the story, Evelyn is currently 6 months preggers ... and ex-husband Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy. We're told the father is a guy Evelyn's been dating for almost a year now and the pregnancy was planned.
'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada
I'm Having a Baby...
And It's Not Chad's
11/29/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada has been keeping a big secret -- she's 6-months pregnant -- and TMZ has learned Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy.
Sources close to Lozada tell us ... she's been seeing a guy for almost a year now and the relationship has gotten serious.
We're told ... the pregnancy was planned -- it's not a case of the whoops! And until now only a small number of relatives were privy to the news.
Lozada famously divorced Chad Johnson in Sept. 2012 ... after an explosive domestic dispute ended their 2-month-old marriage.
BTW ... Evelyn already has a 20-year-old daughter, Shaniece ....born when Lozada was 17.
10/23/2013 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't count on seeing a new "Basketball Wives" reunion show any time soon ... the Season 5 reunion special has been canceled because Evelyn Lozada pulled out.
The show was supposed to tape earlier this month -- but sources close to production tell us, Evelyn bailed, forcing producers to pull the plug on the entire thing. We're told the taping will not be rescheduled.
According to sources, Evelyn jumped ship because she's sick and tired of talking about her split from ex-husband Chad Johnson. We're told she knew the break-up would be the biggest topic on the reunion show, so she refused to participate.
Apparently, the other 'Wives' (specifically Tami, Tasha, and Suzie) have zilch to talk about -- we're told producers felt the girls didn't have enough material for the hour-long episode sans Ev.
Sources tell us, Evelyn has grown tired of the cattiness on 'BW' and wants to move on with her life.
Calls to VH1 weren't returned.
I FINALLY Got a Job!
9/7/2013 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson has made his triumphant return to the NFL ... to analyze fantasy football.
The ex-Ochocinco tweeted about the new gig where he will be working alongside a panel of fantasy football nerds to give his formerly expert opinion for CBS Sports starting tomorrow
The former Dolphin's receiver lost his position as a star player last year when he was arrested for head-butting his now ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
No word on whether he slapped his lawyer's ass to celebrate the new job.
Chad Johnson's Baby Mama
Don't Make Me Pay ...
For His Stupid Mistakes!
7/27/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just because Chad Johnson's finances are in the toilet doesn't mean his baby mama should have to suffer from a tighter wallet ... at least according to her.
Andrea Pearson filed legal docs in FL court -- firing back a Chad's request to reduce his $5,240 / month child support bill. Chad claims he can't afford it anymore, after getting fired from the NFL and losing his lucrative endorsement deals ... circumstances he says that were out of his control.
But Andrea argues in docs ... she shouldn't be punished for Chad's screw ups, clearly stating that his money problems ARE his fault, explaining, "he sabotaged his own earning ability through his conduct and criminal behavior."
Translation: The head-butting, domestic violence arrest (the catalyst for his $$$ woes) was Chad's doing ... and Andrea doesn't want her support cash to be collateral damage.
She's asking a judge throw out his request.
Bloody Head Gash
After Chad Johnson Fight
6/18/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson headbutted ex-wife Evelyn Lozada so hard during their infamous domestic dispute last year, she was left with a massive bloody gash on her forehead -- and TMZ has obtained photographic evidence.
The photos were taken by Davie Police in the Florida emergency room where Evelyn was transported following Chad's attack on August 11th, 2012. According to police, the forehead laceration measured 3 inches.
TMZ broke the story ... Johnson was arrested for domestic violence shortly after the explosive argument at his Jupiter, FL mansion. Evelyn filed for divorce three days later.
Following the arrest, Chad pled "no contest" to the domestic violence charge and was sentenced to 12 months probation and domestic violence classes.
Chad was thrown back in the slammer last week after slapping his lawyer's backside during a sentencing hearing.
He was released again yesterday following a probation violation sentencing hearing. During the hearing, the judge called the head gash photos "horrific."
We reached out to Evelyn's rep who had no comment on the photos. Calls to Chad's camp weren't returned.
Ass-Slapping Judge Saved My Life
'I Love Her to Death'
6/17/2013 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson has just been released from jail in Florida for slapping his attorney on the ass last week -- and get this ... on his way out, he called his judge a "blessing in disguise" for throwing him back in the slammer.
It's pretty remarkable -- Chad says he's THANKFUL for the time he's had in the pokey the last week, telling reporters, "I had a lot of time to reflect. A lot of time to think about where I've been, where I am now, and where I'm going."
But the craziest part ... he says, "A lot of people have tried to get me to slow down in life. Coaches, my agent, my lawyer. And there was one person that was able to do it. And that was my judge Ms. McHugh."
He added, "Little does she know, I love her to death. Basically what she's been is a blessing in disguise."
Which is crazy because practically everyone else on the planet felt like she overreacted big time.
As for Chad's first move out of jail, he says he's beelining straight for McDonald's -- watch the video to hear his order.
To Be RELEASED
from Florida Jail Today
6/17/2013 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson will be a free man TODAY ... because the judge who sent his ass to jail has agreed to release the former NFL star, 1 week after the infamous butt slap.
Johnson appeared in a Florida courtroom today ... where he faced off with Judge McHugh -- the judge who tore him a new one after he slapped his attorney's ass in open court during last week's hearing.
Johnson was brought into the courtroom wearing handcuffs ... and from the moment the hearing began, the judge blasted Chad for his history of disrespectful behavior.
But after the scolding, the judge agreed to release Johnson today -- but extended his probation by one month ... meaning he won't be in the clear until October 16.
During today's hearing, the judge also revisited the 2012 domestic abuse incident involving his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada -- and said what he did to her was "horrific."
Story developing ...
Tapping Asses ... Sign of
6/11/2013 7:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson patted his lawyer's ass in court Monday as a sign of respect ... so claims the tapee, attorney Adam Swickle.
Swickle filed legal docs -- just obtained by TMZ -- in which he pleads with the judge to reconsider her decision to throw out Chad's plea deal and throw him in the slammer for 30 days -- all because she believed the former NFLer disrespected the court with the tap.
In the legal docs, Chad's lawyer says "Mr. Johnson has been a professional football player in the National Football League for eleven (11) years and patting another individual on the backside is viewed as a sign of respect and gratitude."
Swickle also noted that Chad was goaded into finding some form of compliment by the judge herself, who told him to thank his lawyer.
As for the judge's outrage that people in the court were laughing at the ass tap ... Swickle says, "This is not Mr. Johnson's fault and he should not be punished for the actions of third parties."
Swickle says the 30-day jail sentence is "somewhat excessive" and is asking the judge to reconsider. A hearing is set for Monday. Until then ... it's pokey time for Chad.
FL Attorney General Rips Judge
6/11/2013 2:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson did NOT deserve 30 days in jail after slapping his lawyer's butt ... so says the Attorney General of Florida who tells TMZ ... Chad's punishment doesn't fit the crime.
We asked FL Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi how she felt about Judge Kathleen McHugh throwing the book at Chad after he tapped his lawyer's butt in court yesterday ... and here's the answer we got:
"Although we never condone domestic violence, this event seems to question judicial temperament, not the subject matter before the court."
So, what does it all mean? Here's Harvey to break it down ...
Asks Judge to Reconsider
6/11/2013 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chad Johnson has filed a motion asking the judge who jailed him Monday to reconsider her ruling ... TMZ has learned.
Adam Swickle, the lawyer whose ass was slapped by the former NFLer, filed the legal docs ... claiming Johnson meant no disrespect when he tapped the attorney on the rear.
As we previously reported ... Johnson was in court on a probation violation in his domestic violence case when the judge was about to accept a settlement that did NOT involve jail. After the ass slap, the judge tossed the settlement and threw Johnson in the pokey for 30 days.
A hearing is set for Monday. In the meantime, Johnson sits in the slammer.