Evelyn Lozada Reportedly Will File for Divorce from Chad Johnson

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IAugust 14, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - AUGUST 10:  Receiver Chad Johnson #85 of the Miami Dolphins warms up just before the start of the NFL Preseason Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sun Life Stadium on August 10, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Well, that didn't last long.

Just six weeks removed from her marriage with wide receiver Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada will reportedly file for divorce from the former Bengals star.

The news comes from Radar Online

In light of allegations of both domestic assault and a pre-marital affair, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada is taking a strong stance against her estranged husband Chad "Ochocino" Johnson by filing for divorce after less than six weeks of marriage.

Not long after the news broke, Johnson released a statement (via ocnnreport.com):

I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred.  I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies.  I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.

I wonder if this separation means Johnson, who went from "Ochocinco" back to "Johnson" so as to not burden his new wife with the gimmicky name, is going to change his name for a third time. 

Nonetheless, this is a development that we likely should have seen coming after the events of the past few weeks.

Johnson married the Basketball Wives star on July 4, but things appeared to be rocky from the very start.

First, Johnson was accused of cheating on Lozada right before the marriage. Then, he was committed of domestic battery after allegedly head-butting her, an act that put Johnson in jail and got him cut from the Miami Dolphins

Marriages—and as unfortunate as it is, high-profile marriages likes this one—don't always have a good chance of surviving an initial six-week period like that one. 

Johnson remains a free agent (on the football field), but possibly, with this nightmare of a month behind him, he can begin to move on in order to concentrate on resurrecting his career. 

For Lozada, this is her second high-profile breakup after separating from former NBA star Antoine Walker after a 10-year relationship.