All good things must come to an end—even if that good thing only lasts six weeks.
According to RadarOnline.com, Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson will be getting a divorce:
In light of allegations of both domestic assault and a pre-marital affair, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has taken a strong stance against her estranged husband Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson by filing for divorce after less than six weeks of marriage.
Johnson and Lozada were married for a mere 40 days before the divorce papers were filed. The domestic assault and premarital affair allegations are very unfortunate, but a divorce will prove to be the best option for both parties involved.
Things likely wouldn't have turned out so well if the two remained together.
Obviously, cheating on your future wife doesn't exactly lay a solid foundation for a happy marriage. All it does is leave room for questioning, accusations and heated arguments that, in this instance, led to Johnson allegedly head-butting Lozada.
The state of the marriage presumably went from bad to worse when the couple's reality show "Ev and Ocho" was canceled by VH1 before it was aired.
The cancellation definitely cost the two a hefty sum of money, but not as much as Johnson being cut from the Miami Dolphins.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said (via ESPN) that this was not the primary reason that Johnson was cut from the team. That may be true, but the organization was obviously at its wits end with the veteran wide receiver.
Divorce gives both Lozada and Johnson a chance to take a step back and examine how to better their lives.
Now that Lozada will have more time on her own, maybe she can get back into the world of reality television without Johnson. Without her NFL star husband overshadowing her, she will be able to continue to make a name for herself as a television personality.
Johnson, on the other hand, has a much bigger crisis on his hands. Now that he is unemployed, he will need to pour every last ounce of ability in his body into finding another NFL team that will be willing to take him on.
Did Evelyn Lozada make the right decision by filing for divorce?
Everybody knew that Johnson was a bit of a loose cannon, but he never had any serious legal troubles in his NFL career. That is what makes this incident so concerning.
The divorce allows both of them to step out of the limelight for the foreseeable future, and avoid public questioning regarding the past week of chaos.
This clearly wasn't a match made in heaven. The two personalities clashed and it resulted in an ugly series of events that detrimentally impacted the careers of both people involved.
We thought that Lozada had tamed the beast that was Chad Ochocinco when he changed his last name prior to the two getting married so she didn't have to take the ridiculous surname, but apparently that wasn't the case.