Evelyn Lozada, star of VH1's popular reality television show "Basketball Wives," is feeling blessed for having another opportunity to show the world who she is after overcoming public outrage due to her behavior, and is questioning her return to the popular series.
Lozada, 36, is gearing up to star in her new reality television spinoff show that will serve as a prelude to her marriage to NFL player Chad Ochocinco. After receiving backlash for her violent personality on "Basketball Wives" and publicly apologizing for them, the reality television star recently said she is blessed for the opportunity to star in "Ev and Ocho" which is set to debut on VH1 in September.
"It's unfortunate the world doesn't get to see every side, but I'm also so thankful that you know God blessed me with another show, which is the 'Ev & Ocho' show, cause you get to see a totally different person of Evelyn," the reality television star told radio personality Egypt Sherrod recently. "You get to see what I'm really like, so I'm happy about that."
Lozada, who is currently promoting her first novel, Inner Circle, was the subject of a change.org petition signed by 32,107 who called for an end to "Basketball Wives" and her spinoff show. Weeks after enduring backlash for her actions on the show, Lozada may be questioning her return next season.
"I don't know. You know I honestly don't know because we don't know what the cast is going to look like," Lozada told Sherrod when questioned about her return to the show. "We just stopped filming what like a month and a half ago, because as the show was airing, we were still filming. So, I don't know. Negotiations start I think August, September."
While Lozada may not be ready to confirm her return to "Basketball Wives," she told Sherrod that her soon-to-be stepchildren made her think twice about her role on the show.
"I was with my step-babies and they're young – 8 and 7 – Chad's kids, and I'm in the car with them Easter Sunday, I'll never forget this, and they are literally reciting to me everything that happened on the episode with the bottle throwing," Lozada revealed. "I mean I really sat, I was so embarrassed. I was like oh my God, that was that moment for me where I said you know I need to do better."