NEW YORK — Evelyn Lozada is ending her 41-day-old marriage to Chad Johnson after the football star was arrested for allegedly head-butting her over the weekend.
A rep for the VH1 reality star confirmed reports that Lozada filed for divorce Tuesday.
“Given the recent events that have taken place, Evelyn has decided to file for divorce and move on with her life,” Lozada’s lawyer, Michael B. Gilden, told the TV show “The Insider” in a statement.
Johnson released his own statement — the first since his arrest — on his official website, OCNN, and reaffirmed his love for Lozada.
“I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much,” said Johnson, who was dumped by the Miami Dolphins a day after the arrest.