'Basketball Wives' star Evelyn Lozada gets engaged to Carl Crawford on Christmas Day
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/27/2013
Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has gotten engaged to Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford.
"YES!" Lozada captioned an Instagram photo of her giant 14.5-carat diamond engagement ring on Wednesday.
Lozada, who's currently six months pregnant with Crawford's baby, also tweeted thanks to the ring's designer Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills. She called it a "beautiful design" and later posted that she's the happiest girl in the world.
"I'm overjoyed and in complete and utter shock!" Lozada, 37, toldPeople. "What a different year and a half it has been -- I'm truly happy!"
Lozada's representative also told the magazine the reality TV star "wasn't expecting a proposal at all," and when Crawford got down on one knee on Christmas Day and popped the question, "it took Evelyn by surprise."
Lozada confirmed the news of her pregnancy late last month but initially declined to reveal whom the father is. This will be Lozada's second child, as she already has a 20-year-old daughter named Shaniece from a previous relationship.
Lozada divorced ex-husband Chad Johnson after only two months of marriage in 2012.
She filed for divorce after an August 2012 domestic violence incident in which Johnson allegedly heat-butted Lozada after she found a receipt for condoms and confronted him about it outside their Florida home. Lozada suffered a laceration on her forehead from the blow, which reportedly required stitches.
Johnson and Lozada's previously-ordered Ev and Ocho reality series -- a spinoff of VH1'sBasketball Wives that had been scheduled to premiere only a month later -- was canceled by the network following the domestic violence altercation.