Evelyn Lozada Covers LATINA Magazine [August]
Evelyn Lozada is Latina magazine’s August covergirl.
Latina‘s Facebook page has been inundated with messages criticizing the publication’s choice to put Lozada on the cover. Many see her as a bully and a bad representation.
However, during her interview Lozada speaks candidly about the poor choices she’s made in the past, the abuse she faced at the hands of her ex-husband and the foundation she’s working on establishing.
On her feelings after the violent abuse of her ex-husband during an argument: “At that point, I knew my life would never be the same. I knew the world was going to laugh at me and be mean and nasty and blame me for everything. But I had no choice. I had to go to the hospital.”
On her behavior during the filming of Basketball Wives: “I’m not going to blame VH1—whatever I put out there, I put out there. When we were in the middle of an argument, I wasn’t thinking, ‘Maybe this is going to be hurtful.’ I was thinking, ‘You’re not gonna beat me in this argument!’ ”
On the public reaction that she somehow provoked her husband’s abusive behavior: “A lot of people connected my previous actions on the show to this. If they were talking about the incident on the news, there would be a clip of me acting a fool on Basketball Wives. I never lifted a finger at him.”
On why she plans to start a foundation dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence called Pain Is Not Love: “I get e-mails every single day from women who are still with their abusive partner and they’re like, ‘I need help.’”