(March 6, 2011 - Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images North America)
Evelyn Lozada might have gotten engaged to current beau Chad Ochocinco after only a few months of dating, but the couple says don’t expect a quicky wedding.
“He has four kids. I have one. We want to be engaged for at least a year and enjoy our time with our children, and then we’re going to plan our wedding,” Lozada told PEOPLE at Cosmopolitan‘s Fun Fearless Males of 2011 party in New York, where Ochocinco was honored.
Although both Evelyn and Chad seem like the type to want an over-the-top wedding, Evelyn doesn’t care for a big wedding. “I want something small, even though he wants something big,” Lozada says. “I want something intimate. I’m 35, and we have five kids together. I don’t want anything over the top.”
The couple does want to have more kids, in fact they want twins. “The more kids, the happier I am,” she says.
The two won’t have to worry about their skeletons falling out the closet, the two have been very forthcoming with information about their past. “Sometimes we sit back at night and we literally sit for three to four hours and share stories about who we’ve dated and what we’ve done … every detail,” says Lozada.
The couple have also grown closer through adversity, after Lozada also told PEOPLE how tough it was to deal with the backlash she received after it was revealed she slept with Tami Roman‘s ex-husband Kenny Anderson while they were still married. Evelyn credits Chad for helping her through that tough time.
“I was having a hard time [watching],” she says. “I have a lot of followers on Twitter, so everyone has an opinion on your life, and they think they know you. Some of the things they say are hurtful, but he made me keep it together. He’s very supportive with everything.”
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