Evelyn Lozada of 'Basketball Wives' is pregnant, mum on paternity

Evelyn Lozada of 'Basketball Wives' is pregnant, mum on paternity
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada attends a Cosmopolitan magazine event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. (Jemal Countess / Getty Images)

Evelyn Lozada of VH1's catty reality series "Basketball Wives" is six months pregnant. 

"I am so excited to announce a wonderful blessing -- I'm pregnant!" Lozada told People magazine Friday. "I'm excited about being a mommy all over again. This is something I've been wanting for years and I can't believe it's finally happening."

The reality TV star would not disclose who the child's father is, but TMZ reported that it's a new beau -- whom she's been dating for about a year -- not her ex-husband, football player Chad Johnson.


The pregnancy was reportedly planned, the site said.

On social media, the 37-year-old "Inner Circle" author repeatedly heralded the pregnancy as a "new beginning," and then took to Instagram to share a pregnant selfie, which was promptly removed.

"NEW BEGINNINGS... #HappiestWomanAlive" she wrote, captioning a side-view photo of herself on the beach wearing a billowing maxi dress that accentuated her growing belly.

Lozada and Johnson famously called it quits on their two-month marriage in September 2012, and entered into prolonged court proceedings in a brutal domestic-violence dispute. Prior to that, she was in a 10-year relationship with NBA player Antoine Walker, but the two called off their engagement before making it down the aisle.

The reality star is already mother to a 20-year-old daughter named Shaniece, who accompanied Lozada on a trip to Hawaii over Thanksgiving, TMZ said. Presumably, that's where the "new beginnings" selfie was taken.

"You deserve everything that GOD sends your way," her daughter captioned another beach photo of them. "I am so excited to meet my new sibling! #youjustkeepwinning #babyswag #JOY @evelynlozada"

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!" Lozada tweeted Thursday. "I'm truly thankful to all of my followers! Thanks for loving me through thick & thin! LOVE U!!!!!

"I'm so thankful for so many things! How much greatness has happened in a year! I'm sooooooo damn HAPPY!!! Yipeeeeeee!!!" she added.


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