Chad Johnson Refuses to Sign Evelyn Lozada’s Divorce Papers

Chad Johnson is refusing to sign the divorce papers to allow his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada to be free from him, according to sources.

Johnson doesn’t want to give Lozada a divorce because he wants her back. He even got a picture of her face tattoed on his right leg and he was seen last week sporting his wedding ring and a t-shirt that said “I just want to love you.”

Sources close to the couple told TMZ that the unemployed football star desperately wants to stay married.

After Johnson assaulted Lozada in the head butt heard around the world, she filed for divorce three days later. Lozada had to receive stitches on her forehead while Johnson was arrested for the bloody assault. He was released on $2,500 bail but is still awaiting charges.

Apparently under Florida law a divorce can be finalized with a judge’s approval without Johnson’s signature.

In an appearance on Iyanla Vanzant’s new show on the OWN network, “Fix My Life,” that will be airing later in the month, Lozada seems to allude to earlier domestic abuse incidents with Johnson.

“I can ignore a push and a shove, but when he messes with my image [points to her face] oh now we got a problem,” Lozada tells Vanzant.

During the show, Vanzant tries to get Lozada to come to terms with her bullying behavior on “Basketball Wives,” which has led to a decided lack of public sympathy for her assault by Johnson.

“You have been rewarded for being [a] thug among women, it’s gonna cost you,” Vanzant says to her in the preview.

She then asked her: “How did you get to stitches in your forehead, living in a hotel?”

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