On the Monday night episode of “Basketball Wives,” Evelyn Lozada had an emotional moment discussing how she may never get to add to her family.
Last year, she confirmed that she was no longer dating former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford. But when they broke up, they left behind the embryos they spent a year working to implant together. Rather than using them, the two decided to discard them.
And the decision was an emotional one for Lozada.
The 42-year-old told “The Real” in 2016 that she suffered from three miscarriages in the last year and a half. Since then, she’s struggled through two cycles of in-vitro fertilization treatments.
“Him and I both agreed that me just letting go of the embryos is the best thing to do,” Lozada told Jennifer Williams as they sat on the beach in the June 11 episode of the Vh1 series.
“The embryos are our children — that could have potentially been our children,” she added in a confessional as she choked back tears.
To represent her new beginning, Lozada and Williams released butterflies toward the sea.
“I would have never thought in a million years thought that this is what I would be doing to my embryos,” she says in an interview. “But I don’t have a choice because my relationship is over.”
“Seeing these butterflies fly away is beautiful … it’s just closing the chapter on this long journey,” she explains. “It’s sad and it’s emotional but I’m also looking forward to the future. And me being able to share this moment with Jennifer means a lot.”
In response, several fans weighed in on her decision.
Let me get this straight: you’re throwing your conceived embryos out like trash, and then have the nerve to say if you get pregnant naturally…well..we’ll leave THAT up to GOD. Did I get that right?
You are THE biggest moron on the planet.
— Shan Shan (@ImShan2017) June 12, 2018
@EvelynLozada I think instead of getting rid of the embryos, you should donate them to families that are not able to have children. I would take one to have a family 🙂
— stephen wagner (@steviescream) June 12, 2018
— Ebony (@ebonykellly) June 12, 2018