It took nearly two years but ‘Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada, 36, and NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, 34, are official man and wife.The couple tied the knot in a lavished ceremony in front close family and friends in Miami, FL yesterday, July 4th.
Here’s a photo of their wedding bands.
Although the bride is an avid tweeter it was the groom who tweeted during the entire ceremony. When asked by several of his 3.5 million followers why he would be tweeting on his wedding day he made it clear it was an attempt to calm his nerves.
He wrote, “Using twitter as a diversion to keep me from getting nervous…Live tweeting from my wedding… should be a first I’m assuming, music is playing, can’t see my guest right now but they’re here… #nervous”
And just why did they choose July 4th as their wedding day a fan wanted to know. Ocho again tweeted, “Honestly, i did it so i’d never forget our anniversary”
Here’s some more of his noteworthy tweets,
“Funny shit, only Chad Johnson would be talking training n football on his wedding day…”
“Y’all still there? How many times is Eve gonna change outfits… Is this normal to have more than 1 outfit besides the wedding gown?”
“Well shit she’s on outfit #4 and i’m stuck in this damn tux… RT @PaolaBColon: @ochocinco 2 outfits is normal anything else is unnecessary”
“F*ck that i can’t believe i just got married… Turn up RT @masterszack25: I can’t believe your tweeting after you just got married”
I guess you’ve never seen Eve mad… that’ll be pushing it RT @youngggGOSE: you won’t pause and tweet before you kiss your bride though!
“I got my wife now it’s time to get my game back… @CoachC_C turn up I’m on the way to LA… football season is the honeymoon”
The athlete also inviting a widow he met on twitter by the name of Cheryl. She tweeted her congrats confessing she had recently lost her husband of 30 years! Chad responded with an invite to the wedding.
“You have a passport? RT @cheryl2958: I’m feeling pretty low today. Lost my hubby 2 weeks ago. Together 30 years. Very hard.
Can you pack and come to the wedding? RT @cheryl2958: @ochocinco Yes I do.”
Here they are together.
Congrats Eve and Ocho! The ceremony and all the eventful details leading up to it will be showcased in the couple’s VH1 reality show, ‘Eve & Ocho’ coming this September. We can’t wait to watch!