Is Evelyn agreeing to an open relationship?
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If you are in a high profile relationship with a baller, musician or movie star and your man cheats, do you break it off and keep it moving or accept the fact that famous men cheat and settle for an open relationship? Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco are about to take that giant leap of faith and walk down the aisle this summer despite rumors that Chad has been getting it in on the side. In this past week’s episode of Basketball Wives Chad basically told Evelyn that while he’s out on the road, he may want to have sex, and Evelyn told him that if that happens, she would like for him to tell her about it and wrap it up because then she’ll have more respect for him.
“I want you to be 100 with me. I’d rather know. Tell me1 I wanna know. Go to the pharmacy and get condoms. I’mma be sick like a motherf–ker but what can I do but respect you and know that you’re telling me the truth rather than hide it. Because at the end of the day you don’t have to tell me nothing. I don’t want to have to babysit you but I’d rather you be real with me because Lord knows what could happen.”
Then Chad suggested that if he and Evelyn were out together and he saw a female that he was attracted to, they — as a couple — should be able to “bring her home.” Evelyn wrote on her blog that it’s not that she’s just accepting that Chad will cheat but she’s been real about the situation she’s getting herself into by marrying a pro-athlete.
“I am a realist as to the world we live in. When your relationship is high profile and publicized like mine, I don’t put anything past anyone. Who is to say that either one of us will eventually fall into that temptation one day? We don’t know that.”
“My thing is, I want to take my wedding vows and say, we want this to be forever, but you never know.”
“I am not condoning Chad for cheating… There will be temptation, but it takes a strong bond to defeat it. We do love each other and are both focused on making this work… I love Chad, my focus is him and vice-versa and we are going to do this thing and work it out. There is an abundant amount of negativity and it isn’t easy. It has been a challenge, but this is my dude and I love him.”
Sidenote: Plenty of ‘baller wives’ will say that you basically have to be okay with an ‘open relationship’ if you are marrying an athlete or a high profile person but that ‘open relationship’ is always one sided. And how fair is that? The moment that woman tries to step out with someone else on the side, her man will be ready to kick her to the curb. He’s definitely not going to go for that.