A preview video for Monday's episode of Basketball Wives, part of season 5, showed Evelyn Lozada admitting that she would have reconciled her marriage with Chad Johnson after his assault had the scandal not gone public.
Lozada explained she is visibly upset because Johnson's assault was a shock to her since she loved him so much.
"He hurt somebody that loved him more than anything," Lozada said in the teaser while crying. "He was my best friend and he betrayed me like [a] nobody."
The clip also showed Lozada in a counseling session with a therapist who asked her if she would consider reconciling with Johnson if the assault had not went public. Johnson said the assault was the hardest thing she ever had to deal with and it became harder to process when her brother-in-law died suddenly two days after Johnson head-butted her. She admitted if no one knew it happened she would have likely rekindled their romance.
"What is that you know about him that no one else knows that would make you consider giving it another try?" the therapist asked.
"Just how we are with each other, how we make each other feel," Lozada answered.
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Lozada's domestic violence incident with Johnson, a former Miami Dolphins star, led to his arrest on Aug. 11, 2012. Johnson allegedly head-butted her after she questioned him about a receipt for a box of condoms that she found. The attack resulted in a laceration on her forehead that required stitches.
The reality star married Johnson a month earlier on July 4 in Saint Martin. Planning for the wedding and its ceremony were recorded for their reality show Ev and Ocho, but VH1 dropped the show from their fall lineup due after news of the assault surfaced. Lozada eventually ended her marriage to Johnson on Sept. 19. The divorce was finalized a month after she filed a legal separation on Aug. 14.
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Episode 4 of Basketball Wives' season 5 airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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