Evelyn Lozada 'Afraid,' Says Chad Johnson 'Needs To Get Help': 'Nightline' Exclusive

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On Aug. 14, just a day before Lozada filed for divorce, Johnson posted a statement on his official website, OCNN, saying, "I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much."

"I will continue to be positive and stay training hard for another opportunity in the NFL. I appreciate all my fans and supporters and if I have disappointed you in any way, you have my sincerest apologies. Once again I will continue to stay positive and appreciate all the support during this tough period in my life," Johnson said.

Lozada was a cast member on the VH1 reality TV series "Basketball Wives" when she was engaged to former Celtics player Antoine Walker. The couple broke up in 2009, and she began dating Johnson the following year.

After a whirlwind engagement, Lozada and Johnson married on July 4 and their much-publicized wedding in St. Maartin was the subject of VH1's reality TV show, "Ev & Ocho." The show, which was slated to premiere on Sept. 3, has since been dropped.

Because their marriage only lasted 41 days, some skeptics claim that it was just a publicity stunt for reality TV, but Lozada said that was not the case.

"I was a very good fiancé and wife to Chad. I did everything I could to make his life better," she said. "The person on 'Basketball Wives' is not the person at home. I don't think he would marry me if I was."

She hasn't been back to the couple's home since the incident, Lozada said, and believes that being away from each other is the "right thing" for both of them.

"I still love him," she said. "I feel bad for him because his life is now a mess."

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