Get ready to say goodbye to Chad Ochocinco.
No, the NFL star is not retiring (although that can’t be too far off, given his waning effectiveness), he’s just planning to change his last name back to Chad Johnson.
Seriously. After the ridiculous production involved in legally changing his last name to Ochocinco, Chad’s changing it back just in time for his wedding this summer.
The reason? He doesn’t want his wife to have a made-up last name. Noble. But couldn’t she just stay Evelyn Lozada instead of being Mrs. Johnson or Ochocinco?
Ocho’s wedding to his Basketball Wives fiancee is set for July in Florida, and the Patriots wide receiver plans to legally be Chad Johnson again by that time.
For her part, Evelyn swears she doesn’t care what name she ends up with, and that the choice is entirely up to Chad … but he is doing it for her, he says.
The only downside? Chad’s legal fees, and how much it sucks for all of you who bought Ochocinco jerseys, though now at least they’ll be a collector’s item.
Evelyn Lozada and Chad recently postponed their wedding amid a firestorm of rumors that they were on the rocks, but apparently it’s back on. Hooray.