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Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson were indeed back together, hand-in-hand, for a night, but are NOT ringing in the New Year with a romantic reconciliation.

Basketball Wives star Ev addressed the rumors after photos surfaced of the duo holding hands at a fan appreciation dinner for the former Ochocinco.

“I attended a dinner with Chad’s daughter, not only because I love baby girl like my own, but to support Chad and his fan dinner,” Evelyn Lozada wrote.

Evelyn Lozada At the Pool

“While at the fan appreciation dinner, several photos popped up on the Internet of Chad and I holding hands, while in the process of blessing the food.”


“The blogs made last night seem as though, we walked hand and hand into the restaurant announcing a reunion, which wasn’t the case.”

“I care for Chad, we are friends and we love one another, however, we are still separated, not living under the same roof and working on ourselves because we have a long way to go.”

“This is a normal and realistic process for anyone and I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I know God holds it and I’m taking things one day at a time.”

“Chad and I are attending therapy separately, meeting with a Life Coach and trying to figure out how to work on our individual selves and navigate through this entire ordeal.”

“I appreciate the love from so many of you and I’m working on becoming a better person.”

She and her footballer ex finalized the end of their two-month marriage in September, after Chad head-butted her after she found a condom receipt in their car.

The release of the old Chad Johnson sex tape didn’t faze her, but it likely didn’t help his efforts to reconcile either. Still, it seems like they’re working on things.

Together, and separately, as it should be. Whatever the future holds, we wish them well!