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Reality star Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from her NFL husband Chad Johnson just five weeks after they exchanged their wedding vows.

Their house of cards came crashing down on Saturday night when Johnson aka Ochocinco head-butted his bride of 39 days, leading to his arrest on a charge of domestic violence.

The Miami Dolphins quickly severed ties with their wide receiver and his new wife is doing the same. Lozada filed divorce papers Tuesday claiming that the union was “irretrievably broken.”

Johnson issued a statement an hour later: “I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.”

Evelyn told reporters, “It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay, and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”

The former ‘Basketball Wives’ celeb required treatment for a laceration on her forehead following the altercation with her husband.

VH1 announced on Monday that they were cancelling the couple’s upcoming reality show Ev and Ocho. The first season detailing their wedding planning and nuptials was slated to premiere in early September.

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