Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada and her daughter are on the cover of Rolling Out Magazine and inside the issue, Lozada reveals how her daughter Shaniece helped her through the roughest time of her life.
In this Mother’s Day edition of Rolling Out, Evelyn speaks about leaning on her daughter for support during her situation with Chad Ochocinco and being the best of friends, “We are always together, and even when one of us is away, [we're] constantly check in with each other. But that’s how it has always been between us since the beginning. Even though I had her young, I always made sure that she knew I was mom, but that she could also come to me and confide in me about anything."
Highlights from the interview:
Shaniece, as you reflect on the relationship that you have with your
mother, can you think of a time when you were really proud of her, and
were proud that she was your mother?
Shaniece: When she left her domestic abuse relationship, I was really
proud of her. I felt like she stood up for herself, and I think that
she set a good example for other women. I knew that she had it in her,
but I don’t think that everyone else did, so I’m really proud of her
Before this moment, have you let her know how proud of her you are for
Shaniece: Yeah, she knows … and we’ve been together since then.
Evelyn: We were literally together for eight months since that
happened [crying] … I even slept with her. After everything happened,
and my life was upside down, it was tough because I had to live all of
that out in the public … everybody had an opinion, and even now I’m
sure there will be some people who say “b—-, you’re still crying over
that?” … but she went through that with me from the beginning. She
went to the hospital with me.
Shaniece: It was crazy, because I wasn’t even supposed to be there. I
was living in L.A. and she was living in Miami, and I just happened to
be there when it happened. Evelyn: She was on vacation, and she was
home when the situation happened, and it was very humiliating for me
to have her see me like that. It was probably one of the biggest low
points of my life — especially because I’m so protective of her. I’m
mom, and I’m supposed to be strong, so it was hard to have her see me
like that … so we were literally connected at the hip from that point
Shaniece: I think that it made us closer. Strangely, I didn’t think
that we could get any closer, but I think that the situation made us
How did it feel to know that you had someone like Shaniece in your
corner to help you go through that?
Evelyn: It was a great feeling to have her there, and to not have her
judge me, or be negative, because during that time period, there was
just so much negativity. But there was also a tremendous outpouring of
support from fans and from women who have gone through the same
things. I had women who came to me and said that I encouraged them to
leave their own relationships. So for me, I couldn’t have been any
more thankful to have her there with me. She makes me feel safe.
You can read the full interview here.
These two can be mistaken for sisters! Beautiful photos <3