Congratulations are in order for reality television star Evelyn Lozada! On Thursday, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that Lozada, 47, is engaged to entrepreneur LaVon Lewis, 42.
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The newly engaged couple reportedly met in the unaired series, Queens Court, a dating show featuring both Lozada and Lewis. According to his Instagram page, LaVon is the founder of his own marketing agency.
Evelyn Lozada Got Engaged On Her Birthday In December
Lozada brought in her 47th birthday on December 10, 2022. According to PEOPLE, she celebrated with a small gathering featuring family and friends in Los Angeles.
It was there that Lewis popped the big question to the reality television star. Lozada’s marketing firm co-founder reflected on the moment with the outlet.
“The thing about Evelyn is, it is very hard to surprise her. I told her to pack her bags, we’re going somewhere. She was blindfolded until she got to the front door. She walked in to about 20 close friends and family and the big ‘marry me’ letters, roses on the ground, things like that.”
In addition, Lozada’s proposal also included a “custom cake with butterflies.” According to the outlet, one side read “Happy Birthday,” and the other read, “She said, ‘Yes.’”
Evelyn Lozada Did Not Expect The Proposal From Lavon
According to PEOPLE, only Lozada’s manager and two of Lewis’ friends knew that he planned to pop the question.
Lozada explained further.
“I didn’t know that he was going to propose that day. I didn’t know what I was walking into. He was being very sneaky and, in all honesty, I was a little irritated because I’m such an alpha female and I’m kind of like, ‘Why do I have to pack? Why do I have to do this?’ It was really, really difficult for me to just let go and allow him to do his thing.”
The 47-year-old also explained that she loves the engagement ring, made by Twila True, that Lewis proposed with.
“It was the perfect size and shape. I’ve never had that stone, so he did a really, really good job. But I’m not surprised. Lavon is a creative mind and he doesn’t forget anything.”
Evelyn Lozada & LaVon Lewis’ Future Plans
Currently, Lozada and Lewis are engaged in a bicoastal romance — Lozada resides in Los Angeles while Lewis lives in Atlanta. However, Lewis explained that he plans to relocate to Los Angeles once his 13-year-old son, Jordan, heads off to high school.
Lozada is also a mother to 29-year-old Shaniece Hairston, whom she shares with Jamal Hairston, and 8-year-old Leo Crawford, whom she shares with former professional baseball player Carl Crawford.
She explained that her son Leo and Lewis’ son Jordan get along very well.
“They were like two peas in a pod… In the morning, Jordan would be sleeping and Leo would want to wake him up to go on the trampoline at 7:30 in the morning.”
Lewis even explained that his son “texts” Lozada and the two are “really, really close.”
“I make sure he’s included in all of the conversations, so he doesn’t feel like it’s my journey. It’s our journey. He even texts Evelyn, ‘I love you. Goodnight.’ They’re really, really close, so I’m happy about that.”
The Couple’s Wedding Plans
According to PEOPLE. Lewis calls Lozada “the most amazing woman” he’s ever met.
“I would challenge people to think outside of the box and have faith and push themselves. I didn’t think I would go into it and come out of it with a wife. But look at what happens when you open yourself up and challenge yourself and step up to the plate.”
Furthermore, Lozada and Lewis are looking forward to getting married during the winter months. She told that the outlet that she’s “never experienced this energy,” and can see why things never worked with anyone else.
“I’ve never experienced this energy. In hindsight, it’s clear, I had the wrong person in my life.”
Evelyn Lozada’s Previous Romantic Relationships
According to TMZ, Lozada sparked a romance with NFL player Chad Ochocinco in 2010. After 4 months, Ochocinco proposed to Lozada with a 10-carat engagement ring.
However, in 2012 the couple divorced following a domestic violence incident where Ochocino allegedly headbutted Lozada in the face during an argument. According to TMZ, the argument sparked “over a condom receipt she found in his car.”
Lozada and Crawford Crawford then, reportedly, got engaged in 2013 and welcomed their son, Leo, the next year.
However, according to US Magazine, Lozada and Carl Crawford called off their engagement in 2017. The outlet reportedly spoke with a representative for Lozada who explained the reason for the couple’s split as “infidelity.”
“They did break up but it was over infidelity back in February. Right now they are focused on being responsible and loving parents to their 3-year-old kid.”
Roommates, are you happy to see that Evelyn Lozada has found love again?