Evelyn Lozada has fulfilled her contractual obligations as far as “Basketball Wives” is concerned, and now she’s ready for her own spin-off.
“I signed on to do five seasons and this is our fifth. I don’t really see me doing a sixth season,” she told the Huffington Post.
Evelyn’s previous VH1 spin-off with ex-husband Chad Johnson never aired following the domestic dispute that resulted in divorce. Though it never saw the light of day, Evelyn said that gave her confidence that she’s ready for own series.
“I know I can carry my own show, pretty much carried this one,” she said referring to “Basketball Wives.”
While she’s not always been pleased with her depiction on the hit VH1 show, Evelyn explained that wouldn’t be a concern if she starred her own show because she’d be running things.
“I would do my own show because I know I would have creative control,” said Evelyn who is not interested in another show with a large female cast.
“I’m in a different space,” she said. “I’m open to doing a spin-off, but just not with a cast of women.”
Helping her to stay in that “different space” are two life coaches who Evelyn credits with helping her remain calm, especially during a recently aired confrontation with co-star Tami Roman.
“I stay calm because I think about the previous season when I acted an ass, and it just wasn’t a good look for me, so I think about that,” said Evelyn who hasn’t communicated with Tami recently.
Tony Gaskins and Iyanla Vanzant are Ev’s celebrity life coaches who have helped her avoid the behavior that drew a lot of criticism in past seasons.
“We talk about everything, whether it’s dating, whether it’s the show, whether it’s family. It’s just nice to be able to have that outlet and be honest….It helps me. It’s just nice to have that person you can trust and you know it won’t go anywhere,” said Evelyn who reported that her coaches were proud when she did not respond to Tami’s actions with violence.
“Probably last season I would have gotten up, but it’s just not worth it to me. I made a promise last season to just be a better example,” she said. “That’s why I chose to be a mature lady and make my life coach very happy and I sat down and if she wanted to act crazy and make herself look crazy; that’s fine.”