Just when we thought "Basketball Wives" couldn't get any crazier along comes tonight's Season 5 premiere with Tami telling Evelyn that she should consider giving her football player ex, Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), another chance.
Excuse us! He head-butted his new bride before the "happy" couple had a chance to unwrap all of their wedding presents. They got married on the Fourth of July last year and unfortunately the fireworks really popped off after that. Evelyn found Chad had purchased condoms to apparently use on another woman or women, she confronted him and according to her, that led to his attack. They were divorced 41 days later.
TMZ even got hold of some exclusive photos of the gash in Evelyn's head. This was no joke so why is Tami acting like this is some sort of "love" that needs to be revisited? Who would suggest a woman return to her abuser? That was the real jaw-dropper of the season opener.
If you recall Evelyn even went on "Iyanla: Fix My Life" to try to get help in the aftermath of her disastrous marriage to Chad and we saw that a lot on both sides contributed to the implosion of that union. Evelyn had some of her own demons Iyanla told her she needed to work on and Tami even mentioned Evelyn's being featured on that show.
Tami basically told Evelyn that sometimes things just happen. Head butts? She went on to tell Evelyn that she believes in second chances although she wouldn't suggest giving Chad any more than that. The most troubling part of it all was that Evelyn was crying and nodding in agreement with Tami like that was the advice she had been waiting for someone to give her all this time.
Even Chad had to be shocked to see this "Basketball Wives" episode.