Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada allowed VH1’s cameras to capture their July 4 wedding and all of the drama leading up to their big day, as part of a new reality series, Ev & Ocho, which was set to premiere Sept 3. But after Johnson was arrested Saturday in a domestic violence dispute, for allegedly head-butting Lozada during an argument, VH1 has decided to cancel the series.
Earlier today A VH1 spokesperson revealed in a statement to Broadcast & Cable today that “production on Ev & Ocho had wrapped prior to the incident, but no decision had been made yet on the future of the show.” But moments ago VH1 confirmed that they have pulled the plug on Ev & Ocho, “Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” read an official statement.
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According to a synopsis of Ev & Ocho released months ago by VH1:
Audiences will get a glimpse into all aspects of Evelyn and Chad’s relationship, from the tumultuous times, having to deal with cheating rumors and heartache, to dealing with the often negative and always invasive tabloid press, social media criticism of their partnership and tough family decisions about who’ll walk Evelyn down the aisle. Viewers will watch Evelyn and Chad work through their dream wedding with celebrity wedding planner Diann Valentine and decide on important details including the cake, the designer dress, the exclusive invite list and more. Preparation will not be easy as these stars battle the balance between their hectic daily schedules and planning a celebrity-studded wedding. Planning “happily ever after” is never a smooth course.
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