*Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” is planning to release a series of novels called “The Wives Association,” which will fictionalize some of her own experiences of being romantically involved with a professional athlete – but through her alter ego character, Eve Inez-Landon.
“I have a bunch of journals from when I was in my previous relationship and I would write down everything that was going on of how I felt, or what was going on in my life,” Lozada tells EUR’s Lee Bailey. “And then when I started moving out, I found these journals and I started reading them. And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy – everything that I went through!’”
Much of that relationship, with ex-fiance Antoine Walker, has already been in the gossip rags.
“And all of it’s not bad, obviously, there’s good too,” she says of their run. “But I figured why not put all of this into a book – and people not know what’s real from fake.
“I have a lot of girlfriends that were married, and still married to a lot of these players. And the stories you hear – what goes on with the staff, and just living in that circle – I don’t think anybody can relate unless you live in it. So I figure why not come out and make a juicy book about it.”
Lozada, currently engaged to Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, says she will team with ghost writer Courtney Parker (“Law & Order: LA”) and pen anywhere from 3 to 10 books under the Wives Association banner, “depending on how things go.”
In the meantime, the 34-year-old Bronx-bred entrepreneur continues to run her shoe boutique Dulce in Miami, and has launched a new line of earrings, which she discusses in detail below.