chad johnson & aj johnson*After dealing with a relationship gone bad with Evelyn Lozada, it looks like Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is back in the saddle.

We say it “looks” like it ’cause he was spotted out and about with Hollywood actress A.J. Johnson, probably best known for her role as Tyrese’s mother in “Baby Boy.”

At this point it’s not know if was a date or he was just meeting a relative for lunch. Remember, her last name is Johnson, too.

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The 34-year-old out of work wide receiver met up with Ms. Johnson, 49, at a dining spot in the Sunset Plaza on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

The daily Mail said the two were both “dressed casually for their al fresco meal, with Chad in a T-shirt and jeans and A.J. sporting a tank top, tracksuit bottoms and trucker hat.”

The pair sat next to instead of facing each other but it’s unclear if they were on a date

It looked like the disgraced NFL star is facing some competition in the brawn stakes as A.J. showed off some very muscular arms in her white vest top.

The American footballer sipped on what appeared to be cranberry juice as well as a hot beverage, sticking his tongue out for photographers.

Chad is currently trying to get his life back on track after he was arrested last month for ‘headbutting’ his now ex-wife.

You can see lots more pics HERE.

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