The 25 Best Reality TV Stars of 2012

13. Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives, VH1)

Basketball Wives is known for its explosive fights and unparalleled drama, but the biggest scandal involving cast member Evelyn Lozada this year happened off-screen. Shortly after she married NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (who live-tweeted the wedding), cops were called to their home for a domestic abuse complaint. Officers arrested Johnson after Evelyn alleged that he had head-butted her during an argument, and three days later she filed for divorce citing that their marriage had been “irretrievably broken.” The divorce was finalized this past September.

After the incident occurred, Evelyn released a statement via her publicist explaining the situation and expressing her hopes that Johnson received the help he needed. Domestic abuse is no joke, and one has to commend Evelyn for the way she handled the incident.

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