In a special Mother’s Day edition of Rolling Out, “BBW” star Evelyn Lozada
posed for a mother-daughter spread with her 20-year-old daughter Shaniece,
where they discussed being best friends and leaning on each other for sup-
port. Evelyn said,
“We are always together, and even when one of us is away, [we're] constantly
check in with each other. But that’s how it has always been between us since
the beginning. Even though I had her young, I always made sure that she knew
I was mom, but that she could also come to me and confide in me about any-
Evelyn also revealed how Shaniece was her comforter through the Chad Ocho-
cinco domestic abuse scandal. Here are the highlights:
Shaniece, as you reflect on the relationship that you have with your mother,
can you think of a time when you were really proud of her, and were proud
that she was your mother?
Shaniece: When she left her domestic abuse relationship, I was really proud
of her. I felt like she stood up for herself, and I think that she set a good exam-
ple for other women. I knew that she had it in her, but I don’t think that every-
one else did, so I’m really proud of her for that.
Before this moment, have you let her know how proud of her you are for that?
Shaniece: Yeah, she knows … and we’ve been together since then.
Evelyn: We were literally together for eight months since that happened [cry-
ing] … I even slept with her. After everything happened, and my life was upside
down, it was tough because I had to live all of that out in the public … everybody
had an opinion, and even now I’m sure there will be some people who say “b—-,
you’re still crying over that?” … but she went through that with me from the
beginning. She went to the hospital with me.