Evelyn Lozada has decided she's done filming the Basketball Wives after 10 years in front of the camera.
The reality star/businesswoman confirms to Radar she won't be returning to the VH1 franchise. "I'm ready for bigger things. It's just time," Lozada tells us.
Lozada says, "It’s been an exhausting last couple of seasons and I want to do other things. I feel like the show is not evolving, we are doing things we did 10 years ago.”
Lozada first told Justin Sylvester of E! Daily Pop, "I am no longer going to do Basketball Wives. I think that it's time for me to open up the universe to other things."
She added, "It's not the most positive energy. Now I have a conscience about what I say and what I do and what my kids are going to see."
The star tells Radar, "I really just don’t want to bring negativity into your home anymore." We've told producers offered Lozada a contract for season 10 but she politely declined.
I’m ready to spend my time and energy focusing on the Evelyn Lozada Foundation," she explains.
"The mission of The Evelyn Lozada Foundation is to transform society's response to domestic violence, support of survivors and the overall empowerment of women and girls," the organization's website states.
The foundation is a passion project for Lozada, who herself is a victim of domestic violence. In the years since her ex-husband was arrested for attacking her, she has dedicated countless hours to helping others in similar situations.
Lozada will also be spending extra time expanding her jewelry line with BX Glow. We're told she's working on launching a collection of fine jewelry after her initial pieces sold out so quickly.
Sources say VH1 is still planning on bringing back Basketball Wives for another season. We're told Brooke Bailey will be returning next season. Longtime cast member Jackie Christie has also signed on the dotted line for another season. It's unclear if Shaunie O'Neal has made a decision on whether or not she will return.