The football star tells Ryan Seacrest that model Evelyn Lozada is "everything I've been missing"

By Kate Hogan
November 30, 2010 11:55 AM
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His team may have a losing record, but at the moment, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is a winner: He’s engaged to model Evelyn Lozada!

“Yeah, man … It’s time for me to sit down,” he said when Ryan Seacrest asked Tuesday on his KIIS FM radio show if engagement rumors were true . “Enough is enough. I’m 32, you know, my days are over.”

Ochocinco sparked engagement rumors earlier this month when he reportedly gifted Lozada, seen on VH1’s Basketball Wives, with a 10-carat ring from Jason Beverly Hills. But at the time, neither star would confirm their plans to wed.

Now, the footballer – known for his crazy on- and off-field stunts – is happy to talk about his relationship. “You know how you deal with this person, that person, but you can’t ever find everything in one individual?” he asked Seacrest. “I think I found everything I’ve been looking for in one person. [She’s] everything I’ve been missing.”

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Though Ochocinco declined to call his fiancée “perfect” – “ain’t no such thing as perfect,” he laughed – he did say she’s “close enough.”

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant, who also starred in the VH1 reality dating show Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, said his marriage won’t play out for television cameras. And he hopes to keep future milestones quiet, too. “Maybe [we’ll have] … a couple babies. You never know what’ll happen.”

This is the first engagement for Ochocinco; Lozada was in a previous relationship with basketball player Antoine Walker.