2012 was not exactly a banner year for Evelyn Lozada. The pregnant Basketball Wives star, who is soon to become a baseball wife to L.A. Dodger Carl Crawford, suffered two devastating losses that year, from which she thought she might never recover. “I thought my life was over,” she tells Life & Style.

In the span of a few months, Evelyn lost her brother-in-law to cancer and went through a very public split from her now ex-husband, Chad Ochocinco. The former Ev & Ocho stars had been married for just over a month when a domestic battery incident brought it all tumbling down.

Though she probably wouldn’t want to relive that year, Ev is glad for what she went through in 2012. “That entire incident ... led me to where I am now,” she says.

And where she is now definitely looks good to us! With a baby boy due late next month and a stunning rock on her left hand, Evelyn feels “lucky and really, really blessed” for what she has now.

That seems especially true when it comes to her fiancé, Carl. “He came into my life at a perfect time,” Evelyn says “Everything that happened makes me appreciate him 1,000 times more and he also makes me a better person.”

We guess maybe everything does happen for a reason!

Source: Life & Style