A few days after news came out that Chad Johnson refused to sign divorce documents filed by his wife, Evelyn Lozada, it looks as though Chad has had a change of heart, filing divorce papers in a Florida court.
Chad Johnson has finally accepted the fact that his marriage to Evelyn Lozada is over ... and has filed divorce docs in which he admits the union is "irretrievably broken" ... TMZ has learned.
Johnson filed the papers yesterday in a Florida court ... in response to the docs Evelyn filed back on August 14. In his papers, Chad admits the two have a prenup that he believes should be enforced -- especially the part about who pays for the lawyers.
According to the docs, Johnson wants a judge to BLOCK Evelyn's request that Chad foot the bill for her legal fees ... citing a provision in the prenup in which the two sides agreed to pay their own way if they were to split up. The divorce has not been finalized yet ... but at this point, it's only a matter of time ... and sources close to Evelyn tell us she's "ecstatic" and ready to move on.
Chad and Evelyn were married on July 4 before getting into a domestic dispute just a month later, ultimately ending their marriage. He was charged with battery and plead not guilty just this morning. We wish them both the best.