Evelyn Lozada says fiance Chad Ochocinco's fish tank bed was his idea
The theme of NFL star Chad Ochocinco's bedroom may be "Enchantment Under The Sea."
A massive fish tank hangs in an arch over the headboard of the bed in his Florida home (see above photo) and was installed a year ago. His fiance Evelyn Lozada, who starred in the VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives," says it was his idea.
"It's like therapy," she said on her Twitter page on Wednesday, August 31. "Tank is very quiet. What's even more crazy is that there are a group of fish that watch the TV."
The custom-made aquarium was designed by Wayde King and Brett Raymer, the stars of the new reality show "Tanked" on Animal Planet. The series debuted on August 19.
The pair's company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, is based in Las Vegas. The firm has also designed fish tanks for other celebrities, such as director Steven Spielberg and hip hop star Dr. Dre. R&B singer Usher has one in one of his vehicles.
An oversized tank by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing was also installed in Ochocino's TV room. Three large flat screen televisions hang in the front (see below photo).
"He was cool as heck," King told the Boston Herald newspaper about Ochocinco. "We hung on the couch, talked about going out, sports, and he let me take pictures in front of his Lamborghini. He's a really down-to-earth cool guy."
Ochocinco, 33, and Lozada, 35, became engaged in November 2010. They have children from previous relationships - he has four and she has a teenage daughter.
The football star, who changed his last name from Johnson to Ochocinco two years ago to reflect the number on his Cincinnati Bengals uniform, is known for his sense of humor. He currently plays for the New England Patriots and also has a home near the team's stadium.
Ochocinco was a "Dancing With the Stars" contestant during the 10th season in the spring of 2010. He and partner Cheryl Burke placed fourth. He also starred last year in his own VH1 reality dating show, "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch."
The 13th season of "Dancing With The Stars" is set to debut on September 19 and features celebrities such as Ricki Lake, legal commentator Nancy Grace and NBA star Ron Artest. The stars' professional dance partners were revealed earlier on Wednesday.
Check out a photo of Chad Ochocinco's TV room, which contains an oversized fish tank by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing.