Don’t believe the hype: Chad Ochocinco is a fun guy. Proof: He invited 200 random people to a screening of “Baywatch” the other night at Cinemark Paradise 24.
Man about town Mike Blandino was there and posted a pic on Instagram with the former football player at the theater. They went to Miami Beach Senior High together, class of ’96.
The 38-year-old NFL vet apparently loves to do stuff like this — invite strangers to events or dinner. For this particular outing, Johnson sent a shoutout on social media; the first 200 to reply were in. Ochocinco (real name: Chad Johnson) currently stars in “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” on WEtv to patch things up with his mother, Paula.
The current status of their relationship: Not great. “My mom is a ticking time bomb,” he says on the show, where he hopes to also rebuild his image after his domestic violence issues and short lived, tumultuous marriage to Evelyn Lozada.
“There’s so much work that needs to be done,” says Chad, who craves a “normal” connection with Paula.
Maybe invite her to the movies once in a while?
Meanwhile, in other Ochocinco news, he says he is doing a song with Rick Ross and is looking for help with the lyrics.