Carmelo Anthony and his wife, La La Anthony, have reportedly separated. TMZ is reporting the couple are living separately after La La moved out of their home last week. She now has her own place in New York City. The current NBA season was apparently hard on the pair’s relationship.
Anthony has been dealing with rumors the New York Knicks were looking to trade him for months while he and the team struggled on the court. That can’t have been easy on the marriage.
Carmelo and La La got engaged in 2004 and were married on July 10, 2010. The ceremony was filmed for a VH1 reality series. The couple has a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, who was born on March 7, 2007. There are no plans for either parent to move and they have no desire to uproot their 10-year-old son from his life in New York.
TMZ says the split is amicable and the pair was actually together at Kiyan’s basketball game over the weekend.
Sad news for Carmelo and La La who were one of the NBA’s most recognizable couples.
UPDATE: The NBA star — who is splitting from his wife of seven years — reportedly got a dancer, who works at a gentlemen’s club in New York, pregnant, according to TMZ Sports.
The unidentified woman is requesting that Carmelo pay for her medical expenses and other baby costs, TMZ reports, as she claims she is six and a half months along in her pregnancy and that the Knicks star is the father.
UPDATE II: In the wake of the rumors of Carmelo Anthony allegedly cheating on his wife La La by knocking up a stripper, sources close to the pair have come out of the woodwork to shed light on the situation.
According to Page Six, one source close to Carmelo said,
“Melo’s tagline was ‘She’s married, I’m not’. That’s how he would justify it. His attitude is that all professional athletes do it, and many of them do. La La has put up with a lot. She knew it was going on, but I guess this time she’s had enough.”
“She’s married, I’m not.” Huh?! That don’t even make sense bruh. Are you that evil and misogynistic towards your god damn wife?!
Multiple sources also told Page Six that Melo would often flirt or hook up with women while he was on the road with the Knicks.
Wow Melo, you thought things were getting bad with the Knicks, cause it’s about to get a whole lot worse.