La La Anthony is on her way to becoming an ex-basketball wife.
The actress / TV personality / reality star filed for divorce from NBA star Carmelo Anthony on Thursday in New York City, TMZ.com reported. Sources told the site that La La Anthony cited irreconcilable differences in the case, but the couple amicably separated.
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The Union has been its own reality show, with multiple public breakups and allegations that Carmelo Anthony has been unfaithful for years. When the couple broke up in April 2017, Anthony was accused of making a New York stripper pregnant. The New York Post subsequently reported that he had not impregnated the woman. There was another breakup in 2019.
The Anthony’s have a 14-year-old son, Kiyan. TMZ sources said the couple will continue to share parenting responsibilities. The three were reportedly quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
La La Anthony told “The Wendy Williams Show” in June 2017 that her husband wanted to stay with the Knicks to be close to Kiyan. The Knicks had other ideas and traded it to the Thunder in September 2017. Carmelo Anthony played a season for Oklahoma City before rebounding against the Hawks, Rockets, Bulls and Trail Blazers. He never played for the Hawks or the Bulls.
He eventually found a home in Portland, first as a starter, then as a bench shot threat. The forward, now 37, averaged 14.3 points and shot 39.9% of 3 in two seasons with the Blazers.