La La Anthony has decided to stick the last nail to the coffin. Thursday, according to TMZ it was reported that she filed for the divorce after being together for 16 years, and married for 11. She gave it a good run. The divorce was filed “irreconcilable differences”. Although they’ve been separated for some time, they co-parent for their14 year old son, Kiyan. The teen has just graduated from middle school and is headed to his first year in high school.
When It Started Going Downhill
In 2017, during the seventh year of their marriage, rumors began circulating that the basketball star had a mistress that he impregnated. At the time, Carmelo was threatened by his team, the NY Knicks to trade him off to another team. Knicks President Phil Jackson gave Carmelo the boot. Therefore, he had to move anyway. In 2019, he became a member of the Portland Trailblazers on a $2.1 million contract.
Although they were still being spotted together at basketball games, with their son. This may have laid the foundation for some of the couple’s turmoil.
The following year, folks began to suspect the couple reconciled, because they were spotted together in public a few times. There was even a moment that went viral because the world was happy to see the family seemingly coming together.
“Who wouldn’t want to see this? La La told ESPN. “It’s amazing and exactly how it should be”. Carmelo even showed big love as well for his wife “Mentally she kept me going. Emotionally, she kept me going. She was nudging me, ‘Don’t do it, don’t think about it, don’t do it, don’t you let that thought creep into your head.’ So she was a major, major part of why I’m here today”.
Watching dad make history ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6e77mnoQNH— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 26, 2019
However new sketchy photos were leaked of Carmelo and another woman , stultifying their sacred union even more. The pics depicted the NBA star player and the woman chillin cozy on a boat. The photos were released just a few days before La La’s 36th birthday. After that, we pretty much just saw La La with her supportive friends, as she moved out and got her own place in NYC. At this point, they had already been separated twice. Reports circulated that the actress would proceed with a divorce. It was noticed she had stopped wearing her wedding ring.
La La was last seen publicly with her husband at an NBA game in 2019 while attempting to assist Kiyan talk to his dad on Facetime. And then, last spring the family quarantined together at the on set of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m on the West Coast. I have a bunch of my family with me. My son, obviously, is here”, she told Access Hollywood.
“I was in New York, and I just felt like it was time to get out of New York. I was like, ‘You know, this is not the place to quarantine at anymore. It’s time to go. “So I grabbed some of my nieces, family members, Kiyan, and we came out west and we are just quarantining now together. Melo is – he’s here somewhere.”
A graduate of Howard University, La La is currently focused on her son and her career as an actress on The Chi and her clothing line. In addition to her role on The Chi, La La has starred as Lakeisha Grant on Power, for five seasons.