Another day, another celebrity divorce to unpack. We all know that relationships are hard work, and marriage takes that commitment to the next level. So, when there is speculation about mistreatment, it’s easy for fans to wonder why people pledge their lives to one another to only allow their relationships to blow up.
After entrepreneur La La Anthony filed for divorce in June 2021 from her longtime husband, Los Angeles Lakers player Carmelo Anthony, fans were shocked. And since the rumor mill was buzzing about Carmelo’s philandering, it made the news even more disheartening. However, it appears that La La and Carmelo ended their coupledom long before the divorce announcement. Here’s what we know.
There’s power in healing before speaking. On Oct.11, 2021, La La sat down with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez to talk about the demise of her marriage to Carmelo, re-entering the dating world, and more. But, what threw many listeners for a loop was a revelation La La admitted while speaking about her divorce.
“To a lot of people, it feels like this single thing is new. Like it’s been years now that we’ve separated,” La La tells Angie. “So I’ve dealt with the emotions behind it, and I still have my moments, but for the most part, I can talk about it now and laugh about it and find the humor in it all.”
La La also went on to explain that the act of filing for dovorce was difficult to handle since there were hurtful rumors and revelations involved in the demise of her relationship.
“It was bad because there were other people involved,” La La tells Angie. “It was bad because there were allegations. It got bad.”
Flash back to 2017, fans learned that Carmelo allegedly had an affair and got a woman named Mia Angel Burks pregnant. TMZ Sports reported that the two met at a gentlemen’s club where Mia worked as a dancer. Mia went on to give birth to a daughter, Genesis.
While La La and Carmelo seemed to move past that alleged indiscretion, things got worse very quickly. Suspicions started to circulate around social media even more about Carmelo’s cheating.
Not to mention, in June 2021, The Shade Room reported that Carmelo found himself entangled in another cheating scandal that produced a set of twins.
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