La La & Carmelo Anthony's Separation Could Be Messier Than We Thought

La La and Carmelo Anthony
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Another day, another celeb couple calls it quits. By now, you've probably heard the news that La La and Carmelo Anthony are separating after nearly seven years of marriage amid reports La La moved out of their home last week. We can only imagine what the NBA star and the former MTV hostess-turned-actress are going through -- especially when you add the couple's 10-year-old son Kiyan into the mix. This breakup is thought to have a ton of working parts, like Carmelo reportedly impregnating an exotic dancer, who says she is now six and half months pregnant, according to TMZ. And as crazy as all that sounds, sadly, I'm not super surprised. (Well, I'm surprised about the reported pregnancy, but not the cheating allegations.)


Together since 2003 (the Anthonys had a six-year engagement before tying the knot in 2010), this couple seems to have been dodging cheating bullets for some time -- years, even. In 2012, Carmelo Anthony was accused of having a two-month affair with a 19-year-old, and in 2015, La La slammed reports she cheated on her husband with a rapper.

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When you add all this with new allegations a dancer is six months pregnant with Carmelo's love child and reports the New York Knicks star should seek employment elsewhere (ouch) -- likely inhibiting him from living close to his 10-year-old son -- and you have the perfect ingredients you need to stir up a sh*t storm. (Complex magazine reports the NBA put stress on Carmelo and La La's relationship months leading up to their split.)

I remember watching La La and Carmelo's love story and life play out on VH1's La La's Full Court Life. No matter the ups, downs, and moves this family made in the name of basketball, this couple always tried to show a united front ... no matter the allegations that came their way.

La La and Carmelo Anthony

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Heck, La La once showed she had all the chill in the world when it came to her relationship, admitting on Bethenny Frankel's short-lived TV show Bethenny she doesn't worry about her basketball husband on the road -- which we all know is a code word for stepping out. "I'm just very secure in myself," La La told Bethenny. "If we think too much about what's going on when we're not there and checking phones and cracking email codes, like, that will drive a woman crazy. You have to be secure in yourself."

Sadly, the saying "where there's smoke, there's fire" could be true for this now estranged couple, as this potential love child could be physical proof of actions some people believed were happening all along.

I truly hope that La La and Carmelo, after so many years in the (relationship) game, are able to find a way to co-parent their son Kiyan and find some sort of peace after this craziness.

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