LaLa and Carmelo started dating in 2003 after being introduced by New York’s DJ Clue. Judging from those big smiles, these two were very much in love from the start.
The happy couple spends some quality time together during a hot date in 2005.
Carmelo holds LaLa tight during an appearance together in 2006. Their body language signals true love!
When LaLa and Carmelo announced in 2006 that they were expecting a baby boy, their family, friends, and fans were overjoyed.
LaLa and Carmelo welcomed their son Kiyan on March 7, 2007. Seen here at 21 months, Kiyan is a high-energy and fun-loving toddler.
After a 7-year engagement, LaLa says she never felt pressured to marry. “We never got caught up in that because we knew that we had a strong solid relationship,” she said in an interview.
LaLa and Kiyan attend one of Carmelo’s games courtside. It looks like little Kiyan takes after his balling father at a young age!
LaLa and Carmelo hang out with Serena Williams as they celebrate the launch of LaLa’s VH1 show.
After announcing their wedding Carmelo said, “We’ve been working on this for years. I’ve probably got the longest engagement ever.”
The couple decided to marry in the summer of 2010. They threw a yacht pre-wedding party in NYC. To keep with the theme, the couple handed out sailor hats to all guests.
LaLa and Carmelo wed on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in New York City. It was a star-studded affair and the couple looked amazing!
The two are all smiles as they head down the aisle! They look beautiful!
Four-year-old Kiyan is never far from his parents. He and dad Carmelo share an especially tight bond. “My father died when I was 2 years old, so I know what I wanted from a father,” Carmelo said in an interview.
The happy couple recently celebrated their return to New York City. They attended a press event held by the New York Knicks to introduce Carmelo at Madison Square Garden.
LaLa frequents Madison Square Garden to support her hubby’s games with the New York Knicks. She brings along Kiyan to hang out with her bestie Ciara.
“Mel and I are not together all the time; we like to give each other space,” LaLa told Rolling Out Magazine. “I think that’s what keeps us going…he’s on the road working, and I’m working.”
LaLa and Carmelo are truly a fun pair. The two share a laugh during some down time.
LaLa and Carmelo stop by the toy store to pick up a few goodies for their son, Kiyan. Looks like fun!
LaLa and Carmelo smile on the red carpet of the NBA Player’s Association Gala. The two look so in love by each other’s side.
The happy couple looks stunning at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair cocktail reception following the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.
LaLa and Carmelo always look amazing on the red carpet. The couple is all smiles as they attend the TIME 100 Gala in New York City.
LaLa and Carmelo attend the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. LaLa looks ravishing in a feminine, nude one-shouldered Vera Wang gown!
Carmelo, La La, and their son Kiyan pose for a family photo at Carmelo’s birthday party for friends and family in NY.
Carmelo and LaLa arrive in-style at the 5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner’ in Los Angeles.