La La and Carmelo Anthony wed in a beautiful New York City wedding in July 2010 and swapped vows promising for better or for worse. Unfortunately, the worse has come.
It has been reported that the couple are likely headed to divorce court. With the story captivating this week’s news headlines, and neither one of them officially speaking out, it’s hard to know what’s really going on between them. Here’s what we know so far about their split after seven years of marriage.
1. La La and Carmelo are living separately.
Just after the Easter weekend, TMZ reported that the Power actress and the NBA baller have separated. After seven years of marriage, it appears something changed between them and they began living apart and allegedly have for quite some time now. Reports say Melo’s current NBA season has put a strain on their marriage.
2. Carmelo was allegedly unfaithful
The 32-year-old New York Knick allegedly stepped out on his marriage to La La and became involved with a 24-year-old Northwestern University graduate student named Mia Angel Burks. Sources sayAnthony and Burks met last summer in Chicago, they started seeing each other and now she is pregnant with the 10-time NBA All Star’s child but neither party has confirmed or denied the news. Soucres close to the couple told Access Hollywood this is not true.
3. La La will get primary custody of their son.
Page Six reports that the couple is working on a custody agreement for their 10-year-old son, but for now, she will be the primary caretaker. La La and Carmelo welcomed son Kiyan in March of 2007. They couple don’t want the end of their marriage to be a huge adjustment for the pre-teen. The Anthonys are said to be devoted to making sure that they establish structure for Kiyan to keep his life as normal as possible.
4. Their prenup could determine a divorce settlement.
When it comes to who walks away with the money in this split, the Power star and the baller’s prenup will play a big role in what happens next. Anthony is in the middle of a $124 million contract with the Knicks, according to TMZ, and the Jordan Ambassador has earned more than $200 million throughout his career. La La has her own money -she worked as a host on MTV’s TRL when she and Melo met and since has established an impressive resume with acting, producing and author credits. It is unknown whether or not their prenuptial agreement comes with a cheating clause which could mean La La walks away from her marriage with a hefty sum if the rumors about Melo are true.
5. La La is no longer wearing her ring.
Yes, sadly. It’s true.