Thirty-nine-year-old actress La La Anthony recently sat down with The Angie Martinez Show and discussed her difficult divorce from NBA star, Carmelo Anthony. As the actress adjusts to living the single life, she currently doesn’t see herself remarrying in the near future.
“After you’ve been through what I’ve been through, which was public and really hard, you do start feeling like that and you see how people become jaded and, you know, ‘Maybe it’s not for me.’ But I always want to stay positive,” she explained candidly. However, the 39-year-old went on to add, “Marriage, I don’t think I can do that ever again. I mean, some amazing person would have to come. I don’t see that happening again.”
La La and Carmelo Anthony joined in matrimony in 2010 and also co-parent a 14-year-old son named Kiyan. As of right now, La La wants to prioritize her relationship with her son and seeing what life has in store for her. “I’m just living and taking care of my son, and whatever is supposed to be will be. I don’t try to put too much emphasis on it because then you start accepting anything because you’re like, ‘I don’t wanna be alone so I’m just gonna be with whoever, just have people around.’ I don’t have the time to just have random energy and people around,” she commented.
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La La Anthony is now able to find humor in her sorrows
It is no surprise that La La and Carmelo Anthony have been separated for years now. Their initial split occurred in April of 2017, only for them to get back together in 2018. However, it was discovered in 2019 that they were no longer living together, making the separation seem more concrete. In the years since the breakup, La La has had time to process her feelings towards her former basketball-playing husband.
“To a lot of people, it feels like this single thing is new. It’s been years now that we’ve separated and stuff, so I’ve dealt with the emotions behind it,” she stated. La La additionally included the sentiments, “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. Otherwise, I’d be a basket case — I already went through that part.”
La La Anthony also shared that going through a public breakup comes with hurdles and challenges to overcome. She revealed, “I was bad because it was public. I was bad because there were other people involved. I was bad because there were allegations. It got bad. … That s— hit me really hard.”
“And it came out of nowhere, it wasn’t expected. I’ve heard so many times, even a lawyer said once, ‘Well, he’s a basketball player, what did you expect?’ I’m like, to be honest, I didn’t expect that. I didn’t go into this marriage expecting that. So I was caught off guard,” she included.
As 2021 progresses, the pair is focused on creating a drama-free space so they can co-parent their 14-year-old son successfully.
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