La La Anthony speaks out about her split from husband Carmelo Anthony… amid cheating allegations

La La Anthony filed for divorce in June 2021, after 11 years of marriage to former basketball player Carmelo Anthony.

On Monday, the actress/host opened up about her split during an appearance on The Angie Martinez Show.

La La, who shares son Kiyan, 14 with 37-year-old Carmelo, said she ‘dealt with the emotions’ of her breakup but it was tough because of the cheating allegations surrounding the NBA star. 

From the heart: La La Anthony filed for divorce in June 2021, after 11 years of marriage to former basketball player Carmelo Anthony. On Monday, the actress/host opened up about her split during an appearance on The Angie Martinez Show

The 39-year-old star said: ‘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.’

In 2019, Carmelo was pictured on a yacht with another woman – on La La’s birthday; he later claimed it was a business retreat and her husband was there as well. 

The mystery woman was later identified as Swedish Moroccan model Sara Smiri. 

Adding salt to the wound, the photos were released on La La’s birthday.

Former: La La, who shares son Kiyan, 14 with Carmelo, said she 'dealt with the emotions' of her breakup but it was tough because of the cheating allegations surrounding the NBA star

Former: La La, who shares son Kiyan, 14 with Carmelo, said she ‘dealt with the emotions’ of her breakup but it was tough because of the cheating allegations surrounding the NBA star

Carmelo even posted a photo of his wife to Instagram that day with a birthday message: ‘I am lucky to have you as my wife.’

The NBA small forward initially denied cheating accusations, taking to Instagram in attempt to shut down rumors.

He said: ‘The only reason I’m addressing this is because this is affecting my family now and you got me out here looking crazy. Usually I won’t address this, but I had to address this.’

 The couple was briefly separated in 2018 after Carmelo allegedly fathered a child with another woman.

La La revealed that they’ve been separated for a while now so the pain of the split is something she already went through.

‘To a lot of people, it feels like this single thing is new. It’s been years now that we’ve separated, so I’ve dealt with the emotions behind it.’

Happier times: The 39-year-old star said: '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'

Happier times: The 39-year-old star said: ‘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’

While she still has moments ‘for the most part, I can talk about it now and laugh about it and find the humor in it all.’

Adding: ‘Otherwise, I’d be a basket case. I already went though that part.’ 

On the cheating allegations, La La said: ‘I wasn’t expecting that. Even a lawyer said once, “Well, he’s a basketball player – what did you expect?” And 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.’ 

During the interview, La LA revealed that she ‘always’ tries to ‘stay positive’ even amid the tough elements of a divorce.

Happier days: During the interview, La LA revealed that she 'always' tries to 'stay positive' even amid the tough elements of a divorce; seem February 14, in Dallas

Happier days: During the interview, La LA revealed that she ‘always’ tries to ‘stay positive’ even amid the tough elements of a divorce; seem February 14, in Dallas

‘Marriage, I don’t think I could ever do that again. It would have to be some amazing person, but I don’t know what God has in store for me. I’m just living and taking care of my son, and whatever’s supposed to be will be,’ La La added.

She underwent therapy to heal from the split but has been able to ‘heal’ with time, as she focused on work and her son Kiyan.  

‘It would be hard but I would come out feeling lighter and better… I was with him for 15 years, so that was hard,’ she said about going to therapy.

The duo first started dating in the early 2000s, getting engaged Christmas Day 2004.

They welcomed Kiyan March 7, 2007 and they finally tied the knot on July 10, 2010; La La and Carmelo briefly separated in 2017 before reconciling in 2018.

The actress filed divorce papers in June. 

The way they were: They welcomed Kiyan March 7, 2007 and they finally tied the knot on July 10, 2010; La La and Carmelo briefly separated in 2017 before reconciling in 2018. The actress filed divorce papers in June; seen September 12, 2018 in NYC

The way they were: They welcomed Kiyan March 7, 2007 and they finally tied the knot on July 10, 2010; La La and Carmelo briefly separated in 2017 before reconciling in 2018. The actress filed divorce papers in June; seen September 12, 2018 in NYC

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