Carmelo Anthony is checking out of La La Land.
New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony, 32, has separated from his wife, La La, after seven years of marriage, TMZ reports. The high profile duo are currently living separately, and La La, 37, has moved out of their home into her own New York City apartment, sources told the gossip site. “They have been fighting for about a year,” says a source close to the couple. “The marriage has always been a rocky one, so this is no surprise.”
The split is reportedly amicable, and while there are no plans yet for a divorce, the pair recently showed a united front at a basketball game for their 10-year-old son Kiyan,The couple’s public romance began in 2004, and their wedding six years later was documented in the VH1 reality show “La La’s Full Court Wedding,” which chronicled the former MTV VJ’s journey as she prepared for her nuptials to the star athlete. The pair then parlayed the show’s success into a five-season VH1 series, “La La’s Full Court Life,” which tracked their wedded bliss and New York life.
The “Power” actress was a staple at Melo’s games at Madison Square Garden, often supporting her husband courtside.
The split is just the latest chapter in an already tumultuous stretch for Anthony, who has been the subject of trade rumors for months. The Knicks opted not to move the 10-time NBA All-Star this past February, but team president Phil Jackson said last week that Anthony “would be better off somewhere else,” where he’d be able to use his talent to win a championship.
Though Anthony has been absent from his wife’s social media accounts for several weeks, the two paid tribute to their romance with separate Instagram posts on Valentine’s Day.
“HAPPY VALENTINES DAY from us to you,” she captioned a photo of her with Anthony and their son. “Sending lots of love and kisses to whoever needs it today. Remember LOVE YOURSELF FIRST.”
Anthony, meanwhile, shared a smiling selfie of his wife, with the caption, “Happy Valentines Day