Page Six: Carmelo Anthony cheated on LaLa throughout their marriage

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In retrospect, of course I feel dumb for believing that Carmelo and LaLa Anthony would split up because Carmelo is about to be traded. Of course that’s not the make-or-break moment of their marriage. Just hours after TMZ broke the story of Melo and LaLa’s separation – a separation first attributed to the very real chance that Melo is about to be traded from the Knicks – TMZ then reported that, oh right, Carmelo has been fooling around and maybe/probably got a stripper pregnant. Now Page Six has an exclusive claiming that Carmelo ALWAYS cheated and that LaLa had to put up with a lot of sh-t in their marriage.

Carmelo Anthony has been dogged by cheating rumors for years and sources say he’d justify it to his friends by saying, “La La is married, I’m not.” Multiple sources tell Page Six that Melo would often flirt or hook up with women while he was on the road with the Knicks during his nearly seven-year marriage to La La. One source said, “Melo’s tagline was, ‘She’s married, I’m not.’ That’s how he would justify it. His attitude is that all professional athletes do it, and many of them do. La La has put up with a lot. She knew it was going on, but I guess this time she’s had enough.”

A rep for Melo declined to comment on allegations of his cheating or the report that he impregnated a stripper who works at a New York gentlemen’s club over six months ago. The dancer allegedly is demanding money for medical bills and other baby expenses. A source close to Melo added, “The stripper pregnancy rumor is not true. Yes he’s not been perfect, but the baby with a stripper isn’t true.”

Other sources say La La and Carmelo currently have no plans to file for divorce. One told Page Six, “They’ve been living separately for several months. They’ve broken up in the past, they split three years ago, gave it some time and then got back together. They’re hoping the same works again.”

In the light of the new allegations that Carmelo impregnated a stripper, as reported by TMZ, a source close to his wife said, “La La doesn’t want to deal with all of these rumors … she doesn’t want to focus on any of it at the moment … She’ll deal with it when it all comes down. The cheating rumors have always been out there and the majority will talk about the rumors over and over. She’s waiting on his team to respond and decide how to handle the rumors.”

A complicating factor is that La La’s career is really taking off just when Carmelo’s really struggling with his. She’s starring in 50 Cent‘s “Power” and last week she wrapped her latest movie, “Emergency Furlough” with Whoopi Goldberg and Anna Paquin. She’s also hosting a Mother’s Day special on VH1. The source continued, “Carmelo’s career problems, on the other hand, don’t put him in a good mental place,” adding, “There’s also the uncertainty about their future — Carmelo is likely to be leaving New York but who knows for where. They want to see how that shakes out before figuring out what to do.”

Of the couple, who have a 10-year-old son, Kiyan, the source said, “La La thinks Melo is a great dad. But the fact is, they’re better when they’re not together.”

[From Page Six]

Yeah, this got messy real fast, right? That being said, it sounds like it’s been a quiet sh-tstorm for several months now and someone (who?) leaked the info about the separation and the pregnant stripper yesterday. It feels like that information was probably part of the story about Carmelo leaving the Knicks too, like everything is interconnected and I don’t know exactly how it’s going to end. Much like LaLa, I’m going to wait to see what Carmelo does. As for LaLa’s wait-and-see thing… if he’s been unfaithful this whole time, and if he’s knocking up strippers… girl, it’s time to move on. Sad.

Here are some photos of LaLa out in New York on Tuesday, without her ring.

LaLa Anthony Leaving An Event In NYC

LaLa Anthony Leaving An Event In NYC

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.


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  1. Esmom says:

    “She’s married, I’m not.” What the actual f%ck? So who did she exchange vows and rings with, dickhead? Sounds like she’s much better off with such a disrespectful pig.

  2. detritus says:

    He was bare backing strippers and came home to her.

    Bad enough you are cheating, but to expose your partner? What a pos.

    • V4Real says:

      Actually the woman who he got pregnant is not a stripper. She’s a Graduate of Northwestern and not a dancer. Also he was carrying on an affair with her for quite some time. She would fly from Chicago to NY to see him. They also said Lala was aware of this woman.

      Now this doesnt make it right. They are both wrong, especially Melo. I just wanted to point out that they got the info wrong about her being a stripper.

      • Tallia says:

        So, she’s not a stripper and she’s educated. Her degree makes it so much better and makes her seem so much smarter about cheating with a married man. Whew! I was worried there for a moment.

      • detritus says:

        I appreciate any and all clarification, so ty for the extra info, i will change my wording from ripper to co-ed.

        although I don’t think it makes much of a difference in this case. Its not gross cuz she’s a stripper or student, its gross because its protectionless sex in a non committed relationship.

      • V4Real says:

        @Tallia what’s with the attitude ? Didn’t I say that still doesn’t make it right.

        She’s also not a co-ed, she”s no longer in school. She graduated.

        But are you guys aware that maybe they did have an open marriage. A few years ago Lala cheated on Melo but I don’t see any discuss coming from you guys about her.

      • detritus says:

        they totally may have. i only know one open relationship though, and part of their rules is protection always with other ppl and honesty with their main.

        i’m not sure i’m getting what you are saying? that because their relationship is open this might not be bad?

        i’m really not ready to walk back my comments about him though. esp considering his stance on her being married, but him not being married.

      • Tallia says:

        @V4Real – No attitude. Just sarcasm – not directed towards you. It’s just sad that this has become the norm. Much love V4Real.

  3. Clare says:

    Hosting a special of VH1 counts as ‘career taking off’? What is this, 1990?!

    Jokes aside, I like her and feel sad for her.

  4. trollontheloose says:

    actually she is not a stripper but a highly educated woman she’s a graduate student from Northwestern University with a masters in education. (didn’t stop her from being a gold digger) She thought it was serious and because he wouldn’t pay for her plane ticket she started to pay her own trips. She was living with 2 roommates that reported how it went down. “She was traveling back and forth to New York while she was [allegedly] messing around with Ryan Henry from Black ink Chicago.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      That doesn’t stop her from being a stripper or gold digger as you said. I’m confused how exactly you can be in a serious relationship with a married man (if they were divorcing already I can understand?), but she was also seeing someone one else?

      • trollontheloose says:

        money money money.. and Ryan Henry is a cheater as well (he had a girlfriend he cheated on, was caught but..but..) They have a son. He cheated again then they went on a break then she got herself preggo with a rebound and then came back to Ryan.. Being in a relationship/or married doesn’t stop these guys to have multiple affairs at the same time. They just do it in different states. I guess this woman carmello knowcked up 9mistress of both) saw that RH wasn’t serious s she went after Carmello but Carmello wasn’t serious either hence the “let’s trap him with a baby”. my mind is spinning just typing this so I can’t even imagine these people going left and right all the while trying to keep quiet.

  5. Ayra. says:

    This has actually been pretty known and from what I’ve read, they’ve got a pretty open marriage, especially since there has been cheating rumors on her side as well. Maybe it was the pregnancy that just broke the camel’s back?

  6. Nicole says:

    I thought it was a known thing he cheated on her all the time. I mean of course it wasn’t about the trade she’s been with him through his deal to NY.
    I saw a gross quote about how Melo felt LaLa was married and he wasn’t. If that doesn’t say how much he “valued” his marriage…yuck

  7. Bridget says:

    The marriage between these two always felt like a “she put her time in, I should marry her to reward her”.

    • Mar says:

      My thoughts exactly. I also feel like his cheating is part of his need for self gratification since he was supposed to have been as big as Lebron and even D Wade and just never made the cut ( or the ring).

    • Tiffany says:

      You are so right. I think they were together about close to a decade before the marriage.

      And also, can we talk about the clusterf*ck that is the Knicks Organization. It stills boggles the mind to this day how Phil Jackson got job security for dating the President’s daughter. He ego and that relationship was a disaster from the start. Anthony has been on the trade rumor mill for a few seasons, even so much as going back to Denver, and Jackson’s attitude and actions have just been flat out crappy. More drama than talent/trading and that is on Jackson and he should have been gone a long time ago.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m not a Phil Jackson fan either. There was no way the Knicks were ever going to have room for both him and Carmelo. And Melo… he ended up at the Knicks in the first place because he wanted a team in a large market that would let him be the superstar.

  8. Margo S. says:

    I’d your significant other can’t keep it in his or her pants (and you aren’t down with seeing other people) move on. There are people out there who want a monogamous relationship and won’t be a hot mess cheating on you all the time.

    I do think that these losers purposefully seek out insecure individuals to be in relationships with though. That way they can have both.

  9. Rice says:

    Hubby and I were just talking about this and Drake’s alleged stripper baby mama drama. Basically, Mr. Rice said, “Some of these guys get really stupid when they start making money.”

  10. D says:

    I feel like whenever you read a headline that says something like “Athlete cheated on his wife” it’s usually a basketball player…and when you read something about “Athlete….domestic violence” it’s a football player.

    • Craven says:

      You evidently do not follow European football (Soccer to the Americans). Pro athletes generally just cheat. BB stars just tend to have bigger personalities and therefore greater pop culture following especially in the US. Consequently they tend to attract fame whorey women from reality stars to instagram models to strippers. It predictably gets public because so many of the wives, girlfriends and mistresses are always looking for 15 minutes of fame. But make no mistake, the NHL has the exact same ratio of cheaters, we just dont hear about it.

    • Luca76 says:

      Well my theory is that football culture is just so much more incideous than basketball culture. Football players cheat too (I agree with Craven most pros cheat) but they’ve also got more of a tendency to date rape, domestic violence etc and to be protected and worshipped from such a young age because they are players.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Same goes down here in Australia, Craven. Lots of footballers here are notorious for some really appalling behaviour going well beyond cheating. It seems to be a vile boy’s club. I’m so glad my boys (one was being scouted by a top club) chose not to continue playing beyond age 14. It’s a horrible culture.

  11. Snowflake says:

    She’s married, he’s not? Azhole. Hope she got some on the side then. Just who do these guys think they are, that they can do whatever they want, while the little woman has to behave? Eff that. I’m not a sharing woman, I couldn’t do it.

  12. Chelly says:

    I also thought there were arrangements/agreements between the 2, ie an open marriage. BUT to have sex with other women W/O the use of something so simple as a condom is beyond disgusting. You clearly have no concern for only your health but the things you could also be exposing your partner to, all for the benefit of serial one night stands….appalling.

    Now reading the whole “she’s married I’m not comment” makes me think the only real commitment came from La La. Either way, he’s a jerk. Through & through

  13. JA says:

    She “had” to put up with alot? She CHOSE to put up with alot. She knew and accepted because of the life he provided. Remember if money and fame is what holds your marriage/relationship together, you’re gonna earn every penny.

  14. ncboudicca says:

    A pro athlete cheats????!!!! Egad.

    But that striped dress she’s wearing looks great on her.

  15. They are both seriel cheaters – it worked for them and their lifestyles. She locked him down early for the perks and he had no real reason to keep it casual. With his trade she needs to keep her brand alive so cue the wronged wife/mother. Both of them are shameful.

  16. Svea says:

    That “La La is married and I’m not” reminds me of people who make “tentative” plans. It means I am on standby and they’re not.
    Celebrity culture–especially professional sports–is so gross.

  17. QQ says:

    Quelle Surprise! Color Me Shocked! Said no one in the thread! ( this lines up with what I said Yesterday, This isnt a one of or anything of the sort., Also LOL at the Pious pose showing the ring off, Come on SIS, I’m on your side but this is corny and obvious

  18. Beth says:

    People with his attitude shouldn’t be married. “La la is married and I’m not ” is something a really egotistical sleezy guy would say. What a pig

  19. Chaine says:

    Can someone tell me why she thinks the Knicks should respond to rumors that he impregnated a stripper? What on earth would the Knicks have to do with that mess?

  20. Cacec04 says:

    My husband used to work for a popular wine bar where we live that a lot of celebrities visit. He was telling me one time a year or so ago that he made a lot of money the night before when Carmelo came in. Said he was a really nice guy, bought everyone a round of drinks, and left with several women. I pointed out that he was actually married (my husband does not follow celebrity gossip) , he was suprised to say the least and said “I never would have guessed with the way he was behaving.” He also believed the women were high-end prostitutes because many of the staff would often see them when celebrities came in….

  21. trtgfc17 says:

    La La looks sad and embarrassed to be out in public without her ring on. That hurts when you fulfilled your end of the vows and have a 10 year old child. I hope she gets over it sooner than later and has a better life. She definitely deserves it.