The wife of Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony, has filed for divorce after 11 years of being together. 

La La Anthony filed the divorce documents in New York on Thursday, June 17, according to E Online. Both the NBA star and the television personality wanted to ensure a smooth transition in their relationship for their son.

La La Anthony cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce documents despite the long years they spent together. But TMZ described the split as "amicable."

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La La Anthony Files For Divorce From Carmelo Anthony

A source told TMZ that the couple was separated for a while but remained friends. A source close to the couple disclosed with E Online that La La had a hard time turning in the divorce documents. The source explained that this was because La La loves Carmelo Anthony so much.

The NBA star was also seen to make an effort in expressing his love for his wife. The basketball pro took to Instagram to express his gratitude to La La for the time and support she is giving to their son.

"The strength of a mother is second to none. A mother like you [La La] does not compare with anything," Carmelo captioned in the Instagram photo featuring his son and La La.

Despite the effort that the NBA star showed, La La Anthony seemed to see things differently.

"La La is the one that has the control now and Carmelo is giving her whatever she needs," a source told E! News, adding that Carmelo tried to make things work again between him and his wife to not lose his family. 

The source further noted that the NBA star acknowledged that he messed up big time.

The news about La La and Carmelo's divorce came after reports surfaced that the NBA pro impregnated another woman. However, a source close to Carmelo Anthony denied those claims. 

Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony's On and Off Relationship

It was not the first time that the Anthonys were caught in a split or breakup issue. People reported that the couple was caught in a breakup issue in 2017, the seventh year of their marriage.

At that time, rumors surfaced that Carmelo Anthony cheated on La La, but the couple worked it out in 2018. 

In 2019, People noted that the couple was living apart as La La sought legal advice on how to move forward with their relationship.

That same year, La La described their marriage as "strained" after another cheating speculation. But in 2020, TMZ reported that the family quarantined together.

Despite the divorce filing, Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony vowed to remain supportive parents to their 14-year-old son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.

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