La La Anthony opened up about her time after splitting from her husband, the New York Knicks forward — Carmelo Anthony. La La co-hosted VH1’s second annual “Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms” with Anthony Anderson, Saturday, where she revealed how she managed to stay strong after the breakup from Carmelo after being married for nearly seven years.
“My family. My family is my strength,” La La said. “My family and God is my strength. That’s where I’ve always found my strength my entire life, so now would be no different.”
She also said her mother has been supportive of her all the time.
“My mom just always taught me to let people live, let people be who they are without restrictions, without limitations,” La La, whose birth name is Alani Vazquez, said. “I think that’s why I was able to go so far in my life and career — because my mom always supported me, even when I had the craziest ideas ever. So I definitely would do the same with him, and just support him in whatever he wants to do.”
Last month, La La and Carmelo were seen without their wedding rings after reports said the two split. The 37-year-old mother of one also moved out of their house and was staying alone in New York.
La La attended VH1 event with her 10-year-old son Kiyan.
“He’s an amazing basketball player, amazing student and an amazing person,” La La said about her son, adding: “That’s what means the most to me, is just being humble and a good, good person with a good heart, and that’s what he is.”
On May 1, La La attended Met Gala in an all-black ensemble. She posted her photo on Instagram at the time and captioned it: “Unbreakable.” Several of her followers assumed that La La threw shade at her estranged husband.
“I’m so happy to see doing well. What you experienced has been what a lot of women went through. I’m just saying you you slay.. stay strong you encourage me,” one user commented on La La’s photo.
“Carmelo must b having 2nd thoughts now,” another user added.
Neither La La nor Carmelo addressed the reports about their split and it remains unclear whether they will divorce. Sources told Entertainment Tonight last month that the couple’s separation was amicable and “a long time coming.” The two, however, have “much respect for one another.”
“They have had issues for a couple years, but always worked through them for Kiyan,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “No divorce papers have been filed and as of right now, this is just a separation. No one knows what will happen in the future but there are no plans to move Kiyan out of New York City and nothing will change for him.”
Following the reports about their split, TMZ said Carmelo cheated on La La with a dancer, who he got pregnant. The woman reportedly worked at a gentleman’s club in New York and was about seven months pregnant with Carmelo’s child.
However, Entertainment Tonight rubbished the rumors.
“Carmelo has told La La and those close to him that these rumors about him impregnating a dancer are not true,” a source told the website.