New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is married to La La Anthony.
The 35-year-old is a producer, actress and television personality. Besides being a mom to a 7-year-old, she lunches with famous friends, has a clothing line, and even wrote a book.
As Carmelo makes his decision about what team to play for next season, let’s learn more about his wife.
1. She Says She Has a Say in Where Carmelo Goes
In La La’s Full Court Life we follow the reality star as she balances life, work, and love.
Here is the show’s synopsis on VH1’s site:
In this series, we follow La La as she transitions from her relatively sleepy life in her sprawling Denver mansion to the hustle and bustle of New York City when Carmelo is traded to the Knicks. She must negotiate all the stresses that any move brings while keeping her brand new marriage and young son a top priority. Add to all of this La La’s acting career, which is just picking up steam as she attempts to transition from humble host to Hollywood hotshot. But despite her and Carmelo’s respective successes and an A-list lifestyle that keeps them in the company of some of the biggest celebrity names such as 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland, and Serena Williams, they remain a down-to-earth couple who have never forgotten where they’ve come from. Open and always willing to be real, La La uses her honesty, charm, and sense of humor to deal with the genuine ups and downs of her Full Court Life.
When they got married, La La’s Full Court Wedding aired, which followed the couple’s nuptials.
They married in New York City in 2010, with stars like Serena Williams, Spike Lee and LeBron James in attendance.
5. She Was Involved in a Basketball Argument Involving Cheerios
When the Anthonys were having marital problems, a basketball player used the opportunity to add some drama.
“Your… wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” said Kevin Garnett, a player for the Boston Celtics.
Besides having to be separated on the court, Anthony took the argument to the locker room.
In her book, she dispelled the rumor. “Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. I tried to figure out how this big lie was turned into a media firestorm. I still can’t answer that one. Melo and Kevin are cool today. And now it’s nothing but a faint memory,” she said.
La La told Access Hollywood that the couple’s problems stemmed from the fact that he moved to New York:
I think a lot of the changes also happened when he got traded to New York. Now, you’re in New York City. It’s a huge city. Everybody wants him. He’s getting pulled in a million directions.
Carmelo Anthony will be staying with the New York Knicks after signing a 5-year contract for $129 million on July 10.Click here to read more