It appears that one of black Hollywood’s favorite high-profile couples have arrived in splitsville after long-running whispers started surfacing about turbulence existing in their relationship.
According to the New York Daily News, La La Vasquez-Anthony (pictured right) and Carmelo Anthony (pictured left) are currently separated. Vasquez-Anthony, 37, reportedly just moved out of the couple’s home into a NYC apartment by herself.
Anthony, 32, is also the father of a 10-year-old son that was born to Vasquez-Anthony prior to her marriage to the New York Knicks forward. The couple wed in July 2010 after they had been dating for several years. Anthony formally proposed to Vasquez-Anthony on Christmas Day in the year 2004.
However, word circulated early on about problems going on in the couple’s marriage. As a successful entertainer in her own right, Vasquez-Anthony was adamant about living in New York due to pressing business reasons.
When Anthony was traded to the Knicks NBA franchise in 2011, speculation went around about his wife being the reason why he decided to play for a subpar NBA team when he could have joined a championship contending franchise.
Anthony has continued to struggle with the ailing Knicks as the latest allegations about him betraying his wife have come about. The Daily News also reported that an exotic dancer who Anthony allegedly had $exual relations with in the past is currently six months pregnant with his child.
An unnamed source close to the couple recently spoke with the Daily News and shared that there have definitely been difficulties in the marriage.
“They’ve been fighting for about a year,” the unnamed source said. “The marriage has always been a rocky one, so this is no surprise,” the source went on to say.
Though an official divorce has not been initiated or finalized, it is plausible to surmise that Anthony’s marriage to his wife is on the path toward an ending based on irreconcilable differences.