La la Anthony Bio
After starting on radio as a teenager, LaLa Anthony became known as MTV-VJ in the 2000s – when she hosted Direct Effect, Total Request Live and various reunion specials for VH1’s Flavor of Love, I Love New York and Charm School – and currently can be seen in the Starz drama produced by 50 Cent Power.
She played herself in the classic dance-off movie You Got Served and played characters in two Think Like A Man films, Soul Plane and Baggage Claim.
In 2003 she founded her own production company and produced an award-winning documentary for Mike Tyson.
Husband and Family Life
La la Anthony filed for divorce from husband Carmelo Anthony after nearly 11 years of marriage, PEOPLE can attest to.
The superstar, 41, and Portland Trail Blazers athlete, 37, got married in 2010. The two share 14-year-old son Kiyan.
La La, 41, filed divorce papers in New York on Thursday, referring to irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.
Representatives of La La and Carmelo did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The couple have been back and forth since they first separated in April 2017. They met again in late 2018 after their first breakup announcement, but then, in July 2019, PEOPLE learned that they they were separated when La La sought legal advice on how to cope with the relationship.
“As La La and Carmelo have been apart for a long time, La La is holding legal talks as the next step in their relationship,” a representative of the The Chi actress said in a statement at the time.
Recently, La La, who is working with Issa Rae on the production of the upcoming Juju film, opened up with PEOPLE about her as she takes time out of her busy schedule to focus on herself.
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“Balance is difficult. I’m still trying to figure it out, but I’m starting to understand how I have this “time to myself” – this training time makes me a better person, “she said.”
Because before … whenever I wasn’t working, I felt like I’m not doing enough, or feeling guilty, or feeling bad.
And I realized that everything goes hand in hand, I will work smarter and harder and better when I have that ‘me-time’ or training time. ”
The proud mother also talked about how her son Kiyan’s emerging athletic talents inspired her.
“Kiyan and I train together. He’s a fantastic basketball player. So I go to him training a lot. A lot is because I watch him train. But seeing him in the gym and how focused he is … motivates me.
I want it.” more because I don’t want to just sit around while he puffs up my butt and does all those things, “she said with a laugh.” So that was a great motivation.”
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