Back On: Lala Says She And Carmelo Anthony Are “Figuring Out How To Make It Work”

October 15, 2018  |  
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LaLa and Carmelo

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Carmelo Anthony and Lala Anthony attends Swizz Beatz Birthday Celebration on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

If you’ve been holding out hope for a reconciliation between Lala and Carmelo Anthony, then you’ll be glad to know that the couple seems to be making things work.

In case you’ve missed out on their marital ups and downs, the couple, who were married in 2010, separated last April. The Power actress moved out of the home they shared together, and their split came after rumors that the NBA star impregnated another woman. She stayed with their son Kiyan in New York, while Carmelo has since uprooted himself, moving to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2017-2018 season, and most recently joining the Houston Rockets.

When questioned after the split about the possibility that they might work things out, Lala seemed to be focused on her son rather than her relationship, and said that if she and Carmelo were supposed to reunite, they would inevitably do so.

“Whatever is meant to be will be,” she said soon after news of their separation went public. “I’m a firm believer in that. I’ll make it work.”

But in a new interview with PEOPLE while at the launch of a men’s grooming line in NYC alongside her estranged husband, it sounded like the couple is back on.

“We’re good. I mean, we’ve been together for a really long time so we’re figuring out how to make it work for what is best for [our 11-year-old son] Kiyan and what is best for us,” she said.

And not only do the couple sound like they’re back on, but according to PEOPLE, they’re behaving like it as well. The publication said they spotted Lala sitting on Carmelo’s lap at one point in the evening, even sharing kisses.

“We’re having fun!” she said while speaking about their time at the Lumiere de Vie Hommes event. “I have my husband here, my friends here, it’s a really exciting time.”

They’ve come a long way over the last few months, because back in June, Lala sounded too busy to reconcile, date, or do anything that included an individual of the opposite sex who wasn’t Kiyan.

“I’m just really, just open to focusing on … my son and what he’s doing,” she said at the time. “That’s where I put my energy and my focus right now. With all of my workload and my son’s schedule, I really don’t have time for anything else.”

Looks like she made some time after all…

Good for these two that they want to make it work. They are a cute pair. In case you forgot that, check out some throwback pics of the couple during happier, simpler times by hitting the flip:

Lala and Carmelo

Lala and Carmelo Anthony during Swizz Beatz Birthday Party at Babalus in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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Carmelo Anthony, Lala and Percy of Terror Squad (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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Carmelo Anthony and LaLa with the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Photo by Hal Horowitz/WireImage for Blender Magazine)

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Lala and Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Lala and Carmelo

NEW YORK – JUNE 23: MTV VJ LaLa Vasquez and basketball player Carmelo Anthony arrive at the “Beyonce: Beyond the Red Carpet” auction presented by Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles along with House of Dereon to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The exhibition will showcase 18-24 costumes worn by Beyonce chronicling her film, television and video appearances.(Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Lala and Carmelo

MIAMI – AUGUST 28: MTV VJ La La Vasquez and basketball player Carmelo Anthony arrive at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Lala and Carmelo

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAY 27: Carmelo Anthony and La La Vasquez at the Indy 500’s Allstar Festival Parade on May 27, 2006 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)

Lala and Carmelo

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 16: NBA player Carmelo Anthony with fiance Lala Vazquez arrive at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Lala and Carmelo

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: MTV VJ La La Vasquez and husband NBA player/ member of the 2008 USA gold medal basketball team Carmelo Anthony attend a private cocktail party and shopping event at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on September 10, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Lala and Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vasquez during 2005 ESPY Awards – Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Carmelo Anthony and La La Vasquez (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)

Lala and Carmelo

ORLANDO, FL – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) La La Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony attend Ball So Hard All Star Weekend Party on February 24, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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