Carmelo Anthony is speaking out for the first time about alleged questionable behavior, and it’s because he says he hasn’t done anything wrong and is upset people are trying to make trouble for his family.
There is a photo floating around of Carmelo, shirtless on a boat in the South of France, standing behind a woman in a leopard print swimsuit who is lying out in the sun. The photo is definitely not flattering, but in his defense, he is just standing there, spraying his face with something. You can see the image here.
It didn’t take long for people to come to all sorts of conclusions about what was going on in the photo, so the 35-year-old NBA star (who is currently not attached to a team) quickly put out a video picked up by TMZ Sports. He refuted all stories that were beginning to pop up about him stepping out on La La. He said that while it looked like he was just on the boat with the woman, her husband and the rest of the couple’s family were present as well.
“I’m going to address this one time and one time only, and I’m really only addressing it for my family,” he said. “Keep my family out this, man. I’m over here trying to do my business retreat, I’m over here trying to have a good time, I’m on a boat with some friends. Them people are married man, they don’t got anything to do with anything. Y’all exposing somebody’s wife, y’all exposing somebody’s kids, all of that. Come on. Leave that alone, man, that ain’t cool! Now I got to deal with that. I got to deal with that with my son, I got to deal with that with my wife. That ain’t cool, man. That’s not cool at all. Let them people live. All them bloggers that’s trying to put that out there, that sh-t is not cool at all. It’s not cool at all. Let that family be they family. They married, let them people be them people. Them people some real discreet people. Y’all put them people out there like that, they don’t be in the world like that, they do their own thing. Y’all doing too much, man, and the only reason I’m addressing this is because this is affecting my family now, and y’all got me out here looking crazy. Usually I won’t address this but I had to address this. Can’t let this one slide because this sh-t ain’t cool no more. Peace.”
Carmelo’s video comes a day after he gushed over La La for her birthday, saying he was “lucky” to have her as his wife.
But rumors of infidelity are nothing new for Carmelo. He and La La separated in 2017 after rumors surfaced that he had a fathered a daughter with another woman. He has never refuted those claims and neither he nor La La have spoken on whether or not the child, Genesis, is his, but she bears a striking resemblance to him:
Genesis’ mother, Mia, has since responded to him speaking out about the photo:
Anywho…La La and Carmelo were able to work through things, and they have since officially reconciled.
“I think that marriages are hard and I always see [sic] whoever tells you different, they’d be lying,” La La told Hollywood Life in February. “I’ve been with my husband for 14 years now, so if you think you’re going to go through 14 years without no bumps or bruises in the road, you’re fooling yourself. It’s about how you respond to it and sometimes things happen just to make the unit stronger and help you guys grow. And I think that’s been the case for us…we’re still working through some things but I’m happy to be in a much better place right now.”