La La Anthony‘s birthday was last week, and if you’ve been keeping up, then you know a lot of drama surrounded it after husband Carmelo was spotted on a yacht in the south of France with another woman on that day. The star celebrated her day without her husband, instead, painting NYC red with friend Kim Kardashian.
She was able to have a make-up celebration over the weekend in New Jersey.
La La and her friends and family hit up Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and PEOPLE was there to document the fun.
“My whole family is here. My cousins, my best friends. My uncle is here, my brother is here. Atlantic City is just such an easy drive from New York, so everyone was able to just hop in the car,” she told the publication. “I love gambling, I love partying, great restaurants. … You have it all right here in the hotel, and you never have to leave.”
When asked about what she thought of her actual birthday on June 25, she said she was grateful for son Kiyan’s efforts on her big day. She said, “he gave me the nicest card, he hung out with me, balloons, flowers. He’s really a great kid, and we ended up having a really good day as well.”
She was also asked what Carmelo was able to do for her on her birthday, even though he wasn’t physically present. Her response to his attempts wasn’t anywhere near the enthusiasm she had for her son’s.
“He’s overseas at Fashion Week,” she said. “He sent me some nice gifts and posted something really nice, so I was appreciative.”
This marks the first time that La La has spoken about Carmelo since the recent drama unfolded. After the photos of him lying next to the woman, who has been identified as Sara Smiri, were released, she posted then quickly deleted an illustration of a heart with a knife in it.
Carmelo has said nothing else about the situation since he put out a video slamming rumors that he was cheating.
“I’m going to address this one time and one time only, and I’m really only addressing it for my family,” he said at the time. “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.”
“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,” he added. “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.”