Social media went berserk when a photo of Malik Beasley and Larsa Pippen, ex-wife of Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, was floating around.
A couple of months after the whole situation, Larsa Pippen has broken the awkwardness and unveiled the details behind her relationship with Beasley.
In an interview with ‘Hollywood Unlocked’, the 46-year-old entrepreneur clearly stated that she didn’t get in the middle of Beasley’s marriage. She also stated:
“We had spoken about it. It wasn’t a secret. I know a lot of people that are married and exiting. I’ve played that part. So for me, if you’re not being shady and you’re telling me all your stuff, I’m going to believe you.”
“I Googled them when I first met him… they weren’t together. They had issues before. It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn’t thinking anything about it. If you spent a minute Googling their situation, it wasn’t the ideal situation way before me.”
‘The social media attention was really stupid’: Larsa Pippen on the Malik Beasley situation
Earlier in September last year, Malik Beasley was arrested after pleading guilty to one felony count of threat of violence. For waving a gun at a family that parked near his home, Beasley has been sentenced to 120 days in jail. He will be serving his sentence after the end of this year’s NBA season.
The 46-year-old Larsa Pippen stated that the attention the pictures of her and Beasley got, was ‘really stupid’. She also said how she needs to do a better job of not being public with her situation. She went on to say:
“What’s the point of taking a beating over a guy I had just started talking to? It was really stupid. I just feel like I need to do a better job of not being public with my situation. I wasn’t trying to be public with this situation, but it just went and happened that way.”
Malik Beasley and his estranged wife, Montana Yao share a 1-year-old kid, Makai. The former 19th overall pick in the 2015 draft, had filed for divorce with his wife back in December after his new relation with Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife became public.
Despite all the controversies off the court, on the court, Beasley seems to be unbothered. He has been averaging a brilliant 20.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32.8 minutes of action per game.