In a recent sit-down interview with Charlamagne Tha God, LaLa Anthony spoke in-depth about her life following her divorce from Carmelo Anthony and how the former couple is navigating a healthy co-parenting relationship. In addition to discussing her previous marriage, LaLa Anthony also opened up about her 20-year career in entertainment and her increasingly busy acting schedule.
When asked how she has changed following her divorce from who she was when she initially met Carmelo Anthony, LaLa Anthony had this to say:
“I think that stepping away from that marriage was such an incredibly hard decision for me, but it made me realize there’s nothing I can’t do. Staying is easier. Staying is easier. Walking away is harder. Staying in your comfort zone– what you know, your house… your kid is happy cause their parents are together– that’s easier. Walking away on your own and trying to rebuild a life by yourself… I was with him when he was 19 years old, like that’s all I’ve known. To step away from that and try to build my own life and still keep my sanity and keep things normal for my son who only knew his mom and his dad together– that wasn’t the easier decision, but I had to make a decision for myself. So now it’s like, wow, if I could do that, I could do anything.”
Now that time has passed since the former couple decided to end their marriage, LaLa says that she and Carmelo are in a much better place, thanks to the co-parenting relationship they have developed for the sake of their 15-year-old son, Kiyan. “We want to be a great example to our son. We have open conversations with him. We tell him, ‘You were made from love.’ We’re still a family and we do things together. We go to his games together. We try to keep it as normal as possible,” she said.
She also LaLa Anthony also told Charlamagne, “I don’t want my son to look at his parents like they didn’t get along. He’s looking at us as an example. I don’t want him to have dysfunctional relationships. I want him to be better when it comes to that. What makes me the most sad is that … I wanted to be a better example to my son than what I saw. And I didn’t necessarily do that. So that makes me sad. It’s not my fault, but I wanted it to be different for him.”
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