Hot Shot: LaLa Anthony

Hot Shot: LaLa Anthony

 

Hi there hotties, in this hot shot I wanted to shine some light on actress, producer and former MTV VJ, LaLa Anthony. Let me start off by saying that I have been following LaLa’s career for some time now. I remember watching her on MTV’s TRL and then seeing her in one of her first movie roles, “Two Can Play That Game” starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. I instantly noticed her and thought wow, her career is taking off, good for her! Over the years she has accumulated about 25 additional roles on her resume, making her well known in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry. I wanted to say all of that before mentioning her now estranged husband New York Knick, Carmelo Anthony for the sole purpose of respecting her as an individual first with her own career prior to meeting him. She worked very hard to make a name for herself and that should be recognized. Too often, women are overshadowed by their spouses and aren’t seen for who they really are, first.

LaLa and Carmelo

LaLa and Carmelo married in July of 2010 at the famous Cipriani’s in NYC after dating for 7 years and being engaged for 5 out of those 7 years. They have a 10 year old son, Kiyan, who is just adorable and growing long and tall like his dad. This family stayed in the spotlight because of her thriving career with roles in “Think Like a Man” 1 & 2, hit TV show POWER, and his spot with the Knicks. She attended just about every game and the pair could be found on any red carpet during every major event. With their only son taking after his dad’s love for basketball, this family was one that was admired in the media.

Separation

On April 17 of this year, after 7 years of marriage, LaLa filed for legal separation from Carmelo. She took their son and moved into her own place. The media soon pinpointed Carmelo’s infidelity for the reason of the split. I’m not one to judge, nor am I naïve to believe that their marriage was one without problems; but his alleged act of betrayal has cost him his family. I can’t understand why people are willing to risk losing what they’ve worked so hard to build for a quick and temporary thrill. I don’t know if they were headed for separation prior to him cheating, but I do know that they were still married when he did it. I would never want to know how she is feeling or what she is going through. The pain and mistrust alone is enough for any woman to leave but when there is a child involved, and a family torn apart, it is just completely heartbreaking and I feel for her deeply.

A lot of comments on the blogs were from women who claim they were “giving up on love”, “never getting married” because “all men cheat”. I know that the industry depicts marriage in this type of light, but none of that is factual. There are plenty of men who adore their wives and aren’t weak enough to give into the temptations of these home wreckers. Unfortunately for LaLa she married a weak man who didn’t see the value in what he had. I commend her for being strong enough to stand up and put her foot down. I’m sure that was the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. Stay strong LaLa and remember that you are worthy of and capable of having a man love, respect and cherish you and only you!

Xo, TB



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