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La La Anthony Slams Marriage, Claims Most Married People She Knows Are 'Miserable'

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By Favour Adegoke on January 31, 2023 at 3:45 PM EST

La La Anthonyrecently gave her two cents about getting married after experiencing it firsthand. The TV personality revealed that marriage isn't what it seemed like and that most couples she knew were unhappy in their relationships.

This comes after La La split from her NBA husband, Carmelo Anthony, two years ago after getting together in 2010. While she is now single, the actress revealed that she and Carmelo's only child, Kiyan, was worried about her dating life. 

Keep reading to know more.

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La La Anthony Believes Married People Are 'Miserable'

Two years after she filed for divorce from Anthony in 2021, La La dished her opinion on marriage. On a recent episode of The Breakfast Club, she noted that marriage is a scam as most of her married friends are unhappy. "Most married people that I know are miserable. And not happy."

She also noted that they didn't "wanna be married." The "Power" actress then added that more people now hated the idea of being married. "I don't hear people who aren't married saying like, 'I wanna get married' or 'I can't wait to meet someone and get married.'"

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While it was a dream for many of her friends, things have changed now, as most of them no longer like the idea of marriage. She added, "You just start hearing it less and less. Like, before, that was a goal." She then noted that while some are happy to be together, most married people tend tp be "miserable" with their significant others.

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La La Anthony Filed For A Divorce

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The couple filmed some of their time together on the reality show "La La's Full Court Life." The show kicked off one year after their marriage in 2010 and spanned five seasons. While it was a hit with fans, the duo ended up calling it quits on their love life and filed for a divorce.

In response to questions about why they split, the reality star noted that they had some "irreconcilable differences." However, La La eventually opened up on the main issues that caused them to drift apart.

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Carmelo Anthony's Transfer Affected Their Marriage

Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Anthony smiling

During an episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast, La La noted that Carmelo's transfer from Denver Nuggets to New York Knicks affected their marriage. While the beauty entrepreneur was happy about the 2011 trade, she noted that it was the beginning of the end of her union with Carmelo.

The star, who is from New York, recalled that it was "nothing new" to move back there. However, the move "complicated" things more than she expected it to. She said, "Now that I look back, that was kind of the start of the demise of the marriage."

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She also noted that the media's backlash about the transfer made things hard for them. She recalled, "Things got tough with New York, just constantly being under the spotlight and people watching every little thing." Since the divorce, her son, whom she shares with Carmelo, has gotten quite "protective" about her dating life.

La La Anthony's Son Is Worried About Her Dating Again

La La Anthony Talks Divorce From Carmelo, Dating And How Her Life Has Evolved

The "You People" actress noted in a recent episode of "The Jennifer Hudson Show" that Kiyan, 15, was worried about her seeing someone new. The teenager who witnessed his parents' split didn't want La La to start dating someone just yet.

La La revealed that he wanted her to remain single and didn't like anyone she saw after Carmelo. She said, "He doesn't like it. He doesn't like it at all." 

She recalled asking him, "You just want your mom to be alone? Like, forever?" to which he replied, "Kind of."

Although the youngster was only being protective, La La thought that was selfish of him as he would "leave her in a heartbeat" whenever he wanted to go out with his friends. "He's like, 'All right, Ma, see ya later. I'm going here.' I'm like '…but you don't want me to have anybody.'"

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