Carmelo Anthony has been dogged by cheating rumors for years and sources say he’d justify it to his friends by saying, “La La is married, I’m not.”
Multiple sources say that Melo would often flirt or hook up with women while he was on the road with the Knicks during his nearly seven-year marriage to La La.
One source said, “Melo’s tagline was, ‘She’s married, I’m not.’ That’s how he would justify it. His attitude is that all professional athletes do it, and many of them do. La La has put up with a lot. She knew it was going on, but I guess this time she’s had enough.”
A rep for Melo declined to comment on allegations of his cheating or the report that he impregnated a stripper who works at a New York gentlemen’s club over six months ago. The dancer allegedly is demanding money for medical bills and other baby expenses.
Of the couple, who have a 10-year-old son, Kiyan, the source said, “La La thinks Melo is a great dad. But the fact is, they’re better when they’re not together.”