Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife, Larsa Pippen, is really out here in these streets living her best life, sometimes at the expense of others, and she is unapologetic! Pippen’s name has been attached to various people and often linked to scandals and she is giving voice to her reasons for the actions she has done.
Born Larsa Younan, she married then Chicago Bulls star and legendary basketball player Scottie Pippen in 1997. The marriage brought forth 4 children. Then, news headlines would report that Scottie Pippen filed for divorce from Larsa in 2016. The couple decided to reconcile, but that would only last for a short while because, in 2018, divorce happened yet again but this time it would stick.
“After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage,” said a rep for Larsa Pippen to E! Online of the decision to end their union. “Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family.”
As for her ex-husband, his representation expressed that the decision to end their marriage brought him into a bit of a “difficult time” as he dealt with things. “He is hopeful that the divorce will be swift and amicable,” his team related to E! Online. “We are respecting his request to protect his privacy and the privacy of his children during the dissolution of marriage proceedings.”
Many were led to believe that the reason for their split was due to rumors of a budding relationship between the Real Housewives of Miami star and rapper Future. However, Pippen has maintained that the two were only friends. After fending off those rumors, Pippen would later find herself headline-heavy once again thanks to an entanglement with another, much younger NBA player, Malik Beasley.
In November of 2020, photos began to surface that showed Pippen and a very married Malik Beasley holding hands while in Miami. A whirlwind romance and many public disputes with Beasley’s estranged wife, who was blindsided by the news of their relationship, and much more drama led to Pippen and Beasley’s split soon after the relationship started.
Reports would soon show that Larsa’s decision to remove herself from their relationship was due to all of the drama surrounding their romance. Sources claimed to US Magazine that she would never return to dating Beasley. “Larsa has not been in communication with Malik and is unaware of what he’s been up to or if he’s moved on and is dating someone new,” said the source. “She has vowed she would not get back with him and would never take him back if he tried getting back with her. She’s completely moved on and is enjoying being single again.”
The drama really ensued and continued to escalate because, well, he was married. Following the break-up, Beasley apologized to his wife and the pair reportedly began to reconcile. However, Beasley’s wife, Montana Yao, brought fire and brimstone publicly to Pippen via social media, and also declared that “Both of you were wrong as hell,” in her Instagram Stories while directly highlighting to Pippen that “YOU ma’am had the nerve to talk all that s**t.”
“First of all we as women don’t claim you, you wouldn’t know girl code if it slapped you in the face,” Yao said to Larsa. “You just a old, desperate, thirsty ran thru blowup doll. You call paparazzi every single day and every single man.
Yao added, “Cmon now let’s stop putting lies out there, haven’t you learned at your age they backfire? You really tried to trap Malik too lmao tryna to get him to go to fertility clinics with you? Are you crazy? You barely even spend time with the kids you already have and you want more? You’re embarrassing and woman to woman you should probably tap out now because you’re really going out bad. All those filters and surgery can’t fix that insecure soul. Go work on yourself, read a book, something to better your life while you still have the time…”
Pippen saw Yao’s statements and returned with a rebuttal of her own. “Here’s the truth about Malik,” she began. “1. when I thought about him and how he treated your child he’s not the type of man I want around mine. Any man who would deny his child and then leave their mother penniless is not a real man. 2. he cried entirely too much. 3. he’s cheap, but then again you never saw any alimony so you already know that.”
Recently, Pippen appeared on Jason Lee’s Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored and she expressed that his marriage to Yao did not hinder her decision to enter into a relationship with Beasley.
“We had spoken about it. It wasn’t a secret. I know a lot of people that are married and exiting,” said Pippen. “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… A lot of people are not happy in their situations and they don’t want to jump ship until they see someone they like. You don’t want to just shake your kids up because you might never meet someone that you actually like. You’re in a state of living in the same place, but not really together.”
“I Googled them when I first met him, they weren’t together,” she added. “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.”