It looks like Larsa Pippen and Malik Beasley have split after making headlines for their PDA-filled outing last year.
via: The Blast
The former ‘Real Housewives Of Miami’ star apparently had decided to distance herself from all the drama, as her ex-boyfriend continues to navigate a nasty divorce and upcoming custody battle.
As you know, Larsa and Malik splashed onto the scene after being spotted holding hands in Miami while Beasley was still married to his wife. At the time, she claims to have first learned about the “affair” in the media.
According to multiple reports, the former couple “were friends first” and following the split, are “still in communication.”
The last time the couple was spotted together was Valentine’s day in February but parted ways soon after that moment. “Larsa decided to distance herself from the drama, a source told Us Weekly. Adding, “He was going through a lot and the timing wasn’t right.”
Interestingly, sources close to Pippen are now downplaying the relationship saying, “Many people assumed it was serious when in fact it was not.”
Following the split, the couple unfollowed each other on social media and Larsa posted a cryptic statement, saying, “Surround yourself with people who see your value and remind you of it.”
As for the divorce drama, Montana Yao filed for divorce from Beasley following his public relationship with Larsa Pippen — and blasted the NBA star for “leaving his family.”
“Mr. Beasley forgot to inform Montana Yao, his long-time partner and wife, of his plans to leave his family ‘behind,’” Yao’s attorney said in a statement. Adding, “Instead, he put Montana and their young son out of the family home while he stayed behind to live there with friends.”
As we reported, the couple is now battling in court over child support and spousal support — including Beasley asking for a paternity test to confirm he is in fact the father of the couple’s child.
“It is unfortunate that counsel for Montana Yao has elected to misrepresent facts in the media to seek sympathy while omitting the fact his client demanded an outrageous and obscene amount of money for not only her, but for her mother, as an apparent bounty for an eight-month marriage,” Beasly’s attorney said.
In the end, Larsa was adamant she was NOT the reason for the couple’s divorce. “They had issues before. It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn’t thinking anything about it,” she said in an interview.
Maliki is still dealing with an ongoing divorce case.