Carmelo Anthony and wife of seven years Lala may be headed to divorce court after it’s revealed the New York Knicks all-star fathered a child with a stripper. According to reports, the dancer who works at a gentlemen’s club in New York says she is six months pregnant.
In 2004 La La, who real name is Alani Nicole Vázquez began dating NBA player Carmelo Anthony. After getting engaged the same year on Christmas day, the two waited until 2010 to get married. They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010, at Cipriani’s in New York City before 320 guests. The ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as part of a reality series on the couple, titled La La’s Full Court Wedding. La La and Carmelo Anthony’s son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007.
Carmelo Anthony is known not only for his basketball skills but his charity work. In Denver, Anthony was a spokesman for the Family Resource Center and helped organize a Christmas party, entitled “A Very Melo Christmas”, for less well-off children. In Baltimore, Anthony hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament, known as “Melo’s H.O.O.D. (Holding Our Own Destiny) Movement 3 on 3 Challenge” and is helping fund the revitalization of a local community center for local youth. Anthony opened “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center” in Baltimore, on December 14, 2006. He contributed $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit organization that “provides innovative hands-on-education, job-training and community service programs for over 35,000 children, youth and young adults in the east Baltimore community.”
After the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Anthony donated $35,000 to relief efforts. He donated $1,000 per point scored against San Antonio and Houston on January 8 and 9, 2005 respectively. Anthony also committed $3 million toward the construction of a newly planned basketball practice facility at his alma mater, Syracuse University. According to the NBA’s official website, “Anthony’s gift represents one of the largest individual donations to Syracuse University Athletics and is also believed to be one of largest by a current professional athlete to the school they attended.” The practice facility will be called the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. For charitable contributions totaling $4,282,000, Anthony was listed as number eight in “The Giving Back 30 List of Largest Charitable Donations by Celebrities in 2006
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