February 17, 2021
Reality star Larsa Pippen has admitted to dating NBA star Malik Beasley while he was still married to his estranged wife, Montana Yao. This comes amid the couple's controversial romance that was first reported last year.
In an all-new interview, "Real Housewives of Melbourne" star Larsa Pippen spoke unfiltered about controversies surrounding her, including her new romance with NBA star Malik Beasley.
Speaking to "Hollywood Unlocked" host Jason Lee, Pippen admitted to knowing Beasley was married when she started going out with him last year.
Pippen noted that Beasley's marital status was no news but added that the NBA star and his wife, Montana Yao, were having issues in their marriage.
The reality star hinted that even though Beasley was still married when they met, the NBA star was trying to leave his wife. Since he was honest with the start, she believed him.
Pippen also explained that she and Beasley did not try to hide their relationship, contrary to what people think. The NBA star had been engaging with her social media posts before there were first pictures together.
However, she reiterated that she had nothing to do with Beasley and Yao's breakup, adding that the couple's marriage was no longer ideal for both parties.
Yao instantly shut down the claims, stating that Pippen was making false statements about her marriage.
Despite owning up to her romance with Beasley, Pippen admitted that she wished her first public date with the basketball star was not as controversial as it was.
Pippen, 46, and Beasley, 24, broke the internet in November 2020 when they were pictured cozying up and walking hand in hand in a Miami shopping center.
Knowing that Beasley was still married at the time, internet users went wild over the pair's relationship. Unsurprisingly, Pippen's picture with the NBA star also got a reaction from his wife.
Taking to social media, Yao noted that she had no idea Pippen went out with her husband and described the pair's involvement as wild.
Pippen's recent interview comes only a few months after taking to social media claiming that Beasley and Yao were separated when she met him.
However, Yao instantly shut down the claims, stating that Pippen was making false statements about her marriage and embarrassing herself on the internet.
Despite the controversy surrounding her romance with Beasley, Pippen has wholly embraced this new phase. Undoubtedly, the reality star is living her best life!