A prenup isn’t the worst thing in the world a girl could be presented with whilst being swept off her feet by a “big coin earning” NBA super-star. After all, you’ll be together forever right?
La La Anthony and Carmelo called it quits recently, after seven years of marriage and following a scandal involving infidelity and played out baby-mama-drama. Reportedly, the couple had a prenuptial agreement that shelters the hundreds of millions of dollars that Carmelo has made on and off the court. Melo, a mega brand personified, is reportedly worth $200 million and is No. 36 on Forbes’ 2016 list of richest athletes. At 32, Carmelo has diversified his earnings portfolio. He makes money beyond the court by landing endorsements and collaborations with Nike, Jordan Brand, Foot Locker, IWC, Steiner Sports, and Nickelodeon. According to TMZ, Anthony is currently negotiating a $124 million contract with the Knicks.
Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony (née Vázquez), a Brooklyn native, started out as a teenage intern at New York’s Hot 97 and ultimately made a name for herself as an MTV VJ. While her hubby brings home the big coin, the actress, model, and producer has been holding up her end of the finances starring in series like “Power” and the film “Chi-Raq.” She also was featured in the films, “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like A Man 2.”
The couple began dating in 2004. They met through a mutual friend (DJ Clue) and had their first date in Long Beach. They had been dating as a couple for seven years when Carmelo proposed on Christmas of 2004. Photos of the couple’s idyllic July 2010 wedding at the legendary Cipriani in NYC leave us longing for a fairy-tale ending. For our sadness, we get a stripper. Are you cheered-up yet? Carmelo allegedly slept with a dancer based at a New York strip club. Multiple sources are claiming that the dancer is pregnant and expects for him to pay for her medical expenses and “other costs.”
A prenup would, under other circumstances, undoubtedly leave La La in a less-than-optimal financial position. However, the stripper scenario may give La La grounds to challenge the agreement. For instance, some agreements contain “cheating clauses,” which entitle a jilted spouse to challenge the written terms of the agreement, and demand more. In the face of such a challenge, Melo would likely settle with La La.
Moreover, the couple have a ten-year-old son, Kiyan.
“La La is looking at easily $60,000-$100,000 a month in child support. Then it would be up to [Carmelo] to say that’s insane and say that the reasonable needs of the child are going to be somewhere in the $15,000-$30,000 range,” Joseph Mannis, a family law expert told E! News. “Anything that Carmelo would get under $15,000 would be a win for him and anything above $25,000 would be a loss for him.”