With Carmelo and LaLa Anthony’s relationship seemingly so hot-and-cold as of late, the last thing the duo needs is a reminder of the Oklahoma City Thunder player’s infidelity. Yet and still… Here it is.
According to The Gossip Twins, Carmelo’s baby mama Mia Burks just posted the first photo of her daughter with the ball player on Instagram.
Start of a Fling
According to Rolling Out, Melo started his fling with Burks over the summer of 2016. The two met at a club in Chicago, while Burks was doing media coverage for the NBA Draft.
After dating for a while, she became pregnant. In the following months, outlets reports that the small forward had gotten a stripper he met at a gentlemen’s club pregnant. In truth, Burks “lives a regular life” after graduating from Northwestern University with a Master’s Degree in Education.
As the media slaughtered her image, painting her as a home wrecker, Burks’ friends spoke up to defend her. One told Page Six, “Mia is not a stripper. She lives a regular life.”
Even the NBA player’s ex-friend stepped up with some info. In 2017, when Burks’ pregnancy was fresh, Anthony Jacobs told WGCI-FM that “Mia met Carmela at Room Seven, a club in Chicago when he was here for the NBA draft doing press.”
“She’s not a stripper… She works in education setting up programs,” he added.
“We are just going through a time right now.”
Some outlets alleged that both Carmelo and La La looked after Burks financially until her and Melo could take a paternity test, but the couple never confirmed or denied that. What fans knew for sure was that the scandal led Melo and La La to split up after seven years of marriage.
However, the Puerto Rican actress never officially divorced her husband. Instead, she opted to separate from him while they figured things out.
In 2017, La La was featured on The Wendy WIlliams Show, where she explained that she wasn’t quite ready to end her marriage.
“Not right now, I’m not,” the 38-year-old said. “You know marriages are tough, and you know that. We all know that. It’s filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now.”
″[Carmelo] and I are the best of friends and our number one commitment is to our son, Kiyan,” she continued. “I would absolutely never say a bad thing about my husband. That’s my son’s father and he is an amazing dad. I could not ask for a better dad.”
“An Amazing Dad”
Is Carmelo being “an amazing dad” to his newest child? That remains to be seen.
As far as the media is concerned, the ball player has yet to even acknowledge that he has another kid. He’s kept his baby girl, who was reportedly born last summer, as far away from the public as possible.
Burks may have just made that a little harder to do, as the mom-of-one just shared a photo of her daughter. She didn’t include her name or her exact age. She did cut her comments off though.
Keep scrolling to the see the photo.