Carmelo Anthony Credits Jay-Z For Renewed Commitment to La La Anthony (UPDATE)
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Carmelo Anthony Credits Jay-Z For Renewed Commitment to La La Anthony (UPDATE)


UPDATE (12/15/17 at 10:31 a.m. ET):

Carmelo Anthony has a famous friend to thank for his "renewed commitment" to La La Anthony.

The NBA star apparently wants to make things right again with his estranged wife, who filed for separation in April, as he's inspired that Jay-Z did the same after admitting to cheating on Beyoncé.

“Melo has seen one of his biggest mentors in Jay-Z own up to his transgressions and mature so publicly that he feels his action speaks louder than his words. The way Jay made amends with Beyoncé helped inspire Melo to work on things with La La," a source tells Hollywood Life

The mother to his 10-year-old son, Kiyan, even showed up to support Carmelo at last night's Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks game.


"Carmelo is incredibly happy that La La came out to support him when the Thunder played the Knicks. He was super relieved that she made a strong statement about the status of their marriage by publicly showing up for him."

"Melo is doing everything in his power, like Jay did with Bey, to make things right in their marriage and La La showing up for the first time in a long time reinforced to Melo that all his hard work is paying off," the source concludes.

"He knows what it feels like to almost lose the person you love the most and that sense of loss has shifted Melo’s headspace.”

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Do you think this means the longtime couple will make it work after all? Tell us in the comments, and click on for more on their current status!

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Original story (12/14/17 at 11:51 a.m. ET):

Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony are not done yet!

Though the couple separated earlier this year, it sounds like they are trying to make it work.

In fact, spending months apart has helped the pair and they’ve grown closer because of it.

The couple, who has been married for seven years, share a 10-year-old son together named Kiyan.

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Now that the NBA star is playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he doesn’t get to see his family as often, but they are planning on being together for Christmas.

The mother of one and Kiyan will be traveling down to Oklahoma City to spend the holidays together.

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“Carmelo has had a rough time adjusting to the slow pace of Oklahoma City and is looking forward to La La [and their son, Kiyan] coming out for their home game against the Houston Rockets on Christmas day,” a source told Hollywood Life.

“La La is an incredible mother and Carmelo misses her to pieces.”

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The duo announced their split in April 2017, but vowed to remain close for the sake of their child.

“Carmelo wants this moment to be super special and he really just wants to see his family and make the most of the time he will have with them,” the source shared.

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“Since being in OKC, Carmelo has completely renewed his commitment to his wife.”

The source continued, “He really is dedicated to making his marriage work and keeping his family together under any circumstance.”

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And, because he doesn’t get to spend as much time with his son and La la, the former New York Knicks star is excited to make the most of it.

“Carmelo cherishes these moments he has with Kiyan [and La La] because Kiyan is growing up so quickly and he’s not there to be with him,” the source said.

“When Carmelo decided to waive his no-trade clause for OKC he knew there would be an adjustment period, but he didn’t expect it to be this difficult.”

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Do you want to see Carmelo and La La get back together?!