It was the shocking news heard around the world earlier this week, when reports came out that New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife actress and former host of TRL Lala Anthony were separated. Immediately after the news went public, speculation began about what exactly cause the pair to split after 13 years of being together.
Rumors Monday night circulated that Melo impregnated a stripper, but Baller Alert reports that the woman in questioning is not a stripper at all:
“You all have the wrong story on the girl Melo knocked up. She’s not a stripper or from New York. She’s 25 and from Chicago. I have pictures of her. She has a master’s degree and is in social work. She’s due in July and it’s a girl. We have mutual friends. Also, Melo isn’t the first celeb she’s been with.”
BA has identified the mystery woman as Mia Angel Burks, a Northwestern University graduate from Chicago. The other “celeb” mentioned above is “Black Ink Chicago” star Ryan Henry. A source claims that Burks and Anthony met at a club in Chicago while she was dating Henry, and although she did travel back and forth between Chicago and NYC the two were never serious.
Meanwhile, Lala was spotted out on Tuesday (April 18) without her wedding ring. A source reportedly told Page Six that Lala and Melo have been living separately for months and Melo justified his infidelity by saying “she’s married, I’m not.” The source also claims that Lala was aware of Melo’s infidelity throughout their marriage.
Just last year, Lala was in the middle of her own cheating scandal when the mother of rapper Maino’s child accused the two of having an affair. Lala and Melo brushed it off by posting a video of them performing Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj’s song “All Eyes On You.”
Neither Lala or Melo have publically spoken out yet and Burks is reportedly six months pregnant. So far, no divorce paperwork has been filed.