As a basketball player, Scottie Pippen made the headlines a lot while playing for the Chicago Bulls. Since he retired as one of basketball’s biggest legends, he has continued in this trend, except this time, rather than for his exploits on the court, the attention he gets is mostly for his life off it, particularly his personal life. Scottie Pippen recently got divorced from his wife, Larsa, whom he was married to for 19 years, and fans are already wondering if he has a new partner since the split.
In this article, we share everything you need to know about the latest development in the love life of the basketball icon. Also, details about what led to the end of his marriage to his long-term wife. Check it out below.
Does Scottie Pippen Have a New Partner?
Regardless of the circumstances, ending a 19-year long marriage is a difficult thing to experience, and moving on can be quite a challenge.
However, having been divorced for almost a year, Scottie Pippen has found the courage to return to the dating scene. He has been seen hanging out in a romantic context with a mystery woman.
Just as the identity of the woman is unknown, so is the definition of their relationship. Is it serious or just a fling? At the moment, the answer remains out of reach.
Scottie’s ex-wife, Larsa Pippen, on the other hand, has found a new partner in Eric Moreland, a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors. The two reportedly hit it off following suggestive messages left by Larsa on his Instagram page and they have been seen together getting cozy.
Before getting involved with Eric Moreland, Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife was rumored to be involved with Ben Simmons, who, aside from being a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, is also known to be the former boyfriend of Kendall Jenner. Larsa, however, denied the rumors.
Why Did His Marriage to Larsa Pippen End?
Ending a 19-year marriage requires the occurrence of a momentous event or the accumulation of smaller events. Online rumors about the cause of Scottie Pippen’s divorce from Larsa Pippen suggest it was the former. According to the tidbits, his wife, Larsa, cheated on him with hip-hop artist Future.
Before the official divorce, Scottie Pippen filed for a divorce in 2016, following an accusation of Larsa cheating on the NBA Hall of Famer with the hip-hop artist. While they did reconcile following the initial attempt at separation, they eventually went their separate ways in 2018 when Larsa Pippen filed for a divorce from the basketball icon.
While many seem to believe that the second and permanent move was because of Larsa’s infidelity, Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife has come out to suggest that it was not the case.
According to Larsa, she ended the marriage because she got tired of being alone. In an Instagram post, she refuted accusations of cheating on Scottie and other accusations like she being a gold digger. She also went on to claim that Scottie Pippen was never around and missed out on several important family holidays, including her birthday.
However, despite the contentious events that surrounded their divorce, the couple continues to have a loving relationship with each other.
How Many Times Has Scottie Pippen Been Married?
Scottie Pippen has been married twice. His marriage to his ex-wife, Larsa Pippen, was his second marriage. His first marriage was to a woman named Karen McCollum.
He got married to her in 1988 and they were together for two years before they got divorced in 1990. Before getting married, they gave birth to a son, Antron Pippen, who was born in 1987.
Aside from his marriages, Scottie Pippen has been in a couple of relationships, some of which have resulted in children for the basketball star. He was involved with the Chicago model, Sonya, and fathered her twins – Tyler Roby Pippen and Taylor Pippen. While Tyler Roby died shortly after birth, Taylor survived and played women’s volleyball for Southern Illinois University.
He was also in a relationship with a woman named Yvette De Leon. They dated for a while and were engaged. While they were in a relationship, they gave birth to a child, Sierra Pippen, who was born in 1995.
In all, Scottie Pippen has seven surviving children from four women. Four of his children came from his wife, Larsa, whom he was married to between 1997 and 2018.