Remember a while back when I promised to publish the La La Diaries and dish all of LaLa’s dirt? Well, word filtered back to my ears that LaLa was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So I held off on publishes the diaries because I have a heart and I’m nice.
Well, it turns out that part of LaLa’s therapy was to face her husband Carmelo Anthony’s infidelities head on rather than continue to deny them, which was causing her a lot of stress.
So in the upcoming season of LaLa’s ‘Full Court Life,’ you will see her doing just that. In one episode, LaLa will finally break down and admit that she knows her husband has been cheating on her. But don’t say I told you because that’s not public knowledge yet.
In the ongoing full-court promotion to boost interest in her show, LaLa covers the April 2012 issue of Latina magazine. Inside, she discusses her internal struggles and coming to terms with ‘Melo’s cheating ways (she’s a work in progress).
LATINA: On how she and Carmelo have lasted 8 years
LALA: “It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.”
On trusting her husband Carmelo
“I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere. So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.”
On making peace with your insecurities
“In this day and age, [people will] tear you to hell: ‘Her hair, her legs, her this, her that.’ So it is sometimes hard to stay as confident as you like. I’m just like anybody else. Weight goes up and down, sometimes I’m killing myself to be on a crazy diet, sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like my legs are too skinny, other times I don’t. As you get more mature you learn to embrace insecurities and figure out how to be okay with that stuff, to keep it in perspective.”
On staying confident
Tap into your uniquenessss – “I encourage people to embrace whatever it is that makes them different. Not being like everybody, setting your own trends, being your own person, that’s what
makes you cool.”