A loyal reader emailed Sandrarose.com to say the LSLH woman seen vacationing in Hawaii with retired NFL star Cris Carter is not Melanie Carter, his nubian wife of 27 years.

My reader was adamant that the woman was Mr. Carter's "side piece". Apparently, Mr. Carter is experiencing a midlife crisis at age 51.

Men are naturally wired to be attracted to the younger female species for the purpose of procreation and populating the earth.

My loyal reader writes:

"That is NOT his wife he is with him in Maui!!!!! That is his side piece!!!!!!!! Please remove Melanie Carter name. His wife is a personal friend of mine!!!

I repeat, THAT IS NOT MELANIE CARTER. Melanie Carter is a BEAUTIFUL black woman!!!

Here is a picture of his beautiful wife, Melanie Carter. That lady on the picture is NOT his wife! That's his side piece! PLEASE remove my girlfriend's name immediately!!!! Thank you....

Cris and Melanie Carter

Vacation photo by BACKGRID

  • Jen_no_juice

    I really thought that was Karlie Red

  • Bossy704

    He did not have to be that disrespectful. Melanie needs to file for divorce ASAP and get that coin.

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  • MistaO

    Could just be a business colleague.

  • MafeeMafee

    Is it me or is old boy's brows filled in ??????! By the way his wife is beautiful!!!!

  • She ShowOut

    Horrible. The wife must be humiliated.

  • datATLboi

    If you gon cheat, then cheat UP I guess lol

  • Please Stop The Madness

    How? If her homegirl knows his side piece on sight, Im sure the wife knows who she is. She is free to leave at any time; yet after 27 years they stillllll together (Banita Jankins from In Living Color)

  • Rayne


  • MissyJ

    Who says the woman knows her on sight?.. He frolicking on the beach with a woman that isn't who she knows is his wife. ipso facto she's the side piece. She's never had to have laid eyes on the woman

  • Cricket404

    That's the thing, you get a settlement and that's it. After 27 years, she's probably accustomed to a rich lifestyle. Once you get a settlement, keep the house and maintain your lifestyle on your own, the money runs out quick. Taxes and house maintenance cost.

  • Cricket404

    Sad. It's probably cheaper to keep her. STEVE Harvey's ex-wife received millions but the maintenance on the house and taxes wiped her out in a little over a year. Her landscaping was $100k a year....

  • L. Thompson

    Where does it show him frolicking on the beach? Whoever took this pic could have gotten them in a more compromising position than this. They are literally standing there talking, nothing more. People so quick to rush judgment with little to no evidence.

  • Coy little wink


  • Please Stop The Madness

    “That is NOT his wife he is with him in Maui!!!!! That is his side piece!!!!!!!!

  • TheWildChild

    If you look at this pic, it could very well be some random person he's making conversation with. The body language doesn't say they are frolicking around. ?

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    This what I just said about taking pictures out of context in the Steve Harvey post. This lady could have been walking in passing and they spoke and kept it moving.. One snap shot at the right angle can say everything that ISN'T really there..unless Mrs Carter HERSELF send receipts..then I don't even believe this "Fran" who wrote in telling her Close friends Bidnez like that! friends don't out they close homegirls bidnez..IJS!

  • L. Thompson

    Well she should have been smart and sold the home and bought a 2 bedroom condo. Their son went with Steve, so she only had herself to take care of.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    AAAAANNN TEW... she ain't much younger...her jowls on her face and her hands (I know old RA hands when I see them) give that mid 40 ish look to me...

  • Please Stop The Madness

    All we can go on. Her statement. Not assumptions. On who knows who. We dont have to believe these assumptions.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Cheat up..she is old chile check the arthritis hands she sporting and that sagging jaw like..she is about right up there with him in age..and her body says the same...

  • NaeNay

    Is it bad all I care about is being on that beach right about now? I don't know these ppl.


    she doesnt look so young

  • Ni Ni

    I was almost happy to find he's married to a sista ?.

  • TheWildChild

    You think so ? ....this pic doesn't scream frolicking around. But him and his wife does look rather boring...see: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0816f9cbc8375df2fb9529379ec772788c769c231918a75b3e4788adb504a929.jpg

  • LuLu

    PREACH! She knew the gravy train wasn't going to last forever!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I just left the beach and I must say... Nature surely has a way of relaxing you. I HATED we had to leave. The sound of the waves, the warmth from the sun, the cool breeze coming from the waters and the sand between my toes just spoiled the heck out of me!!! Lol... #BagsStillPacked

  • SunRiseBlossom

    YES.... COME ON CHOIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Keekz


  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    1. They might be separated.
    2. He could be there with a group of people and this may be a person of their group.. family, friend or fan...
    3. I don't see anything intimate in this picture.

    I need more receipts....

  • Coy little wink

    He's 51? Well let him have his mid-life crisis he's overdue ?

  • NaeNay

    Awww I hate you! But I'm glad you had a good time.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I am with you! I need to see more graphic or shall I say affectionate pictures... He talking to that lady with his hands in his pocket... This picture does not scream GOT HIM!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Thank You! Don't Hate... Your time coming!!! Lol...

  • Liah

    Oh WOOOW!!!

  • Mbailey

    SO?! Everybody in a picture with you is not your wife or even a relative. They are walking on a beach---where's the crime?

  • tintin

    Her friend is a bitch. Dont need the world to know thats his sidepiece just tell the blogs that's not Melanie. Shes embarassing her friend along with the husband

  • Jay

    only because he married her BEFORE he became famous.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    My reader was adamant that the woman was Mr. Carter’s “side piece”. Apparently, Mr. Carter is experiencing a midlife crisis at age 51.
    Not surprised at all. I worked at their (him and his brothers) company near the airport for a couple of years and they're the most arrogant assholes

  • free

    cause i woulda never known.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They don't even look like they know each other.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm not convinced. It could be that they were at the beach with friends, and somebody snapped a picture of him talking to one of the other wives.

  • TooMuchTea

    Right! And she screaming remove her name! Welp! No one listened and they posted her pic. Stupid

  • Tammie Reed

    Here we go again_____________________lol!

  • TheWildChild


  • SunRiseBlossom

    It seems like she more upset about it than the wife! Lol... Someone clearly wanted some shine time!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    So Mothers... What's on the Mothers Day Wish List for this year?!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    That pics looks like he could be telling her, "You better get your lil boy before that undertow grabs his ass". OR "I ain't got but $40 in my pocket, can I get some head behind the cabana?"

    Depending on how YOUR mind works, assumptions can be made. Just another random pic on a otherwise slow news day.

  • tt

    the woman in the pic looks 51 as well

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    If he's out in public with her then she must be on her way to being more than a side. Is he still with his wife?

  • Meme

    Haha this pic is hilarious

  • Taylordanes

    Men are "wired" ??? Is that why many men date and love older woman???

    "SOME" ......

  • Taylordanes

    Are there other pics or just this one? They could have just spoken for two minutes or she may be a family friend...

  • Joy Diggs

    I love his wife's hair!! Beautiful curls

  • Lady_Elle

    Oops... How humiliating for his wife.... if this is a side-piece.

  • Coy little wink

    I really would like to hear from my estranged daughter ?

  • Keesh5000

    who is that....Karlie Redd???

  • Rayne

    ?? imma roll with the $40 part. Lol

  • Coffee1st

    And for that reason ? I'm out.

  • goat

    So it must have already been established that she is his side-chic.

    Cause just going by the pic...ION

  • Carrington

    The lady he's with doesn't look too young, in my opinion. She's at LEAST 44 from the side view.

  • Fire & Ice

    Notice his hands are in his pocket. It looks casual

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Hmmmmm. He looks like a cheater.

  • Fire & Ice

    They become accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Many of those athletes wives and girlfriends stay for that reason

  • hotntot95

    Lol...she does get around

  • Freeriah

    Right. I guessed 50

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    "A Loyal Reader"......SR is A MESS..

  • Erika Davis

    That's exactly what I was thinking!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That just looks like they were at their kid's basketball game and things got kinda boring. I wouldn't read too much into a pic like that.

  • She ShowOut

    As soon as I typed it ...I said...I should say...if that is really his side piece...because I don't know these people.

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  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    She could be a complete stranger that happened to walk up next to him at the same time he was standing there......waiting for the wave? That's all I got...

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    EXACTLY.....don't sound like a friend to me....more like a FREnemy!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    REally?! RA Hands? Y'all too murch!

  • She ShowOut

    This pic reminds me of when I wear my hair parted on the side to cover my eye...so when I turn my head...I can ignore him in good fashion. lol

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    What's RA?

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Like Rasheeda's momma did on LAHHA? Lol

  • MercifulLove

    They both seem extremely unbothered....it'll be very interesting to see if she really is a "side piece".....

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Nevamind.. I got it! Lol

  • Yardgirl

    A man standing casually talking to a woman who is not his wife. I am still trying to connect the dots to get to side piece......?? *kanye shrug*

  • RespectSelf

    Since that is not his wife like the write up originally stated... Then I can't go as far to say this is his side piece lol...

    She for sure isn't that young either so...

  • Renee26

    Men are naturally wired to be attracted to the younger female

    Ummm look at her hands and face wrinkles...either she's not young or she aged like old cheese.

  • Renee26

    Lol you done gave the woman RA

  • Missy

    & this 'loyal reader' doesnt have the best grammar.?

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  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hate karlie she too messy

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    My thoughts exactly

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He's been cheating on Ms. Melody for most of those 27 years I bet. Wild guess.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I hope u do!!! ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That was tacky of her mom. I guess by then everyone new about the side baby but I was blown away by that

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Well if I were Mrs. Carter my second course of action would be to get off of the couch and into the gym to get down to my fighting weight.

  • KLo

    gross. he is out of shape. are those bullet holes scares and cellulite

  • Dowoop


  • AG

    His wife is pretty.

  • Dowoop

    A loyal friend would notbe publicly airing her friend's dirty laundry.

  • Allihave2say

    Well Captain Save a WIFE if YOU know your friend's HUSBAND is creeping with this SIDE PIECE that means she knows. The fact that you're making this announcement and she still wears the title of WIFE means she has no problem with this public relationship so correcting her name is a none factor. That is all!

  • Allihave2say

    PS what's the problem with this relationship? He looks like he needs to be on a diet and she looks like ricotta cheese.

  • Allihave2say

    Mother's Day Prayer Wish for You:

    Father how excellent you are above all the earth. So greatly deveined are you that you gifted this woman to be a mother. By her gesture a loving mother who needs the child of her heart to be near. Proverbs 31:28 says her children rise up and call her blessed. What sweeter blessing than for the heart of a mother, this mother to be honored on this day with her own daughter's essence. Make it reign father. Let one had extend and another receive in this blessing for Coy Little Wink. Amen.

    CLW you can pick up phone and say, "I just called to say I love you". Say nothing more. The seed will be dropped. Happy Mother's Day!

  • Allihave2say

    She did it on purpose because she's the real side piece.

  • Allihave2say

    At least he kept his day 1.

  • Siohban Hatchett

    I agree

  • Coy little wink

    That was beautiful THANK YOU ??

  • Allihave2say

    My pleasure enjoy your weekend!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Look at his eyebrows......................................................................

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    OK, let us say he is cheating. Now, do not get me wrong, IT IS ALWAYS THE CHEATERS FAULT. We have choices. Walk away. Divorce.
    I know, family therapy, Prayer & Fasting.
    Why do SOME of these wives ............allow themselves.............. to become.................so frumpy?
    Even if, she did not want to go under the knife, the correct diet by a chef or delivery food program & exercise (find something you like) and stay the woman he fell in love with ( the the best of your NATURAL ability.)

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Ughh, I hated her mom at that moment... Too much.. #whenkeepingitrealgoeswrong

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Fame gets to these people.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Ehh. He's a dyck for doing this. Idc if she's 'wider than all outside' LOL it's not cool.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Doesn't necessarily mean she's ok with anything. But if the media is going to broadcast this then their facts shouldn't be alternative LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That bish ain't young! LOL she's just smaller than his wife! Old shriveled up looking @$$ ? Let me stop ?

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo


  • HelloToni

    His wife is lovely. Congrats to them for keeping a marriage together for that length of time.

  • Empress

    He is a loyal man to be married so long and keep a worn side piece for so long. I'm not sure side piece is "younger", look at her hands and face, the wife looks younger to me.

  • Empress

    He drew them on with a sharpie, like Steve Harvey.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    All of That and divorce his a$$ and take half. There's no prenup she's in the first wives club

  • RicanLBC

    Look at all his bullet wounds all over his bawdy*

  • Allihave2say

    True but her friend is way in her business like Tiny's friend. Wife obviously knows who the players are hence her friend knowing who the woman is. They've seen her before so (shrugs)

  • Buttercupdreamsmom

    Because "THAT" still doesn't keep a man. Look at all of the beautiful women who still get cheated on. She could be a dime and he would still cheat because he WANTS TO. The other person "keeping" themselves up have nothing to do with someone else being selfish.

  • shun king

    Same stuff get boring

  • Rahab

    KRS1 wife Ms. Melody?! ?

  • Youshockedme

    He isn't going anywhere too much history between them

  • yallcrazy

    That sagging booty telling a story too. By all means she looks nice for her age though

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    He looks bloated.

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    Fish anyone?

  • samuel severino

    Not just her hands but the cellulite on her butt and the facial wrinkles tell you that this is no spring chicken.

  • Angela Browning Hunter

    His wife is not concerned and grown people have affairs of another level this not about tits and ass

  • Lot O

    stickly stickly thighs ass bih

  • Lot O

    Look at those nipples???, she can have him

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Know your position and play your position.

  • We Can Do This

    Sounds like the friend needs to mind her business! If something were to happen to Mrs. Carter the friend would move right into Mrs. Carter's spot. The game never change.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Aawww I will be praying with you... As a mother I understand the need to be connected with your child(ren). Be encouraged!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I promise you, I get that. I do.
    BUT the way I learned it:
    after marriage, you are not to let yourself go. It is selfish to do so.

  • Quitedeliteful

    The wife has a pretty face... Maybe she's always been a casual person dressing person...

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    oh no, sorry about that. That Ms. Melody passed away I believe.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Lol..look at the joints in her fingers they are inflamed...she actually does have it..

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Rheumatoid arthritis..its the inflammation of the joints her kmuckes look in her hands look like it

  • R in NYC

    ****eye roll*** I'm not defending his side piece but can't ignore the shade Sandra always throws towards lighter skinned women. It's has been past old.
    Would it be acceptable if the side chick looked just like the wife?
    I don't know why the wife's friend is so pressed when he's cheating out in the open. I'm sure his wife knows all about his affairs but stays right with him. These men continue to cheat because they know they can. Every now and then you get a situation like Steve McNair but even that doesn't stop these fools.

  • A rock in a weary land

    is that Karlie Redd?...serious ?

  • Ant Hill

    I don't blame him, I would leave that wife at home too.

  • AListDiva29

    How do ppl know that's a side piece? Maybe its the wife/girlfriend of a friend? I guess married men/women got to be bumping everyone of the opposite sex, and can't have platonic friends? SMDH!

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What shade?

  • butchie4ever

    He is on Fox sports network now and I have heard his refer to doing things with his girlfriend on the air. I even googled is once to see if they are divorced after he said it once. they must have a formal separation for him to boldly acknowledge the side chick like this...

  • CC

    what you look like

  • Ant Hill

    Handsome as hell, way better looking than your baby daddies.