Larsa Pippen confirms Scottie Pippen divorce in a statement

Larsa and Scottie Pippen together in Paris

For the first time since 2003, former NBA All Star Scottie Pippen will be a free agent. Scottie and his wife of 19 years, former Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen, have filed for divorce.

“After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage,” a rep for Larsa Pippen said in a statement today. “Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family.”

TMZ Sports broke the story earlier today and later obtained the actual divorce filing, which indicates that Scottie and Larsa do have a prenup in place. The site reports that “Pippen also wants Larsa to receive child support for their 4 kids — though the amount is yet to be determined.”

In a separate update, TMZ Sports quelled rumors that the reason for the split is because Larsa is currently involved with Future — a rumor that gained momentum due to the two being seen hanging out together in Miami recently. “Sources extremely close with Larsa” tell the site that she and Future have “been friends for a LONG time and there’s nothing romantic going on with them.”

Sources from Future’s camp say the same thing. The sources note that Future’s “got so many women, he’s not about to mess with a married one.”

From TMZ Sports:

We’re told Scottie has been traveling a lot (mostly to Chicago for business) and Larsa felt the two were drifting — and that’s partly why they decided to call off the 19 year marriage.

Just a few months ago, Larsa shared this loving pic with hubby Scottie in honor of their anniversary:

Happy anniversary baby!! Loved you from day one

A photo posted by Larsa Pippen (@larsapippen) on

It’s unfortunate to hear about the split — the Pippen’s were always one of my favorite reality show and sports couples — but it’s good to hear that the split appears amicable. At the time of this post, both Larsa and Scottie have not addressed the divorce on social media.

We’ll wrap up this post with a little Larsa and Scottie Pippen throwback photo from when Larsa was just 22 years old:

Larsa and Scottie Pippen throwback photo

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