NBA stardom and monogamous relationships are like peanut butter and broken glass.
We really have no idea what possesses people to try and make it work, but they keep making the attempt, and the outcome is pretty much always awful.
The latest relationship to fall victim to a situation where the husband is a young millionaire who spends much of the year traveling to America’s biggest cities is that of Carmelo and La La Anthony.
Carmelo and La La broke up earlier this week, and for obvious reasons, the news didn’t come as a huge shock.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, it turned out that Carmelo got busted cheating.
It wasn’t until Tuesday of this week that this story really took a really interesting turn.
And by “interesting,” of course, we mean La La’s divorce lawyers haven’t stopped grinning for 72 hours.
It seems that Carmelo got his mistress pregnant and found that it’s tough to hide that sort of thing from your wife.
Now, we’re finding out a little bit more about the woman who will soon be bringing a little Melo into the world.
That’s Mia Angel Burks, and she’s a 24-year-old a recent Northwestern grad with a master’s degree in health communication.
It seems that Melo and Mia initially planned to keep the pregnancy a secret, but a friend of hers named Anthony Jacobs went public with news of their relationship in response to false reports that Anthony had gotten a stripper pregnant.
“Mia met Carmelo at Room Seven, a club in Chicago, when he was here for the NBA draft doing press,” Jacobs told a Chicago-based radio show.
“She’s not a stripper … she works in education setting up programs.”
Jacobs says Melo initially treated hooking up with Mia in Chicago as just another hookup on the road – but Burks had something more serious in mind.
“Carmelo wasn’t taking her serious to the point where she started to buy her own plane tickets to go see him,” Jacobs claims.
He maintains, however, that her interest in Anthony wasn’t the result of his fame and fortune, but rather a genuine belief that they’d made a connection:
“She was more giddy about it than anything,” Jacobs says.
“When those type of girls talk to those kind of guys, I don’t think that’s the premise in the back of their head, ‘I’m gonna go destroy this happy home.’”
“Mia seems low-key and doesn’t obsess over Carmelo. There are some girls who become obsessed with the players, that’s not the case with [her].”
It’s unclear exactly when Mia got pregnant, but apparently she and Melo had been hooking up for several months at the time.
You know what they say: Nothing ruins a good affair like a pregnancy!
Or maybe they only say that in NBA locker rooms …