Portland Trail Blazers baller Carmelo Anthony thought he was doing a sweet thing by honoring his wife La La Anthony on social media for their anniversary, but fans quickly reminded him that he hasn’t necessarily been the best husband throughout their years together.
It’s no secret that the on-and-off couple has been through their fair share of troubles over the course of their 10-year marriage. They’re currently quarantining together but have not officially reconciled since their 2019 separation. Carmelo, however, wanted to take the time to celebrate his wife regardless of their current status.
“Real love is knowing your weaknesses and not taking advantage of them,” he shared in the post. “Knowing your flaws and accepting who they are. When love is real, it finds a way. love is not a feeling; it’s not words. It’s an action that One decides to take. HAPPY 10Yr ANNIVERSARY My Luv @lala
Fans didn’t buy the syrupy post, however, and took the opportunity to remind Carmelo that his actions throughout their marriage haven’t necessarily added up to the words he wrote.
“Bro you guys cheat on each other all the time. Now that’s true love! 🤦🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️ What a joke,” wrote a fan.
“But y’all not together,” another called out.
“You guys gotta be a few entanglements deep as well 😂😂😂😂,” joked a third, referencing Jada Pinkett Smith’s latest Red Table Talk sit-down.
“How is love real when u went out and had a baby on her 🤦♀️,” another wondered.
“Melo saw Jada Red Table and was like… ‘I Love my Wife!!!'” clowned a fifth.
“Y’all got the Will and Jada type love,” a sixth noted.
In 2017, Carmelo was widely rumored to have fathered a daughter named Genesis Harlo with a woman named Mia Burks while married to La La. He was also captured in photos with Instagram model Sara Smiri in 2019, with his wife nowhere in sight. The pair separated after both incidents and have still not officially reconciled. La La was linked with rapper Maino in 2015, but the rumors haven’t been confirmed.
The Anthony’s have been married since 2010 and have one son together, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.