Why did Larsa and Scottie Pippen split? Bravo star, 48, now dating Michael Jordan's 32-year-old son Marcus
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Larsa Pippen, 48, is an American reality television personality, socialite and businesswoman. Larsa, who has been appearing on Bravo's reality series 'The Real Housewives of Miami' since its premiere in 2011, recently took to her Instagram to confirm her relationship with Michael Jordan's son Marcus Jordan, 32, who is 16 years younger than her.
Larsa was married to the NBA legend Scottie Pippen, who she tied the knot with in 1997. However, they got divorced recently, in 2021. Larsa and Scottie have four children together, Scotty Jr., Preston, Sophia and Justin. In February 2022, Larsa opened up about her issues with ex-husband Scottie, calling the retired NBA star "The Punisher," as reported by People magazine.
Why did Larsa and Scottie Pippen split?
Larsa and Scottie Pippen decided to split after 19 years of marriage with Scottie filing for divorce in October 2016. The move came shortly after a pair of voice recordings went viral of Larsa calling police and alleging that her husband was being verbally aggressive towards her, as reported by the People magazine. Their divorce was finalised on December 15, 2021. Larsa's attorney David Glass told the People magazine, "I can confirm that Scottie and Larsa Pippen are now divorced, and that the divorce was finalized on December 15, 2021. All issues were resolved amicably. The parties are now focusing successfully on coparenting their remaining minor children."
In an episode of 'The Real Housewives of Miami', Larsa spoke to costar Alexia Echevarria about her and Scottie's divorce, saying that she was "traumatized" and added that Scottie was "The Punisher." Larsa said, "If he doesn't get his way, he punishes me. He's like The Punisher," as reported by People Magazine.
On January 23, Larsa posted a picture with Marcus. In the picture, the couple were holding hands , while standing in front of an oversized jersey, with Michael Jordan's name and number on it. Larsa captioned the picture "checks over stripes." Marcus too reposted the picture on his Instastory with rapper Travis Scott's 2018 track Sicko Mode blaring in the background. According to the Daily Mail, Larsa seemed to have taken a dig at her ex-husband. Scottie Pippen was an estranged Chicago Bulls teammate and Michael and Scottie's rift deepened after the 2020 release of Jason Hehir's critically-acclaimed 10-part ESPN documentary 'The Last Dance', which 'glorified' Jordan while 'downplaying' Pippen and other players' contributions.