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Larsa Pippen, Malik Beasley reportedly split after Valentine’s Day

Larsa Pippen

Larsa Pippen and Malik Beasley seemed to have no problem going public with their relationship late last year, but that relationship did not last very long.

Pippen, the ex-wife of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, was spotted holding hands with Beasley last November. Beasley’s wife, Montana Yao, has since filed for divorce. Pippen has indicated on a few different occasions that she and the Minnesota Timberwolves star are no longer dating, and a source has confirmed that to Us Weekly.

A person familiar with the Beasley-Pippen relationship told Us Weekly that the two “were friends first” and then became romantically involved. They spent Valentine’s Day together but have since split.

“Larsa decided to distance herself from the drama,” the source said. “(Beasley) was going through a lot and the timing wasn’t right. … Many people assumed it was serious when in fact it was not.”

It was shortly after Valentine’s Day that Pippen opened up about dating Beasley, so that may have been around the time the two parted ways.

Beasley certainly is dealing with drama in his personal life. His divorce with Yao is ongoing and recently took a somewhat surprising turn.

Malik Beasley reportedly wants paternity test amid Montana Yao divorce

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley and his wife Montana Yao have been going through divorce proceedings since late last year, and the Minnesota Timberwolves star is apparently questioning whether he is the biological father of the former couple’s 2-year-old son.

According to a court filing that was obtained by Us Weekly, Beasley has motioned to prove the paternity of his and Yao’s 2-year-old son, Makai. Beasley has already taken a paternity test, but the March 29 filing stated that the “results of those tests are unknown as of the date of this Order.”

Beasley and Yao welcomed their son in March 2019, which was a year before they got married. The documents state that Yao “contends that Husband [Malik] is the biological father of the child but no Recognition of Parentage has been signed and Husband has not otherwise been adjudicate the child’s father.”

Beasley’s attorney, Steven A. Haney, said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday that it would have been “negligent” of the NBA star to not have a paternity test given the circumstances surrounding his relationship with Yao.

A representative for Yao told Us Weekly that it is “comical for her that (Beasley) has requested a paternity test because this entire time on social media he has claimed Makai to be his son and he knows it’s his son.”

A court has already ruled that Beasley must pay Yao thousands per month in child support, though a request for spousal support was denied.

Yao filed for divorce in December, which was just nine months after she and Beasley got married. The filing came shortly after photos were published that showed Beasley holding hands with Larsa Pippen in public.

Malik Beasley’s ex-wife wanted spousal support after Larsa Pippen drama

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley’s ex-wife Montana Yao filed for divorce right around the time the Minnesota Timberwolves star was spotted in public with Larsa Pippen. Yoa has since sought both spousal support and child support, but she was only granted the latter.

According to a court filing obtained by US Weekly, Yao requested $5,000 a month in spousal support and $8,000 in child support from Beasley, with whom she shares a 2-year-old son. She was denied the “temporary spousal maintenance” but granted $6,500 per month in child support.

Yao filed for divorce in December, which was just nine months after she and Beasley got married. The filing came shortly after photos were published that showed Beasley holding hands with Pippen in public.

Pippen, the 46-year-old ex-wife of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, has since opened up about dating Beasley, who is 24. She has said the two are no longer dating and was recently spotted with someone else.

In addition to Pippen, Beasley may have been with a third woman while married to Yao. A series of leaked emails appeared to show he was involved with someone else.

Larsa Pippen spotted with new man following Malik Beasley romance

Larsa Pippen

Larsa Pippen’s dating life has become a big topic of conversation in the sports world since she was spotted out with Malik Beasley last year, but it appears she has moved on from the Minnesota Timberwolves star.

Pippen, the ex-wife of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, was spotted lounging with an unknown man earlier in the week. People also noticed that she and Beasley no longer follow one another on social media.

Pippen, 46, opened up about her relationship with Beasley last month. She denied coming between Beasley and his ex-wife, Montana Yao. Larsa also indicated that she and Beasley were no longer dating.

Yao filed for divorce in December, which was after Pippen and Beasley were photographed together. Yao made it clear she was not happy about the situation and released a statement that made it seem like she was blindsided.

H/T Egotastic Sports

Malik Beasley suspended 12 games over offseason arrest

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley has been suspended 12 games by the NBA over an offseason arrest.

Beasley was arrested in September last year for alleged marijuana possession and receiving and concealing stolen weapons. Beasley was originally released from jail without charges, but that changed earlier this month.

Beasley pleaded guilty to one count of felony threats of violence. He was sentenced on Feb. 9 to 120 days in jail, though he is likely to serve the time after the season. He might serve the sentence as part of a work release program or even through home confinement.

Beasley originally faced felony charges related to controlled narcotics and stolen property, but the charges were reduced in a plea deal.

“I will take this time to reflect on my decisions. I apologize to all the great fans out there who have supported me during this difficult time and I promise I will come back very soon as a better person and player,” Beasley said in a statement on Thursday.

The 24-year-old guard signed a 4-year, $60 million contract extension with Minnesota prior to the season. He is having a career year with 20.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season. He has been part of other headlines this offseason and is facing some additional off-court issues.

Larsa Pippen opens up about dating Malik Beasley

Larsa Pippen

It has been more than two months since Minnesota Timberwolves star Malik Beasley’s wife filed for divorce, and Larsa Pippen continues to insist she had nothing to do with the split.

Pippen, the ex-wife of Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, spoke about her relationship with Beasley during a recent appearance on “Hollywood Unlocked.” She reiterated that Beasley was separated from his wife, Montana Yao, at the time he and Pippen began seeing each other.

“We had spoken about it. It wasn’t a secret,” Pippen said, via Francesca Bacardi of the New York Post. “I know a lot of people that are married and exiting. I’ve played that part. So for me, if you’re not being shady and you’re telling me all your stuff, I’m going to believe you.”

Yao filed for divorce in December, which was after Pippen and Beasley were photographed together. Yao made it clear she was not happy about the situation and released a statement that made it seem like she was blindsided.

According to Pippen, all you had to do was Google information about Beasley and Yao to know their marriage was in a tough place before Pippen came along.

“It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn’t thinking anything about it,” she said. “If you spent a minute Googling their situation, it wasn’t the ideal situation way before me.”

It doesn’t sound like Pippen, 46, and Beasley, 24, are dating anymore. Larsa said she learned a lesson and regrets “taking a beating” over a person with whom she had just gotten involved.

Whatever the case, the Beasley-Pippen situation has remained a popular topic. Even Charles Barkley cracked a joke about it on TV a few weeks ago. You can see that video here.

Charles Barkley jokes about Malik Beasley dating Larsa Pippen

Malik Beasley

Charles Barkley definitely keeps up on his NBA dating gossip.

Malik Beasley is averaging 19.2 points per game this season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had 15 points in the team’s 108-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, which earned him a spot on TNT’s graphic for the game.

Barkley said that Beasley was having a “hell of a year.”

That was a reference to Beasley being photographed with Larsa Pippen, who is estranged from husband Scottie. The photos of Beasley together with Pippen angered Beasley’s wife, who filed for divorce.

Not only did Beasley’s big year include being out with Larsa, but emails showed he was in a relationship with a third woman.

So, yes, Beasley is having a big statistical season both on and off the court.

Larsa Pippen defends herself against Malik Beasley accusations

Larsa Pippen

Larsa Pippen defended herself against accusations she has faced regarding a relationship with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley.

Photos of Beasley and Pippen holding hands were published in late November. Beasley’s wife got upset over the photos and has filed for divorce.

Pippen initially tried to downplay the photos, and now she’s defending herself.

Pippen said on Twitter that Beasley was already separated before she met him.

She also said that she is going through a divorce and that she doesn’t date a lot of guys.

While Pippen may not have done anything wrong in her mind, especially based on what Beasley has told her, the reaction from Montana Yao suggests she was not happy with things.

Malik Beasley’s wife Montana Yao files for divorce

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley has found himself in the middle of a major scandal after photos surfaced showing him holding hands with Larsa Pippen, and the Minnesota Timberwolves star’s wife has now filed for divorce.

TMZ reports that Beasley’s wife, Montana Yao, filed for divorce this week. Yao filed the paperwork in Minnesota. She has been married to Beasley since March.

Yao released a lengthy statement on Instagram Wednesday addressing the drama involving her husband. She thanked her fans for their support and said the past week has been “pretty rough.” Yao also mentioned that there has been “no private or public addressing of the situation nor any type of apology.”

Beasley and Yao have one child together. After TMZ published photos that showed Beasley and Larsa Pippen — Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife — holding hands, more allegations surfaced that Beasley was involved with a third woman. You can see the leaked email that led to those new allegations here.

Beasley, 24, was traded to the Timberwolves from the Denver Nuggets back in February. He started 14 games for Minnesota and averaged 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Malik Beasley leaked email shows he was involved with third woman before Larsa Pippen

Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley’s wife filed for divorce recently after the Minnesota Timberwolves star was photographed holding hands with Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa. While that may have been the primary reason for the filing, it would appear Larsa was was not the only woman with whom Beasley was romantically involved.

After TMZ published photos that showed Beasley and Pippen holding hands, The Shade Room learned that Beasley has also been involved with a third woman. Some screenshots of direct messages between Beasley and the woman, whose name appears to be Alina, showed Beasley frantically trying to contact her and telling her he is “crazy for you.”

There was also an email from October in which Beasley explained what he was looking for in his relationship with the third woman. He mentioned how he has a son and will always respect the mother of his child. However, he made it clear that he wanted to remain involved with the woman romantically.

“I wanna know your needs … I wanna talk late with you, I want you to watch me play … etc,” Beasley allegedly wrote. “If you let me I can take care of you monthly if you know what I mean. What I want is to smoke with you, be inside you, laugh with you, get crazy with you, I wanna send you flowers, I want to help your daughter. If you need another phone to talk to me I’ll do that. Just whatever has to be done.”

You can see the alleged DMs and email below:

Just when you think the situation could not get any wilder, it seems to take a new turn. There was also a rumor that Beasley’s wife was involved with an NFL player, though the player denied that.

Pippen has fired back at critics on social media and insists people are making false assumptions and accusations. While we still don’t know exactly what was going on, it seems pretty obvious that Beasley was not being faithful to his wife.