Scottie Pippen's Estranged Wife, Larsa Pippen, Still Has His Back (2024)

Fans of ESPN's documentary seriesThe Last Danceknowthat Michael Jordan credits much of the success he found with the Chicago Bulls to histeammate Scottie Pippen."Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen," Jordan says in the documentary. "Everybody says I won all these championships. But I didn't win without Scottie Pippen. That's why I consider him my greatest teammate of all time."

The six-time NBA champion and seven-time All-Star is known for his talents on the court, but off the court, he's a father and husband (well, kind of) towife Larsa Pippen.Here's everything you need to know about the couple that's been together since 1995; fans ofKeeping Up With The Kardashiansmay also recognize Larsa as a friend of the family's who makes regular appearances on the hit reality show.

Larsa and Scottie Pippen married in 1997 and have four kids together.

The pretty private couple's origin story isn't well-known, but the couple met in Chicago in 1995, five years after Scottie had divorced from his first wife Karen McCollum, with whom he shares a son, Antron Pippen.

The coupletied the knoton July 20, 1997, at the First United Methodist Temple in Chicago, without a prenup. The couple had four children together: Scotty Jr. was born in 2000, Preston in 2002, Justin in 2005, and Sophia in 2008. And if you're wondering whether any of their children got the basketball gene—their oldest son Scotty Jr. is a point guard for Vanderbilt University and was on the 2020 All-SEC freshman team.

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Scottie and Larsa have filed for divorce twice.

In October of 2016, Ft. Lauderdale police visited their home twice after Larsa called 911 on two separate occasions. In the phone calls, she reportedly called sobbing and accusing Scottie of verbal aggression, which he denied. Days later, Pippen filed for divorce.

"Scottie and Larsa have been separated for quite some time living separate lives," a source toldE News. "Scottie has been residing in Chicago where his businesses are while Larsa has been living in Miami full time raising their children."

Scottie filed for divorce from Larsa, accusing Larsa of cheating on him with the rapper Future. (Wild, I know!) Larsa, for her part, denies that cheating played any role in the divorce. Butthentheinitial filing was dismissed as they attempted to make their marriage work—but two years later, in 2018, Larsa filed for divorce. Onsocial media, she said the problem wasn't cheating, but rather her loneliness because he was never around.

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In the documents, she asked for spousal support for their four kids and wants the court to determine how their property will be divided between them. According toTMZ,their divorce case from 2018 is still active.

There have been cheating allegations.

In now-deleted tweets, Larsa addressed infidelity claims against her, saying they weren't splitting due to that reason. According toTMZ, the tweets said things like, " I was married to him for 20 years, I did everything for him and my family. People change, and that's what really happened."

She also tweeted, "Most people can't even imagine being in a relationship for a week, so I know it's beyond imagination. Cheating wasn't the problem."

Scottie and Larsa still have each other's backs.

If you've watched the show, you know that in episode two of the series, Scottie's NBA salary was discussed since it was significantly lower than Jordan's at the time. Fans of the basketball player soon began chatting on Twitter about how he's one of the most underrated players in the NBA, but Larsa had other thoughts.

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She also weighed in on Instagram after the ESPN series aired. "Stop tripping dude u don't know what you’re talking about," Larsa wrote to a person who accused Pippen of cheating on her. "I held him down and still do. Just bc I don't air his dirty laundry doesn't mean it doesn't stink I just don't wanna do his laundry anymore."

I am now looking for this kind of loyalty in my next partner, please.


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What does Scottie Pippen think of Larsa now? ›

"Scottie and Larsa are still friendly, and Scottie figures anything that gets under Michael's skin is a victory for him," one friend told Radar Online.

What does Michael Jordan think of Larsa? ›

For background, the NBA superstar had once told reporters that he wasn't on board with his son dating Larsa. According to TMZ, when asked if he approved of the relationship, he replied with a simple “No” and shook his head.

Do the Kardashians still talk to Larsa Pippen? ›

Larsa's longstanding friendship with the Kardashians fizzled out in 2020.

How many baby mamas does Scottie Pippen have? ›

The former Chicago Bulls player welcomed seven kids — Antron, Taylor, Tyler, Sierra, Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin and Sophia — with his exes Karen McCollum, Sonya Roby, Yvette Deleone and Larsa Pippen.

Why did Larsa Pippen split? ›

Larsa Pippen Reveals Why She and Marcus Jordan Split: " I Don't Think He's My Guy" “I just think we're on a different journey," the RHOM cast member said about her former relationship with Marcus Jordan.

Who is Michael Jordan's best friend? ›

Viewers saw George Koehler in action as Jordan's personal assistant and best friend. It was Jordan himself who insisted on referring to Koehler this way, which speaks volumes about their close-knit relationship.

Did Larsa Pippen know Marcus as a kid? ›

Some believed Larsa knew Marcus when he was a child due to their 16-year age gap. But Larsa claims otherwise. "I just met him a few years ago. I never met him before," she said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

Are Scottie and Larsa friends? ›

While Scottie and Larsa — who share sons Scotty Jr., Preston and Justin and daughter Sophia — have maintained an amicable relationship since their 2018 split, the same cannot be said for Scottie and his former teammate.

Does Michael Jordan like Scottie Pippen? ›

It's no secret that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen have had a complicated relationship in recent years. Their "friendship" was put under even more strain after the news broke that Jordan's son Marcus was dating nonother than his former Bulls teammate's ex-wife Larsa Pippen.

What did Larsa Pippen say about Nicole? ›

Larsa Pippen Is Facing Backlash For Telling Nicole Martin, An Anesthesiologist, That She Doesn't Have A Real Job. "Not like you — putting people to sleep."

Why do MJ and Scottie have beef? ›

He calls Jordan hypocritical and insensitive. And he criticizes Jordan for his behavior toward co-workers: “Seeing again how poorly Michael treated his teammates, I cringed, as I did back then.” From the opening pages of the book, you take a cudgel to Michael Jordan.


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