Last week’s announcement by Scottie and Larsa Pippen that they were planning to get divorced was a showbiz shocker. The two have been married since 1997 and have four kids together.
Now there is another surprise in store with the revelation the rapper Future is being linked to the breakdown of the relationship.
TMZ reports Tuesday morning that sources on both sides claim Larsa, one of the stars of Real Housewives of Miami, has been “jumping on Future's private jet, traveling with him to various cities, including Vegas last month.”
The site further claims that Larsa and Future were very “cozy” recently at a nightclub in Miami.
Larsa and Future reportedly met in August at an event in Miami, said TMZ, and the friendship is being described as “revenge” after NBA star Scottie was seen “openly flirting with an actress last summer, and she felt disrespected.”
TMZ reports that cops have been called to the Pippen residence twice this month after heated arguments erupted.
Scottie filed divorce papers in Florida this week seeking to end the marriage.
Larsa Pippen issued a statement through her rep, saying:
“After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage. Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect.”
However there are signs that some backpedaling may be taking place.
Page Six reports that a rep for Larsa now “insists the split happened after a fight over his desire to move to Chicago for a job with ESPN—and the couple could still reconcile.”
According to Page Six, sources in the Future’s camp have dismissed allegations that his and Larsa’s relationship is anything more than a friendship as “false rumors.”
Page Six reports the split may be more to do with Larsa’s fame-hungry lifestyle, with a source saying, “Scottie hates this whole ‘Kardashian Instagram lifestyle.’ [Larsa is] all about clubs and rappers and DJs. He just wants out of that world. He’s afraid of all the gossip that comes with that Kardashian world she’s in.”