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Scottie Pippen, Wife Larsa Pippen Divorcing: They ‘Will Always Do What Is Best for Their Four Beautiful Children’

UPDATE 10/21, 2:45 p.m. ET: Larsa’s rep issued a statement to Us Weekly. “After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage,” the statement said. “Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their four beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. … She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family.”

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Scottie Pippen filed for divorce from his wife, Larsa Pippen, after 19 years of marriage, according to TMZ

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Larsa and Scottie Pippen attend Haute Living And Zacapa Rum Present Domingo Zapata At Lulu Laboratorium at Lulu Laboratorium on December 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida.
Larsa and Scottie Pippen on December 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic

The former NBA star, 51, filed the documents in Florida earlier this week, the site reports.

The pair married in 1997 and share four children: Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin and Sophia. Scottie also has three children from previous relationships. 

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The Chicago Bulls legend and the former Real Housewives of Miami star, 42, were spotted together at a New York Fashion Week event last month, where Sophia was modeling in a children’s fashion show. Both Scottie and Larsa were wearing their wedding rings at the time.

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Larsa appeared on the first season of the short-lived Real Housewives of Miami, and the longtime Kardashian BFF frequently makes cameos on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Scottie now works as a special adviser to the Chicago Bulls’ president and COO. 

The duo opened up about their marriage to Chicago Splash back in 2012. “There are times when it’s so good, and times when it’s [not]. But you kind of have to make yourself happy first, then you can make the other person happy,” Larsa said, while Scottie added, “We’re in it all the way. That’s what makes it work, two people who are willing to commit themselves.” 

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