La La Anthony Explains Why She Won't Get Married Again: 'It Didn’t Work for Me'

La La Anthony isn’t interested in marriage.

The actress appeared on The Breakfast Club on Thursday to discuss her views on tying the knot, now that she and Carmelo Anthony have been divorced for over a year.

I’m never getting married again,” she said around the 9:56 minute-mark. “It’s one of those things in life that I feel like I could check it off. Like, ‘Okay, I did that.’ Maybe people want to say they’ve experienced that. I’ve experienced it and I know the good and the bad that happened to me so it’s not something I want to experience again. I can have an incredible relationship with somebody and not be married.”

She continued, “And I’m not knocking anybody who’s married, it didn’t work for me. I’m all for anyone it worked for. I feel like marriage at times becomes very much like [a] business thing. And what I found with marriage is easy to get into and harder to get out of when you’re dealing with lawyers and this and that, and it just gets really complicated. I don’t feel like I need that.”

La La and Melo’s divorce became official in July 2021 a month after La La filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. La La recently revealed in Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast that Melo’s 2011 trade to the New York Knicks from the Denver Nuggets was the “start” of their rocky marriage, explaining that everything became “complicated” in New York.

She described Denver as being “laid-back” for her, but that New York came with extra “scrutiny,” and that “things got tough with New York, just constantly being under the spotlight and people watching every little thing.

The former couple became engaged in 2004 and said I do in 2010. Their now-15-year-old son Kiyan was born in 2007. In 2017, the pair first split and had been on and off since then.

La La also divulged that only 21 and 22-year-olds want to date her. “I don’t understand this. … I’m not saying when you get older you want to date younger guys, but when you get older, only younger guys want to date you,” she said.

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