"Real Housewives of Miami" star Larsa Pippen has made her share of headlines for her romantic history with pro athletes.
The TV personality split and filed for divorce from ex-husband Scottie Pippen in November 2018 — but it wasn't until December 15, 2021 that the proceedings were finalized, per the Daily Mail. And when Larsa moved on from the NBA legend with Minnesota Timberwolves' Malik Beasley for four months in late 2020, their dalliance was a scandal-maker... given that Beasley was married to Montana Yao at the time.
Beasley issued a public apology on Instagram to Yao in May 2021, five months after Yao filed for divorce upon seeing widely-circulated photos of him holding hands with Larsa, per Us Weekly. "I wanna say sorry for putting you in the situation you were put in the last few months.. my head wasn't were it was supposed to be," Beasley wrote. "I was looking for more when it was right here that whole time."
Adding to the drama, during a December 2021 episode of "RHOM," Larsa alleged Scottie is something of a jealous ex — claiming that he butted in on her relationship with Beasley at the time. As she told co-star Lisa Hochstein, "When Malik got 90 days or something in jail ... [Scottie's] like, "Go ahead, keep talking to these losers."' Yeesh!
Well, Larsa is now swearing off a particular type of men — and we can't say we are too surprised.
Given her past romantic entanglements, Larsa Pippen is dating outside the athletic world. With her divorce from Scottie Pippen freshly finalized last month, the "Real Housewives of Miami" star told Us Weekly on January 12 that she is "trying to avoid athletes." Despite following up her 20-year-plus marriage to NBA legend Scottie Pippen with a much-publicized fling with Malik Beasley, Larsa insisted she never sought this genre of male partners out.
"It's not like I go look for it," Larsa told the outlet. "It's almost like a nurse and a doctor — if you're a nurse and you've worked in a hospital, you're more likely to like have friends that are doctors. So, I feel like I've been in the basketball world for so long that I feel like I'm just surrounded by that world."
Still, Larsa added that she does, "kind of," regret her romance with Beasley. "I don't wanna give too much life to my past relationship," she explained. "I just think you learn from all your mistakes. You grow every day, and I just feel like I'm in a better place today than I was yesterday."
Compounding her new attitude in life was her January 20 Instagram bikini shot, one which she captioned, "Become the energy you want to attract." In this case, it's clear Larsa doesn't want to attract anymore athletes.