It’s a fact now! Larsa Pippen has a new boyfriend named Marcus Jordan, less than a year after Larsa and Scottie Pippen divorced.
According to a source speaking exclusively to Us Weekly, the Real Housewives of Miami star, 48, and Michael Jordan’s son, 31, “Marcus and Larsa are dating and have been spending more time together in recent weeks.” They attempt to maintain secrecy due to the conflict between Scottie and Michael.
When they were both playing for the Chicago Bulls in the 1980s and 1990s, two retired basketball players had a close connection that eventually grew into a savage rivalry. In his November 2021 memoir, Unguarded, Scottie, 56, claimed that he was “upset” with Michael, 59, for omitting their NBA history in the film The Last Dance.
They exalted Michael Jordan while not giving myself and my proud teammates nearly enough credit,” Scottie stated. Michael should have taken the brunt of the criticism. He had editorial control over the final result, thanks to the producers. The document could not have been made public in any other way. Both the director and the starring man were him.
I had hoped for much more, he continued. Knowing it would feature a rare video when I heard about it over a year ago, I couldn’t wait to tune in. Despite not publicly responding to his ex-allegations, teammate Michael’s Netflix documentary series, which revisits the Bulls’ 1997 campaign, debuted in April 2020. Michael Jordan‘s emergence as a basketball superstar was also emphasized in The Last Dance.
At a private dinner at Catch Steak in New York City on September 22, Larsa and Marcus, who haven’t spoken out about their relationship, appeared to be “very cuddled up.”
They are undoubtedly a couple. As the evening went on, everyone in the restaurant could tell that she was genuinely into him, an eyewitness exclusively revealed to Us on Friday, September 23. By the end of dinner, she was kissing and holding him and was essentially sitting on his lap. Because it was so distracting, it created a spectacle for spectators.
Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse founder, Marcus, is not his only child. With his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy, he has three children: 33-year-old Jeffrey, 29-year-old Jasmine, and 11-year-old Marcus. Victoria and Ysabel Prieto, twins, were born in February 2014 to Michael and his wife, Yvette.
When I was younger, it was challenging because people would make fun of me. I would think, “I’ll never be as good as my dad, but it made me play harder,” Marcus said in a December 2010 interview with the University of Central Florida alumni magazine about how his famous father influenced his collegiate basketball career. “I’m not trying to be my dad; either you like my game, or you don’t. My brother and I both have experience playing the game at a pretty high level, so we both tend to know how to respond in certain circumstances.
Marcus, who chose not to pursue a career in professional basketball, achieved success as the creator of the Trophy Room boutique before being spotted hanging out with the Peacock host earlier this month. The Larsa Marie designer, on the other hand, “amicably” concluded her divorce from Scottie in January following their second separation in November 2018. Larsa had been open about finding love again throughout their breakup.
It’s similar to the relationship between a nurse and a doctor in that if you’ve worked as a nurse in a hospital, you’re more likely to have friends who work as doctors, she told Us in January. So, I feel like I’ve been around the basketball world for so long that it just surrounds me. I don’t even go looking for it. It’s simply there, you understand?
The reality TV star even acknowledged at the time that she was “trying to avoid” dating athletes going forward. Scotty Jr., 21, Preston, 20, Justin, 17, and Sophia, 13, are all her children with her ex-husband.