Who is La La Anthony?
La La Anthony is a popular American radio and TV personality and businesswoman. She is also an actress having starred in movies and TV shows like “Think Like a Man” and “Power.” However, La La became famous in the early 2000s while working as a VJ on MTV’s “Total Request Live”.
As a businesswoman, La La Anthony owns a beauty company called INALA.
La La Anthony’s real name is Alani Nicole Vázquez. The former MTV VJ was born on June 25, 1981, in Brooklyn, New York. Alani is 41 years old as of November 2022.
About La La Anthony’s parents
La La Anthony was born to her parents: Samuel Vázquez (father) and Carmen Elsa Surillo (mother). La La’s parents are Puerto Rican with African roots. However, Samuel and Carmen have spent most of their lives in New York City. Although La La also grew up in New York City, having Puerto Rican parents made her learn how to speak Spanish fluently.
La La Anthony’s father – Samuel Vázquez
La La Anthony’s father Samuel Vázquez is originally from Puerto Rico but he was born and raised in New York City. Vázquez divorced La La’s mom, Carmen, many years ago. Thereafter, he remarried another wife whose identity is currently unknown. Even though Vázquez left La La’s mother, he maintained a cordial relationship with his kids even to this day. Samuel Vázquez, who is now retired, spends most of his time in his serene home in Sarasota, Florida.
La La Anthony’s mother – Carmen Elsa Surillo
La La Anthony’s mother Carmen Surillo is also from Puerto Rico but was born in New York. After her marriage with La La’s father ended, she raised her kids with the support of her ex-husband. According to Anthony, her mom Surillo taught her to be a confident woman. La La Anthony speaks highly of her mother, admitting that she has always supported her career.
About La La Anthony’s siblings
La La Anthony has three younger siblings – one brother and two sisters. The names of La La Anthony’s siblings are Christian Vázquez, Solana Vázquez, and Aviana Vázquez.
a. Christian Vázquez
La La Anthony’s younger brother Christian Vázquez is a businessman. He is the co-founder of “Famous Nobodys,” a clothing store based in New York City. Christian is also a partner in “9 Jones,” a club owned by La La’s ex-husband, Carmelo Anthony.
b. Aviana and Solana Vázquez
Aviana and Solana Vázquez are La La Anthony’s younger sisters. Unlike their older siblings, Aviana and Solana prefer to stay away from media attention. Hence, their details are currently unavailable.
La La Anthony’s wiki profile
|Full name||Alani Nicole Vázquez|
|Professional name||La La Anthony|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of birth||June 25, 1981|
|Age||41 years old|
|Husband||Carmelo Anthony (Divorced)|
|Height||5″6 ft (1.68m)|
|Occupation||TV personality, Actress|
|Net worth||est. $31.5 million|
La La Anthony’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (November 2022), La La Anthony is divorced and doesn’t have a husband. The TV personality was previously married to her ex-husband, Carmelo Anthony. The duo first met in 2003 and got engaged after a year (in 2004). After being together for about six years, La La and Carmelo had a beautiful wedding ceremony in 2010.
The wedding process was documented in a reality series, called “La La’s Full Court Wedding.” Sadly, their marriage crashed after seven years (2010 – 2017). After their initial split, the pair decided to give their love another chance. So they reportedly began dating on and off again in 2018, only for the actress to file for a divorce in June 2021.
La La Anthony’s marriage to her ex-husband Carmelo Anthony produced only one child named Kiyan.
Following La La and Carmelo’s split, the TV personality revealed on “The Angie Martinez Show” that she is unlikely to give marriage another try.
The 41-year-old actress said:
“Marriage, I don’t think I can do that ever again.”
About La La Anthony’s ex-husband – Carmelo Anthony
La La Anthony’s ex-husband Carmelo Anthony is a basketball player who is regarded as one of the all-time best scorers in NBA history. Carmelo, a 10-time NBA All-Star, was born on May 29, 1984. He is 38 years old as of November 2022.
In 2011, La La’s ex-husband left the Denver Nuggets for the New York Knicks. And according to the actress, “that was kind of the start of the demise of the marriage.” La La further alleged that the “public’s attention” in New York affected their marriage. Meanwhile, after Carmelo and La La split in 2017, there were rumours that their relationship ended because Carmelo cheated on the actress with a 24-year-old lady. Although the 38-year-old basketballer refuted the allegations, La La somehow confirmed that other women were involved in their marriage.
Speaking to radio personality Angie Martinez, the “Power” actress said:
I was aware of it but when it kind of happened to me in the way it did I was surprised because that wasn’t our relationship.
La La Anthony’s boyfriends
Aside from her ex-husband, Carmelo Anthony, who she has been with since he was 19, La La Anthony has only two other publicly known relationships. Here’s the list of men La La Anthony has allegedly dated or hooked up with:
- American singer-songwriter Robert Lavelle Huggar, popularly known as RL, and La La Anthony reportedly dated for a short period, according to reports.
- Rapper Memphis Bleek and La La Anthony had an affair, reports say.
- American rapper Maino and La La Anthony were accused of having a fling in 2015 by Maino’s baby mama, Patrice E. However, they both debunked Patrice’s claims.
- Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony dated for seven years before tying the knot in 2010.
La La Anthony’s kids
As of November 2022, La La Anthony has only one child (a son) with her ex-husband, Carmelo Anthony. The name of La La Anthony’s only child is Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.
About La La Anthony’s son – Kiyan Carmelo Anthony
La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony’s only child Kiyan Carmelo Anthony was born on March 7, 2007. He is 15 years old as of November 2022. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, La La’s son attends Christ the King Regional High School, New York where he plays basketball.
The 15-year-old recently got a scholarship from the prestigious Syracuse University. La La reportedly has full custody of Kiyan while Carmelo is allowed to have him for a few days a week.
La La Anthony’s net worth
As of November 2022, La La Anthony’s net worth is approximately $31.5 million. Her career as a TV personality, businesswoman and actress remain her major source of income. With over 12 million followers on Instagram, La La Anthony also makes cool money from brand influencing and endorsements.