La La Anthony looks ready for the spring season on the cover of Latina magazine's April issue. Wearing fun pastels (like these Nanette Lepore striped shorts) and a mile-long ponytail, Anthony dishes on her non-stop life, career ambitions and why she trusts her NBA baller husband Carmelo Anthony.
"It's been 15 days since I've seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other," Anthony says. "But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, 'Hey, I'm not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space."
And while she doesn't deny that some athletes do act shady with their women, she says she trusts her husband despite the rumors and scandals that sometimes surround other basketball wives.
"I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere. So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him," she says.
It certainly helps that Anthony has so much going on in her own world. The mother of 5-year-old Kiyan has been busy with her reality TV series and promoting her beauty line Motives for La La, which includes mineral base lipsticks, blushes, foundations, mascara, eye shadows and liners. And still she wants more!
"I'm never satisfied — career-wise, I mean — I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality. Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all."
Latina Magazine's April issue hits newsstands Tuesday, March 13.
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