Larsa Pippen Says She Was ‘Traumatized’ By Michael Jordan’s Comments About Her Relationship With Son Marcus

“I kind of felt like it went everywhere and I was kind of like embarrassed,” said Pippen on the couple’s podcast, 'Separation Anxiety.'

Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan are addressing comments from Jordan's famous father, Michael, who reportedly disapproved of his son's relationship with his former teammate's ex-wife. Pippen was married to Scottie Pippen and their divorce was finalized in Dec. 2021, according to US Weekly.

The comments came as Michael Jordan was leaving dinner at a restaurant called Matignon in Paris. A TMZ reporter asked him if he approved of the relationship between his son and Pippen's former wife of 20 years. Per PEOPLE, the legendary NBA star first laughed off the question. But, as the reporter pressed, Jordan responded with an emphatic "No!"

However, on the podcast, Marcus said he found his father's comment amusing. But Larsa said she "didn't think it was funny."

"I know my dad, and obviously my whole family, we're so competitive, part of our DNA is to talk s---, it gets us going and gets us motivated. And when I saw it immediately, I thought, 'He's playing.' He's joking; he's laughing. He's just being playful; he's a little lit, maybe off the Socorro [tequila]," Marcus said. He added that he hadn't "put too much weight into it."

He also said that his parents reached out to ensure the couple "didn't take things the wrong way."

However, according to PEOPLE, Larsa said that after the news of Michael's comments spread that she "felt like it went everywhere and I was kind of like embarrassed."

She also admitted that the relationship "probably is awkward" for Michael and Scottie. "I feel like for them, it probably is weird; it probably is weird for your dad," she said.

"I can't be mad. I understand. [But] Oh my God, I was traumatized. I was like, 'What are we going to do? People think I lied,'" she said, referring to her previous comments on The Tamron Hall Show, where she said the ex-NBA player supported their relationship.

“At the root of it all obviously is my dad’s relationship with your ex Scottie [Pippen]. Obviously, we never talk about that and I don’t think my dad wanted to comment on that," Marcus said. "There’s always that narrative, the rumor that I’m dating you in some sort of way to get back at whatever was said, and if my dad comes out and says, ‘Yes,’ he’s fuelling that narrative or whatever. I think he said no just in a joking way, knowing how Jordans play around, and so I thought it was funny from the jump.”

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