Jalen Rose And ‘First Take’ Co-Host Molly Qerim Announce Divorce After Three Years Of Marriage

The former NBA player issued a statement about the split.

Former NBA star and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose announced Wednesday (December 8) that he and First Take co-host Molly Qerim have filed for divorce.

“After being separated for almost a year, Molly and I have officially decided to go our separate ways,” Rose wrote via his Instagram story. “We both agree remaining friends and colleagues is the best course of action for our relationship going forward. Please respect our privacy at this time.”

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TMZ Sports had obtained Connecticut court records showing that both parties filed for divorce by early May. The outlet reports Rose is not asking for alimony and wants the same for his ex. The couple reportedly did not have a prenup, and Qerim is not asking for spousal support.

Qerim has yet to address the divorce publicly and was on First Take as scheduled on Wednesday morning. She is often tasked on the program with keeping Stephen A. Smith and his guests on track.

Rose and Qerim first went public with their relationship in June 2016 and were married in July 2018 during a small ceremony in New York City.

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