Larsa Pippen and Malik Beasley are back at it! Nearly one month after they were first pictured holding hands in Miami on Nov. 23, Kim Kardashian‘s former BFF, 46, and the Minnesota Timberwolves player, 24, were photographed going in for a passionate kiss in his hometown, proving their unexpected, and somewhat controversial romance is still going strong. HollywoodLIfe reached out to both Larsa and Montana’s reps for comment on these new pics, which YOU CAN SEE HERE, but we did not receive an immediate response.
In the photos seen via the Daily Mail link above, Scottie Pippen‘s estranged wife and Malik happily posed for photos during a date night in the midwest on Monday, Dec. 14. Even though they were bundled up for the frigid temperatures, Larsa still managed to bare her midriff in a cropped jacket as she leaned her head against Malik’s shoulder. And in another shot, he can be seen leaning down to give her a kiss.
These new pics come just days after Malik’s estranged wife, Montana Yao, filed for divorce on Dec. 9, following his hand-holding moment with Larsa in Miami in late November. After the photos went viral, Montana took to her Instagram stories on Dec. 1 to write the following message: “Wow… I don’t even know this man. This is wild y’all I’m seeing it for the first time just like y’all. The truth always comes out one way or another. I’ve always and will forever remain true to who I am and GOD has never let me down. … Appreciate all the love y’all for real.” Then, just a few days later, she pulled the plug on her marriage.
Since the photos went viral, Larsa and Malik also kept a low profile and hadn’t been seen together again publicly until now. They did exchange some flirty comments on Instagram, but other than that, they’ve been pretty quiet about their alleged romance. And a source familiar with the situation told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that Larsa was staying mum because, “[She] didn’t have anything to do with their break-up and she could have spoken out to defend herself but out of respect she kept quiet, she felt that was the right thing to do”.
Another source close to Larsa told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, “Larsa feels bad anytime somebody’s marriage breaks up but that really has nothing to do with her because Malik told her they were headed in that direction all along. As far as Larsa knew, Malik said he and Montana were already having problems in their marriage. Larsa would never break up a happy home or come in between someone’s relationship; that’s just not her style. Larsa doesn’t feel responsible for their split and this is between them.”
As for what the future holds for Larsa and Malik, only time will tell, but we can’t imagine Montana will be happy to see these new photos — even if she has already filed for divorce.
Before starting a romance with Malik, who welcomes a son with Montana in 2019, Larsa was married to NBA star Scottie Pippen from 1997 until 2018, when she filed for divorce. They have four children together: Scotty Jr., 20, Preston, 18, Justin, 15, and Sophia, 12.