Larsa Pippen breaks her silence on Michael Jordan’s public disapproval of her relationship with his son, Marcus Jordan. You’ll recall, the NBA legend shared he’s totally NOT here for their relationship. Find out what he said, plus the wild shenanigans that her ex-husband Scottie Pippen is up to with a mystery woman inside…
In an explosive episode of the “Separation Anxiety” podcast hosted by Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan, Larsa, 49, candidly shared her emotions after NBA legend Michael Jordan, 60, publicly expressed his disapproval of her romance with his son, Marcus, 32.
”The Real Housewives of Miami” star admitted feeling both “embarrassed” and “traumatized” by the NBA icon’s remarks, which came in response to a question from a TMZ photographer outside a Paris restaurant.
Initially, Michael brushed off the inquiry with a laugh, but as the persistent paparazzi delved deeper into whether he approved of the relationship, the former basketball player replied, “No!”
However, during the podcast, Marcus found humor in his father’s comment, attributing it to their competitive family dynamic and suggesting that Michael may have been in a playful mood, potentially influenced by some Socorro tequila.
“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,” he said. “And when I saw it immediately I thought, ‘He’s playing.’ He’s joking, he’s laughing.”
While Marcus didn’t dwell on his father’s words, recognizing their lighthearted nature, Larsa was deeply affected by the incident. She revealed feeling a sense of embarrassment as the news spread, fearing that people would perceive her as dishonest due to her previous claims that the couple had their parents’ approval.
“I kind of felt like it went everywhere and I was kind of like embarrassed,” Larsa said.
The mother-of-four described the aftermath as “traumatizing” and expressed relief when Michael reached out to clarify that he and Marcus’ mother were, in fact, supportive of their relationship.
“I didn’t think it was funny,” Larsa said. “There’s nothing funny about it. I was kind of embarrassed, I was like traumatized, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, What are we going to do? People think I lied,’” Larsa said, referring to Michael’s remark about their relationship.
On the podcast, Larsa also acknowledged the potential awkwardness of their romance for both Michael and her ex-husband, Scottie Pippen, considering the history between the two NBA players during their time as Chicago Bulls teammates. However, she emphasized that she and Marcus were not involved in their fathers’ feud and were separate from that narrative. Hmph.
“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. 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.” “My dad did say, ‘Maybe I should have kept quiet.’ ” Marcus laughed. “Everyone supports in different ways,” he said.
Despite the challenges they faced, Larsa and Marcus expressed their commitment to each other, with Marcus assuring that if there were any red flags in their relationship, his family would have pointed them out. They addressed the rumors that Marcus may be dating Larsa to get back at Scottie, dispelling the notion and affirming the sincerity of their connection.
Larsa, who confirmed her relationship with Marcus on Instagram earlier this year, married Scottie in 1997. The couple welcomed four children – Scottie Jr. (22), Preston (21), Justin (18), and Sophia (14) – before they called it quits in 2021.
Speaking of Scottie…
Scottie Pippen cruises around as woman flashes her Bra from the back seat of his car pic.twitter.com/qBRXr8X3VU
— Raphouse TV (RHTV) (@raphousetv7) July 9, 2023
TMZ photogs snapped photos capturing the Chicago Bulls legend driving an SUV with a woman in the backseat, striking poses reminiscent of a Playboy spread.
With the window wide open, the mystery woman lifted her shirt, revealing her breasts in a white bra.
Scottie flashed a peace sign through his window as they smoothly cruised out of a Malibu parking lot on a Friday escapade. Check out more photos here.
This R-rated joyride by the basketball legend follows Larsa’s recent steamy encounter with her boyfriend, Marcus, inside a club. Video footage captured Marcus indulging in a hookah and sensually placing his lips on Larsa’s chest, playfully blowing smoke between her cleavage. Watch below:
Marcus Jordan x Larsa Pippen pic.twitter.com/KRLg3xac9U
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) July 7, 2023
Hmm…it seems the ex-spouses are competing for the title of the most daring public display with their new partners.
Photos: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File/Instagram