What Led to Scottie and Larsa Pippen’s Divorce After 19 Years of Marriage

Details about the famous couple's separation

By Kendall Fisher Oct 21, 2016 10:23 PMTags
 Scottie Pippen, Larsa PippenMichael Loccisano/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Larsa Pippen and her husband Scottie Pippen have decided to end their marriage after nearly two decades together.

E! News confirmed the retired NBA star filed for divorce from the his wife on Friday after 19 years of marraige, and now we've learned what lead up to their split.

Many people speculated that Future was at the center of the breakup as Larsa has been spotted hanging out with him recently. However, a source tells E! News they are "friends," and he has nothing to do with it.

Rather, the source told us, "Scottie and Larsa have been separated for quite some time living separate lives. Scottie has been residing in Chicago where his businesses are while Larsa has been living in Miami full time raising their children."

The insider notes that, despite the rumors regarding the split, she is only concerned about their children, Sophia Pippen, Scotty Pippen Jr., Justin Pippen and Preston Pippen. "Her sole focus right now are the children," the source added.

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Though Scottie filed for the divorce, a rep for Larsa's camp told E! News the feeling is mutual.

"After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage," a rep for the former Real Housewives of Miami star told us a statement. "Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect.

"She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family."

Scottie's camp also released a statement to E! News, saying, "This is a very difficult time for Mr. Pippen. He is hopeful that the divorce will be swift and amicable. We are respecting his request to protect his privacy and the privacy of his children during the dissolution of marriage proceedings."

The couple was last spotted together just one month ago in New York City while watching their 7-year-old daughter Sophia model in the Rookie USA Presents Kids Rock! Show during fashion week.