Before a couple Edit
- Melo was a member of the Denver Nuggets
- La La was a television personality
Both Melo and Lala were born and are natives of New York City. The couple met in New York at a club through mutual friend DJ Clue. Lala was hosting a show on MTV with DJ Clue at the time and he said."I really want to introduce you to someone that wants to meet you. He introduced us" Melo tried to woo Lala by sending over a bottle of Moët & Chandon. “I thought it was so lame,” she said. “He was like, ‘What are you doing after the club?’ I’m like: ‘After the club? It’s 2 a.m. I’m going home. What are you doing after the club?’. Eventually the two developed a friendship which evolved over time into a relationship. For their first date, Melo flew to see Lala in Long Beach, and had dinner at the hotel she was staying at. They then hung out the whole night. Melo proposed on Christmas 2004 at their house.
They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York City before 320 guests. The guests included LeBron James, Spike Lee, Serena Williams, Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Amare Stoudemire, Ludacris and Kelly Rowland. The bride walked down the aisle in a strapless organza Vera Wang gown and $250,000 worth of jewelry with a handful of diamonds old and new to Kelly Lattimore singing "For You" The ceremony was decorated with hundreds of thousands of imported red roses (the groom's favorite color) and hydrangeas.
After a 20-minute ceremony, she changed to a Romona Keveza Collection frock, and kicked off a party with pals Kim Kardashian, LeBron James, Kelly Rowland (who delivered a toast) and Ludacris. A photo booth served as a guest book; Kardashian and Serena Williams snapped a shot of their butts and drew an arrow with the note, "You can't handle this!" The ceremony was filmed by VH1 for use in a reality series on the couple, titled La La's Full Court Wedding.
Shortly after the end of the 2016–17 regular season, TMZ reported that La La had moved out of the couple's apartment and the two were living separately. It was later reported that Carmelo Anthony allegedly got another woman pregnant while the two were married.
Melo and La La have one child together
Kiyan Carmelo Anthony: born in 2007