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Lala and Carmelo Anthony met in 2003. The hazel-eyed video jockey captured the attention of the blossoming athlete who was so interested in her that he asked friend–DJ Clue, what he knew about the Latina television host.

The chemistry between the two was undeniable and not too long after Carmelo proposed on Christmas Day! Lala gave birth to their baby boy a year later and he was given Carmelo’s middle name–Kiyan! Lala Vasquez officially became Lala Anthony on a sunny day in July!

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Why She Loves Him:

Lala loves being Carmelo Anthony’s wife, she has said so herself, but even through-out being labeled a “Basketball Wife,” Lala has never settled as one. She is independent and a hard-worker and Carmelo has never stood in her way and only encourages her dreams. Carmelo is a family man and they work as a unit to raise their son who adores him, just as much as Lala does. He is a the ultimate role-model to Kiyan and other young boys who watch him dribble up and down the court everyday. Not to mention, he is a great athlete who provides for his family!

Why He Loves Her:

When Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Knicks back in 2011, Lala didn’t hesitate to pick up and relocate to New York without even looking back. Lala is a loyal woman and you can tell by the way she holds her man down. She is at every game in a fabulous pair of Louboutins and killer get-up. She is also a great mother, as we have seen on her reality show “Lala’s Full Court Life.” Even when Lala was confronted with the rumor that Carmelo had a secret love child she responded “If I knew about a baby… first of all, what kind of woman would it make me to say ‘hide your kid?” Lala embodies the traits of a strong black woman who balances many hats and Carmelo can’t get enough!

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Why They Work:

As with any public relationship, Lala and Carmelo have faced rumors and scandals that could shipwreck any bond. In an interview with “The Breakfast Club” Lala said what works for them the best is respect!

Why We Love Them:

Carmelo and Lala are a match-made in heaven! They both have strong family values. During a time when most marriages seem forced and untrue, Lala and Carmelo have been together for years! They are truly in love and we love them for displaying it with poise.

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