Larsa Pippen has been gushing over the new man in her life, Marcus Jordan – son of former NBA superstar Michael Jordan. She’s even met her not-quite father-in-law, she revealed in a new interview.
The 48-year-old reality star finalized her divorce from NBA player Scottie Pippen early last year, according to Us Weekly.
And just months later, she was spotted with her new beau, 32-year-old Marcus, whose famous father was her ex-husband’s biggest nemesis in the NBA world.
In a new interview with Tamron Hall, Larsa defended their age gap and told the talk show host that she feels very deeply for Marcus.
Per the Daily Mail, she said: “We have everything in common, I don’t feel like age determines if you’re mature. Scottie is 10 years older than me.
“I can’t explain how [Scottie] feels. I live my truth, I’m happy, [Marcus and I] get along, he’s my best friend, it wasn’t planned. We were together and it just so happened like that.”
When asked if she and Marcus were in love, Larsa responded: “I think so. We’re in a really good place.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she denied having known Marcus his whole life, explaining that they first met at a party in Los Angeles four years ago. Eventually, their relationship turned from platonic to romantic.
She added: “I should have love and should be able to date who I want.”
Check out the interview:
The mom of four went on to say that she has hung out with Marcus’ father Michael, 60, and his mother Juanita, 63, who she says were accepting of their relationship.
Larsa said: “We’re happy, we motivate each other, they’re all fine with it. I feel like, we’ve spent holidays together and it’s good. We’re in a great place. I think so. We’re in a really good place.”
Central Florida’s Marcus Jordan celebrates after a 3-point shot against Marshall at the UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2012. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy
The Real Housewives of Miami star had previously spoken to People about when exactly it became clear that there was a spark between her and Marcus, who up until that point had been nothing more than her “best friend”.
“I think it was one night we went out and there was a girl that was there. She was trying to talk to him, and I was getting jealous over it,” Larsa told the outlet.
She continued: “It was weird because I’m not really the jealous person, but I was jealous over the situation.”
It was from that point on that Larsa began pursuing a relationship with Marcus.