Lala Anthony Parents: Mother Carmen Surillo And Father

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The devotees piqued their interest in La La Anthony’s parents. Fans of La La were curious about her childhood and the whereabouts of her parents.

Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony Vazquez was born in New York City on June 25, 1982.

La La is an American television personality and actress. Alani Nicole worked in the early 2000s on Total Request Live as an MTV VJ.

La La Anthony, An Actress And Beauty Entrepreneur
La La Anthony, An Actress And Beauty Entrepreneur (Source: US Weekly)

Not only that, but the actress also hosted famous reality television reunion shows on VH1 like Flavor of Love, I Love New York, For the Love of Ray J, and Real Chance of Love.

Additionally, Anthony, as Lakeisha Grant, played Power in the original drama series on Starz.

This television personality also hosted her own reality television series, La La’s Full Court Wedding and La La’s Full Court Life.

Nicole gained more attention after she got married to National Basketball Association (NBA) player Camelo Anthony on July 10, 2010.

Lala Anthony’s parents

La La Anthony was born as the eldest daughter of Samuel Vazquez and Carmen Elsa Surillo. Nicole has a mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican and African.

Alani grew up with three younger siblings: one brother, Christian Vazquez, and two sisters, Solana and Aviana Vazquez.

La La With Her Mother And Son
La La With Her Mother And Son (Source: Instagram)

Carmen Elsa Surillo and Samuel divorced due to their internal issues, and later, Samuel remarried another woman.

Despite the divorce, Samuel maintained a good relationship with the kids and helped his ex-wife raise them.

Moreover, La La speaks highly of her mother and admires her. She sees Carmen as someone who has supported her throughout her career.

La La said that her mother always taught her to be a confident woman.

La La Anthony Ex-Husband

Carmelo Kyam Anthony, born on May 29, 1984, is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA for 19 seasons.

Anthony was named an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times.

The NBA player was also named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as a freshman at Syracuse in 2003.

One of the greatest scorers in NBA history has also played four times in the Olympics for the US national team.

La La With Carmelo Anthony
La La With Carmelo Anthony (Source: Twitter)

La La got engaged to Carmelo Anthony on Christmas Day, 2004. Eventually, they exchanged their vows on July 10, 2010, at Cipriani’s in New York, in front of 320 guests.

Their grand ceremony was aired as a reality series on the couple and was titled La La’s Full Court Wedding.

After one year of marriage, on March 7, 2007, they welcomed a beautiful baby boy and named him Kiyan Anthony.

Unfortunately, after 11 years of marriage, La La Anthony filed for divorce in June 2021. However, they are still friends and co-parent their son.

In an episode of Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast, the actress and entrepreneur opened up about her failed marriage to Anthony.

According to her, the former NBA player’s trade from the Nuggets to the Knicks was the “start” of the end for the couple.

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Neeki Kakshyapati
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Neeki Kakshyapati

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