Breakups are tough for everyone, but having to live out the demise of your marriage in the limelight adds a new layer of pain.
It’s been two months since news of actress La La Anthony’s split from her husband, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, became public, and during an interview with The Undefeated, the Power star opened up about how she’s been dealing with her separation.
“It’s a different space for me right now, but a great moment for me, and a powerful one at that,” the 37-year-old told the media outlet. “I’m still here. I’m still successful. I’ve been thrown a bad hand at different times in my life, and I’ve never let that stop me from … persevering. And if that’s what I can lend to another woman, then I feel like that’s the success. I’ve found the power in that.”
The actress went on to say, “We have to learn how to focus on putting us first. In my life, I spent so much time putting everyone else before me that I didn’t realize how much I was lacking in things that I needed for myself. I’m learning to put my needs first. Because if I’m great, then I can be great for everyone else in my life. That’s a hard thing to do.”
Good for you, La La.