Larsa Pippen has revealed she is in love with beau Marcus Jordan and has even met his famous father Michael in a candid new interview.
The social media star, 48, shocked fans when she sparked up a romance with Jordan, 32 – who is the son of her ex-husband Scottie Pippen‘s biggest NBA rival – but told Tamron Hall there was no malice behind her decision to date the younger man.
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 the pair were in love, she said: ‘I think so. We’re in a really good place.’
Smitten: Larsa Pippen has revealed she is in love with beau Marcus Jordan and has even met his famous father Michael in a candid new interview
The social media star, 48, told Tamron Hall there was no malice behind her decision to date the younger man – despite him being the son of her ex Scottie’s nemesis Michael
She also refuted claims she had known Marcus since he was a child, saying the pair first connected at an LA party four years ago, before their friendship blossomed into romance in September.
She added: ‘I should have love and should be able to date who I want.’
Larsa said she had spent ‘a lot of time’ with Marcus’ father Michael , 60, and his mother Juanita, 63, who were ‘fine’ with the romance.
She 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.
While discussing her relationship with NBA legend Michael Jordan‘s son, the reality star recalled what made her want to change their relationship from platonic to romantic.
Pippen began by speaking about the night that she figured out that she had feelings for Jordan, whom she also described as her ‘best friend’ up to that point.
‘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,’ the mom-of-four told People.
Opening up:When asked if the pair were in love, she said: ‘I think so. We’re in a really good place’
Teammates to enemies: Scottie and Michael are seen in 1992
She continued: ‘It was weird because I’m not really the jealous person, but I was jealous over the situation,’ she said.
The Real Housewives of Miami cast member stated that night prompted her to pursue more than friendship with Marcus, who she began dating last year.
‘So then, I was thinking maybe I do really like him. That kind of sealed the deal,’ she said.
Pippen went on to speak about how she had previously felt unfulfilled in her past relationships.
‘I would find faults in every guy… I had all these quirky things and then lo and behold, Marcus drops down from heaven. And I’m like, I like everything about him,’ she stated.
The reality television personality also expressed that she had finally found an ideal partner after years of searching.
‘The thing with me is this, I like to be led [in relationships], but I haven’t trusted anyone to lead me until now,’ she said.
Pippen concluded by remarking that Jordan would be featured on The Real Housewives of Miami to an extent.
She stated that he would appear on the program ‘a little bit…I don’t want to put too much pressure on him. I feel like he signed up for me.’
Before she began dating Jordan, the social media figure was married to basketball legend Scottie Pippen, with whom she tied the knot in 1997.
In the past: Larsa and Scottie share four children – they are seen in 2018
The pair welcomed sons Scottie Jr, Preston and Justin, aged 22, 20 and 17, as well as a daughter named Sophia, aged 14, during the course of their marriage.
The former couple separated in 2016 and reconciled before splitting for good in 2018, after which their union was formally dissolved in 2021.
Pippen later moved on with Jordan, whom she began seeing in September of last year.
The pair were spotted in each other’s company on several dates after that, although she attempted to downplay their romance to the public.
However, the pair went Instagram official with their romance this past January.