Why Are Scottie & Larsa Pippen Getting A Divorce? The Decision Was Mutual

After 19 years of marriage, Scottie and Larsa Pippen are splitting up, E! reports. According to the outlet, former NBA star Scottie filed for divorce from the former Real Housewives of Miami star (and close pal of Kim Kardashian) earlier this week. The former couple has four children and they were spotted just last month looking happy together at New York Fashion Week, where their 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, appeared in Rookie USA Presents Kids Rock! Nineteen years of marriage is a long time in the world of celebs, so why are Scottie and Larsa getting a divorce?

Although Scottie is reportedly one who officially filed for divorce, it appears that the decision was mutual. In a statement to E!, Larsa's rep told the outlet:

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No further details about the reasons for the split are available, but they have made clear they're committed to co-parenting with mutual respect, so it sounds like it wasn't due to a major change or event.

Larsa appeared on Real Housewives of Miami for one of the show's three seasons, but the family reportedly relocated to Chicago in 2012 because they felt the city's down-to-earth vibe would be a more positive atmosphere for their young children. There's no word on whether or not both Scottie and Larsa plan to remain in Chicago, but I wish them and their children the best during this difficult time.