In a spring ready colorful spread, LaLa Anthony covers the April 2012 issue of "LATINA" Magazine where she dishes on keeping her marriage fresh and the trust she and husband Carmelo Anthony share. She also offers helpful advice on building confidence and self-esteem. See the highlights inside…
In the latest issue of "LATINA" Magazine, LaLa Anthony talks about her new makeup line, her reality show, being a mother to 5-year-old Kiyan and loving her NBA baller husband Carmelo Anthony. even offers advice to the next generation about self-esteem and fighting insecurity. Here are the highlights:
On how she and Carmelo have lasted 8 years
“It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.”
On being successful and having it all
“I’m never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality,” she says. “Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all.”
On trusting her husband Carmelo
“I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere,” La La says. “So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.”
On staying confident
Tap into your uniquenessss – “I encourage people to embrace whatever it is that makes them different. Not being like everybody, setting your own trends, being your own person, that’s what
makes you cool.”
On making peace with your insecurities
“In this day and age, [people will] tear you to hell: ‘Her hair, her legs, her this, her that.’ So it is sometimes hard to stay as confident as you like. I’m just like anybody else. Weight goes up and down, sometimes I’m killing myself to be on a crazy diet, sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like my legs are too skinny, other times I don’t. As you get more mature you learn to embrace insecurities and figure out how to be okay with that stuff, to keep it in perspective.”
On building a great support system
“My family always encouraged me and supported me. While still a teenager, I told my mom one day I was moving to L.A. She was like, ‘All right, I’ll go with you, get you settled and come back.’ If I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be confident to do all these things.”
In this photo, LaLa wears Blazer, Material Girl. Pants, Rachel Roy. Necklace, Mordekai by Ken Borochov. Pumps, Ruthie Davis. Ring, Kenneth Jay Lane.
In this photo, Jacket and shorts, Nanette Lepore. Top, H&M. Earrings, Spring Street Design. Ring, Kenneth Jay Lane.
And here, Dress, Rebecca Minkoff. Earrings, Swarovski.
The issue hits stands March 13th.