Larsa Pippen49, and Marcos Jordan, 33, were the unlikely couple who kept giving. But after a year and a half of a passionate romance, something seems to have gone wrongwith the Real Housewives of Miami star cleaning her Instagram account of photos of her son Michael Jordan and stop following him Super Bowl Sunday in February 2024. He did the same.
The relationship was always going to be at least a little awkward. Larsa was previously married to a great NBA player Scotty Pippen, who was a teammate of Michael Jordan on the Chicago Bulls during their meteoric rise in the 1990s, and a wide age gap further fueled the negativity directed toward them. But Larsa and Marcus seemed to have triumphed over the naysayers with a publicly affectionate relationship that only improved over time.
In fact, she almost talked about him in a February 2023 interview with PEOPLE. “For me, I could never be open and open to different guys,” she told the dating outlet before finding love with Marcus. She “she would find fault with every man…she had all these extravagant things and then, lo and behold, Marcus falls from the sky. And I say that I like everything about him.”
She also explained that because of his affection she wanted to please him. “I feel like I always joke and say, ‘Oh my God, if Marcus told me to dye my hair green, I’m going to do it,’” she said at the time. “Just because I feel like I have to make him happy because he makes me very happy.”
Amid speculation that they broke up, here’s the full timeline of Larsa and Marcus’ relationship.
September 2022: Larsa and Marcus seen on a daytime date
The polarizing couple were first linked on September 4, 2022, going out to lunch at prominent Japanese restaurant Zuma in Miami. TMZ He reported at that time that it was a double date, with another couple joining them. And according to the outlet, Larsa “seemed to be trying to keep a low profile and she got a little scared when she realized that people had seen her or were taking pictures.” The appearance came almost a year after Larsa split from Scottie after 19 years and Four children together in December 2021.
Later that month, also by TMZwere spotted at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York, packing on the PDA.
October 2022: Larsa claims they are ‘just friends’
Although they clearly had a physical attraction, Larsa shot down the rampant dating rumors the following month with a firm denial. “We are friends,” she PEOPLE at BravoCon that year from Marcus. “We’ve been friends for a few years and that’s really what it is. We are friends.”
December 2022: Marcus accompanies Larsa to the ‘RHOM’ season 5 premiere party
That winter, things seemed to heat up, with the former college athlete attending the ROME premiere party as Larsa’s apparent date. The Daily Mail shared photos from the December 8 outing, with Larsa rocking a sparkly mini dress alongside Marcus, who wore a bright orange and black shirt. Nothing to see here!
January 2023: Larsa and Marcus kiss in Miami
Those dating denials became a little harder to maintain when Larsa and Marcus they were seen kissing during a romantic stroll in Miami Beach on January 7, 2023. She rocked a sexy Jean Paul Gaultier swimsuit and matching black shorts as she reached for the affectionate kiss, while Marcus wore a matching black top and shorts, and a hat with the Air. Jordan logo on the side.
The gesture confirmed what fans had been suspecting for months: Larsa and Marcus were on fire!
January 23, 2023: Larsa and Marcus on IG Official
Larsa finally went public with the whole thing on January 23, 2023, with a photo of the couple cuddling up during an outing to a sneaker store. After the The couple became official on Instagram.a source said PEOPLE A few days later, “They are definitely in love with each other.”
February 2023: Marcus and Larsa are each other’s Valentine’s Day
Marcus made their first Valentine’s Day together ultra romantic and shared a photo of the reality show beauty holding two huge bouquets. “Three words, 8 letters💖✨🌹Happy Valentine’s Day, honey❤️🔥,” she captioned the post from February 14, 2023. Larsa’s post was even more revealing. Alongside a sexy photo of the duo on the beach, she wrote: “My Valentine forever,” along with a red heart emoji.
June 2023: The couple launches their podcast
On June 13, 2023, Marcus and Larsa ushered in a new era in their relationship with the Separation anxiety podcast via iHeartRadio. It would serve as a platform to discuss their (already widely discussed) relationship, and they took the task seriously.
“In my mind, when I asked myself, ‘What am I looking for?’ Age was not one of the things that was on my list,” Larsa divulged during a June 2023 episode. “It was more about character, about the person. Like who they were as human beings rather than how old they were. “That was the last thing on my mind.”
July 2023: Michael Jordan enters the discussion
Until July 2023, no one knew for sure what Marcus’ NBA legend’s father thought about the relationship. A forceful answer arrived when TMZ He approached Michael and asked if he approved of it on July 3rd. “No!” she exclaimed before jumping into a waiting vehicle. She then doubled down after the question was repeated and shook her head.
Marcus responded in an interview with Entertainment tonight July 5th. “Us We spent Thanksgiving together last year and my family loves her,” he told the outlet during a joint interview. “They think she’s cool. And ultimately, I think my family just wants to see me happy. And as long as I’m happy, they’ll be happy with whoever I’m dating.”
Larsa, however, was disgusted by the whole thing, and took to her podcast that month to say she was “traumatized” and humiliated by Michae’s offhand comment. Marcus chalked it up to a “joke.” “He’s just being playful, he’s a little lit, maybe off Socorro (tequila),’” she said.
“I didn’t think it was funny,” Larsa shared.
August 2023: engagement rumors (and denials)
Engagement rumors accelerated when Larsa was spotted with Marcus for a dinner in West Hollywood on August 17. wearing a huge diamond ring. Adding fuel to the fire, Marcus told TMZ during the outing that they were “shopping around” for a wedding venue, adding that he was “in the process.”
Unfortunately, they took to their podcast on August 22 to dismiss the speculation and laugh at Marcus’ comments to the outlet as a joke. “Obviously, we were having dinner the other night, and the paparazzi pulled us out of the restaurant and asked us if there were wedding plans in the works, so I think I responded in a cheeky way,” Marcus said.
Larsa clarified: “I was like I’m very excited, but no, we are not engaged. “You gave me a promise ring.” They admitted to talking about marriage and a possible destination wedding.
September 2023: The Couple joins ‘Los Traidores’
Expanding past Separation anxietyIt was revealed on September 20, 2023 that the couple would be joining season 2 of The traitors on Peacock, which will be filmed in Scotland. The reality competition series is presented by Alan Cummings, and the look would make them an official reality TV couple. They were scheduled to film a reunion in March 2024.
February 2024: Larsa removes Marcus from her Instagram account
On Super Bowl Sunday, February 11, Larsa abruptly unfollowed and deleted her photos of Marcus from her Instagram account, effectively launching apparent breakup rumors. Marcus also removed photos of Larsa from her grid. He ROME Beauty also shared a Yes/No poll via Instagram Stories asking, “Should your friends unfollow your ex?”
Marcus posted that he was spend time with your father for the big game night. A report on Monday, February 12, claimed to confirm the split. “They are not together,” a source allegedly said. Page six, adding that the split arose due to “tension” with Marcus’ famous father. “Marcus said Michael was joking when he said he didn’t approve, but that really mortified Larsa,” the source alleged.
A separate source confirmed the split HollywoodLife on the same day, dismissing reports that it was due to issues with Marcus’s father. “They have decided to take some time apart to reevaluate their relationship. This has nothing to do with any family contribution, but only with your personal growth,” they said. H.L. February 12.