Michael Jordan, the NBA legend, has made it clear that he does not approve of his 32-year-old son, Marcus, seeing Larsa Pippen, the 48-year-old ex-wife of his former teammate, Scottie Pippen.
Jordan, 60, was asked about his son’s girlfriend as he walked into a car after dinner in Paris, according to TMZ. A photographer can be heard in the footage asking the former Chicago Bulls player if he approved of his son’s relationship with the Real Housewives of Miami star. Jordan initially laughs in answer to the question before responding, “No!” when it is repeated.
After being asked the same question for the third time, the former professional basketball player and businessman appeared to shake his head. Larsa and Marcus revealed their relationship on Instagram four months ago, according to PEOPLE. The couple’s Instagram announcement came amid rumors that they were romantically involved.
In an interview with Tamron Hall, Larsa opened up about their relationship as well as their age difference. “It’s not about my parents, his parents. They’re all happy. Our whole family’s fine,” she claimed.
She also said she wasn’t perturbed by any rift between Jordan and her ex-husband. “[Scottie] has a right to the way he feels … I live my truth, I’m happy,” she said. “It wasn’t like it was planned, we were just together a lot with our friends and it just so happened.”
The couple also touched on their relationship and the reaction they received from their families in their Separation Anxiety podcast. “I don’t think there was ever any hurdles, I just think there was some shock value to the fact that we were dating,” Marcus said. “Caught maybe some people on my side of the family off guard a little bit.”
Marcus’ father and Pippen were Chicago Bulls colleagues. Despite winning several titles for the basketball team, their relationship appears to have soured after Pippen expressed his dissatisfaction with Jordan’s “The Last Dance” Netflix-ESPN documentary. In his memoir “Unguarded,” he also condemned Jordan.