LaLa Anthony looks positively pretty in pastels on the cover of Latina magazine's April issue. Her Nanette Lepore stripped shorts and lemon-hued blazer have us itching for spring to arrive.
The reality show star took some time to chat with Latina about her marriage to NBA baller Carmelo Anthony, building her brand (we love her beauty line) and finding her confidence.
Here are some highlights from the issue, which hits newsstands March 13th.
On her relationship:
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 fostering trust in her marriage:
I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere. 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 having it all:
I'm never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality. 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 being confident:
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.
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.
Check out the beautiful cover and feature shoots in the slideshow below...
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