Former Duke men’s basketball star Shelden Williams will reportedly receive a $400,000 alimony check from his wife, WNBA superstar Candace Parker.
TMZ Sports reported Tuesday that Parker would make a one-time alimony payment to Williams, the No. 5 pick in the 2006 NBA draft. Williams played six seasons in the NBA and earned more than $12 million. But Parker – who has been doing studio work for TNT during NBA and NCAA tournament games – is one of the biggest stars in WNBA history. She is a two-time league MVP.
According to a study of WNBA salaries done by Summit Hoops, Parker made $115,000 last season from the Los Angeles Sparks, but published reports have placed Parker well over $1 million annually by playing overseas. That doesn’t include her TV salary and endorsement deals.
Williams played in the NBA from 2006-12 for Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Sacramento and Toronto. He had career averages of 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds.
According to the TMZ report, Parker will not pay any more money to Williams, whom she married in 2008. The two have an 8-year-old daughter and they have agreed on joint legal and physical custody. The couple will also profit from the sale of their former home in Encino, Calif., which recently sold for $3.75 million.
Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Talked About Her Self Harming Herself After Willow’s Hit Song …
Jada Pinkett Smith — who was accompanied by her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones — revealed she and Willow, 17, had “talked” about the moment after the teenager admitted on Red Table Talk she had been self-harming after achieving success with her 2010 single “Whip My Hair.”
“I wanted to make sure she was okay,” Jada Pinkett Smith said. “We went through what happened and in the moment I realized as a mother you also have to give your children space to deal with their own shadow.”
The Girls Trip star said she chose to pay attention to the positive things that came from Willow’s revelation.
“I focused more on how she got herself out versus what got her there,” she said. “I was most proud about that she could share it in the way she did, which let me know she had come through in a major way that she could put it on the table like that.”
“I wanted to focus on what [it was] that got her through,” the actress explained. “I really talked to her about her powering side of her journey and give her all the praise in the world for that part instead of focusing on, ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’”
Chance The Rapper Weighs In On Chicago Mayoral Race
The Grammy Award-winning artist from Chicago on Tuesday endorsed Amara Enyia in the 2019 race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said during a news conference at City Hall that he and Enyia “share a vision for what Chicago could be.” He says they both want to help “people on the bottom.”
He also says he “probably won’t ever be running for mayor” himself, despite becoming more politically active in recent years.
Enyia is director of the Chamber of Commerce in a west side Chicago neighborhood. She ran briefly for mayor in 2015, but dropped out before the election.
More than a dozen people have said they’re running in the February election.
Will Smith On His Marriage At The Red Table: “I Was Failing Miserably”
“There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight. I started keeping a diary,” Smith, 50, told daughter Willow, who replied “Damn.”
Jada — who co-hosts the series with Willow, 17, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones — dropped a preview clip on Monday from Will’s candid conversation with his family.
“There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping a diary,” Will says to his daughter.
“It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I’ve ever felt in our marriage,” he added. “I was failing miserably.”
In another preview for the season, which kicks off next Monday, Will says: “You’re not breaking me today, Jada. “I’ve broken you enough,” she jokes in return.