LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Scottie Pippen has filed in for divorce from reality TV personality Larsa Pippin, his wife of 19 years.
The couple have four children together.
"This is a very difficult time for Mr. Pippen. He is hopeful that the divorce will be swift and amicable," Scottie's attorney Roberta G. Stanley said in a statement to People magazine. "We are respecting his request to protect his privacy and the privacy of his children during the dissolution of marriage proceedings."
"After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage. Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect," Larsa's publicist said in a statement to E! News. "She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family."