Scottie Pippen files for divorce from Larsa Pippen after nearly 20 years of marriage

Scottie Pippen and wife Larsa Pippen are calling it quits.

The 51-year-old former NBA star filed for divorce from Larsa on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Florida, ET can confirm. The two have been married since 1997 and have four children together -- Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie Jr. The Hall of Famer also has three children from previous relationships.

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"After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage," Larsa's rep tells ET. "Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their four beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. 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."

The split is surprising given they were last seen together just last month at a New York City Fashion Week event, walking the red carpet with daughter Sophia.

They also appeared to happily celebrate their anniversary earlier this year.

"Happy anniversary baby!!" Larsa, 42, Instagrammed alongside a pic of the two embracing. "Loved you from day one."

Larsa, a former Real Housewives of Miami cast member, is also a super close friend of the Kardashian family. The mother of four often appears on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, was at Khloe Kardashian's 32nd birthday party in June, and vacationed with Kourtney Kardashian in the Bahamas in July.

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Larsa has made no mention of the split on social media, posting this selfie on Thursday.

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