La La Anthony says she's not divorcing Carmelo Anthony


When it comes to La La Anthony's relationship with estranged husband Carmelo Anthony, it's complicated.

The 38-year-old actress appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, and was asked point blank if she was divorcing the 33-year-old NBA star. A source close to the pair told ET the couple had split in April after six years of marriage.

"Not right now," Anthony told Williams. "You know, marriages are tough, and you know that. We all know that. It's filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now."

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"Him and I are the best of friends and our number one commitment is to our son Kiyan," she continued. "We have to set an example for Kiyan and that's what's most important to me."

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La La Anthony at Arm & Hammer Baking Soda's Summer Event at Mulberry Project in NYC.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Actress La La Anthony attends the STARZ Original series 'Power' Season Four Premiere at The Newseum on June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Starz)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 06: La La Anthony and son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony attends VH1's 2nd annual 'Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms' on May 6, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 06: (L-R) Halle Berry, Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony attend VH1's 2nd Annual 'Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms' on May 6, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Hosts La La Anthony (L) and Anthony Anderson speak onstage during the VH1 'Dear Mama' taping on May 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for VH1)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Television personality La La Anthony attends 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: La La Anthony attends The STARZ Network 'Power' Cocktail Media Event at Catch NYC on April 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: (Exclusive Coverage) La La Anthony and Father coming out out of 'Benvenuto Cafe in Soho' on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: La La Anthony is seen in Tribeca on April 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Lala Anthony visits 'Extra' at Extra Studios on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Lala Anthony attends the CHANEL Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner at Balthazar on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Lala Anthony arrives at the Yeezy show fashion during New York Fashion Week at pier 59 on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) La La Anthony, Mandy Moore, Skylar Samuels and Peyton List attend the Naeem Khan fashion show during February 2017 New York Fashion Week at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: La La Anthony seen out in Manhattan on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: LaLa Anthony is seen in Soho on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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She also didn't close the door on the two possibly rekindling their romance.

"I don't know what the future holds," Anthony said. "I just know that we are doing an incredible job being parents to our son. We are the best of friends. I've been with Melo since he was 19 years old. You're not with someone that long and it just goes out the window. I love him with all of my heart, and we are the best of friends."

Anthony stressed that she would never say anything bad about the New York Knicks player.

"That's my son's father and he is an amazing dad," she explained. "I could not ask for a better dad."

Later, when asked if she was dating again, Anthony quipped that she was dating herself.

"I'm trying to get myself in order," she said. "I'm in the gym every day. I'm eating right. I'm taking out all the bad stuff in my life and just really dating and focusing on myself, which is something women need to do more often -- put ourselves first."

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ET spoke with Anthony at the 2017 BET Awards on Sunday, where she walked the red carpet with 10-year-old Kiyan.

"We're always a family, no matter what," Anthony told ET when asked about her split from Carmelo.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 12, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 4: Carmelo Anthony #15 smiles during the Syracuse Orangemen practice for their Final Four game of the NCAA Tournament on April 4, 2003 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 7: Carmelo Anthony #15 of Syracuse celebrates with Hakim Warrick #1 and other teammates after he and his team defeated Kansas 81-78 during the championship game of the NCAA Men's Final Four Tournament on April 7, 2003 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Anthony was named the tournaments most outstanding player. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: (R-L) LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony gets some laughs prior to the 2003 NBA Draft at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 26, 2003 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Carmelo Anthony from Syracuse gets selected #3 overall in the first round by the Denver Nuggets shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern during the 2003 NBA Draft at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 26, 2003 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER CO., JUNE 27, 2003 - Denver Nuggets General Manager KiKi Vandeweghe , left, hands the Nuggets uniform to Carmelo Anthony from Syracuse University with Denver Nuggets first pick (third overall) in NBA Draft 2003 at Pepsi Center on Friday afternoon. (THE DENVER POST PHOTO BY HYOUNG CHANG) (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony, winner of Best Male College Athlete (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for ESPN)
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