Larsa Pippen
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Pippen at a Bulls game in 2006
Born
Larsa Marie Younan

(1974-07-06) July 6, 1974 (age 48)
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • socialite
  • businesswoman
Years active2007–present
Known forThe Real Housewives of Miami
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Spouse
(m. 1997; div. 2021)
Children4, including Scotty Jr.
Websitelarsamarie.com

Larsa Marie Pippen (née Younan; born July 6, 1974) is an American reality television personality, socialite, and businesswoman. She is an original main cast member on Bravo's reality TV series The Real Housewives of Miami, appearing since its premiere in 2011, rejoining in 2021.[1]

Early life and education

Pippen was born on July 6, 1974, to Assyrian parents; her mother is from Lebanon and her father is from Syria. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Career

Television

In February 2011, The Real Housewives of Miami debuted its first season, featuring Pippen alongside Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Nepola, Marysol Patton and Cristy Rice as they balanced their personal and professional lives, following a "work hard, play hard" lifestyle, whilst living in Miami, Florida. Pippen departed the first season after only 7 episodes, reportedly due to her being "too level-headed" for the Miami housewives cast.[3] The show ended after its third season due to the declining ratings leading up to the reunion.[4] After Bravo re-ran the first 3 seasons of the show in 2020, rumours circulated in November 2020 of a potential fourth season. In 2021, a fourth season was confirmed by Bravo in February, with a cast announcement made by streaming service Peacock in October, featuring Pippen alongside Hochstein and Nepola, with newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Julia Lemigova and Nicole Martin; joined by de Moura, Patton and new friend Kiki Barth.[1][5] Pippen is returning for the show's fifth season, which is expected to air at the end of 2022.

In addition to Pippen's housewives return, she has made frequent appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians over the years, notably due to her friendship with Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She appeared on the second season's fifth episode of Selling Sunset where Chrishell Stause gave her a house tour.[6] She was also present alongside her then-husband, Scottie Pippen, as they supported their daughter Sophia on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.[7] Pippen has made guest appearances on talk shows including The Nick Cannon TV Series, The Wendy Williams Show and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.[8][9][10]

Jewelry

In August 2020, Pippen successfully launched and modeled her high-end jewelry line, Larsa Marie. She detailed that the line offers a wide variety of pieces that focus on "self-love and empowering women to feel like their best selves".[11] In 2021, Pippen scored the cover of Harper's Bazaar Vietnam's August issue, as she debuted her latest collection, discussed her personal life in the public eye and provided fashion advice.[12]

Personal life

Pippen is a mother to Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin and Sophia, all of whom she shares with her ex-husband Scottie Pippen.[13] Scottie and Larsa first split in 2016 after almost 2 decades of marriage but reconciled, until 2018 when they began the separation process. Their divorce was finalized on December 15, 2021, with all issues resolved amicably, continuing to focus on "co-parenting their remaining minor children".[14]

Filmography

Year Title Notes
2011, 2021– The Real Housewives of Miami Main cast; seasons 1, 4–
2011–22 Watch What Happens Live Guest; seasons 4 and 18–19
2011–19 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Guest; seasons 6, 9–10, and 14–16
2018 Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Guest
2020 Selling Sunset Guest
2021 The Nick Cannon TV Series Guest
2022 The Wendy Williams Show Guest

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Vena, Jocelyn (October 29, 2021). "Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Larsa Pippen to Return for Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Miami". Bravo!. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "Larsa Pippen". People. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  3. ^ Nordyle, Kimberly (September 13, 2012). "'Real Housewives of Miami' Cast Spills Secrets About Season 2 (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Liwag Dixon, Christine-marie (April 20, 2020). "The Real Reason Real Housewives Of Miami Was Cancelled". The List. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  5. ^ Seemayer, Zach. "'The Real Housewives of Miami' Is Coming Back (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  6. ^ Grebenyuk, Yana (November 28, 2021). "Every Celebrity Who Has Made a Cameo on 'Selling Sunset': Karamo Brown and More". US Weekly. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  7. ^ Rosenfeld, Laura (September 26, 2018). "The Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Cast Includes a Real Housewives Alum's Kid". Bravo!. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  8. ^ "Nick Cannon: Larsa Pippen (S1EP51 Syndication Wed 8 Dec 2021)". Memorable TV. December 7, 2021. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  9. ^ "Larsa Pippen on her Relationship with Scottie Pippen". The Wendy Williams Show. March 2, 2022. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  10. ^ "Gina Kirschenheiter & Larsa Pippen". Bravo!. January 30, 2022. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  11. ^ Harano, Lauren. "Larsa Pippen Opens Up About Her Jewelry Line: "I Don't Have Room for Error"". Yahoo! News. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  12. ^ Nguyen, Duyen. "Jewelry Designer Larsa Pippen: Don't Worry About What Other People Think of Your Style". Harper's Bazaar Vietnam. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  13. ^ Rodriguez, Bianca (January 2, 2021). "Scottie Pippen Has a Huge Team Off the Court, Too: His Family". Marie Claire. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  14. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (January 6, 2022). "Larsa Pippen and Scottie Pippen Finalize Their Divorce". Bravo!. Retrieved April 19, 2022.