Meeka Claxton is going to be back on the market now that she has announced her split from NBA player Craig “Speedy” Claxton.
Yet another couple has fallen prey to the reality TV curse. The one-time “Basketball Wives” star revealed in an article for Pynk magazine that she and her husband are getting a divorce after 8 years.
“‘Our next chapter will be our best chapter…’ This was my promise to my daughters as I looked them in their big brown eyes and explained as best I could that mommy and daddy could not be together anymore,” she wrote. “After 16 years together, 8 years of marriage, living in 7 different cities, 2 beautiful daughters and a championship, unfortunately, Speedy and I have decided to separate.”
No one knew that their marriage was falling apart because they had been working hard to save it for nearly a year. Meeka didn’t specify what’s led to their impending split, but she recently came to the decision that it was time to break up. From her wording in the open letter it’s possible that much of the blame for this split may lie with Speedy.
“For the last 10 months I have fought hard for my family because I didn’t get married to get divorced. I love Craig (aka Speedy) and our family more than anything,” Meeka wrote. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.”
Meeka’s confident that even though she’s no longer with Speedy that their family can remain strong. “Craig is an amazing father and he and I will continue to co-parent,” she stated. “Life is about accepting what is, letting go of what was, and having the utmost faith in what will be…God’s got us.”
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