NBA player Malik Beasley is apologizing to his soon-to-be two-year-old son months after he was photographed on a date with socialite Larsa Pippen while still married to his son’s mother, model Montana Yao.
“I ain’t perfect and I definitely thought I was .. and I apologize for that young bull.. I have made mistakes but have learned from them.. I will make up for the time that I have missed and the struggles I have put you through.. you are a young king and you deserve to live that way. Learn from me..I love you and miss you Makai .. daddy has been working on himself.. I’ll be seeing you soon don’t worry,” Malik wrote in a post on Instagram.
Though he is apologetic to his son Makai, Beasley has not publicly apologized to his estranged wife Montana, who says she was blindsided by his relationship with Larsa Pippen.
“Things have been pretty rough I’m not going to lie,” Montana wrote in a post following the scandal. “We were told to leave our family home 10 days ago, and just like you, I’m pretty confused.”
She went on to add that there “has been no private or public addressing of the situation, nor any type of apology” and although she’s “not the type to disclose too much information”, she “definitely will if or when” she “feels it is appropriate.”
Following Montana’s statement, Larsa addressed her relationship with Malik in an interview and claimed that they were both separated when they started dating.
“We had spoken about it. It wasn’t a secret,” Pippen said of the conversation she had with Beasley about his marital status. “I know a lot of people that are married and exiting. I’ve played that part. So for me, if you’re not being shady and you’re telling me all your stuff, I’m going to believe you.”
She continued, “A lot of people are not happy in their situations and they don’t want to jump ship until they see someone they like,” she adds. “You don’t want to just shake your kids up because you might never meet someone that you actually like. You’re in a state of living in the same place, but not really together.”
Meanwhile, Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Tuesday for brandishing a gun at a family outside his home in September of last year. The Minnesota Timberwolves player is expected to report to the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility on May 26 following the end of the NBA season.