Carmelo Anthony’s alleged pregnant mistress works for a nonprofit organization and not as a stripper according to a new report.
The 32-year-old New York Knicks superstar began dating Mia Angel Burks in Chicago last summer according to a Thursday report from Page Six.
According a source for the daily, Carmelo believes the baby is his and is ‘taking care’ of the 24-year-old until there is a paternity test.
Ouch: Carmelo Anthony’s alleged pregnant mistress works for a nonprofit organization according to Page Six, he is pictured here with wife La La Anthony in June 2016
An insider for the publication also claims that the two had been seeing each other since last summer.
There was a report earlier this week from TMZ that the small forward had gotten a New York-stripper pregnant.
However according to her LinkedIn page, Burks works for a nonprofit organization in Chicago.
She also graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in health communication last year.
Is this her? According to the daily, the 32-year-old Knicks star began dating Mia Angel Burks – who is pictured on her LinkedIn account – in Chicago last summer
In addition, an ex-friend of Burks claims to have leaked her name and even did a radio interview with the Chicago Morning Takeover show on radio station WGCI-FM on Wednesday.
On the show, her ex pal Anthony Jacobs insisted that the two had met at a nightclub as he said: ‘Mia met Carmelo at Room Seven, a club in Chicago, when he was here for the NBA draft doing press.
‘She’s not a stripper … she works in education setting up programs.’
The man who claims to be Burks’ former friend also claims that the woman has flown to the Big Apple with her own money in order to see the 10-time NBA All-Star.
Agreement: La La Anthony has reportedly been granted temporary primary custody of her son with husband Carmelo Anthony, days after it was revealed that they’d split
Jacobs also claims that Burks was ‘giddy’ about the relationship and that she doesn’t have ulterior motives.
He said: ‘When those type of girls talk to those kind of guys, I don’t think that’s the premise in the back of their head, “I’m gonna go destroy this happy home.” It’s fun. It’s perks.’
This comes as it was recently revealed that Carmelo’s estranged wife La La Anthony has gained primary custody of their son.
According to TMZ, the estranged couple have agreed that 10-year-old Kiyan will live with his mother in New York City, spending ‘a couple of days a week’ with Carmelo.
Happier times: They have 10-year-old son Kiyan together, who they are seen with here in 2014
The website reports that the two are intent on ensuring that their offspring remains in a stable environment with both his parents in his life as they part ways.
However, while TMZ has stated that the temporary custody agreement was achieved amicably without court intervention, La La and Carmelo ‘are absolutely getting divorced, even though legal docs haven’t been filed yet’.
TMZ has also reported that the prenuptial agreement he and La La, 37, reportedly signed prior to marrying in 2010 may still work in his favor should they push ahead with their divorce, due to the sportsman’s considerable earning power.
Carmelo is understood to be midway through a lucrative $124 million contract with the New York Knicks, while additional income is generated through his work as a brand ambassador for Nike Air Jordan and global footwear chain Foot Locker.
Independent: La La has made her own money through a variety of hosting and acting jobs, amongst them US dramas Power and Law And Order: Special Victims Unit
MailOnline has contacted Carmelo’s representatives for further comment.
A source told TMZ on Monday that the couple, who have 10-year-old son Kiyan, are now ‘living separately’.
‘La La moved out of the family home last week and has her own place in NYC now,’ the source said.
The split was put down to Carmelo being stressed over the possibility of being traded by the New York Knicks.
The couple began dating in 2004 and got married in 2010, with the ceremony shown on their reality series La La’s Full Court Wedding.
Living apart: It was reported on Monday that Carmelo(pictured in November 2016) has separated from his wife of seven years La La