Less than 24 hours after Carmelo Anthony announced his split from wife La La, another bombshell dropped. That bombshell came in the shape of a woman named Mia Burks. Mia is allegedly carrying Carmelo’s baby, according to Fameolous. The gossip site says that the baby girl is due in July. TMZ first reported on April 17 that Carmelo and La La were living separately in New York City in lieu of splitting up. The couple first got together in 2004 and were married in the summer of 2010, just a few months before Carmelo swapped Denver for New York in a blockbuster trade.
TMZ reported that Carmelo had knocked up a stripper around 24 hours after the news of the forward’s marital split became public. The site says that “the other woman often works at a gentleman’s club in NYC.” Though Fameolous’ report contradicts TMZ saying that Mia works as a social worker, not a dancer. Their report adds that since the news of her relationship with Carmelo became public, Mia has moved to North Carolina. Since the news of Carmelo’s alleged infidelity emerged, Mia has deleted her Facebook page and switched her Instagram to private.
According to Mia’s LinkedIn page, she is a graduate of Northwestern University. At the time of writing, Mia is the Director of Special Projects for ReGeneration Schools in Chicago. Burks graduated from the school in 2016. She attained a Master’s degree in Health Communications.
Prior to studying at Northwestern, Mia received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biology and Public Health at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before joining ReGeneration Schools, Burks worked for Nike in sales.
In May 2014, Mia was one of six college students chosen to speak at a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences event in North Carolina. Mia was described as being “comfortable” while speaking and “even engaging in banter with the audience.” The title of her presentation was, “Genomic Regions in Mice Reveal a Molecular Landscape to Investigate.”