AceShowbiz - Larsa Pippen insists she's not a gold digger, a statement that is supported by her boyfriend Marcus Jordan. When addressing criticism surrounding her relationship with the son of Michael Jordan, the 48-year-old socialite admits that she was annoyed by the allegations that she's gunning for her boyfriend's family fortune.
"I feel like the money thing is annoying," Larsa says in an upcoming episode of Page Six's "Virtual Reali-Tea" podcast to promote her and Marcus' new iHeart podcast "Separation Anxiety". Marcus chimes in, "Yeah, I feel like people try to say Larsa's a gold digger and she's after the Jordan money or something."
The OG of "The Real Housewives of Miami" asserts she has her "own money." Her boyfriend agrees as he says, "She's such an independent, career-driven woman. She's got it going on ... It's the one comment or commentary that I've got to refrain from commenting back on."
The 48-year-old TV personality and the 32-year-old former college basketball player recently launched their joint podcast, explaining that it's in an attempt to regain control of the narrative surrounding their relationship. "Us doing this podcast, it really was therapeutic for us. Like, 'Hey, let's talk about this,' or, 'People want to know about our age gap. Should we talk about that?' Because we really don't view age like that," the ex-wife of Scottie Pippen says.
"I've dated guys that are way older than me and I've dated guys that are younger than Marcus. So for me, it wasn't like I was so concerned about a 16-year age difference," she continues of their age gap. She adds to her boyfriend, "I was kind of concerned about what's going on in your brain. If you're mature or not, if you feel good about yourself - that, to me, is more important than someone's age."