A look at the Wives and Children of Chicago Bulls Legend & NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen

Published 06/09/2020, 11:09 AM EDT
Scottie Pippen with The 2006 NBA Finals Trophy during NBA Legends Scottie Pippen and Walt “Clyde” Frazier Announce 2006 Finals Trophy Tour at NBA Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)


During the fabulous run of the Chicago Bulls in the 90s, Scottie Pippen was instrumental in helping Michael Jordan achieve greatness. Though people viewed him as a second fiddle to MJ, Scottie went out and let his game do the talking.

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Ever since ‘The Last Dance’ aired, we once again got to relive the destructive and dominant game that he possessed. Though Scottie Pippen found all the glory in his NBA career, his relationships with women have always been messy.

Scottie Pippen is the father to eight children (only seven are alive now). His personal life has been a roller-coaster ride and sometimes it has hit rock-bottom. Pippen has a long dating history with several women. However, four of them mentioned below have had the most impact on his life as each of them gave birth to Scottie’s kids

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Karen McCollum

Scottie Pippen’s first wedding was with Karen McCollum. Scottie tied the knot with Karen when he was already committed to another relationship.   

Antron Pippen, Scottie’s first son was born in 1987 before he married McCollum. The couple tied the knot a year after their kid’s birth. But their marriage had loose ends and did not last for long. Scottie and Karen split up after two years of being married. Following the breakup, Pippen then moved on to another relationship.

Sonya Roby

A model by profession, Scottie and Sonya started dating sometime around 1993. Swiftly into their relationship, it was announced that the pair were expecting twins. On July 20, 1994, Sonya gave birth to twins Tyler and Taylor, making the Bulls player a father of three. 

Pippen initially denied the responsibility of the two children. Further examination revealed Pippen was the father and he was held accountable. Tyler Pippen, Taylor’s twin sister, tragically passed away just nine days after her birth. 

Yvette Deleone

After ending the relationship with Sonya Roby, Scottie found love in Deleone and the couple got themselves engaged. She then gave birth to a baby girl on February 17, 1995. Sierra Pippen came into the world, and shortly after, Pippen left Yvette after a misdemeanor battery charge came up against him. 

Yvette fought back against Scottie and demanded him to fund Sierra’s support. Scottie lost the case and settled the matter by paying a huge sum. 

Larsa Younan

Scottie began dating a young Larsa Younan in 1995. She had just graduated from college and was aspiring to become a model and an actress. Scottie found deep love in Larsa and vice versa. The couple married each other when Larsa was 22-years-old and nine years younger than Scottie. 

Scottie Pippen showcased his love by buying a boat and naming it “My Larsa.” Their relationship lasted longer than his connections with every other woman. Larsa and Scottie were married for 21-years before they both mutually agreed to divorce in 2018. 

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Larsa is the mother of four of Scottie’s seven living children. Their first son Scotty Pippen Jr. was born in 2000. Their other two sons Preston and Justin were born in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Scottie Pippen’s fourth child with Larsa is Sophia Pippen, who was born in 2008.

Furthermore, Scottie was spotted with a mystery woman in 2019, following his split with Larsa. The Bulls star was seen in public with an unknown woman which raised major questions about his love-life. Is he back into a relationship again or is it just a cooked-up story?

Even though the Bulls star enjoyed stellar success on the court, his off-court dating history seems to have taken a different route. The road has not been smooth, but at the end of the day, he’s human too.

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Pippen is now ahead of all the mishaps he’s faced when it comes to his love-life, so let’s leave it all behind and embrace him for his achievements!

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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