Former NBA star and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose announced on Wednesday that he and “First Take” co-host Molly Qerim have filed for divorce.
The ESPN couple had been married for just under two years from when the divorce was filed. According to a new report from TMZ Sports, Rose filed for divorce on April 30th. “Jalen says in court docs the marriage broke down irretrievably after Qerim moved to Connecticut,” reads the TMZ report.
Rose would soon release a statement on social media that went into more detail of them separating for a lot longer than anybody knew.
“After being separated for almost a year, Molly and I have officially decided to go our separate ways,” Rose wrote on his Instagram story. “We both agree remaining friends and colleagues is the best course of action for our relationship going forward. Please respect our privacy at this time.”
Their Instagram accounts pretty much show that they haven’t been rocking wityh each other on a personal level just as Rose stated. Qerim hasn’t spoken out, but she has removed his name from all platforms.
Qerim, 37, was named a co-host of “First Take” in 2015.
Rose, 48, joined ESPN shortly after retiring, and has been an analyst on “NBA Countdown” since 2012, among other things.