Jordan initially ignored the photographer and laughed the question off. With more probing, the athlete clearly responded “No” while shaking his head.
This is the first time Jordan has spoken about the relationship between his son and his teammate’s former wife. Pippen was married to Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen for 20 years, and the two share four children.
Michael’s clear disapproval may or may not surprise the 48-year-old as she has been hush-hush about her 32-year-old boyfriend’s parents consigning their relationship. Blavity previously covered her appearance on The Tamron Hall Show, where she was asked how the basketball icon felt about their connection.
“I recently have been hanging out with them,” Pippen said. “I don’t really wanna talk about them. It’s not about my parents or his parents.”
But she made it seem like they were in a good place.
“I feel like, we’ve spent holidays together and it’s good. We’re in a great place.”
The two love birds don’t see a problem with their 16-year age gap. In an exclusive interview with E! News, they spoke about how people reacted to their relationship. The former UCF Knights player stated that while there were a couple of “miserable” haters, people “just want to see them happy.”
Pippen agreed, saying, “overall, I feel like people that know us, love us, want us to be happy.”
The interview was to promote their new podcast, Separation Anxiety with Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan. They stated their age gap isn’t an issue because he is an “old soul traditionally,” and Pippin is a “young soul.”
“I just feel like we meet somewhere in the middle,” he said. “Age is just a number, but I think maturity and life experience really dictate the relationship.”
The couple is aware that their weird degrees of separation have aided in the backlash about their relationship. However, they don’t think people know enough of the story to pass judgment.
“I let people that are misinformed be misinformed,” said Jordan.
He added, “I feel like people see our last names and immediately want to have some sort of reaction or opinion. But I feel like as people get to know us and understand our situations more, they’re way more happy for us and just want to see us to live in our truths and be happy.”