Milwaukee Bucks superstar Damian Lillard is experiencing significant life changes beyond his basketball career, as he recently initiated divorce proceedings against wife Kay’La Hanson. This development was confirmed by TMZ Sports, revealing that the seven-time All-Star filed the necessary documents in Oregon during the past week.

Lillard and Kay’La share a history dating back to their days as students at Weber State, where their romance first blossomed. Their connection endured over the years, culminating in their official marriage in September 2021. Together, they are the parents of three children.

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The divorce filing, as reported by Willamette Week, cites “irreconcilable differences” as the primary reason for the dissolution of their marriage, citing these differences as the cause of an “irremediable breakdown” in their relationship. Further details about the divorce were not disclosed in the report.

It’s worth noting that Lillard and Kay’La seem to have been living apart for the past 10 months, with Kay’La relocating to a $2.7 million residence in West Linn, while Lillard remained at their $7.7 million home in the same city. This physical separation had fueled speculation for some time, with internet observers noting Kay’La’s absence from Lillard’s social media posts.

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Despite the challenges in their relationship, Lillard had expressed his appreciation for Kay’La on Mother’s Day earlier this year, conveying a heartfelt message of love and gratitude. In his tribute, he acknowledged the multifaceted role of mothers and expressed his love and thankfulness for sharing the journey of parenthood with her.