Malik Beasley has apparently had a come-to-Jesus moment.
The NBA star issued a formal apology to his estranged wife, Montana Yao, while simultaneously trashing Larsa Pippen in a lengthy Instagram post Sunday.
Quick background: Things got messy between the former couple – who share 2-year-old son Makai Beasley – when the 24-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves player was spotted hanging out with the 46-year-old Real Housewives of Miami star late last year, a situation that allegedly caught even Yao, 23, by surprise. The model filed for divorce seven days later.
"I wana say sorry for putting you in the situation you were put in the last few months.. my head wasn't were it was supposed to be," Beasley captioned a photo of the day Makai was born. It's the only post on his entire Instagram grid.
"I was looking for more when it was right here that whole time," he admitted. "I'm telling the world and you that there's no body like you for me."
Taking aim at Larsa without mentioning her by name, Malik then alleged he was the one who broke things off and that last year's viral paparazzi photos were all her idea.
"For the record I was the one who ended my last relationship off the fact that there is no one like you," he said. "Also for the record i wanted to do my own ish cuz I just left u guys and I def ain't the type to set up pictures at the mall n ish .. as that's some childish ish and I'm trying to grow individually and grow a family .. a real family."
"I ain't looking to be judged I'm looking for forgiveness," he explained. "To forgive me for hurting my family the way I did. At the end of the day I'm a lover boy and I miss holding y'all and loving y'all.. I love you mu shi .. I love you kai Kai ❤️ my family over thing..."
Reps for Pippen and Yao have not yet responded to Radar's requests for comment.
In October of 2020, Larsa posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the following caption: "I hold back, sometimes I won't." Three weeks later, Malik commented on the post, "I just want to take you on a date and treat you like a queen."
In November, paparazzi snapped a photo of Pippen and Beasley holding hands in a Miami mall. The photos surfaced on Dec.1 and immediately went viral.
Hours later, Yao responded to the images via her Instagram Story, writing, "Wow… I don't even know this man. This is wild y'all I’m seeing it for the first time just like y'all."
Meanwhile, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Larsa's oldest son – 18-year-old Scotty Pippen Jr. – was "liking" tweets that appeared to bash his mom. "Focused on myself and my goals," he then tweeted himself. "I'm not responsible for nobody's actions. All good over here."
The next day, Larsa fired back – whether at Montana, Scotty or the media is unclear – by sharing the following quote to her Instagram Story: "Don't always trust what you see on social media. Even salt looks like sugar."
Days later, she posted a prayer for people "dealing with heartache," which garnered all the backlash one would imagine such a post at such a time from a person in her position would garner.
"I am thinking of Malik Beasley's wife and son," one critic's comment on the post read. Another dissenter added, "She praying for her victims," while a third wrote, "This one is savage @larsapippen but it's a cold world so I guess I get it. But damn this is right between the eyes tough."
On Dec. 8, Yao filed for divorce.
The following day, the model claimed she and the couple's son were "told to leave our family home 10 days ago, and just like you all I'm pretty confused." She added that there had been "no private or public addressing of the situation, nor any type of apology."
In February of this year, Larsa addressed the ordeal. She claimed she had spoken to Malik about the status of his marriage before they began dating and that he and Montana had had issues long before she came into the picture.
"I googled them when I first met him – they weren't together," Pippen said on Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee. "They had issues before. It had nothing to do with me, so I wasn't thinking anything about it. If you spent a minute googling their situation, it wasn't the ideal situation, way before me."
In March, Yao was denied "temporary spousal maintenance" by a Minnesota court, according to Us Weekly. Though the model was reportedly granted temporary child support in the amount of $6,500 per month, her request for a $15,000 advance from the marital estate was deferred, and her request for $20,000 for her attorney's fees was denied.
In April, Malik received the results of his paternity test, which revealed that he is a 99.9 percent DNA match with Makai.