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La La Anthony sparkles as the latest cover girl of Latina magazine.

There are a number of things you can call La La – mother, actress, reality star, designer, mogul, but one thing you can’t say is she’s just a basketball wife – even though she is married to one of the most successful players in the league, Carmelo Anthony.

La La has had an amazing year thus far: starring in box-office hit Think Like A Man Too and Starz’s new hit series Power, along with launching her clothing line 5th and Mercer. The ultra busy mom sat down with Latina magazine to discuss if she’ll be having another baby anytime soon, balancing family life, and designing for Latina women.

Here are a few excerpts.

On her perfect night with her family:

“My husband, my son and I have the best time when it’s just the three of us. It’s nice to all be together, put a movie on, lie in the bed and laugh. That’s my idea of a perfect, fun time.”

On being ready to have another child:

“I do start feeling bad because [my son, Kiyan, 7, will] ask about a baby [sibling] and I feel a little selfish. If I did have another child, the reason would be that I wouldn’t want my son to be alone in the world as an only child. But we’ll see.”

On the reaction to her first book, The Love Playbook:

“Almost every day I get handfuls of people coming up to me and telling me, ‘Your book changed my life. You gave me confidence to leave an abusive relationship and believe in myself.’ To me that’s the true success, not necessarily being number one.”

On her new fashion line, 5th & Mercer:

“I know what works on Latinas, black women and curvy women. But it’s great that a website like ShopBop that isn’t used to having that kind of consumer—they’re used to stopping at a six or an eight—to push them to go up to a fourteen and understand our kind of woman.

Read the full interview when it hits stands on July 8th.


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