On Sunday, May 23, Beasley apologized to estranged wife Montana Yao — with whom he shares 2-year-old son Makai — following the drama surrounding his relationship with Pippen that began last year.
As OK! previously reported, Beasley and Pippen were first spotted together last November when they were photographed holding hands in a Miami mall. At the time, Beasley was still legally married to his baby mama. Yao reportedly filed for divorce one week after the photos made headlines last December. And despite Pippen and Beasley's hot-and-heavy hookup, they called it quits in April, as a source explained: "Larsa decided to distance herself from the drama."
Alongside a throwback photo of himself with Yao and their then-newborn son, Beasley admitted he took Yao for granted and apologized for putting her "in the situation [she was] put in the last few months."
He added: "My head wasn't where it was supposed to be.. I was looking for more when it was right here that whole time.. I'm telling the world and you that there's no body like you for me."
While the Minnesota Timberwolves player didn't mention The Real Housewives Of Miami reality star's name, he alleged that he was the one to cut off his last relationship because his heart was still with Yao.
Beasley then claimed that the Miami paparazzi photos taken last year were not his idea, alluding that it was Pippen's immature decision. "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," he continued.
The athlete, 24, explained he is looking to be forgiven for the trouble he caused his family. "I ain't looking to be judged I'm looking for forgiveness," he insisted. "To forgive me for hurting my family the way I did."
Wrapping up his lengthy statement, Beasley concluded by calling himself a "lover boy," adding that he misses "holding y'all and loving y'all.. I love you mu shi .. I love you kai Kai ❤️ my family over thing..."
Hours after Beasley shaded Pippen in his apology post, the 46-year-old fired back. Keeping her opinion on the situation concise, the brunette babe took to Instagram to share a cryptic clown emoji to her story.
Meanwhile, Radar learned that Pippen isn't bothered by her breakup with Beasley nor his possible reconciliation with his baby mama, 23, following their brief fling. "Larsa doesn't care to comment and is glad she dodged a bullet," a source told the outlet on Sunday, May 23, following Beasley's post. "She posted on IG her real thoughts on him. She's happy and focused on her jewelry brand Larsa Marie."
Yao previously responded to the images of her man and Pippen hours after they circulated last year 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."
After Yao reportedly filed for divorce on December 8, 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."
Pippen first addressed the scandal in February, insisting she spoke to Beasley about the status of his relationship with Yao before they got together, Radar reported. She previously split from her ex-husband of almost 20 years, Scottie Pippen, in 2018, and shares four children with the retired basketball player: Scotty Jr., 20, Preston, 19, Justin, 16, and Sophia, 13.