Who does not know the famous basketball couple Candace Parker and Shelden Williams? They were the ultimate 'couple goals' to the entire sports lovers and an inspiration to the couples around the globe until they got separated.
If you are unaware of their personal love life then don’t worry, we will enlighten you today. Know why Candace and Shelden got divorced.
Candace Parker and Shelden Williams got married on 13th November 2008. They are both basketball stars from Duke University. Even though Candace had many affairs and was linked with many men in the past, she chose Sheldon as her life partner.
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Image: Candace Parker with Shelden Williams
We can say that her decision was very wise at the beginning of their married life as well because it had already been over 7 years of their togetherness as a husband and wife. However, the second part of their story didn't end well for the couple. Even after all these years, they seemed a perfectly loving and caring couple as they were in the beginning.
The celebrity couple, Candace and Shelden gave birth to their first child on May 13th, 2009. The pair named their child Lailaa Nicole Williams. During the birth of their first baby girl, their child was around 7 pounds 6 ounces. The little child was 20 inches in height during her birth.
Image: Candace Parker with Williams Shelden and daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams
Besides, this has just been over 9 years since she was born. So, currently, the little child is about 9 years of age. Look how grown up she is now!
Just some years later, in 2013, the pair, Candace Parker and Shelden Williams purchased a home in Encino, Los Angeles. The mansion was made on 7,000 square feet of area and cost the couple a hefty $3.56 million. This seemed to be a perfect place for the husband, wife, and child to reside in.
To date, this couple's relationship had been going very smoothly without either of them getting involved in any kind of controversies and extramarital affairs. We know that many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they were on the same side. Hence, we believe the fact that they both belong to the same field might be the reason behind their support for one another.
They were not only supportive but also very understanding. This might be the ultimate reason behind their unheard-of controversies and other rumors. However, even though, everything seemed to go in the right direction, something changed.
Williams filed for a divorce with his wife Candace citing the fact of irreconcilable differences. The pair were already living separately for the whole three months before their divorce was finalized. Williams and Candace walked their separate ways in the November of 2016.
Following their divorce, Parker paid around $400K to her former husband as one-time alimony. For their child, Candace and Williams both agreed to take care of their children in joint custody and that the ex-couple would have to have an equal share of the education and medical costs of Lailaa.
Likewise, according to the reports, the pair also sold off their Encino, California home for around $3.75 million in March 2017.