What a difference a month makes….Derek Fisher, the head coach of the NY Knicks and former NBA baller, has filed for divorce from wife Candace, weeks after celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. More inside…
Four weeks ago, NY Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and wife Candace celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple have endured several public hardships over the years, most memorable was his daughter Tatum’s battle with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer (which she successfully beat on 2007). Through it all, the family remained a unit.
Last month, he posted the pic above to celebrate “Feb. 19, 2005” (their wedding date) with the caption,
There are things in your life that are specifically designed to change your life change your path change your destiny. And there are people in your life that are specifically designed, by God, to bring you closer to what your life is truly meant to be.@mrsladyfish #myrib is that one person. She has changed the way I view life and what’s most important to me. Life would not be the same without my queen. PERIOD!!! Happy Anniversary honey! Our best lives are ahead of us! Let’s GO!!! #itpouredrainonourweddingday #wetknot #westucktogether #myrib #blessedlife #beautifulwife
This was just four weeks ago…….
That’s why we’re SHOCKED that Derek filed for divorce yesterday! The paperwork, citing irreconcilible differences, was filed in LA and Derek followed it up with a statement,
“This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.”
By the way, he’s also asking to split legal costs and joint legal and physical custody.
It’s worth mentioning that this is Derek’s first season as head coach of the Knicks and the team is (14-53). While their marriage survived their daughter’s illness, maybe the stress of coaching the Knicks took its toll?
The Fishers have two children together, twins Tatum and Drew and they each have a child from a previous relationship. We wish their family strength during this trying time….
Photos via Getty/Derek Fisher’s Instagram