Phil & Jeanie announce their engagement is off.
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Lakers president of business operations Jeanie Buss have mutually called off their engagement after 16 years together.
Phil and Jeanie have been engaged for four years, but yesterday the two cited their professional obligations and geographic distance between them as a cause for their split.
Phil released the following statement on twitter:
Shortly after Phil's tweet, Jeanie followed up with some comments of her own saying she has nothing but love and respect for Phil. She added (Via twitter), "The love of my life is the Los Angeles Lakers. I love Phil and always will. It's not fair to him or Lakers to not have my undivided attention."
Hard to ever know about someone else's relationship. But from what I hear the Phil/Jeanie breakup really is just difficulties with distance— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 28, 2016
And when you can't be together, it doesn't help when you're not allowed to talk business by rules the NBA put in place on their relationship— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 28, 2016
From what I understand, this wasn't some sudden thing. Just a long, growing apart where distance got too far and priorities too different.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 28, 2016