Former Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard filed for divorce Oct. 2 from Kay’La Lillard, his wife and the mother of his three children.
The filing comes just five days after Lillard was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, ending an 11-year career as the Blazers frontman both on and off the court.
The couple, who were college sweethearts at Weber State University in Utah and are both in their early 30s, were married in September 2021 in Santa Barbara, Calif. They share three young children together.
The divorce filing, filed in Clackamas County Circuit Court, cites “irreconcilable differences” between the Lillards that “caused the irremediable breakdown of their marriage.” The filing would suggest that in December 2022, Kay’La Lillard moved into a $2.7 million West Linn home, while Damian Lillard remained in the couple’s $7.7 million West Linn mansion. According to filings, Lillard moved in September of this year to a home in Tualatin.
Lillard’s attorney, Shawn Menashe, said in a statement to WW that “Damian and his family ask that their privacy be respected during this sensitive time and presently have no further comment.”