November 10, 2016
Just last month WNBA superstar Candace Parker was celebrating her first WNBA championship as the LA Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Noticeably missing from the celebration was her husband Shelden Williams and now we know why.
Married eight year ago, Williams recently filed for divorce from Parker. Together they have a 7-year-old daughter. Court documents filed by Williams, who was the #5 overall draft pick in the 2006 NBA draft, cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the filing. He stated that they have been living separately since August and he requests joint custody of their daughter. In addition, Williams is seeking spousal support from Parker who is said to bring in a significant amount of money from endorsement deals and overseas play. Williams who played in the NBA for six seasons reportedly made more than 12 millions dollars during his career. Williams hasn’t played in the NBA since 20011 so it is assumed that Parker is currently bringing in more money than him. To note, in California, judges aren’t allowed to consider marital misconduct when making decisions about alimony.