New details have emerged about two separate events that took place a few weeks prior to Scottie Pippen filing for divorce
from his wife, Larsa Pippen, after nearly 20 years of marriage.
The 51-year-old former NBA pro filed the dissolution of marriage papers on Oct. 18, but a source close to Larsa tells ET that despite the split, "they're both doing OK."
"They're thinking maybe they can work this out," the source told ET on Saturday. "They've been together so long. She received a really sweet text from him this morning."
"They have a very passionate relationship. They really are meant to be together," the source said, adding that their love for each other is "really strong."
While the two now seem to be working things out privately, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police confirmed to ET that police officers were called to the home of Scottie and Larsa twice this month -- once on Oct. 1, and again on Oct. 4.
Police could not, however, confirm the details of why they were called to the couple's home. According to a report from TMZ
, it was for a "domestic disturbance" issue.
Scottie and Larsa -- who share four children, Sophia, Justin, Preston, and Scottie Jr. -- are both in Chicago right now, but are not staying together, the source close to The Real Housewives of Miami star told ET, also noting that they have not seen each other since Scottie filed for divorce.
Following news of the split, Larsa's rep told ET
that "after careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage."
"Although they are no longer to be married," the rep continued, "Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their four beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect. She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family."
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-Additional reporting by Brendon Geoffrion