The two are parents to a 10-year-old son, Kiyan, who remains their focus regardless of their marital status. On the red carpet at the BET Awards in June, La La told ET's Kevin Frazier, "We're always a family, no matter what."
"Not right now," Anthony told Williams. "You know, marriages are tough, and you know that. We all know that. It's filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now."
She added, "I don't know what the future holds. I just know that we are doing an incredible job being parents to our son. We are the best of friends. I've been with Melo since he was 19 years old. You're not with someone that long and it just goes out the window. I love him with all of my heart, and we are the best of friends."
A source close to the couple tells ET "no divorce papers have been filed and as of right now, this is just a separation. No one knows what will happen in the future but there are no plans to move Kiyan out of New York City and nothing will change for him."
For more on the couple's separation, watch the video below.