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Allen Iverson's Estranged Wife

He's Buying Diamonds ...

And I Can't Pay Rent!

12/10/2011 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Allen Iverson & Tawanna
Allen Iverson's divorce has taken a nasty turn -- according to his estranged wife, the former NBA star went on a massive spending spree after she filed for divorce, leaving her completely penniless.

Tawanna just filed new docs in their bitter divorce battle -- claiming ever since she filed for divorce in June, Allen stopped depositing money in their joint bank account ... and then made several large cash withdrawals, including one for $20,000 ... which he spent on diamond jewelry.

Tawanna claims the account was $23,000 in the red at the time she filed the court docs -- and she's been unable to pay the bills ... or provide for their 5 kids.

According to Tawanna -- who says she gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mom -- Allen is worth over $20 million ... and refuses to help her out simply out of spite.

Allen denies Tawanna's allegations in the docs -- and since they're at a stalemate ... the judge will have to play peacemaker.  So far, no hearing date has been set.

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46.

Michelle    

This is his ex WIFE...she is entitled to alimony and child support just like any other couple. He is just bitter because she is divorcing him.

990 days ago
47.

Ash    

WTF? Why is he even with somebody that looks like that.. he is way too handsome for her. Look like an old mother and her cute son.

990 days ago
48.

loudsilience    

Why are people calling her a gold digger and a lazy *****? She does deserve ALIMONY...THEY WERE MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS! It wasn't like she just married him 72 days ago and now wanting to divorce him for his money. Also, she did try to work on their marriage after her first request for divorce.

990 days ago
49.

loudsilience    

They where married for 10 years so she does deserve alimony. Also she did try to work it out before filing for divorce again. People are calling her a lazy ***** and a gold digger without knowing the whole story.

990 days ago
50.

nick poto    

this is bs there not even divocred they fixed there problems just like this **** said will smith song died from skiing lies!

990 days ago
51.

averagejoe    

Hi tmz I nearly beat this bum , he was in colorado and chasing some fat girls in a dave and busters off colorado blvd a few years back and his homies grabbed a friend of mine by the arm because he was too close . lol i called alan a princess and told him to walk away from his buddies so i could teach him some manners lol this guys a little punk , HEY IVERSON COME BACK TO DENVER I GOT SOMETHING FOR YOUR SWEET ASS LOL LOL LOL.

990 days ago
52.

nita    

They have been together since high school. This aint just some chick he hooked up with and popped out 5 kids. They have been together 15 or so years!

989 days ago
53.

Sherms    

FIVE KIDS?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Does he have anymore out there? Goodness...I feel bad for her. That's terrible.

989 days ago
54.

ashley    

ya'll are dumb! him and tawanna been together since they was 16 so she just aint "ANY" woman/groupie he just picked up. Its his wife of 10 years, like wtf? if he's not owning up to his responsibilities then he should! point blank! why ya'll siding him? cus he "allen iverson" or ur fav b ball player? NAW! at the end of the day, he's a father! & he do be gambling, going to strip clubs throwing his money away on strippers, he even recently ****** this stripper hoe & paid her. I love allen to death cus he's my fav, but he do need to get his act together & stop wasting his life & throwing his money away. He's a mess now...smh..in clubs in ATL every minute,in lennox mall hollerin at chicks, paying hoes to have sex wit em, mackin hoes, in strip clubs, gambling, drinking, smh..what happened A.I.!? & she was going to school! allen said it himself. What she was studying in university, she had to stop just to keep up with his life style & take care of the kids. So quit acting like you know the situation or her. Im sure if u layed down & had 5 kids for someone, been with em since 16, been married for YEARS, stopped ur life just to make sure his career was on point & that the kids was taken care of, and then being cheated on & then going through a nasty divorce then yo' man dont wanna pay up, im sure you'd be mad too. Plus she had to drop what she was doin just to take care of him & the kids,so of course he got to help pay the rent. he basically made her drop everything just to maintain his basketball lifestyle which isnt easy. so think about that before u judge. Tawanna has all rights to be mad

988 days ago
55.

ashley    

ya'll are dumb! him and tawanna been together since they was 16 so she just aint "ANY" woman/groupie he just picked up. Its his wife of 10 years, like wtf? if he's not owning up to his responsibilities then he should! point blank! why ya'll siding him? cus he "allen iverson" or ur fav b ball player? NAW! at the end of the day, he's a father! & he do be gambling, going to strip clubs throwing his money away on strippers, he even recently ****** this stripper hoe & paid her. I love allen to death cus he's my fav, but he do need to get his act together & stop wasting his life & throwing his money away. He's a mess now...smh..in clubs in ATL every minute,in lennox mall hollerin at chicks, paying hoes to have sex wit em, mackin hoes, in strip clubs, gambling, drinking, smh..what happened A.I.!? & she was going to school! allen said it himself. What she was studying in university, she had to stop just to keep up with his life style & take care of the kids. So quit acting like you know the situation or her. Im sure if u layed down & had 5 kids for someone, been with em since 16, been married for YEARS, stopped ur life just to make sure his career was on point & that the kids was taken care of, and then being cheated on & then going through a nasty divorce then yo' man dont wanna pay up, im sure you'd be mad too. Plus she had to drop what she was doin just to take care of him & the kids,so of course he got to help pay the rent. he basically made her drop everything just to maintain his basketball lifestyle which isnt easy. so think about that before u judge. Tawanna has all rights to be mad

988 days ago
56.

shakur    

He don't have to give her sh*t unless it's for the kids she filed for divorce not him he wanted to keep his family together so he don't owe her sh*t get a job like the rest of us!!!

987 days ago
57.

Anon Y Mous    

How is it that a woman who married a man in good faith and planned to be with him forever and gave him as many kids as whatever deity they believe in is the villain? And why is it that people assume that every woman who marry date professional athletes are gold diggers? Some have known and been friends with them since high school or college and built relationships based on friendship before marriage. Doctors, lawyers, designers, educators, and engineers sometimes do become homemakers to spend time with their children especially if their spouse is making more than enough. Furthermore, regardless of the presence of a prenup, marriage is a commitment. If you aren't man enough to live up to it, don't do it. Everyone should be upset with the party that didn't keep their word. Break the vows, break the bank.

984 days ago
58.

RICC ROCC    

Women are crazy! She divorced him & still wants him o pay her rent? You cant have your cake & eat it too. Your a grown ass woman ...GET A JOB!!! I'm sure A.I. takes care of his kids. Give up custody if you cant afford them on your own.

981 days ago
59.

NicoleM    

Is this the same wife he caught cheating with his cousin?

981 days ago
60.

me 2    

I wouldn't be shocked if Allen Iverson's wife starts diking before its all said and done. It just doesn't make any earthly sense how these men can act like such bitches while the women constantly have to man up. She'll probably wake up one morning and realized she was with a straight bitch for so long why not(just a thought I hope not),but I contantly wonder why so many women with children turn when its obvious once upon a time they were straight. Women get tired of being treated like a *****. She looks sooo very tired in the picture. She doesn't have to take his **** forever. For some reason she feels like she may be happier without him. The majority of men I dont care what their race is act like a bunch of bitches but want the respect of a man. Which sends mixed messages. We wonder why this country is so mixed up. Be a man take care of your kids AI,and their mother. I wonder what what his mother thinks. Seriously though. His wife seems to be a good woman maybe that's why he seems mad about letting her go. It does not matter how many children she has that's her business. She didn't impregnate herself. It's his fault he didn't pull out if you want to put it all on her its impossible. She should be allowed to continue to be a good stay at home mother uninterrupted and he should never stop supporting his bloodline. The children will remember the bull**** as well. No one's perfect but atleast be a decent human being AI. Right is right. Every woman wants to be treated like a woman not worn down by the very person who is supposed to help build you up. For some reason the has had enough. I hope she stays strong and he mans up, let her be a woman and get rid of the hoe ass ego IF THE STORY IS TRUE... It's all about the children they both chose to have. Life goes on through the children. It's a shame how selfish the parents can be rich or poor.

897 days ago
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