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Deion Sanders' Wife

I Learned About Our Divorce

... on TMZ!!!

12/27/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pilar and Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders
' wife says the former NFL star didn't have the stones to personally tell her he wants a divorce ...  shockingly, she learned about the move by checking TMZ.com.

Pilar Sanders' lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells us she was "heartbroken and surprised when [she] read ... that Deion announced his decision, on his own, to end their marriage."

Pilar's lawyer adds, "Pilar's sole focus and top priority for the last 12.5 years has been her marriage and children. Based on recent discoveries, [Pilar] now realizes that Deion did not view their family the same way."

Friedman would not reveal any details about the "recent discoveries" to which he referred.

Friedman tells us Pilar has NOT negotiated a divorce settlement with Deion -- but says she fully intends to protect herself and her children.

Translation -- this divorce ain't gonna come cheap.

Still, Pilar says she isn't 100% convinced the marriage is dead ... chalking up Deion's recent behavior to a "temporary lapse of judgment" ... and insisting she's "confident that he will come to his senses and return to his family as he has in the past."

An adviser for Deion tells TMZ ... the athlete's original statement "speaks for itself" ... adding, "In the best interest of the children, he will not be discussing this matter any further in the media."

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1.

gutsygirl    

So...why would you want him back!?

977 days ago
2.

My BIG FAT ASS!    

...and you will read here on TMZ how much alimony you will get...LOL

977 days ago
3.

Carl    

Taking back a cheater is always a great lesson for a mother to teach her children.

977 days ago
4.

JoeFrancis    

"temporary lapse of judgment" AKA white women...

977 days ago
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Krista    

Wow, stay classy Deion.

977 days ago
6.

Maverick    

I'll take her. She's super hot!

Probably a major pain in the ass, but super hot.

977 days ago
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OBAMA CLAUS     

Methinks there is a good reason for this little move. She probably just ran up their credit cards or some other scandalous goings on.

977 days ago
8.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Pilar, don't take him back!!! There are other men in the world that would be with you and be faithful to you, he's not the only man out there. Besides, he's the one trying to leave...if this is the case, cut him loose because he's doing you a favor!!

977 days ago
9.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Pilar looks too stuck up. Yea, she is exceptionally beautiful but she comes across as the kind of girl that has allowed her beauty to dictate her life.

I guess it makes sense - she wouldn't be married to this guy if it wasn't for her looks.

Anyhow, a relationship based on looks is not a real relationship. It is pure infatuation.

977 days ago
10.

Shauna     

So he lacks good judgment and doesn't view his family the way you thought he did but you are clamoring to have him back? Does not compute.

977 days ago
11.

ohboy    

HAHA. CRY ME A RIVER LADY! It's because he's smart and preempted what you were ultimately gonna do.....TAKE HIS MONEY. HAHAHA. Freaking females. I can't stand them.

977 days ago
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traitorwithinme    

What a shame. seriously, some men just dont know how to treat a woman. They have a beautiful vibrant woman that loves them to death, and they take it for granted. I dont get it. I would be lucky to have a woman like Pilar. I hope and wish for the best for her and her kids.

977 days ago
13.

no    

1. He's no longer the big Cheese in the spotlight. 2) He's in a mid life Poor Pitiful ME self centered crisis. 3) SHE is emotionally mature HE is a lot less. 4) HE wants to be the center of the spotlight but SHE is now more confident and 5) his LITTLE BABY BOY inside is throwing a self pitying BLAME SHIFTING tantrum. 6) his lack of ability to take personal self introspection is the root of all this "I WANT TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION and I will do ANYTHING to make sure I get it" WAAAAAA!

977 days ago
14.

Jhamilton918    

He simply asked himself WWJD, and that is what he came up with! Jesus wouldn't tell his woman about a divorce...he would put it on the internet and let her find out for herself.

977 days ago
15.

puddy    

Does anybody believe her? Also why does anybody think that Deon did anything wrong? Apparently he originally filled for divorce back in September because she wouldn't stop chasing her delusional dream of being a star by trying to be a part of any reality show she could get on no matter how embarrassing her appearances on them were to her or her family.

I think she realized how stupid she looked on those reality shows and now wants to reconcile because she also knows her only avenue to fame is through Deon.

977 days ago
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