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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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31.

ENYAW    

WOW IS THIS THE SEASON FOR BREAKUPS! KOBE,MEL GIBSON,NOW DION WOW IS THIS TRUE LOVE OR ALL FOR THE BIG PAYCHECK......MR.WONDER COULD SEE THIS HAPPENING.....VANESSA & KOBE 10 YRS,DION & PILAR 12 AND SOME CHANGE SMH MY PEOPLE IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THERE'S NOMORE REAL LOVE,JUST LOVE FOR THE MONEY,,,THE DEVIL IS BUSY.

974 days ago
32.

gg    

I said Deion looks like a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz and TMZ deleted the comment, TMZ is too politically correct, they should shut down the web site and stick to the TV show

974 days ago
33.

TheVolleyballGod    

tatz the way its dun hood hussie,, ya learn it on TMZ

974 days ago
34.

MaLi    

Who cares...LoL

974 days ago
35.

Shay    

Wasn't Deion accused of paying strippers for extra services in the mid to late 90's? Why would she expect that to have family values?

974 days ago
36.

diggy    

I know what his lapse in judgement is... ALL THOSE LATE NIGHT RENDEZVOUS AT THE HYATT CENTURY CITY WITH TRACY EDMONDS!!!

974 days ago
37.

S Jackson    

He is a coward and a loser for this stunt! No gentlemen with class and grace would ever do this to anyone! Let him go, Pilar! You can do much better! Let him go!!

974 days ago
38.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

big ol headquarters lookin mfer

974 days ago
39.

Boogie     

He'll have a WHITE woman by next week.

974 days ago
40.

Jeepers    

It's a well known fact that Deion Sanders is a d-bag of astronomical proportions. I'm surprised that anyone is surprised.

974 days ago
41.

Joao    

Still, Pilar says she isn't 100% convinced the marriage is dead ... chalking up Deion's recent behavior to a "temporary lapse of judgment" .

TRANSLATED: She needs to buy more time to get her ducks in a row.

974 days ago
42.

Mike    

Deion's nickname should be "Slime Time" instead of "Prime Time."

974 days ago
43.

R    

Watch out Deion, Kim Kardashian will be stalking you.

974 days ago
44.

SinCaliNotaFanofEither    

"return to the family as he has in the past" You would take back someone who doesn't want you! and has been with others and may have a gift for you. (cheating peeps do not seem to know what a condom is)

974 days ago
45.

Andy    

Pilar is half white. Not that it matters. I went to school with her. She was nice enough, a little obnoxious. What I remember most was how annoying math class was because of her. Raised her hand with a question literally every 2 minutes. She couldn't get it then. A few rap videos led to Dion. ka-ching.. her math has surpassed mine.

974 days ago
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