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ESPN’s Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim file for divorce

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After more than a year of being separated and a total of three years as a married couple, ESPN‘s Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim have announced that they have filed for divorce. Jalen filed in April of 2021 and Molly had removed the name “Rose” from her social media bios.

Rose and Qerim went public with their relationship in 2016 and got married in 2018. The couple both work for ESPN but the marriage did not survive Qerim’s move to Connecticut. Rose also played in the NBA for 13 years and was also a part of the “fab-Five.’

The Fab Five was the 1991 University of Michigan men’s basketball team recruiting class that had Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King Ray Jackson. They ended up being the first team in NCAA history to compete in the championship game with all-freshman starters but ultimately lost the game to Duke 71-51 in 1992. The group returned to the finals in 1993 but again lost, this one on Chris Webber’s infamous “time-out with no time-outs left” blunder.

Rose, Howard, and Webber all went on to have long NBA careers with Webber even being inducted into the NBA hall-of-fame in 2021. Howard may one day join him due to his status as a great college basketball player, good NBA player, and great college basketball coach. Howard took over as the head coach at the University of Michigan basketball program in 2019 after six seasons as a Miami Heat assistant coach under head coach Eric Spoelstra and has been an immediate success, winning the Big-Ten’s Coach of the Year Award in just his third season at the helm.