Celebrity cheating scandals have long gained traction in tabloid journalism and the dalliances that draw attention can even include professional athletes.

NBA player Malik Beasley was reportedly caught arm-and-arm in late November with Larsa Pippen, the estranged wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Scottie and Larsa filed for divorce in 2018, though it has not been finalized and they are legally separated.

According to TMZ, Beasley's wife, Montana Yao, saw the photos online and was “blindsided.”

There have been no confirmed reports of an affair, though the pictures of Beasley and Larsa Pippen have sparked attention on social media and in numerous tabloids.

Beasley, 24, is a shooting guard on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Larsa Pippen, 46, is a cast member on the Bravo reality show, "The Real Housewives of Miami."

Larsa’s Instagram photos drew a sharp rebuke from social media users.

"Arm in arm with a married man, so not nice," one comment read, while another asked, "Larsa why with a married man girl, so many men and you had to be with the married one."

There have no public comments about the allegations. TMZ quoted a source who said Yao doesn’t know if her relationship with Beasley is “salvageable.”

Beasley on Wednesday appeared live on his Instagram account without acknowledging any reports of his personal life. Beasley has still drawn scorn from some social media users for the cheating allegations, with some noting that he and Yao have a 1-year-old son.

“How you have a baby with someone and treat her like that?” one comment read on Beasley's recent Instagram post.

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Malik Beasley #25 of the Denver Nuggets dribbles with the ball in the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers during a preseason game at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 08, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Abbie Parr/Getty Images