Melanie Pimentel is the stunning ex-wife of the NBA player Nicolas Batum, a shooting guard/small forward for the Charlotte Hornets. He’s actually a French professional basketball player that was considered one of the most talented young players in Europe. Keep reading to learn more about Melanie!
Nicolas Batum was born on December 14, 1988. He’s originally from Lisieux, France, and was ranked #17 by the scouting website DraftExpress.com among international players born in 1988 at the time he entered the 2008 NBA Draft. Mr. Batum signed a one-year contract with SLUC Nancy in the French Basketball League in August 2011 during the 2011 NBA lockout, which was valid until this ended.
The French basketball player has been in several teams of the NBA: the Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went back to the Trail Blazers before being traded to the Charlotte Hornets on June 24, 2015, in exchange for Gerald Henderson, Jr. and Noah Vonleh.
Nicolas played for Team Africa on August 1, 2015, at the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game. Batum re-signed with the Hornets on a five-year, $120 million contract on July 7, 2016.
Now that you had a quick look at Nicolas Batum’s career, it’s time to talk about his relationship with Melanie!
This gorgeous lady, a lover of fashion and style, is a businesswoman and a professional makeup artist that has traveled to over 30 countries getting paid to work for television shows and movies. Melanie, who is of Spanish and Algerian descent, was actually born in Paris, and married Nicolas in 2011, and the couple divorced two years after.
The basketball player jumped into a swamp of divorce settlements and terrible litigation after divorcing from Melanie in 2013. He would have to pay over $5 million over three years. Batum missed the initial payment of $1,000,000, so the settlement had him paying $111,111 every single month for three years with an additional $30,000 per month for an entire year!
According to thedirty.com, Batum married another French girl, Lily Etchart, who curiously was once friends with Melanie! Most people may think Nicolas is still married to Ms. Pimentel, or that he’s single right now, but there are some ways to prove that he’s now married to Lily: her Instagram photos and a hashtag she has used on her private account (#InLoveWithMyHubbyNicolasBatum), which can also be seen publicly on her Twitter account. He also took her to the NBA Africa game!
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