Are Allen Iverson And Ex-Wife Tawanna Rebuilding Their Relationship?

Life & Love | Bené Viera | 04/03/2014 | 02:24 PM EDT

A.I. and ex-wife spotted on the beach spending time together with 18-year-old son

Allen Iverson’s ex-wife Tawanna was right by his side last month for the Philadelphia 76ers jersey retirement ceremony. Only a month later, the two were spotted playing friendly on the beach with their 18-year-old son Deuce.

No big deal, right? It sort of is considering the couple’s tumultuous divorce from 2011-2013, paired with an equally strenuous custody battle. Tawanna won custody of all five of their children with Iverson only having limited visitation rights due to his alcoholism and decisions he made while the children were in his care.

Supporting Iverson at his official retirement ceremony is one thing, but chilling on the beach is quite another.

In his retirement speech, Iverson even thanked his high school sweetheart. “I want to thank Tawanna Iverson,” he said as he was met with applause. “...for helping me grow as a man and taking care of me throughout my career and always being by my side and loving me. So, she’ll always be my favorite person in the world.”

It sounds like A.I. wants that old thing back.

Back in March, Tawanna told TMZ the two finally had a long talk about their relationship and responsibilities as parents.

"We've known each other since we were 16 years old...and we have 5 kids together. So, we have to do what's best for our kids,” she said.

However, she didn’t mention the two were back together when she spoke to TMZ. Perhaps the new beach picture is just two parents spending some QT with their son. "We'll always have a connection with each other,” she said while also noting that she and A.I. are in a "happy" place.

(Photo: Reuters)

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