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Donald Sterling was seen doing some shopping with his young girlfriend at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. 

The former Los Angeles Clippers owner was bought down by his former girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano in 2015 after recordings surfaced in which Sterling is heard telling Stiviano not to associate with black people.

The recordings led the NBA to ban him for life and fine him $2.5 million.


In 1955, Sterling married Rochelle ("Shelly") Stein, with whom he had three children: Scott, Chris, and Joanna. Joanna's husband, Eric Miller, served as the Clippers' director of basketball administration, voluntarily leaving after Sterling sold the team.

Sterling had a relationship with a woman named Alexandra Castro. Seeking the return of a house she was living in, Sterling sued her in 2003 after their relationship ended. Castro, in 1999, had signed a contract that gave Sterling protection from her seeking palimony, which divides assets between unmarried couples. Their agreement read that Sterling "is happily married, has a family and has no intention of engaging in any activity inconsistent with his domestic relationship". In the proceedings, Castro stated that Sterling consulted her on Clippers personnel decisions. Sterling and Castro reached a confidential settlement out of court in 2004.

Sterling and Shelly became estranged at the end of 2012, when he moved to a mansion in Beverly Hills, California, after she kicked him out of their beach house in Malibu, California, following a family Christmas dinner in which he was arguing with a mistress on the phone. A week later, Sterling's son Scott was found dead on New Year's night, having died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 32 after injecting himself with narcotics that were formulated for oral use.

On August 5, 2015, Sterling's attorney Bobby Samini confirmed to KABC-TV that Sterling filed for divorce from his wife Shelly. In March 2016, Samini informed the Los Angeles Times that "notwithstanding all the difficult events of the last two years, the Sterlings have resolved their differences" and decided not to proceed with their divorce