Many NBA players get appreciated for their talent and eventually get fame, but there are some of the NBA stars who get a bit more light because of their wives or partners, as some of them are already well-known names. There are several NBA players who are married to celebrities like actresses, television personalities, models, or even professional athletes. NBA fans always have an interest in the personal lives of their favourite stars, so today we are going to tell you about some NBA players whose wives are renowned celebrities.
List of 10 NBA players who married celebrities
Carmelo Anthony and La La
The recently retired NBA Star Carmelo Anthony started dating La La in 2004. She is a television personality, a best-selling Author for the New York Times, a businesswoman, an actress, and a producer. The couple became parents to a son on March 7, 2007, and named him Kian. Carmelo and La La married on July 10, 2010, and their ceremony was filmed by VH1 and also aired as a part of a reality series titled “La La’s Full Court Wedding”. In 2017, Carmelo was publicly accused of having an extramarital affair, but La La stated that she and Carmelo were not getting divorced. Despite this, the couple officially divorced in 2021.
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
Dwayne Wade, who has played for teams like the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers, started dating Gabrielle Union in 2008, but the couple separated in 2013 due to career demands. During this time, Wade had a son with Aja Metoyer, who was his longtime friend. In November 2013, the NBA star made headlines again when he gave his own championship ring to Union. Later that year, on December 21, they got officially engaged and got married on August 30, 2014, in Florida. On November 7, 2018, the couple welcomed a daughter via surrogacy.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian
Tristan and Khloe Kardashian began dating in 2016. Khloe is an American television personality and part of the television series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” along with her family. The couple has been in the spotlight for various reasons. Reportedly, Thompson cheated on Khloe when she was pregnant. On April 12, 2018, Khloe gave birth to a daughter, and in 2019, the pair split from each other. During the COVID pandemic, the couple resumed their relationship after spending time together in 2020, but in 2021, they announced their separation again. On July 28, 2022, the couple had their second child via surrogacy, and now they are together again.
Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor
The shooting guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman, and singer Teyana dated for four years, and then on November 7, 2015, Shumpert proposed to the actress and singer during the baby shower of their first child. Their daughter, Iman ‘Junie’ Tayla, was born on December 16, 2015. Iman delivered their baby boy with bare hands at home after Teyana suddenly went into labour. Taylor also once revealed that they were secretly married, but their official marriage was on October 1, 2016.
Shannon Brown and Monica Arnold
Lakers point guard Shannon met the singer and actress Monica on the sets of her music video. They soon started dating in June 2010, and later that year, Monica announced her engagement via Twitter. The couple got married in November 2010, but their marriage wasn’t made public until January 21, 2011, and then they also held a second wedding ceremony for their family. The couple welcomed their first child on September 3, 2013. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2019.
Landry Fields and Elaine Alden
The former basketball player and Elaine started dating in June 2012. Alden is an international model with features in FHM, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and Maxim. The couple got engaged in 2013 and got married in July 2014. They have two sons, Jackson James and Kai David. Currently, Fields serves as a college scout for the San Antonio Spurs.
Grant Hill and Tamia
Former player and co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Grant Hill, met Canadian singer Tamia through Anita Baker. Tamia and Hill soon started dating and got married on July 24, 1999. The couple welcomed their daughter on January 23, 2002, and their second daughter, Lyle Rose Hill, was born on August 9, 2007. The couple has been together for more than two decades and continues to be together. Hill and Tamia have both been very successful in their respective careers.
David Lee and Carolina Wozniacki
David Lee, a former NBA player, got engaged to Danish professional tennis player Carolina Wozniacki on November 2, 2017. Carolina is a former world No. 1 on the WTA tour. She has had an illustrious career so far and has won 27 WTA singles titles. On the other hand, Lee is an NBA Champion. The couple got married in 2019 and announced the birth of their daughter in June 2021. They also welcomed a son in October 2022.
Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday
The point Guard Jrue and Lauren have an amazing love story. They first met each other during a UCLA Women’s basketball game, which was his only season at the school. Both were in relationships with different people at the time, but they became friends. They started dating. When Jrue was drafted by the 76ers and got married in July 2013, Jrue took a definite leave in September 2016 when his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The same month, Lauren underwent brain surgery, just weeks after giving birth to her first child. The couple had their second child in 2020.
Al Horford and Amelia Vega
The Celtics player Horford married Amelia Vega on December 24, 2011, after dating for two years. Amelia is a Dominican actress, singer, and model. She was also the first Dominican woman to be crowned Miss Universe in 2003. On February 23, 2015, the couple gave birth to their first child. As of 2022, Horford and Amelia are the parents of five children.
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