These Are The Women That Make Your Favorite NBA Stars Inspired And Play Hard

Published on 06/15/2020
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La La Anthony — Carmelo Anthony

La La or Alani Nicole in real life started on Los Angeles radio. She then co-hosts the popular program, Total Request Live. She was a former MTV personality. Who later expanded her media avenues. Her niches include acting, producing, and producing her own cosmetics line. She first met Anthony in 2003. Carmelo proposed to her in 2004 after a few months of dating. In 2007, they welcomed their son, Kiyan, and tied the knot in 2010. They were engaged for nearly seven years! But lately, it was not all sunshine and rainbows for the couple as there have been a lot of cheating rumors. She’s currently known to be spending the quarantine with estranged husband, Anthony Carmelo, as hinted on their own I.G. posts. 

La La Anthony — Carmelo Anthony

La La Anthony — Carmelo Anthony

Meghan Allen — Devin Harris

Meghan Allen was a bartender in Dallas. She was first seen on T.V. as a Fear Factor contestant for the couples edition with her former boyfriend. Both of them did all eight episodes together. She posed nude for Playboy, along with six other women from Fear Factor in 2005. By 2007, she was featured on Playboy Cyber Club as a Cyber Girl of the week. In January 2008, she was chosen as the Cyber Girl of the month. After her Playboy stint, she guested on The Howard Stern Show to play “Dumb as a Rock.” She revealed that she is dating Devin Harris; they began dating sometime in 2009. Later on, the couple married in 2013, and have two children together.

Meghan Allen — Devin Harris

Meghan Allen — Devin Harris

 

Arielle Roberson — Spencer Dinwiddie

Arielle Roberson is the sister of Andre Roberson. Before they became a couple, both Arielle and Spencer were the top basketball prospects in their respective schools. Arielle chose to go to the University of Colorado. The two first met at a women’s basketball game. Arielle was a freshman back then, while Spencer is in his sophomore year. Arielle revealed on Facebook how she was smitten of Spencer and feels lucky that they are going out together. Spencer also shared how blessed he also feels to have a girlfriend who supports him 100%. In 2016, the couple got engaged. In 2018, they welcomed their first child, Elijah.

Arielle Roberson — Spencer Dinwiddie

Arielle Roberson — Spencer Dinwiddie

Juliet Richardson — Kyle Korver

Juliet Richardson was raised by a Christian family who then became famous as a singer-songwriter. In 2005, she rose to fame following the release of her album, Random Order. This featured her hit single, Avalon. Sources have revealed that they were introduced together by the pastor of Juliet’s church in Utah. Kyle is also a devout Christians, which was a plus for Juliet. They liked each other and began dating. Juliet and Kyle tied the knot in August 2012. Currently, they are blessed with three kids, Kyra, Knox, and Koen. 

Juliet Richardson — Kyle Korver

Juliet Richardson — Kyle Korver

Jessica Olsson — Dirk Nowitzki

Jessica Olsson met Dirk Nowitzki at a fundraising event where Nowitzki was tricked into raising his hand in exchange for paying a significant amount for a Ronaldo Diaz painting. For charity, he also went out for two dates. In his head, he is really thinking about scoring a date with the woman he met at the Dallas art gallery.  Jessica had lived an anonymous life mostly although her brothers were also professional athletes. Apart from that, she is mostly into arts, hosting charity events, and working in the Dallas art gallery. They dated for two years, and the couple wed last 2012 in 3 different ceremonies: in Kenya, Germany, and their home in Dallas. You can read more about their biracial relationship in an article written by The Undefeated. Now that Nowitzki has retired, they are focused on their charity work, “putting children first and assisting them through programs focusing on their wellbeing, health, and education.” Also, they encourage the community to support local nonprofits and causes they care about.

Jessica Olsson — Dirk Nowitzki

Jessica Olsson — Dirk Nowitzki

Teyana Taylor — Iman Shumpert

Taylor is an actress-model-singer. She started at the young age of 15,  one of the bright talents from Harlem, NY. At a young age, she already released two studio albums, VII and K.T.S.E. These were all top spot contenders on the U.S. Billboard list under R&B music. Their relationship started as friendship before they became a couple. They expected their first baby in 2015. During the couple’s baby shower, Iman proposed to Teyana! 2016 was when they officially tied the knot. As of the moment, Iman, Teyana, expects another bundle of joy to be added to their family. 

Teyana Taylor — Iman Shumpert

Teyana Taylor — Iman Shumpert

Lauren Cheney — Jrue Holiday

Cheney was a top athlete during college. She starred at U.C.L.A.’s soccer team. Lauren and Jrue met since both of them are student-athletes at U.C.L.A. Both Cheney and Holiday represented the United States in two World Cups and two Olympic Games. Lauren’s achievements include being the first player in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League to have her jersey retired. At U.C.L.A., she set multiple school records such as most points, scored most game-winning goals, and tied for most school goals. Unfortunately, Cheney was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 while she was pregnant with her daughter. She needed to have her tumor removed, and so in 2016, after giving birth, Holiday had to miss most of the season to be with his wife. Thankfully, the cancer was removed successfully. 

Lauren Cheney — Jrue Holiday

Lauren Cheney — Jrue Holiday

Adrienne Bosh — Chris Bosh

Although Chris Bosh has not yet played since 2016 due to blood clots, Adrienne is worth mentioning in this article. At a young age 7, Bosh won her first beauty contest and pursued modeling by the age of 12. She was also active in her school by being part of the theater and gymnastics. By age 17, she was more serious about making a name for her self, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and modeling. She was cast in Three Barbeques (2002), Martin Luther King Day (2003), and How To Throw A Party (2006), and guest roles in several television shows. In July 2011, in Miami, Florida, she married former basketball player Chris Bosh. The couple has four children: Jackson Anthony, Dylan Skye, twins Phoenix Avery and Lennox Noel, and Chris and his ex-friend Allison Mathis have a daughter, Trinity. She is also a philanthropist; she founded a mentorship program, Vice President Team of Tomorrow Inc. 

Adrienne Bosh — Chris Bosh

Adrienne Bosh — Chris Bosh

Viviana Ortiz — JJ Barea

Viviana Ortiz won the title of Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011. She is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011 on November 4, 2010, and represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2011, where she placed in the Top 16. Viviana has been in a relationship with N.B.A. player from Puerto Rico, José Juan Barea, since 2013. Their relationship was further blessed in 2016 when Viviana gave birth to their daughter, Paulina, in March. Ortiz and Barea were married in a lavish ceremony at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón church in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August 2016. They have been going strong ever since. 

Viviana Ortiz — JJ Barea

Viviana Ortiz — JJ Barea

Amelia Vega — Al Horford

Amelia is also another beauty who fought in a pageant. She was only 18  years old when she won the Miss Dominican Republic. She represented her country in 2003. Vega was the first candidate to bag the crown for the Dominican Republic. To add to her win, she won the competition at 18, making her the youngest winner since 1994; plus, she’s the tallest Miss Universe winner ever at 6-foot-1! She moved to New York City after winning the crown as part of her prize package. Horford and Vega met in Boston during the Latin Pride Awards. The two didn’t start dating until four years after their first encounter. On December 24, 2011, at a surprise wedding disguised as a regular party, the couple was married at Vega’s uncle’s home in the Dominican Republic. Vega is also inclined in fashion, and she can also sing. The former Miss Universe owns two boutiques called “Essence by Amelia Vega” in Miami. Her album “Agua Dulce” was released in 2011. Vega and Horford have been blessed with three young ones whom we believe will take after their parents’ beauty, brains, and height. 

Amelia Vega — Al Horford

Amelia Vega — Al Horford

Axelle Francine — Tony Parker

Most of us are probably familiar with the Tony Parker and Eva Longoria tandem. The two had a divorce in 2010, which was followed by cheating rumors against Tony Parker. In 2011, Francine and Parker were rumored to have started dating Axelle Francine. Francine was a journalist in France, focusing on health; later on, she was into beauty and fashion. Francine also wrote publications in French and English. In 2010, she had to move to the U.S., after being hired as a French correspondent and web journalist. Francine and Parker were introduced by a common friend. It was not love at first sight for them as Francine just ended a ten-year relationship while Parker had just gone through a divorce.  Three years into dating, Axelle and Tony welcomed their baby boy in 2014. They also tied the knot that same year. Currently, Francine and newly retired Tony Parker is taking care of their two kids while running a wellness spa. She just recently hosted a Closet Purge Party, where she put her high-end items for sale and donated the profits to Battered Women and Children’s Shelter in San Antonio, where they are currently based.

Axelle Francine — Tony Parker

Axelle Francine — Tony Parker

Kate Bock — Kevin Love

Kate Bock is a Canadian model. Bock was first discovered at a swimming pool. She moved from Cana to Paris to further advance her modeling career. To date, Kate has grazed the covers of Maxim, Elle, and Vogue, did runway walks for Victoria’s Secret, and a lot more. She’s also popular with her appearances in Sports Illustrated magazine from 2013 to 2019. Kate Bock and Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love have been together since 2016. Just recently, Kate launched her jewelry line, Cattura Jewelry. She revealed that she was inspired to start this when people from her yoga or spin class asked her where she got her body chains. Aside from her new jewelry line, she is kept busy by her love for traveling (Kevin and Kate enjoy their out of town trip together) and staying fit and healthy.

Kate Bock — Kevin Love

Kate Bock — Kevin Love

Robyn Hayward — Gordon Hayward

Robyn came from a philanthropic family in Indiana. She also played volleyball in her high school days. She was recognized as one of the best players in her school, helping their team bag the state championship in 2012. She attended cosmetology school after high school graduation, and she went there for at least a year. Gordon proposed to Robyn on December Eve of 2013. Their wedding was held in 2014 in Indiana. Their daughter was born in 2015. Fast forward to 2018, they already have two girls in the family. Robyn had been very private. Fans can only get snippets of their life in her I.G. account. In one of the videos she posted, Gordon received some flak for the gender-reveal video on baby #3. When Robyn asked if daddy’s happy, he monotonously replied, “daddy’s always happy.” Fans thought that he could have been more pleased or more excited. But we know he loves all his girls all the same. Gordon recently announced in an I.G. post that they are now expecting their fourth child, and Gordon is super stoked that he finally has a boy!

Robyn Hayward — Gordon Hayward

Robyn Hayward — Gordon Hayward

Kishele Shipley — Kawhi Leonard

Kishele Shipley is a very private individual. We know that both of them attended San Diego State, where she graduated with a degree in public administration. Kawhi Leonard’s girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, has been his partner since 2014. Not much is known about their relationship. As she and Kawhi are both keeping low profiles. They welcomed their first daughter in 2016. They now have two kids, Kaliyah and a son whose name is still unknown. She’s also taking up Human Resources currently. People are still unsure whether wedding bells have been rung for them both or not yet. 

Kishele Shipley — Kawhi Leonard

Kishele Shipley — Kawhi Leonard

Nina Westbrook — Russell Westbrook

Nina Westbrook is a basketball superstar in her own rights. Previously playing for Diamond Ranch High School. Nina is a two-time C.I.F. Player of the Year and Cal-Hi Sports All-State selection. She was also awarded a three-time league M.V.P. Her outstanding talent earned her Street & Smith’s and Rise Magazine honorable mention All-America honors and led her team to the 2006 C.I.F. 3AA championship.  Aside from basketball, she has also competed in track and field 4 x 400 relay and 400m. She continued her basketball career all throughout college. The two first met while they were both attending U.C.L.A. She graduated from U.C.L.A. with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in English. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She married professional basketball player Russell Westbrook in August 2015. They have three children Noah Russell, and twins Skye and Jordyn, whom we know will also be as athletic as their parents.

Nina Westbrook — Russell Westbrook

Nina Westbrook — Russell Westbrook

Ayesha Curry — Steph Curry

Ayesha Disa Curry is an American-Canadian actress. Most of us probably recall her 2016 Finals meltdown, where she was fined $25000 after calling the finals of N.B.A. is rigged. She was born and raised in Toronto but moved to North Carolina when she was 14. She and Steph met church. Now she is known as a celebrity chef, author of cookbooks, and a television personality. She also starred in her own series, Ayesha’s Homemade on Food Network. She is now a businesswoman who owns and operates a Bay-Area based restaurant. She and curry have three kids together. Just recently, she posted a picture of her toned body that wowed people. 

Ayesha Curry — Steph Curry

Ayesha Curry — Steph Curry

Gabrielle Union — Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union became more popular when she was cast as one of the stars in the popular cheerleading film, Bring It On. After she starred in the cheerleading film, she had different projects after that. Some of which were Bad Boys, Think Like a Man, and a leading role on the television show Being Mary Jane. She also worked as a judge for America’s Got Talent. She and Dwyane Wade were considered as a power couple when they got together. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade first met in 2007 at an event where they co-hosted a Super Bowl Party. Both Union and Wade were still in a marriage then. The couple began dating in 2009. They got married in 2014. They have a daughter together who was born via surrogate, Zaya, who just celebrated her 13th birthday. 

Gabrielle Union — Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union — Dwyane Wade

Savannah James — LeBron James

Savannah and LeBron James have been together for almost two decades. They met in high school; Savannah was a cheerleader representing the rival school. Savannah and LeBron had their first date at an Outback Steakhouse. They started as a high school couple who strengthened their relationship until the present, where James is considered one of the most sought after basketball superstars. Savannah got pregnant in 2004 with Bronny. This was just the Rookie year of James, and Savannah didn’t know what to do then. Nonetheless, James was reassuring, and they were able to work things out since then. Savannah has been keeping a private life as well. They got engaged in 2011 in a star-studded New Year’s Eve in France. The couple was married in 2013. Just recently, she started sharing snippets of her life just recently when their kids were more older. In 2016, Savannah began a mentorship program for high school. It is called Akron: Women of Our Future. She and James also continued their ongoing philanthropic ventures through the LeBron James Family Foundation. In an interview with Vogue, she shared, “If there’s nothing more you can do for a child, just constantly encourage them and set them on the right path when it comes to sports or their schoolwork or nurturing a hobby — with whatever it is.” 

Savannah James — LeBron James

Savannah James — LeBron James

Sydel Curry-Lee — Damion Lee

Sydel is the younger sister of Stephen Curry and Seth Curry. She is also inclined into sports, a former college volleyball player whose role is a setter. Sydel played for the Elon Phoenix women’s volleyball team of the C.A.A. Conference. During her childhood, their family traveled a lot, but they settled back in Charlotte, where she developed her volleyball skills. Her affinity with volleyball can be attributed to her mother, who is also into volleyball as a sport. Before playing in the Elon Phoenix team, she played for her high school team. In 2013, she was named N.S.C.A.A. High School All-American and Parade Magazine All-American. She was also awarded as the Southern Section Division IV Offensive Player of the Year twice. She was a four-time Prep League Offensive M.V.P. Unfortunately, she retired as a Division I athlete in 2017. Sydel sees herself as a certified homebody. Just recently, she put herself out there and partnered with Neiman Marcus. “A Curry Girl” is a lifestyle website where Sydel shares her passion, essential and relevant topics such as awareness on mental health, and Sydel also shares her faith through the website. She and Ayesha (Steph’s wife) launched a wine called Domaine Curry, which brewed from their love of wine. Aside from that, she is working for Tesla as a service concierge. Sydel and Damion got married last 2018.

Sydel Curry Lee — Damion Lee

Sydel Curry Lee — Damion Lee

Hazel Renee — Draymond Green

Hazel Renee is a recording artist, T.V. personality, and an actress. She was known in her role as Kennedy in the FOX TV series, Empire. She’s part of the VH1 reality series, Basketball Wives, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Before breaking out and setting up her own concierge business and following her ambitions as a recording artist and actress, she worked as a high-profile celebrity assistant to a close friend. Until then, she was able to network herself. Draymond proposed to Hazel extravagantly just recently. They have posted photos together in early 2018, but sources claim that they’ve been seeing each other since 2017. Nonetheless, the couple is very much happy and in love. 

Hazel Renee — Draymond Green

Hazel Renee — Draymond Green

Chelsea Kilgore — JJ Redick

Chelsea Kilgore is a professional Pilates instructor who graduated from the University of Central Florida. They were married last 2010. She and J.J. run the J.J. Redick Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to help children learn basketball through youth clinics. Kilgore likes to keep a low profile. She is focused on raising their two young sons while supporting her husband one hundred percent. JJ Redick acknowledges that his wife has been the reason he is not letting the pressures of being a professional basketball player get to him, she keeps him grounded all the time. 

Chelsea Kilgore — JJ Redick

Chelsea Kilgore — JJ Redick

Daniela Rajic — Paul George

Daniela Rajic is a graduate of the University of Miami, Florida. She supported herself while she was studying as an exotic dancer. Her job was also what brought the couple together. Their relationship has been full of adventure since it started. They went through a lot of ups and downs, but they remain stable until the present. Daniela and Paul have two daughters, Natasha and Olivia. Rajic is also business savvy, she co-owns a swimwear clothing line with Sarah Nasser, the wife of Patrick Patterson. There are no signs yet of the two tying the knot, but things have been looking good for them so far. 

Daniela Rajic — Paul George

Daniela Rajic — Paul George

Kendra Shaw — Julius Randle

Kendra Shaw is an American fashion blogger, influencer, businesswoman, and boutique owner. Kendra has an addiction to designer bags, as well. She and Julius Randle met while attending the University of Kentucky; she graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Kendra is really into fashion as Shaw works on the womenswear line MUSE by Kendra Randle. Shaw was also the founder of Kalore Muse Boutique. Julius and Kendra, held their wedding last 2016. Kyden Randle is their son. 

Kendra Shaw — Julius Randle

Kendra Shaw — Julius Randle

Jada Crawley — Chris Paul

 Jada is an entrepreneur and fashion designer who attended Wake Forest University. She met star guard Chris Paul while she was still studying. The two started dating when Chris Paul was again playing for Wake Forest. They had dated for eight years before Chris Paul asked her hand for marriage. Jada is part of the founding members of the Chris Paul Foundation, aiming to lessen the gap between the nonprivileged and privileged youths in the community. Also, she is the host for the Jada Paul Prom Dress Giveaway. Aside from that, Jada has been living in relatively private life. Working on her craft and raising their only son, Chris Jr. 

Jada Crawley — Chris Paul

Jada Crawley — Chris Paul

Kamiah Adams — Bradley Beal

Kamiah became famous as part of the second season of the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. She is an American model, actress, and television personality. While running the reality show, she was still with rapper Lil’ Fizz. The relationship between Adams and Lil’ Fizz ended quickly when the rapper offended Adams. She did not return for a reunion episode of the reality show. Adams and Beal have been dating since 2015. In 2018, the couple welcomed their son, and they currently have two children together.

Kamiah Adams — Bradley Beal

Kamiah Adams — Bradley Beal

Rachel DeMita — Andre Roberson

Rachel is a former Division I basketball player. She was also a superstar in her high school team in Ohio. In her senior year, DeMita was a member of the 2005 A.A.U. Junior National Championship Team and played at the Nike Showcase in Chicago. DeMita graduated with a degree in Journalism and Performing Arts. She has also had a modeling contract under Otto Models that she signed in 2012. DeMita also tried her luck in pageantry. She joined Miss California, where she ended in the top 20. She is best known for hosting the N.B.A. 2KTV from 2014-2019. Aside from that, she has worked for ESPN, NBA TV, NBA.com, Yahoo!, Bleacher Report, Uproxx, Go90, and AwesomenessTV and Fox Sports Digital.

Rachel DeMita — Andre Roberson

Rachel DeMita — Andre Roberson

Laura Harrier — Klay Thompson

Laura Harrier is an actress and a former model. Her recent portrayals include Spider-Man: Homecoming, BlacKkKlansman. She is expected to be more visible on the big screen and little screen. Thompson has been an eligible bachelor. His dating history is a bit private, but he was linked to models before his relationship with Harrier. They were first linked together in 2018 but reportedly broke up in April 2019. At the moment, Laura and Klay are also keeping a low profile about their relationship. Still, they sure look happy together following their recent travels abroad and in the United States. 

Laura Harrier — Klay Thompson

Laura Harrier — Klay Thompson

Vanessa Bryant — Kobe Bryant

Vanessa married Kobe in 2001. Their relationship started when Kobe was just starting his career as a rapper. Vanessa Laine was one of his backup dancers. Their wedding happened when Vanessa was only 18 years old, and her parents did not approve of the marriage. Vanessa and Kobe’s relationship were not smooth sailing, though, but they both were able to reconcile, leading to four daughters. The couple wanted to try more until they could bear a son, until Kobe and her daughter Gianna’s untimely death this year. 

Vanessa Bryant — Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant — Kobe Bryant

Catherine McDonell — Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol took the longer route before marrying his long time partner, Catherine McDonell. McDonell is a graduate of the U.S.C., graduating as magna cum laude for her degree in business and communications. She’s also worked for several media companies such as FOX and A.B.C. News. She is the vice president of a financial firm, Guggenheim Partners L.L.C., based in New York City. Pau Gasol and Catherine McDonell held their wedding in Gasol’s home country last July 2019. 

Catherine McDonell — Pau Gasol

Catherine McDonell — Pau Gasol

Madonna, Carmen Electra, Michelle Moyer — Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman dated some of the most prominent personalities in Hollywood. He once dated Madonna. Madonna, the Queen of Pop. A multi-awarded singer and celebrity and one of the world’s biggest stars. When that relationship started to lose its spark, he started dating Carmen Electra.  Carmen Electra is a model, she appeared in Playboy. Her series, Baywatch, was also widely prevalent at that time. Rodman and Electra had a very brief marriage.  Following his marriage with Electra, he fell in love with Michelle Moyer. They were husband and wife from 2003 to 2012. Thirteen years into the marriage, they had two children together. 

Madonna, Carmen Electra, Michelle Moyer — Dennis Rodman

Madonna, Carmen Electra, Michelle Moyer — Dennis Rodman

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