Top 10 NBA Superstars and Their Celebrity Spouses

Get to know the famous spouses of NBA stars. Discover the stories of love, life, and fame beyond the basketball court.

Many NBA players are recognized for their skills and go on to become famous, but some NBA stars receive extra attention because of their spouses or partners, as some of them are already well-known. A number of NBA players are married to well-known people, including models, actors, TV hosts, and professional athletes. We’re going to tell you about some NBA players whose wives are well-known celebrities nowadays since NBA fans are usually curious about the personal lives of their favourite stars.

  • Carmelo Anthony and La La

In 2004, Carmelo Anthony, the newly retired NBA star, began dating La La. She is a well-known television personality, a businesswoman, an actor, a producer, and a best-selling author for the New York Times. On March 7, 2007, the couple welcomed a son into their family, whom they named Kian. On July 10, 2010, Carmelo and La La tied the knot. VH1 videotaped the event, and it was later featured in the reality series “La La’s Full Court Wedding.” Carmelo was accused in public of having an extramarital affair in 2017, but La La insisted that she and Carmelo were not divorcing. The pair nevertheless filed for divorce in 2021.

  • Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

After dating Gabrielle Union in 2008, Dwayne Wade (who has played for the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers) and her split in 2013 over pressures on their careers. Wade and his longtime buddy Aja Metoyer had a son during this time. The NBA player grabbed headlines one more time in November 2013 when he awarded Union his own championship ring. They became formally engaged on December 21 of that year, and on August 30, 2014, they were married in Florida. The couple used surrogacy to welcome a daughter on November 7, 2018.

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  • Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian

In 2016, Tristan and Khloe Kardashian started dating. American television star Khloe, along with her family, may be seen on the show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The pair has been in the news for a number of reasons. Khloe was allegedly cheated on by Thompson while she was expecting. Khloe gave birth to a daughter on April 12, 2018, and the couple separated in 2019. After spending some time together in 2020, the pair decided to get back together during the COVID pandemic. However, in 2021, they made another split announcement. The couple is back together after having their second child through surrogacy on July 28, 2022.

  • Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor

After dating for four years, Iman, the shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Teyana, the singer, got engaged to Shumpert on November 7, 2015, during their first child’s baby shower. On December 16, 2015, Iman “Junie” Tayla, their daughter, was born. Teyana went into labour out of the blue, and Iman gave birth to their son at home using only his hands. In addition, Taylor previously disclosed that although they were legally married on October 1, 2016, they were wedded in secret.

  • Shannon Brown and Monica Arnold

While filming her music video, actress and singer Monica and Lakers point guard Shannon got to know one another. In June 2010, they were romantically involved, and a few months later, Monica used Twitter to announce her engagement. The pair wed in November 2010; however, they kept their marriage a secret until January 21, 2011. They later had a second wedding ceremony for their relatives. On September 3, 2013, the couple welcomed their first child. Regretfully, they separated in 2019.

  • Landry Fields and Elaine Alden

Elaine and the former basketball player began dating in June 2012. Alden is a global model who has been featured in Maxim, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and FHM. The pair tied the knot in July 2014 after becoming engaged in 2013. Kai David and Jackson James are their two sons. Fields is currently employed by the San Antonio Spurs as a college scout.

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  • Grant Hill and Tamia

Through Anita Baker, Grant Hill, a former player and co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, got to know Canadian singer Tamia. Hill and Tamia began dating shortly after, and on July 24, 1999, they were wed. On January 23, 2002, the couple received their first daughter, and on August 9, 2007, they welcomed their second daughter, Lyle Rose Hill. The couple still remains together after almost twenty years of dating. Both Tamia and Hill have experienced great success in their respective fields of expertise.

  • David Lee and Carolina Wozniacki

On November 2, 2017, former NBA player David Lee announced his engagement to Danish professional tennis player Carolina Wozniacki. On the WTA tour, Carolina used to be ranked #1 in the world. She has won 27 WTA singles titles in her stellar career thus far. Lee, though, has won an NBA championship. The couple announced the birth of their daughter in June 2021 after getting married in 2019. In October 2022, they had a son as well.

  • Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday

In his lone season at UCLA, Jrue and Lauren were introduced to one another at a women’s basketball game. Despite being in separate relationships at the time, they grew close. Their romance began. After being selected by the 76ers in the draft and getting married in July 2013, Jrue took an indefinite leave of absence in September 2016 following the discovery of his wife’s brain tumour. Only a few weeks after giving birth to her first child, Lauren had brain surgery in the same month. 2020 saw the couple welcome their second child.

  • Al Horford and Amelia Vega

After dating for two years, Horford, a player for the Celtics, wed Amelia Vega on December 24, 2011. A Dominican, Amelia works as a model, singer, and actress. In 2003, she became the first female Dominican to win the Miss Universe title. The couple gave birth to their first child on February 23, 2015. Horford and Amelia will have five children by the year 2022.

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