Bree Purganan is popularly known as the Filipino-American mother of NBA rising star Jalen Green. Her son is one of the top recruits of the National Basketball Association and is currently playing as the shooting guard for the Houston Rockets.
Though Bree Purganan rose to fame as a celebrity mother, she is a nurse and entrepreneur. As a nurse, she has garnered experience in health care management and medication administration. Moreover, she is a philanthropist dedicated to supporting the American Cancer Society.
Profile summary of Bree Purganan
- Full Name: Bree Purganan Green
- Date of Birth: September 12
- Place of Birth: Ilocos Sur, Philippines
- Ethnicity: Mixed (Asian Descent)
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Profession: Nurse, Homemaker, and Entrepreneur
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
- Weight: 60kg (132 lbs)
- Marital Status: Married
- Bree Purganan’s Husband: Marcus Green
- Sibling: Josh Bass
- Children: Jalen Green, Raquel Green, and Jurnee Tyra
Who is Bree Purganan (Jalen Green’s Mom)?
Bree Purganan was birthed into a mixed family with Asian ancestry In Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was born on September 12 to her mother Julia Durbin. While Bree’s mother is known to be a teacher, the identity of her biological father is still unknown to the public. However, she has a stepfather, Bob Durbin, who tied the knot with her mother in 1995.
Bree was raised in a well-established family in Ilocos, Sur, alongside her two siblings, Josh Bass and Kristie Purganan Canon, until her family later relocated to the United States of America, California.
Bree Made a Living Primarily as a Nurse
Growing up, Bree was quite passionate about the medical field, and she went on to pursue a career in the field. She enrolled in Merced College in 1995 and graduated with an associate degree in nursing in the year 1999. After securing a degree in nursing, she began working as a nurse. She has garnered experience as a nurse by working in a few places and has risen in the medical field due to her zeal and passion.
Bree began working at the Emergency Department in Madera Community Hospital located in Madera, California in the year 2016. She also works at Mental Health Services in Fresno, California.
Besides working as a nurse, she also worked as a correctional officer and nurse at the center for disease control in the United States of America. As a nurse, she spreads awareness of breast cancer through her foundation – Brees Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Moreover, she has experience in health care management, medical administration, and patient safety.
Bree Purganan is a Mother to Three Beautiful Children
Bree Purganan has exchanged marriage vows twice, though not much is known about her first husband other than the fact that she shares a son with him. Nevertheless, before the birth of her son named Jalen Green, she had earlier welcomed a child named Racquel Purganan.
Racquel is Bree’s first child though there is no information about her date of birth and her biological father as she goes by her mother’s maiden name. Racquel is currently married to Steven Tucker, and the union has been blessed with a son named Liam.
Bree birthed her famous son Jalen Green on February 9, 2002, in Merced, California. She raised him in Poston, Livingston, California, and tied the knot for the second time with Marcus Green, a former basketball player. After the union of Bree and Marcus, Marcus officially adopted Bree’s son who took up his last name.
The union also birthed a beautiful daughter named Jurnee Tyra on February 17, 2011. The family now resides in Fresno, California, where they relocated to when Jalen was in third grade.
Bree Purganan was Formerly Involved in Sports
Bree used to be involved in sports activities; she played basketball, soccer, and cross country races. While she didn’t pursue sports professionally, her son chose to pursue it professionally.
Jalen Green, who started playing basketball in third grade, is fast becoming a world-class basketball player. Though Bree and her husband Marcus were unable to afford Private Coaches for Jalen, they supported Jalen in his basketball career. Jalen played for the Amateur Athletic Union when he was in Grade 6 and he was reported to have practiced for five hours a day.
He was named the number one shooting guard by ESPN and Rivals in the 2020 class. Moreover, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 FIBA Under 17 World Cup. Presently, he plays for the Houston Rockets as a shooting guard after he was selected in the 2021 round 1 pick as the 2nd Overall player.
What is Bree Purganan’s Net Worth?
Jalen’s mother earns a decent income from her career as a nurse and entrepreneur. Though she is yet to reveal her net worth, it is reported that the annual income of a licensed nurse in the United States of America is about 100k.
For her son Jalen, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million from his career as a professional basketball player. Besides his basketball career, he also earns from his endorsement deals with brands like Adidas.
How Tall is Bree Purganan?
The mother of three stands at 5 feet 5 inches and weighs about 60 kilograms (132 lbs). Her son Jalen, on the other hand, stands at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m) and weighs 186 lbs (84kg). Though Bree is a Filipino by birth, she holds American nationality and is Asian by ethnicity.