If not for her marriage to superstar NBA point guard Chris Paul, Jada Crawley would probably be living a life out of the limelight and away from fans of her husband who want to know more about her. Seeing that she tries as much as possible to remain away from the spotlight, Jada would probably have preferred to not be famous but she can’t do anything about it because the man she loves is always in the headlines for his outstanding ability on the court. That fame has also translated to the success she enjoys as a fashion designer and entrepreneur so everything has turned out to be a win-win for her. Even better, she has used the opportunity God has granted her family to cater to other people through her role in the Chris Paul Family Foundation.
Jada Crawley Profile
- Full Name: Jada Alexia Crawley
- Date of Birth: February 16, 1984
- Age: 38 years old
- Place of Birth: Winston Salem, North Carolina
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christian
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
- Marital Status: Married
- Jada Crawley’s Husband: Chris Paul
- Children: Two (son Christopher Emmanuel II and daughter Camryn Alexis)
- Instagram: Jada_ap
Jada Crawley and Her Husband Are From The Same Home Town
Jada Crawley is a native of Winston-Salem, the same North Carolina city that her husband hails from. While it is not clear if their paths ever crossed while they were growing up, the pair attended different high schools. Paul was a student at West Forsyth High School while Jada received her high school education at Mount Tabor High school.
Paul was a prominent high school basketball player. He was a McDonald’s All-American, first-team Parade All-American, and North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball before gaining a scholarship to attend Wake Forest University, Winston Salem. As fate would have it, this was also the same institution that Jada Crawley would attend. Both of them chose to stay back home and go to college. If they had chosen to go elsewhere, their paths would never have crossed.
The Duo Met At One Of Chris Paul’s Basketball Games
As the story goes, the first time Jada Crawley met her future husband was at one of his college basketball games in 2003. She was reportedly the one who set the ball rolling by asking a mutual friend to introduce her. This move would later turn out to be the right one as Chris took a liking to her and they became friends. Not long after this, Jada and Chris began dating. Their first date was a trip to the cinema.
Paul never lost sight of the woman he fell in love with even though he had to leave Wake Forest after two years to launch his professional career. He had helped the school secure its first-ever number-one ranking so it made sense for him to leave and try to make a living out of his favorite sport. Many times, when this happens, athletes lose sight of the girl they were dating when they had nothing and would go for those that were considered high profile. Thankfully, Chris Paul’s heart remained true to Jada and the pair would later walk down the aisle to live happily ever after.
Jada Crawley and Chris Paul Got Married In 2011
After a relationship that had lasted for eight years, Chris Paul decided that it was time for him to make an honest woman out of Jada Crawley. He did so by marrying her on the 10th of September 2011. Despite the fact that Chris was now living in Los Angles and was considered a superstar in the NBA, he and Jada opted for a wedding close to home.
The couple chose the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte as the location for the exchange of their marital vows. Stars from the basketball and entertainment world were in attendance for the event, including rapper Ludacris and basketball player Dwayne Wade. LeBron James also graced the event as he served as the best man of his friend Chris.
Jada Is The Mother Of Chris Paul’s Two Children
About two years before Jada Crawley made things official with Chris Paul, they welcomed their first child to the world. Their son who is named after their father was born on the 23rd of May, 2009. In 2012, precisely on the 16th of August, the family of three added another member, a daughter named Camryn. As can be seen through photos on Jada’s Instagram page, the family are living very much happily together with no reports of discontent among any party.