Jenine Wardally is a writer and philanthropist better known as the wife of former NBA player and basketball coach, Juwan Howard. Jenine was the special one who managed to tie down her athlete husband who has a total of six kids from four different women. Of the six, Jenine is a mother of two of Juwan’s sons; Jace and Jett. She now has the job of nurturing her boys to achieve their dream of someday having a career like the one their dad had in the NBA. Read on to find out all about the wonderful Mrs. Howard.
Biography Summary of Jenine Howard
- Full Name: Jenine Wardally
- Date of Birth: 7 February 1975
- Age: 47 years old (as of 2022)
- Place of Birth: New York, U.S.
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Profession: Writer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
- Jenine Howard Net Worth: $100,000
- Marital Status: Married
- Jenine Howard Husband: Juwan Howard
- Children: Two (Jace and Jett)
- Parents: Jermin Ruby and George Wardally
- Instagram: jeninehoward
How Old is Jenine Wardally?
Jenine Wardally was born on February 7, 1975, the same day two years after Juwan was born on February 7, 1973. This makes her 47 years old while her husband is 49 years of age.
Unlike her husband who we know is a native of Chicago, Illinois, Jenine Wardally hails from the New York borough of Brooklyn. Her parents have been identified as Jermin Ruby and George Wardally. While much about the duo are not known, we know that they raised her alongside her three sisters; Leisha, Shakira, and Maya.
Jenine Wardally Married Juwan Howard in 2002
Jenine and Juwan are believed to have first met each other either in the late 90s or early 2000s. While the exact date may not be known, it is reported to have been at a party hosted by Juwan’s former Miami Heat teammate Alonzo Mourning. The duo hit it off at the party and began dating almost soon after.
On the 6th of July, 2002, Juwan Howard and Jenine Wardally made things official by exchanging marital vows. They wedded and have been together ever since without reports of there being trouble in paradise. The couple had welcomed one kid before marrying and had another one the year after they became an item.
While Jenine is a mother of two, her husband has four other children from three different women. One of these kids is son Juwan Howard Jr. whom he had in 1992 from a relationship with high school basketball sensation, Markita Blyden. Juwan Jr. followed in his parent’s footsteps to participate in athletic activities in school. He was a college athlete but was unable to have a professional career.
Meet Jenine’s Two Boys
Jenine Wardally became a first-time mother in September 2001 when she gave birth to a son named Jace. Two years later, she and her husband expanded their family with the birth of Jett Howard.
It is not clear if Jenine participated in sporting activities as a student. Her kids, however, look like they are destined for the pros as they have followed in their father’s footsteps to play basketball. Jace plays as a guard at the University of Michigan, the same school that his father now coaches. His younger brother is also looking like a prospect. He plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton and has committed to join Michigan for the 2022-23 season.
What Does Jenine Wardally Do For a Living?
Jenine Wardally is a writer. She has written and published two books titled Sons of the Dawns and Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey. Mrs. Howard also runs a charity organization called The Juice Foundation that raises awareness and funds to aid people battling cancer. She reportedly began doing so after her brother was diagnosed in 2008.
What is Her Net Worth?
Jenine is worth an estimated $100,000. This is not remotely close to her husband’s fortune that is estimated at around $80 million. Juwan made his wealth largely from his career as a basketball player. He also dabbled in acting and owns a few businesses, including various properties in his hometown of Chicago and beyond.