July 31, 2020

Meet Jewel Harris — Inside the Life of NBA Star JR Smith's Wife and the Mother of His 4 Kids

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Lovers of JR Smith, an NBA star, are aware that the celebrity is married to Jewel Harris and they share four kids. Here are interesting tidbits about the mother of four that many may not know.

Jewel Harris was born in New Jersey. Her dad, Erics Brown, is a seasoned drummer, and he once played for the iconic singer, Whitney Houston. Her mom, Bertina passed away over a decade ago.


Harris is currently a life coach and a brand influencer. From her days in Hillside Highschool, she had always exhumed an outgoing personality.

She was a cheerleading co-captain in high school and later moved on to Kean University where she majored in sociology. 

Before saying her "I dos" with her husband, JR Smith in 2016, the couple was in an on-and-off relationship even though they already shared two daughters, Peyton and Demi.


In the year that followed, they welcomed their third child, Dakota who was born prematurely. Within a few months, Denver was added.

Dakota's birth inspired Harris to create an organization known as "Kota Bear." They are involved in enlightening and financially supporting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Families.

On Father's Day, Harris gushed on her man for being the perfect daddy.


Sometime last year, the mother-of-four took to social media to inform her online audience that her husband was romantically involved with actress Candice Patton from "The Flash."

While Patton never reacted online to the allegation, the NBA star addressed the situation by admitting that he and Harris are separated. The father-of-four also wiped off years worth of shared memories from his Instagram handle.

A portrait of Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player JR Smith. | Photo: Getty Images


It is not certain whether the rumors are true but before his marriage to Harris, Smith was involved with some A-list female celebrities. In 2007, he dated Solange Knowles and in 2017, he was romantically involved with Rihanna and later K. Michelle.

The couple seemed to have worked their way back to love and since the beginning of the year, Smith has been featuring in some family bonding posts shared by his wife on the gram.

On Father's Day, Harris gushed on her man for being the perfect daddy to their girls and showed off a series of photos where the entire family seemed excited to be around each other, from the youngest to the oldest.