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August 24, 2020

5 Facts About NBA Star Chris Paul's Wife of 9 Years, Jada Crawley

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NBA star Chris Paul has been married to his wife Jada Crawley for almost nine years and the couple has two adorable children. Here are five facts about her.

Chris Paul is a 9-time NBA All-star for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although he spends a lot of his time on the road playing in different cities, he is a dedicated family man.

He is married to Jada Crawley. The couple wed in 2011. They have two children together, a daughter named Camryn and a son named Chris, who also goes by Lil Chris. Here are a few facts about Crawley.

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Crawley Comes From the Same Town as Paul

Crawley and Paul both grew up in North Carolina. It is reported, Crawley went to Mount Tabor High School and Paul went to West Forsyth High School. The couple met when they both went to college at Wake Forest.

Paul had only played two seasons at Wake Forest when he was drafted to the NBA. In a sweet birthday post in 2015, he revealed that they were 18 years old when they met.

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Crawley Honored Her Hometown During Her Wedding

Crawley and Paul tied the knot at the gorgeous Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte. Crawley told Essence that it was crucial for her to get married in North Carolina. She explained:

"It was important for us to get married in North Carolina where we're from and where we met."

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Famed Designer Vera Wang Gifted Her a Wedding Dress

Crawley enjoyed a lavish wedding which included a star-studded line of guests such as Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, James Harden, and Khloe Kardashian.

Top of her elaborate affair, she was gifted a strapless pleated wedding dress by Vera Wang herself. Paul chose designer Tom Ford for his white tuxedo.

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Crawley Is a Philanthropist

In 2005, Paul launched the CP3 Foundation which is aptly named after him and his jersey number. Many of the projects team up with North Carolina's Winston-Salem Foundation to help underprivileged families. 

Crawley runs a special program called the "Jada Paul Prom Dress Giveaway." Every year, she hosts an event at a hotel for high school seniors to pamper them before prom with things like makeup sessions, a braid bar, and a fashion show.

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She Once Got Into an Altercation at a Basketball Game

In 2018, Crawley got into a verbal confrontation with Rajon Rondo's girlfriend who reportedly shoved her while she was sitting next to Savannah James.

According to NBC Sports, the incident occurred after fits started flying between Paul and Rondo during a game. This led Rondo's girlfriend and family members to confront Crawley.

Only days ago, Crawley celebrated her daughter's eight birthday. She showed off her love for lavish cakes and posted a slide show of all the designs Camryn has enjoyed on her birthday every year.

The doting mom admitted that celebrating a party in quarantine wasn't what she was used to, but she managed to give her daughter an over the top unicorn-themed party.

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