Julius Randle is a fast-rising player in the NBA. When he is not playing, this basketball star is a doting family man to his wife of three years and their three-year-old son.
NBA star Julius Randle is fast approaching the peak of his basketball career. Outside of the court, he is a devoted family man who enjoys showing off his wife and son on social media.
Last month, Randle and his wife, Kendra Shaw, celebrated their third wedding anniversary. To mark the milestone, he shared an adorable photo of them on a boat.
Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks in action against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden on March 02, 2020. | Getty Images
He accompanied it with a sweet caption which expressed his love and noted how lucky he was to have Shaw supporting him always.
"Right by your side. Every step of the way, kid!"
Randle and Shaw met as teenagers at a party at the University of Kentucky where he played college basketball. For him, it was a case of love at first sight.
Randle has reportedly admitted that his values are centered around being a father, a husband, and a God-fearing man.
On June 20, 2016, Randle proposed to Shaw with a gigantic engagement ring during a romantic getaway in Santorini, Greece. Shortly after, the basketball star took to Instagram to share the exciting news with his fans. With an intimate picture of them cuddling outdoors, Randle wrote:
"She said, yes! Lol, thanks for being perfect and always being there."
A few months after on December 23, the couple welcomed their son Kyden whose face Randle later had tattooed on his arm.
In 2017, Shaw and Randle tied the knot. At the time, he was only 21. Last November, he admitted that he saw no point in waiting for too long because he knew she was the one he wanted to marry from the start.
Randle's love and dedication to his wife and kid are so strong that even his coach David Fizdale knows that his status as a family man makes him different from most young players.
In the past, Randle has reportedly admitted that his values are centered around being a father, a husband, and a God-fearing man. According to him, this was due to how his mom raised him as a single parent.
Though Randle grew up without a father, he has only let that inspire him to be the best dad to his little son. Kyden couldn't ask for a better role model.