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Who Is Savannah James? A Look at the Life of LeBron James' Wife

Edduin Carvajal
Jul 28, 2022
06:15 P.M.
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Although Savannah James is better known as LeBron James' wife, she has accomplished much with her philanthropic job in Akron, Ohio.


Savannah James and LeBron James have a long love story spanning two decades, and their beautiful and talented family is probably their most significant success.

However, Savannah is much more than a basketball wife; she is determined to improve the world through her philanthropic work.



Born Savannah Brinson on August 27, 1986, in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James' wife is the youngest of five children. She grew up with her dad, J.K. Brinson, a former worker at Akron Paint & Varnish Engineered Coatings, and her mom, Jennifer, a nurse.

Even before Savannah began dating LeBron, her family was popular in a few circles in Akron as they would take in children and teens in unfortunate circumstances. Most of those youngsters were friends of Savannah's siblings.

Savannah used her visibility and resources as LeBron's wife to continue her parents' legacy when she grew up. She has focused some of her time on philanthropic work and has launched different programs to help the youth.


One is the Women of Our Future program, which provides counseling and support from volunteer mentors to girls in ninth and tenth grade at Buchtel High School, her alma mater.

At Buchtel, Savannah was part of the softball and cheerleading team, which allowed her to meet her future husband. More on LeBron and Savannah James' love story later.

Besides volunteering with the LeBron James Family Foundation, Savannah created a furniture line called Home Court in 2018 and ran a store in Florida, the Juice Shop.


Although Savannah is married to one of the greatest basketball players in the sport's history, she does not like to attend red-carpet events or be in front of the cameras as it is out of her "comfort zone."

Her Instagram account proves it. Savannah, who stands five feet seven inches tall, primarily shares photos and videos of her children, husband, and other family members. But when she posts about herself, she gets thousands of likes and comments.

He treated her like a queen and with "so much respect" that it was hard not to love him.



Returning to LeBron and Savannah James' love story, they met at a football game. It is essential to point out that LeBron and Savannah went to rival high schools (he graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary).

A mutual friend later told Savannah that LeBron was interested in her and asked for her phone number. Instead of giving him her number, she took his. However, she didn't text him for a while. Savannah didn't know that LeBron was a basketball prodigy, either.

One day out of boredom, Savannah contacted LeBron. He was still interested and invited her to one of his basketball games. He took her to Outback Steakhouse shortly after, but she forgot her leftovers in his car.


LeBron returned to her home to give her the food back, but Savannah joked that he only did it to have an excuse to see her again. The couple began dating shortly after and have been together since then.

On New Year's Eve 2011, years after LeBron debuted in the NBA, he proposed to Savannah at a party that also served as his 27th birthday celebration.


It happened at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel in Miami, and retired NBA star Dwayne Wade had a significant role in the proposal as he held onto the $300,000 engagement ring. About the proposal, LeBron said:

"It felt like a finals game. I had been thinking about it for a while, but it just came to me one day, and I was like, 'This is just another part of growth for me.'"

The Los Angeles Lakers star understood that Savannah James was the woman who supported him through thick and thin, and he wanted her to keep being by his side.


On September 14, 2013, LeBron and Savannah James tied the knot at the Capella Chapel Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego, California.

Apart from having famous guests – including Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union – the couple got Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Neyo to perform for them.

She has already become an ambassador for Janie and Jack, a child's clothing company.


On their eighth wedding anniversary, LeBron shared rare photos of the wedding on his Instagram account. The post showed the couple in their wedding attire, kissing on a balcony with fireworks in the background.

LeBron wore black shoes, white pants and shirt, and a dark blue jacket. On the other hand, Savannah put on a sleeveless white wedding dress.

Savannah might avoid the spotlight but has gushed over her husband a few times. She once confessed he treated her like a queen and with "so much respect" that it was hard not to love him. He is also humble, and she loves how he interacts with their kids and family.



Speaking of Savannah and LeBron's kids, the couple shares two boys and one girl. Their sons, LeBron Jr. "Bronny" and Bryce James, follow in their famous dad's footsteps and are basketball players.

As of March 2022, he was ranked 34th in the country and fourth in California. The universities of Duke, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Texas are reportedly scouting him.


Bryce is also a rising star. Like Bronny, he attends Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles. A few basketball experts have claimed he would be even better than Bronny, with LeBron tweeting that Bryce was the best shooter in his household.

Zhuri James is LeBron and Savannah's youngest kid. Although she is pretty young, she has already become an ambassador for Janie and Jack, a child's clothing company.



LeBron James' wife, the boss in their home, revealed that her parenting style focused on being "realist," not strict. She wants her kids to be responsible, honest, trustworthy, and proficient at school.

Savannah James, who has a mansion in Los Angeles and another in Akron, is convinced that her kids can do anything they work hard for. What a talented family!

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