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Hazel Renee Has Dated More than One Basketball Player - Meet Draymond Green’s Wife

Bettina Dizon
Aug 21, 2022
05:40 P.M.
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Hazel Renee became the wife of Draymond Green after three years of being engaged. Here's more about the NBA star's wife, who is a model, recording artist, and actress on the hit television show "Empire."

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Draymond Green has won several championships in his life, but one thing he treasures most is his wife, Hazel Renee, who he married in August 2022, after three years of being engaged.

The pair said their "I do's" during a star-studded Malibu wedding that seated several basketball superstars, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Jayson Tatum, and Seth Curry.

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Other sports personalities were also present for the occasion, including basketball coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans team, golfer Michelle Wie West, and Golden State's basketball operations director Jonnie.

Although many sports icons were in attendance, all eyes were on the bride and groom that day. Here's a look at the woman Green is marrying, Hazel Renee.

WHO IS HAZEL RENEE?

Born Hazel Renee Joiner on March 31, the NBA star's wife, has an Aries zodiac sign. Although she is not an athlete, Renee has made waves in the entertainment industry as a model, recording artist, and actress.

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She took home the National American Miss Teen Michigan title as a teen. Renee later pursued a modeling career and was featured in Smooth Magazine's Top 100 Issue.

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She also became a recording artist after her big break on MTV's "Making the Band 3." Some of her notable jobs in the music industry include collaborating with Glamour, Kandi Burruss' girl group.

In 2017, Renee regularly appeared on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" after Burruss introduced her to the reality stars. She also got her moments of fame in the show "Basketball Wives" season six, where she was well-loved.

Since 2018, she has tried and tested her skills in front of and behind the camera as an actress and producer. Her known projects include "The Chi," "Power & Money," and "Battle of the Bones."

She also appeared as a recurring character on "Empire," where she plays Kennedy, and "The Spook Who Sat by the Door," and appeared in "The Marriage Tour" and "12 Days of Christmas."

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Apart from her professional career, Renee is also a physically fit and active woman, running track and field since her college years at Michigan State University. She is also a swimmer, scuba diver, and certified lifeguard.

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Nowadays, Renee likes to share her passion for fitness through Instagram, where she shares workout videos and challenges.

HAZEL RENEE HAS APPEARED IN "RHOA" AND "BASKETBALL WIVES"

In 2017, Renee regularly appeared on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" after Burruss introduced her to the reality stars. She also got her moments of fame in the show "Basketball Wives" season six, where she was well-loved.

Before meeting Renee, the three-time NBA champion also became a father to a son, Draymond Jr., born on December 22, 2016. Draymond Jr. was born during Green's relationship with his college sweetheart, Jelissa Hardy

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However, fans would recall her feud with stylist Saniy'yah Samaa on the show. In one episode, Renee and Samaa had a physical altercation at a bar where security had to get in between them to stop.

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HAZEL RENEE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH DRAYMOND GREEN

Renee met Green in college and already knew his face as an athlete. He took their team to a Big Ten tournament championship and Final Four appearances at that time. Green said:

"We were in the same theater class and both athletes. Naturally, we gravitated towards one another for group projects because we were already familiar with each other."

However, it wasn't until years later that they reunited and had their first date in Los Angeles. Renee once detailed their first date hanging out at a rooftop pool-side cabana. Since they hadn't seen each other for a while, they just caught up and talked.

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In 2019, Green proposed to his girlfriend a $300,000 six-carat diamond ring, which he customized for the love of his life. Jason of Beverly Hills CEO Jason Arasheben revealed that the athlete was "very involved in the design process."

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"I took multiple trips up to the Bay to show him stone options and to choose the setting," he said. "He was very particular about the quality of the center stone. He wanted only the best for Hazel."

The news of their engagement was accidentally mentioned by Steve Kerr, the Warriors head coach, during an interview. Among the good things he noted about the season was Green's engagement but did not give details. Following the proposal, Renee has been vocal about the big day and spending the rest of their lives together.

The couple tied the knot on August 14, 2022, in a solemn and beautiful wedding ceremony. According to Renee, she and her then-fiance wanted their celebration to be a reflection of their lives, their style, and "natural boss energy."

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HAZEL GREEN HAS DATED ANOTHER BASKETBALL PLAYER

Before her romantic relationship with Green, Renee dated another basketball player, Jacob Pullen, who once played for the Philadelphia 76ers. Pullen previously joined the Kansas State Wildcats and later played on the Georgia international team. Currently, he is with Cadevita Olimpija.

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The former couple shares a daughter, Olive Jisells Pullen, born in October 2014. Pullen and Renee co-parent successfully despite having busy careers. The basketball player previously said:

"Whenever I'm home, my daughter lives with me. Once I land in America, she's the first stop for me. I pick up Olive Jiselle Pullen. [...]. Hopefully, she'll be there with me, whenever I get my jersey retired, she can watch a game [...]. That's going to be a good day, man."

Green also has a good relationship with Olive and is thankful to her parents for having helped raise her. "Keep being free-spirited and figuring life out, baby girl. I thank God that he chose me to be a part of your life," he said in an Instagram post.

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HAZEL GREEN IS A MOTHER OF THREE

Before meeting Renee, the three-time NBA champion also became a father to a son, Draymond Jr., born on December 22, 2016. Draymond Jr. was born during Green's relationship with his college sweetheart, Jelissa Hardy, who also played basketball in her high school years.

Draymond Green during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 25, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Draymond Green during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 25, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Green does not shy away from posting photos of his son online and sometimes shares glimpses of their moments. Previously, he shared a snap with Draymond Jr., where they were both sticking their tongues out. He referred to his son as a young version of himself.

Just as Green has a good relationship with Olive, Renee is also close to her husband's son. However, in December 2020, Green and Renee welcomed a child of their own, a daughter named Cash.

Renee endured 27 hours of labor with no medication before giving birth. "Haze you re-wrote the guide on how pregnancies should be. You the [GOAT]," the father-of-three wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of his wife in the hospital.

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Since becoming a third-time dad, Green has changed his perspective and priorities in life. He speaks highly of his family and treasures each moment spent together. During a previous win, he revealed how it was important to celebrate such victories with his family.

"If you would have asked me this three years or five years ago in the midst of a five-year run, you think it's just normal and natural that you end up in this position," he said. "After the last two years, you just realize it's not guaranteed, and anything can happen in the blink of an eye that changes everything."

Green is undoubtedly learning many things as a father and husband. Hopefully, he will one day impart to the public how life has been for him raising three kids while maintaining a basketball career.

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