Besides being some of the very best basketball players in the world right now, NBA players also have a reputation for having some of the most attractive wives and girlfriends. In some cases, the player’s significant other is just as popular, or more popular than their NBA husband. Dwayne Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, is a well-known model, TV personality, and actress. Similarly, Ayesha Curry is widely known for her cookbooks rather than just being married to Stephen Curry.
While those are two examples of well-known partners of NBA players, this article will take a different approach. Instead, we will be focusing on the wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of current NBA players who are somewhat under the radar and not as widely known.
20 Kamiah Adams (Bradley Beal)
Kamiah Adams is currently dating Bradley Beal, who is a shooting guard with the Washington Wizards. Adams can frequently be seen on Beal's social media accounts, as well as many Wizards home games over the past few seasons. The Instagram model and Beal also have two sons together.
19 Viviana Ortiz (J.J. Barea)
Viviana Ortiz is married to longtime Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea. Ortiz was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico in 2011, and placed in the Top 16 at that year's Miss Universe Pageant. Both Ortiz and Barea hail from Puerto Rico and got married in August 2016. The couple have one child together.
18 Morgan Bledsoe (Eric Bledsoe)
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe met his eventual wife, Morgan Poole, back during their high school years. After having dated for several years, the couple eventually got married in the summer of 2017. The couple also has a couple of children together, a son (Ethan) and a daughter (Ariana).
17 Kayla Wallace (Isaiah Thomas)
Washington Wizards’ guard Isaiah Thomas married his longtime girlfriend Kayla Wallace in 2016 and is not afraid of publicly sharing his love and affection for her. She raises their children, even though one of their children is from Thomas' prior relationship. Wallace has also worked as a teacher, and seemingly enjoys going on hikes with Thomas when he is home.
16 Jada Crawley (Chris Paul)
Jada Crawley has been married to Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul for about seven years now. The couple first met and started dating during high school, and have been inseparable ever since. Crawley is active within the 'Chris Paul Family Foundation', and also involved in giving away prom dresses to young girls who otherwise cannot afford them.
15 Natalija Macesic (Nikola Jokic)
Natalija Macesic and Nikola Jokic are childhood sweethearts, having dated since they were both 16 years old. When Jokic's career took him to the NBA, Macesic also left Serbia to come to the United States with him. Although she prefers to stay out of the spotlight, it appears she recently graduates from Metropolitan State with a degree in psychology.
14 Stefanie Gazmin (Cory Joseph)
Cory Joseph might have bounced around the league quite a bit already, even though he has always been a fairly solid player. Fortunately, his personal life has been stable throughout it all. He has been dating fellow Canadian Stefanie Gazmin ever since he first entered the NBA.
13 Teyana Taylor (Iman Shumpert)
Teyana Taylor married Iman Shumpert, now with the Brooklyn Nets, in 2015. Although not as well-known as Shumpert, Taylor has been successful as well. She has appeared on various modeling shows and has also released two R&B/hip-hop albums. Taylor and Shumpert have one daughter together.
12 Amelia Vega (Al Horford)
Amelia Vega is the wife of Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford. Vega is perhaps best known for having won the 2003 Miss Universe. Vega and Horford got married in December 2011, after having dated for several years. The couple now has two children, one born in 2013 and the other in 2015.
11 Iesha Carroll (DeMarre Carroll)
DeMarre Carroll may no longer be a star player in the NBA, but at least he can take comfort knowing he is married to one of the more attractive NBA WAGS. The San Antonio Spurs forward married Iesha Carroll a few years ago, and now have a few children together.
10 Pearl Thusi (Serge Ibaka)
Toronto Raptors' center Serge Ibaka has recently started dating Pearl Thusi, who is a South African actress and model. Based on their social media, it appears as though Ibaka started dating Thusi earlier in 2019 following his breakup from Keri Hilson. Thusi is perhaps best known for her appearances on the TV show Quantico.
9 Alex Reid (Andrew Wiggins)
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is not exactly the star talent he was expected to be when they drafted him. However, Wiggins is doing very well in his personal life since he is dating aspiring singer/songwriter Alex Reid. They likely met while Wiggins was in college since Reid and her family have long been Kansas Jayhawks fans.
8 Cristina Blesa (Marc Gasol)
Toronto Raptors' center Marc Gasol has been married to Cristina Blesa for several years now, having gotten married in July 2013. There is very little information known about Gasol's wife, beyond that the couple welcomed a daughter (Julia) in 2014. Blesa can also be regularly seen at Raptors' home games, as well as games where Gasol is representing Spain's national team.
7 Kylie Bossie (Tim Hardaway Jr.)
Tim Hardaway Jr. is a second-generation NBA player, who has arguably had far more luck in his romantic relationships than he has on the court so far. This is because Hardaway Jr. has been dating Kylie Bossie for a couple of years now. It seems as though Bossie is up for the challenges of dating an NBA player since she moved with him to Dallas after their trade from New York.
6 Hailey Brown (R.J. Barrett)
New York Knicks rookie R.J. Barrett is currently dating Hailey Brown, who is also playing basketball in college for Michigan. In her sophomore season, she was a starter for all 34 games and averaged 7.8 points and 23.4 minutes per game. Perhaps Brown will fulfill her goal of making it to the WNBA and we can have a star NBA/WNBA couple.
5 Kate Bock (Kevin Love)
Kevin Love is one of the few holdovers from the elite Cleveland Cavaliers championship contention years, with Love playing a veteran role to the young players on the team. Off the court, Love is enjoying life with his girlfriend, Kate Bock. For those who are unaware, Bock is a former model for Sports Illustrated, Maxim, and Victoria's Secret.
4 Chelsea Kilgore (J.J. Redick)
Chelsea Kilgore is married to New Orleans Pelicans' J.J. Redick. The couple has been together for several years now, and they now share two children. Chelsea is currently a Pilates instructor and considers herself to be an amateur chef. In addition, Chelsea is a key part of JJ. Redick's foundation that helps children find their way in life.
3 Nina Earl Westbrook (Russell Westbrook)
Nina Earl Westbrook has been married to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook for a couple of years now. Like her husband, Nina has also played basketball. In fact, she played during her college days when she was a starting forward on UCLA's women's basketball team.
2 Kishele Shipley (Kawhi Leonard)
Kawhi Leonard is one of the NBA's most talented players, but he loves his privacy. However, we do know that he is with Kishele Shipley and they have at least one child together. Shipley apparently prefers to stay out of the spotlight, which probably makes her a good match for the notoriously private Kawhi Leonard.
1 Anne de Paula (Joel Embiid)
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid has been dating Anne de Paula, who is a Brazilian supermodel, who has posed for many popular magazines such as Sports Illustrated. They have been together for about a year now, and she frequently appears on many of Embiid's social media posts.