Much like his counterpart in the 2019 Oklahoma City Thunder-Houston Rockets trade for Russell Westbrook, point guard Chris Paul found love in college. It didn’t take long for someone to catch the 12-time NBA All-Star’s eye.
That special someone was Jada Crawley, but just who is the woman who married the State Farm commercial regular?
Chris Paul’s Wife Jada Paul
Chris and Jada both hail from North Carolina. Chris attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, and Jada graduated from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem.
They linked during their sophomore year at Wake Forest University. Chris left school following the basketball season and entered the 2005 NBA Draft. The Demon Deacon point guard traveled to New York City and was selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets, winning NBA Rookie of the Year in 2006.
The couple got married in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2011 at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. The whole banana boat crew of Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and LeBron James and his wife Savannah were in attendance. LeBron was a groomsman.
Jada and Chris Paul’s Children
The two welcomed their first child, son Christopher Emmanuel Paul II, in May 2009. Their daughter Camryn Alexis Paul was born on August 16, 2012, in Winston-Salem.
Chris Jr. has more than 280,000 followers on Instagram. He gained fame for his postgame press conference appearances with his dad during his time with the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s also gone Hollywood and appeared in State Farm commercials with his father.
Camryn has more than 6,000 followers on Instagram. Both her and Chris Jr.’s social media accounts are monitored by their parents.
Chris Paul Family Foundation
NBA star Chris Paul started the CP3 Foundation in 2005 as a philanthropic partnership with the Winston-Salem Foundation to honor his late grandfather. The organization has since been renamed the Chris Paul Family Foundation. The foundation “strives to positively impact individuals and families by leveling the playing field in Education, Sports and Life. The foundation provides resources that enrich and strengthen healthy development of strong communities,” via the foundation’s website.
Jada runs her own program in the foundation called the Jada Paul Prom Dress Giveaway. Around prom season, she hosts high school seniors at a local hotel to experience beauty tutorials and a fashion show. Each woman selects a prom dress, shoes, pursues and jewelry. The event takes place in North Carolina and Los Angeles, California.
Jada Paul and Rajon Rondo’s Girlfriend Feud
In October 2018, CP3 and Rajon Rondo engaged in an on-court scuffle during a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.
Meanwhile, Rondo’s girlfriend and Chris Paul’s wife Jada Crawley had a verbal confrontation in the stands. It was later reported that Rondo’s significant other shoved Jada, who was sitting next to Savannah James. Security broke up the confrontation. The event was confirmed by the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen via tweet.
Chris Paul’s Mom & Jada Paul Were Shoved by Dallas Mavericks Fan
Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, several of Paul’s family members were harassed in the stands of American Airlines Arena during Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. Paul’s mother, Robin, Jada and Paul’s children were sitting behind the Suns bench during the game, and a Mavs fan reportedly put his hands on Robin and pushed Jada.
ESPN also reported Jada was followed up the aisle when she left her seat. Paul was rightfully furious and took to Twitter to address the Mother’s Day incident.
“Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….f— that!!,” he tweeted. The NBA player also confronted the fan on his way off the court.
The Mavericks responded to the incident with a statement, too:
“It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game.”
The Mavericks ended up winning the NBA playoff game 111-101 behind Luka Doncic‘s 26 points and 11 assists. Paul fouled out and scored five points.
This post was originally published in August 2020 but has been updated since.