LeBron James and his wife Savannah have been together since they were in high school As LeBron James’ NBA career has skyrocketed through the years, the basketball legend — known by fans as King James — has made it abundantly clear that he’d be “absolutely nothing” without his queen in his corner.
But who is Savannah James, the businesswoman and philanthropist who has been by LeBron’s side since the couple met in high school?
In 2018, Savannah told Cleveland Magazine that she first met her future husband when she was a 16-year-old high school sophomore — LeBron was a year older and attended a rival school.
Her parents instilled a spirit of generosity and kindness in their children, with Savannah telling Cleveland Magazine that her mom, Jennifer, and dad, JK, always had an open-door policy with their children’s friends.
Though she’s now part of a power couple, Savannah told Harper’s Bazaar she finds fame “kind of weird.”
She echoed those sentiments to Cleveland Magazine, adding, “When you want me to be on a TV show or walk the red carpet or something, I definitely get a little bit clammy.
During Savannah’s senior year — and LeBron’s rookie year in the NBA — the couple had an unplanned pregnancy with their first child, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., who was born on Oct. 6, 2004.
In 2017, Savannah launched her mentorship program Women of Our Future, which provides one-on-one counseling and support for young girls in Akron, as she explained to Cleveland Magazine.
In 2017, LeBron told Vogue that Savannah is in charge of managing the lives of the couple’s three kids because of his busy schedule.
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