On September 14, 2013 Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James and his longtime love, Savannah, swapped vows in front of 200 guests, but their road to happily ever after began long before that special moment.
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LeBron attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. The couple started dating when Savannah was 16 while she attended a rival high school where she was a cheerleader and a softball player. LeBron saw her at a local football game and asked her to attend a basketball game and she obliged. The rest is history!
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When the couple attended Savannah’s senior prom during LBJ’s rookie season, she was 5 months pregnant with their oldest son. LeBron Jr., affectionately known as “Bronny” was born October 6, 2004. “He’s just a great dad, you know,” Savannah once said. “If he was a child, they’d be best friends.”
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Three years after their first son was born, The James' welcomed Bryce Maximus who was born on June 14. “It keeps me grounded knowing that I’m representing a little guy like that and his big brother,” said LeBron soon after Bryce was born. My sons are the only reason why I’m still sane. They don’t know if I missed the last three shots to win the game or if I turned the ball over. All they know is they see their daddy coming out the locker room and they ready to play.”
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In 2010, LeBron and Savannah gushed about their love for each other to Harper’s Bazaar. "Whatever LeBron felt was comfortable, I'm with him," Savannah told the magazine in a rare interview about their love. "I just love him so much. We're soul mates." LeBron echoed her sentiments by adding, "A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she's that," he says. "She's got my back, and I love her for that."
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“It felt like a finals game,” James told Oprah in 2012 of proposing. “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. You know I was like this is the lady, the woman I have been with through all the good and all the bad. She’s been there for a long time and I wanted her to continue to be there with me, so I felt like at that moment it was time.”
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LeBron and Savannah swapped vows in San Diego on September 14th of 2013. The couple had a three-day nuptial event which included a “Welcome Barbecue” and a “Farewell Brunch” the day after the wedding. 200 guests were present to witness the couple jump the broom including famous faces, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Carmelo and La la Anthony, Chris and Jada Paul and more. Beyoncé and Jay Z took to the stage at the grand affair to perform “Crazy in Love” for the happy couple. Now that’s a wedding!
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On October 22th, the basketball star and his wife welcomed their third child—a girl. Unlike her brothers, Zhuri Nova was kept out of the limelight until she made her grand reveal following the 2016 NBA finals in which her dad was crowned 3x NBA Champion and finals MVP.
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