The spouse of NBA player LeBron James likes to maintain a quiet profile, unlike many other women who have no problem being in the spotlight by opting to become influencers or appearing on reality TV. Savannah James stated recently in a rare interview with The Cut that she just wants to enjoy being a mother and support her husband’s career.
LeBron has been concentrating on his basketball career for the past few years, and Savannah has taken care of the family’s three children—two of whom are performing well in basketball—while he has been focused on his profession in basketball. Savannah is the head of the home, but she is also an accomplished individual in her own right. Here are four fascinating facts about the NBA superstar’s wife, including information on her businesses:
She met LeBron in high school
When Savannah was a sophomore in high school at the age of 16, she first met James. LeBron, who was 17 at the time, had received a basketball scholarship offer from Ohio’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. In one interview, Savannah claimed that when LeBron asked a buddy for her phone number, she took it instead and texted him. The two went on their first date to Outback Steakhouse a few weeks later, and their love story officially began. They were married in 2013. The power couple currently has three kids.
She has been behind several businesses
Savannah, like her husband, has operated a number of companies, including a juice bar she started in 2013. In 2018, the native of Ohio moved on to launch a furniture collection with American Signature. She co-founded the blog and YouTube channel “All Things Zhuri” with her daughter Zhuri.
She is a philanthropist
Although Savannah dislikes being in the spotlight, she wouldn’t mind if it involved charitable activity. According to People.com, the mother of three is responsible for the yearly I PROM-ise Makeover event, which offers local Akron kids the chance to receive free prom clothes and accessories. She recently started Women of the Future, a mentoring program for young women in the Akron, Ohio, area. Savannah is passionate about helping others, and she has participated in a number of fundraising activities, including the Akron Community Foundation’s “For Women, Forever” event.
LeBron would have been nothing without her
Savannah supports her husband professionally, which has aided in his success. She frequently attends his games, and she was present to rejoice with him when he recently surpassed the NBA scoring record.
“I am so proud of you,” she said in a video congratulating the NBA star. “I witness day in and day out the hard work, the sacrifice and the professionalism that you put into this game every day. I know that this was not something you set out to do, but you’ve done it and you should congratulate yourself, you should celebrate yourself.”
LeBron indeed appreciates her support as well. “A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she’s that,” the basketball star told Harper’s Bazaar in 2010.