LeBron’s wife, Savannah Brinson, may be relatively knew, but they met in high school when he first started chasing his dreams.
King LeBron James has been through a lot over the years, as many professional basketball players in the NBA have. It can be difficult traveling around during the season and being away from their family. LeBron has had to face rumours about him and his career, that he has chosen not to publicly speak out about. Fortunately for LeBron, he has always had one person in his corner no matter what controversial stories came out about him. That person is his wife Savannah Brinson.
LeBron and Savannah while do post about one another on social media, have kept their relationship out of the public as much as possible. Savannah has had front row seats to see LeBron James’ rise from being a high school basketball player to playing in the NBA and earning his title as King James. While there are many adorable details regarding their relationship fans do not know about. Fans also are unaware of how much Savannah’s never-ending love and support has meant to LeBron over the years of his success.
How Long Has LeBron James Been With His Wife?
LeBron James and his wife Savannah Brinson went to different high schools and ended up meeting at a football game. LeBron was on the football team and Savannah was the cheerleader on the opposing team. There was an immediate connection between Savannah and LeBron. During their chat, LeBron asked Savannah to watch him play at his high school’s basketball game, and she agreed. Savannah was impressed with how great of a basketball player LeBron was. After the game, Savannah accompanied LeBron to his team’s group hangout at a restaurant after one of his games. Shortly after the couple went on multiple dates and eventually did become a couple and were each other’s date to their proms.
In 2011, LeBron James and Savannah Brinson were at a New Year’s Eve party at Miami Beach’s Shelborne Hotel. The party was also to celebrate LeBron’s birthday. However, he was not the only one to celebrate that night. LeBron did a surprise proposal to his high school sweetheart Savannah with diamond ring featuring a pear-shaped gem. The couple celebrated their 8 years of marriage in September 2021. LeBron James celebrated his wedding anniversary to his wife Savannah Brinson-James by posting on Instagram with a sweet caption.
LeBron James fans are not the only ones who view him as a king, his wife does as well. Savannah told Cleveland Magazine LeBron “treats me with so much respect, it’s hard to not love him. With the way that he is with me and the kids and his mom and just everyone who is around him. He is a really, humble guy for everything that he has and everything that he has done.” The couple has still managed to keep their relationship strong and has supported each other through their endeavors.
How Has Savannah Brinson Supported LeBron James?
Savannah did have doubts at the beginning of LeBron James ever making it into the NBA. She knew he only had a 0.3% chance of getting to the NBA. Savannah believed LeBron would be a hometown hero for his era and that would be it. Yet, her support towards LeBron never faltered and hoped his dreams would come true despite the odds. In 2003, LeBron became the top pick for the NBA Draft and was selected by his hometown team, Cleveland Cavaliers.
Savannah has been there for LeBron since before he made it to the NBA and has remained there ever since. She has seen and supported him through all the highs and lows that come with being a professional basketball player. It especially comes in handy when LeBron does not always know who are his real friends. Essence Magazine called Savannah an essential part of LeBron James’ success over the years. She has been there to listen to him when he needs to talk.
Following their engagement on New Year’s Eve, LeBron dished to Oprah Winfrey in an interview regarding his decision to propose to Savannah came to be. He also mentioned just how easy of a decision it was to make. He knew Savannah was the one for him and felt the timing was just right. Savannah has been there for him for a very long time and been there for him through so much. He wanted to continue to have her in his life and to always be by his side and wants to always be by her side as well.
Savannah has also willingly moved to other cities when LeBron was traded or signed a deal with another team. LeBron has always appreciated the love and support he has received from his now-wife Savannah. He has gone on to call her his sidekick who always has his back and is someone he knows he can rely on no matter what.