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Jada Crawley - The Star In NBA Superstar Chris Paul’s Life

They say that behind every successful man is a woman. In the case of NBA player Chris Paul, a recipient of several sports awards, there’s Jada Crawley. The husband may be more popular than the wife, but Jada, an MBA holder, is one successful entrepreneur - and more.

Author:Emily Sanchez
Reviewer:Elisa Mueller
May 30, 2023
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Let’s talk about Jada Crawley, the queen of the court who rules alongside her NBA superstar hubby, Chris Paul.
With a killer fashion sense and an even sharper wit, Jada is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the basketball court.
She’s got brains, beauty, and a personality that shines brighter than any diamond-encrusted championship ring.
So, buckle up, because once you meet Jada Crawley, you won’t be able to resist her charm and sass.

Chris Paul and Jada Crawley outside the Game Changers Premiere at ArcLight Theatre

Jada Crawley Bio

Jada Alexia Crawley-Paul was born on February 16, 1984 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is an only child.
Her parents - an interracial couple - are both educators, with her Caucasian mother working as a teacher and her African American father as a school principal.
She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wake Forest University, Jada Crawley decided to go to graduate school.
She went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In 2009, she completed her MBAand began working in marketing and corporate relations for a number of companies, including the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.
In her personal life, Jada Crawley is known for her fashion sense and has been featured in various fashion magazines and blogs.
She is also an avid traveler and enjoys exploring new cultures and cuisines.
Basic Information
Full NameJada Alexia Crawley-Paul
Age39 (this 2023)
Height (in feet)5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters)
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1984
Place of BirthWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
NationalityAmerican
School (High School)Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
CollegeWake Forest University, North Carolina (B.S. Communications)
Graduate SchoolUniversity of North Carolina (MBA)
Civil Statusmarried (since September 2011)
HusbandChris Paul (NBA player)
ChildrenChristopher Emmanuel Paul II (born: 2009); Camryn Alexis Paul (born: 2012)
Occupationbusinesswoman; fashion designer
Net Worth$1 million (2023 estimated amount)
Instagram@jada_ap (approx. 143,000 followers)

Who Is Chris Paul?

Christopher Emmanuel J. Paul, aka Chris Paul, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association(NBA).
He was born on May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended Wake Forest University for two years before being drafted into the NBA in 2005.
Chris is widely regarded as one of the best point guards in NBA history.
To his credit, he:
  • has been selected to the NBA All-Star Game 11 times
  • has been named to the All-NBA First Team four times
  • has led the league in assists four times and steals six times
He has also won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. men’s basketball team.
Throughout his career, Paul has played for several NBA teams, including the following:
  • New Orleans Hornets
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Houston Rockets
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
In 2021, he helped lead the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals for the first time in 28 years.
Chris Paul married his high school sweetheart, Jada Crawley, in 2011.

How Did Chris Paul And Jada Meet?

When Chris Paul and Jada Crawley attended the 14th BET Awards in Los Angeles in June 2014, they got interviewedwhile outside the Nokia Theatre for Necole Bitchie, a gossip blog.
At one point in the conversation, the female interviewer asked them how they met each other.
Jada was the first one to respond. She said:
We met in high school. I’m a year older than him … in high school it wasn’t cool to be a senior dating a junior.- Jada Crawley
Chris, then, replied:
We went to rival high schools [and] we had a mutual friend. I asked her friend if she’d introduce me. So, here we are 11 years later.- Chris Paul
They also told the interviewer that they wanted a strong marriage just like that of Chris Paul’s parents.
Per Focus, as reported by Hollywood Mask, their first date was a movie date. Guess what film they picked? The rom-com Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003).
Chris Paul in tucked in white shirt under a black jacket and Jada Crawley in striped knitted dress
Chris Paul in tucked in white shirt under a black jacket and Jada Crawley in striped knitted dress

Chris Paul Wife

Jada Crawley and Chris Paul and continued their relationship even after Chris was drafted by the NBA in 2005.
The couple got engaged in December 2007.
They got married four years later in a ceremony held at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 10, 2011.
The wedding was attended by several NBA players, such as:
  • LeBron James
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Speedy Claxton
  • Dwyane Wade
Some of their Hollywood celebrity guests included:
  • actress Gabrielle Union
  • stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart
  • rapper Ludacris
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke serenaded the couple and their wedding guests while playing the piano.
According to Essence.com, the newlywed couple picked Thicke’s 2018 ballad “The Sweetest Love”as the song to accompany their first official dance.
Rapper and DJ MC Lyte (born Lana Michele Moorer) also performed on that special day together with Dutch DJ and record producer DJ Dano.
Their wedding was a blast, to say the least. Imagine this: a six-tier wedding cake and 600 candles - plus 50,000 flowers - adorning the reception.
Have we already mentioned that Jada Crawley wore two dresses - the wedding gown and the reception dress - by renowned New York-born fashion designer Vera Wang?
Here’s what she said about getting married, as quoted by Essence:
Chris and I have talked about marriage for so long. We both come from married households and we want that to be us.- Jada Crawley
Chris Paul and Jada Crawley have two children together.
Their son, named Christopher Emmanuel Paul II, was born on May 25, 2009. He was, according to PEOPLE magazine, two years old when he took part in his parents’ wedding.
Jada Crawley smiling along with son, Christopher, in a hoodie, and daughter, Camryn, who is in box braids
Jada Crawley smiling along with son, Christopher, in a hoodie, and daughter, Camryn, who is in box braids
Jada Crawley gave birth to their second child, Camryn Alexis Paul, on August 16, 2012.
She proves to be a doting mom, often posting on Instagram about something wonderful that her children did.
For instance, as reported by PEOPLE, she shared to her IG followers two videos showing Christopher and Camryn dancing to “Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me”by English beatboxer D-low (born Dan Lowes).
The first video was a throwback video initially uploaded in 2017. The second video was recorded in 2023, which shows Christopher dancing to it once more.
Another IG post from an apparent proud mom: a video of Camryn during her first baseball game.
Jada Crawley surely is one gratified mother.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris told PEOPLE that he and his family work out together. He taught the kids how to do simple workout routines.
The time he and Jada spent in their home gym also served as their couple time.
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Jada Crawley And Her Charity Works

Jada Crawley is best known as the wife of NBA superstar Chris Paul, but she has her own impressive achievements and background.
Jada has also been actively involved in philanthropy and community service throughout her career.
She co-founded the Chris Paul Family Foundation with her husband in 2005.
One of the main focuses of the foundation is to provide scholarships and support for underprivileged students to attend college. It likewise promotes:
  • sports
  • health
  • social responsibility for children and families
They also work with organizations that promote healthy lifestyles and provide medical care for children, particularly those with life-threatening illnesses.
The foundation has donated millions of dollars to various organizations and initiatives, including building two state-of-the-art community centers in Winston-Salem and New Orleans.
In addition to her work with the foundation, Jada Crawley is also a:
  • board member of the Winston-Salem Symphony
  • member of the Junior League of Winston-Salem
  • supporter of various other charitable organizations
She has also been recognized for her philanthropic efforts and leadership:
  • In 2012, Jada Crawley received the Women of Vision Award from the Greensboro YWCA.
  • In 2017, the Junior League of Winston-Salem conferred her the Spirit of the League Award.
Jada Crawley, in collaboration with the Chris Paul Family Foundation, organizes an annual project called Prom Dress Giveaway.
It aims to give prom dresses to girls from families who cannot afford them. The project is usually carried out through an event, which could include a fashion show and live makeup tutorials.
Jada Crawley in yellow strapless dress between two women in black Prom Dress Giveaway T-shirt
Jada Crawley in yellow strapless dress between two women in black Prom Dress Giveaway T-shirt

People Also Ask

Is Jada Crawley Active On Social Media?

Jada Crawley has an Instagram account (@jada_ap). Among the people she follows:
  • the 18-year-old actress Marsai Martin (@marsaimartin)
  • artist and graphic designer Davian Chester (@real_toons)
  • sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)

What Is Jada Crawley’s Net Worth?

Per sports website Sportskeeda, the net worth of Jada Crawley, as of 2023, has been estimated at $1 million.

How Rich Is Chris Paul?

As an NBA player, Paul’s earning by the millions. His net worth, according to Sportskeeda, is around $160 million (2023).

Final Thoughts

Jada Crawley is a well-known figure in the world of sports and fashion.
She is most recognized as the wife of NBA superstar, Chris Paul. However, she has also made a name for herself as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
She has likewise gained attention for her impeccable sense of style and her dedication to empowering and uplifting young women.
Overall, Jada Crawley is a successful businesswoman, philanthropist, and devoted wife and mother, who uses her platform and resources to make a positive impact on the world.
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Emily Sanchez

Emily Sanchez

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Emily Sanchez, a Fashion Journalist who graduated from New York University, brings over a decade of experience to her writing. Her articles delve into fashion trends, celebrity culture, and the fascinating world of numerology. Emily's unique perspective and deep industry knowledge make her a trusted voice in fashion journalism. Outside of her work, she enjoys photography, attending live music events, and practicing yoga for relaxation.
Elisa Mueller

Elisa Mueller

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Elisa Mueller, a Kansas City native, grew up surrounded by the wonders of books and movies, inspired by her parents' passion for education and film. She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas before moving to New York City, where she spent a decade at Entertainment Weekly, visiting film sets worldwide. With over 8 years in the entertainment industry, Elisa is a seasoned journalist and media analyst, holding a degree in Journalism from NYU. Her insightful critiques have been featured in prestigious publications, cementing her reputation for accuracy and depth. Outside of work, she enjoys attending film festivals, painting, writing fiction, and studying numerology.
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