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‘Basketball Wives’ alum Draya Michele, 39, pregnant, expecting baby with Houston Rockets star Jalen Green, 22

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“Basketball Wives” alum Draya Michele, 39, announced she was pregnant and expecting a baby girl with 22-year-old Houston Rockets star Jalen Green.

“Happy #InternationalWomensDay !” she captioned an Instagram carousel filled with pics of her growing baby bump on Friday.

“As women, we navigate through so much, often leading us to question, ‘What is my purpose?’ For me, the magic lies in motherhood and the awe-inspiring ability to bring life into this world over the span of two decades,” she added.

Draya Michele pregnant.
Draya Michele is pregnant and expecting her third child and first with NBA star Jalen Green. Instagram/@drayamichele
Draya Michele pregnant.
The former “Basketball Wives” star announced the news on International Women’s Day. Instagram/@drayamichele
Draya Michele pregnant.
Michele said she is expecting a baby girl. Instagram/@drayamichele
Draya Michele.
“It’s my superpower. And if anything can surpass the wonder of being a woman, it’s the privilege of bringing another woman into existence 🎀,” she wrote. Getty Images for REVOLVE

“It’s my superpower. And if anything can surpass the wonder of being a woman, it’s the privilege of bringing another woman into existence 🎀.”


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Michele — born Andraya Michele Howard —said she is “overjoyed” to share her love for her baby girl at seven months of pregnancy.

“I’m am excited to speak words to the daughter I never thought I’d have,” she wrote. “We are anxious about your arrival, but take your time — this world can be tough. But know you are being brought into a space of love, security, and adornment.”

Kyle Kuzma's comment.
Washington Wizards star Kyle Kuzma congratulated both Green and Michele. Instagram/@kuz
Jalen Green playing basketball.
Rumors surfaced last year that she was dating the 22-year-old Houston Rockets star. Getty Images
Jalen Green at the 2021 NBA Draft.
They were recently seen together celebrating his 22nd birthday last month. Getty Images

Though the former reality star did not tag or name the father of her child, rumors have been surfacing since last year that she and Green — who signed a four-year, $40.8 million contract with the Rockets in 2021 — were dating.


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Washington Wizards star Kyle Kuzma tagged both Green and Michele in his congratulatory comment, writing, “It’s up familyyy,” in her comments section.

Fans suspected she had a baby bump when she was spotted leaving a Rockets Game wearing denim overalls.

Draya Michele and son Kniko Howard at the premiere of "Despicable Me 3" in 2017.
Michele is already mom to sons Kniko and Jru. FilmMagic
Orlando Scandrick and Draya Michele at the ESPN Magazine Body Issue pre-ESPYS party in 2017.
The Mint Swim founder was previously engaged to former NFL star Orlando Scandrick. FilmMagic
Draya Michele and Tyrod Taylor at an NBA game in 2022.
Michel has been linked to several A-listers, including Chris Brown and Tyrod Taylor (pictured here). Getty Images

Additionally, a few eagle-eyed fans found Michele’s hand and black-and-white Adidas sneaker in the back of the NBA star’s birthday post last month. (Michele posted pictures wearing the same sneakers and nails on her Instagram on the same day as Green.)

Michele is also mom to son Kniko, 21, whose father is unknown to the public, and son Jru, 7, whom she shares with former NFL star Orlando Scandrick.

The Mint Swim founder has been linked to several A-listers over the years, including Chris Brown, New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor and rapper The Game.

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