Draya Michele, 39, Welcomes 3rd Baby, Her 1st With 22-year-old NBA Star Jalen Green

by Grace Somes
Draya Michele and Jalen Green || Image credit: @drayamichele @jalen

Draya Michele and her boyfriend, whom she is 17 years older than, announced in March 2024 that they are expecting a child

The 39-year-old founder of Mint Swim announced the birth of her daughter with the 22-year-old Houston Rockets star on Friday, May 17. Michele reports that the baby was born on Mother’s Day, May 12. 

Draya Michele took the time to share photos of multiple bouquets of white roses and an image of her daughter on Instagram. In a social media post, she revealed the significance behind her daughter’s birth date

In the caption of her post, Draya wrote that in 2021, on Mother’s Day, her father passed away. Since then, it’s been difficult for her to celebrate the day “without remembering the earth-shattering phone call” she received that morning.

“In 2021, on Mother’s Day, my dad passed away. Since then, it’s been extremely hard to celebrate that day without remembering the earth-shattering phone call I received that morning,” Michele captioned an Instagram carousel. 

“Well, this Mother’s Day was different,” the 39-year-old continued. My daughter was safely brought into this world and I’m forever grateful for the new memories we all get to experience moving forward. Love + Light everyone.”


Since he started the recruiting process, Green has been making waves in the NBA and has established himself as a professional basketball player. He was named to the All-Rookie First Team in 2022.

Since August 2023, Green and Michele have maintained a romantic relationship off the court. In April 2024, they threw a baby shower to commemorate the coming birth of their daughter.

Michele is not unfamiliar with elite athletics. She has dated several sportsmen, such as Gilbert Arenas, a former player for the Washington Wizards, who led to her being featured on the television program Basketball Wives LA.

Michele has two sons from previous relationships. After giving birth to her first child, Kniko, she welcomed her second son, Jru, with Scandrick. 


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