You won’t see Savannah James on Basketball Wives anytime soon.
Throughout LeBron James’ almost 20-year career in the NBA, his wife has preferred to stay out of the spotlight. In a rare interview, the 36-year-old—who shares LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., 18, Bryce James, 15, and Zhuri James, 8, with the basketball player—explains why she has kept a low profile.
“I just really wanted to enjoy being a mom and supporting my husband,” Savannah, who met the NBA superstar when they were teenagers, told The Cut in a May 11 cover interview. “I wasn’t super-comfortable with putting myself out like that.”
Savannah rarely joins her husband of nearly 20 years at public events, making a rare appearance alongside their kids in February when the Los Angeles Lakers forward was honored after surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. And a month later, Savannah, looking glamorous, was photographed at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.