Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on March 3, 1998, and was a McDonald’s All-American in high school in Missouri.
Tatum played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.
He is known for his hard work, dedication, and discipline, which have helped him achieve so much at a young age.
Tatum’s father, Justin Tatum, was a high school basketball coach and a former professional player in the Netherlands, who was of immense help in carving a career path for his son.
His mother also played a significant role in his upbringing, drilling him on his skills and interviewing him about his video game playing like a sports reporter.
Tatum was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft and has since become one of the league’s top players.
He has been named an All-Star multiple times and has won several awards, including the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the NBA Skills Challenge.
Tatum’s teammates believe he is worthy of MVP hype, and he has become an MVP favorite through 22 games.
Off the court, he is known for his charitable work.
He has donated money to various causes, including COVID-19 relief efforts and social justice initiatives.
Jayson Tatum wife
Tatum is not married yet, however, he has been dating Ella Mai, a popular British singer-songwriter, since 2020.
Although they have not confirmed their relationship publicly, the media captured photos of Mai visiting Tatum’s home in Missouri in October 2020.
They were also spotted together in the summer of 2022, fueling speculation about their status.
Who is Ella Mai?
Ella Mai is a British R&B singer who was born on November 3, 1994, in London. Her mother, who was a fan of American jazz music, named her after Ella Fitzgerald.
At the age of 12, Mai moved from London to New York City when her mother took on a teaching job there.
She faced difficulties during her transition to life in New York City and was often bullied for her accent.
Mai later returned to England and graduated from Queens High School of Teaching in Glen Oaks, Queens.
Mai’s singing career began when she studied at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute London (BIMM London) in 2014.
She competed on series 11 of The X Factor as part of a trio called ‘Arize’, but they didn’t advance beyond the initial audition.
The group disbanded shortly after.
In 2015, Mai released her debut EP titled Time and later gaining international recognition with her hit single “Boo’d Up” in 2018.
The song was Grammy-nominated and it reached the top of the R&B charts and crossed over to the pop charts.
Mai’s music is characterized by her soulful voice, catchy melodies and R&B sound.
She has been praised for her talent and has been described as one of the rising stars in the R&B genre.
Her self-titled debut album was released in 2018 and received positive reviews.
Mai has also collaborated with other artists, including Ed Sheeran on the song “Put It All On Me”.