Chamique Holdsclaw Wife Cara Wright: Relationship Timeline

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Chamique Holdsclaw and her wife, Cara Wright, tied the knot in Tennessee in 2018 and have been together for 5 years.

The couple reportedly met during a basketball camp in Africa and started dating in 2015.

Both of them have a shared passion for basketball which might have ignited their interest in each other.

Moreover, Holdsclaw and Wright support each other and encourage each other to be their true selves.

Chamique Holdsclaw, A Former WNBA Player
Chamique Holdsclaw, A Former WNBA Player (Source: Instagram)

Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw, born 9 August 1977, is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the San Antonia Silver Stars of the WNBA.

The 2018 Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer grew up playing basketball and attended Christ the King Regional High School.

She led her high school team to four consecutive New York State Championships and was named a High School All-American by the WBCA.

After high school, Holdsclaw committed to play for the Tennessee Vols and led them to three straight Women’s Basketball Championships (1996-1998).

His professional career began as the 1st overall pick by the Washington Mystics in the 1999 WNBA draft.

Later, the 6-time WNBA All-Star played with Los Angeles Sparks, Atlanta Dream, and the Silver Stars.

Chamique Holdsclaw Wife Cara Wright

Chamique Holdsclaw shared the wedding vows with Cara Wright, a former basketball player, on July 7, 2018.

A few years prior, the couple met in Africa during a basketball camp and started dating in April 2015.

After a couple of dating years, Chamique took Cara to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to ask Cara to marry her.

Moreover, they are raising two kids, a son named Cairo (b. December 14, 2019) and a daughter named Camdyn Rose Holdsclaw (b. December 12, 2022).

[However, the method of their conception is not revealed yet, but reportedly Cara was the one who gave birth to their kids.]
Chamique Holdsclaw With Her Wife, Cara Wright, And Kids
Chamique Holdsclaw With Her Wife, Cara Wright, And Kids (Source: Instagram)

Cara Wright Holdsclaw was born into a basketball enthusiast family and grew up around basketball.

Although she played basketball, she did not pursue it as a profession and opted to continue her studies.

She completed her bachelor’s in communications management from the University of Dayton.

Similarly, Wright graduated with her master’s degree in Kinesiology/Sports Management in 2009 and PhD in Sport Management in 2012 from Indiana University.

Chamique’s wife, Cara, worked in different managerial positions in different organizations before working as a senior associate Athletic Director of External Operations/DCO at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2020.

Moreover, she has also worked as a Director of Business Operations in the NBA G League for the LA Clippers.

Besides, she founded Black Women in Sports and hosts a podcast, “The Qualified Black Woman Podcast.”

Chamique Holdsclaw: Mental Health And Controversy With Her Ex-Girlfriend

Holdsclaw has written an autobiography, Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot.

In her biography, she mentions her struggle with depression during her professional basketball career.

Chamique even attempted to commit suicide on one occasion.

Besides, on November 15, 2012, Atlanta police issued an arrest warrant after Holdsclaw allegedly attacked her ex-girlfriend’s car with a baseball bat.

Holdsclaw, charged with a six-count indictment, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation and 120 hours of community service.



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