Jaleel McLaughlin Wife: Is He Married To Girlfriend Cassie Sulene?

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Jaleel McLaughlin currently does not have a wife as he is currently not married. But he does have a long-term girlfriend named Cassie Sulene.

Since he’s often seen with Sulene, fans are wondering if she’s Jaleel McLaughlin’s wife. Keep reading to find out.

The pair have been together since high school, and it would be no surprise if they get married soon.

Jaleel McLaughlin Warming Up For HIs Match
Jaleel McLaughlin Warming Up For His Match (Source: Instagram)

Jaleel McLaughlin was born on September 13, 2000, in Marshville, North Carolina. He is a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos.

Jaleel attended Notre Dame College and Youngstown State University and is the NCAA’s all-time best rusher.

McLaughlin attended Forest Hills, where he excelled in track, football, and basketball. He played an important role in the basketball team’s state championship victory.

On top of that, he won many track championships, finishing second in the 400-meter dash and third in the 200.

He managed to achieve this when the school was just beginning its first track championships.

Despite his accomplishments, McLaughlin earned no invitations to play college football from NCAA Division I teams, with only Division II teams showing interest.

Furthermore, because of his small height (5 ft 7 in), the majority of teams interested in him only wanted him to play defensive back.

He eventually committed to the Notre Dame Falcons, one of the few schools who claimed they would let him play running back.

Is Cassie Sulene Jaleel McLaughlin Wife?  

Jaleel McLaughlin does not have a wife currently, but it won’t come as a surprise if he gets married to the love of his life soon. 

He is currently dating his high-school sweetheart Cassie Sulene and the pair have been together for a long time. 

Jaleel’s girlfriend, born on March 3, 2000, graduated from Wingate University in 2022, majoring in nursing. 

However, her persistence and perseverance made it possible to complete that phase of her life. 

Jaleel McLaughlin With His Girlfriend Or Soon To Be Wife Cassie Sulene
Jaleel McLaughlin With His Girlfriend Or Soon To Be Wife Cassie Sulene (Source: Instagram)

At the moment, she is working as a proud registered nurse after completing her National Council Licensure Examination in 2022. 

Cassie also went to Forest Hills High School, the same as Jaleel. Their love story began and blossomed here.

She graduated from high school in 2018 alongside Jaleel. It’s a dream come true for her to see him make it to the NFL.

Cassie is incredibly proud of the person Jaleel has become and will always be there for him.

Who Are Jaleel’s Parents? 

Jaleel faced a tough childhood, struggling to feel his parents’ love while growing up.

He was raised by his single mother, and not much is known about his father.

Jaleel’s mother, Tonya McLaughlin, encouraged his active lifestyle, unaware of the importance athletics would have in his life.

Jaleel McLaughlin With His Mother When He Was A Child
Jaleel McLaughlin With His Mother When He Was A Child (Source: Instagram)

Tonya was laid off from a factory job she had held for ten years. She had been working there throughout Jaleel’s middle school years.

She couldn’t afford their apartment as a single parent with two young sons to raise (Jaleel and Jayshawn — three years older), forcing the family to stay with relatives, motels, and hotels.

Shortly after, his grandma had a heart attack. McLaughlin lost her house, where he was living, after her passing.

So the NFL running back, Jaleel, along with his mother and siblings, lived in a car parked outside a McDonald’s for several months.

Bibek Dhoj Thapa
Bibek Dhoj Thapa

Bibek Dhoj Thapa

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