Jett Washington Parents: Father Jerrod & Mother Sharia Washington

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Jett Washington parents, Jerrod and Sharia Washington, have an athletic past. It is to be seen whether Jett follows in his father’s footsteps or his legendary uncle, Kobe Bryant.

Recently, Jett made headlines after scoring 33 points for his team, Bishop Gorman High,  against San Francisco Riordan. This has made many believe that he could continue his uncle’s legacy.

Jett Washington Pictured With His Family, Including His Parents, Sharia And Jerrod, And His Two Sisters-Tayah, And Sydney
Jett Washington Pictured With His Family, Including His Parents, Sharia And Jerrod, And His Two Sisters- Tayah And Sydney (Source: Facebook)

Jett’s mother, Sharia, is the elder sister of the late NBA legend. After Kobe’s demise, Sharia got a tribute tattoo with a black Mamba snake wrapped around the numbers two and 24, which were Gianna and Kobe’s basketball jersey numbers.

Though Jett might have made headlines for his basketball prowess, he is also a talented football player. 247Sports has given the Bishop Gorman wide receiver a four-star rating. 

Jett Washington Parents: Meet Jerrod And Sharia Washington 

Jett Washington parents, Jerrod and Sharia Washington, have passed on their athletic genes to their only son. The family currently resides in Las Vegas. 

Sharia Washington, Jett’s mother and the elder sister of Kobe Bryant, is a Temple University graduate and a former volleyball player. She is a former Division One NCAA athlete with 20 years of coaching experience. 

Sharia is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and was previously a volleyball coach at Faith Lutheran High School. Until last year, Sharia was a Sales and Partnerships director in Sports Apparel at SUN50. 

Sharia Washington Is A Former Volleyball Athlete
Sharia Washington Is A Former Volleyball Athlete (Source: Facebook)

She left the position last year in February but continues to work as a fitness trainer at PRSVR. Previously, Sharia was also a fitness trainer at The Camp Transformation Center. 

After Kobe’s death, Sharia released a joint statement along with her sister, Shaya. The NBA legend’s sisters described themselves as “devastated” by his death and that their lives were forever changed.  

The sisters also encouraged Kobe’s fans to donate to the Mamba Sports Foundation. Sharia also shared some never-before-seen family photos of Kobe with his sisters on a few websites.

Jett Washington Father, Jerrod Washington, Is A Businessman 

Jett’s dad, Jerrod Washington, played four years of collegiate football with the University of Virginia. He was a running back and recorded 1651 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.  

In 1993, he graduated from the University of Virginia with a communication and media studies degree. After tying the knot with Sharia, Jerrod joined the Kobe Family Entertainment in 1997 as an Executive Vice President. 

Jett's Family Pictured Wearing The MAMBACITA Apparel
Jett’s Family Pictured Wearing The MAMBACITA Apparel (Source: Facebook)

In 2005, he joined Silverton Casino and became a Casino Host. After a decade, Jerrod founded his first company, Hauls, and was its digital brand manager. He served in that position for three years before becoming Chief Partnership Officer at Freebird Payment Solutions. 

In 2018, he co-founded another company, Brandyay, a cute and sew-on-demand apparel company. After working on Brandyay for three years, Jerrod has turned his attention to his other company, Zhoosh.

You can see one of Kobe’s quotes on Jerrod’s Instagram handle. He has written, “Dedication makes dreams come true.”

Jett Washington Sisters, Tayah And Sydney Washington 

Jett Washington has two older sisters, Tayah and Sydney Washington. Like Jett, his older sister, Sydney also lives quite an active and sporty life.

Sydney is a psychology graduate of California State University, Fullerton. Her personal Instagram handle is private, but Sydney has given a glimpse of her everyday life on her other Instagram account

You can say that Sydney has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is also a fitness trainer. She has shared client testimonials on her Instagram handle and has helped them achieve their desired physique. 

Sydney also emphasizes mental well-being and has shared videos about how her faith and religious beliefs helped her elevate her life.

Jett Washington Pictured With His Two Sisters-Tayah, And Sydney
Jett Washington Pictured With His Two Sisters- Tayah, And Sydney (Source: Facebook)

Recently, she shared a video of her taking notes and captioned the post, “A foundation rooted in Christ helps me sleep at night and brings me joy in the morning. Prayer = peace of mind.”

Jett’s other older sister, Tayah Washington, is a University of Nevada-Las Vegas graduate. She previously worked as a summer league intern at the NBA and worked part-time as an operations coordinator for the NBPA.

Currently, Tayah is working as a Gameday Corporate Partnerships Activation Representative for the Las Vegas Raiders. Tayah has kept her Instagram handle private. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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