Jrue Holiday’s Wife: Lauren Holiday, Career & Love Life

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Jrue Holiday’s wife, Lauren Holiday, is a former professional soccer player for United States Women’s National Football team. She was active as a midfielder and forward. 

Lauren is more than just Jrue’s wife, and she has her own identity. Besides, she has won the Olympics gold medalist twice and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion.

At the same time, Jrue is a professional basketball player who has always been in the headlines for his outstanding performances.

Nonetheless, Lauren and Jrue’s love story is an example to a lot of people. Jrue is an amazing husband who always stands with his wife and supports her. 

Jrue Holiday's Wife Lauren and her family.
Lauren Holiday and Jrue Holiday with their daughter.

Today, we dive into the life of Jrue Holiday’s wife, Lauren Holiday. Here, we discuss her early life, career, love life, and many more.

But, first, let us have a glance at the quick facts. Let’s start!

Quick Facts

Full Name Lauren Nicole Holiday
Birth Date September 30, 1987
Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States of America
Nickname Nicole
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Body Measurement Not Available
Education Ben Devis High School
Horoscope Libra
Father Name George Cheney
Mother Name Rita Cheney
  • Caitlin Cheney
  • Aaron Cheney
Age 36 years old
Height 5’8″/173 cm 
Weight 75 kg/165 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession National Soccer Player
Marital Status Married
Husband Name Jrue Holiday
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Salary $100k-$500k
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Jrue Holiday’s Merch Basketball Trading Card
Last Update July, 2024

Jrue Holiday’s Wife, Lauren Holiday

Jure Holiday’s wife, Lauren Holiday, was born as Lauren Nicole Cheney in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States of America.

The gorgeous Nicole was born to George Cheney (Father) and Rita Cheney (Mother). She also has a brother. 

Jrue Holiday’s wife was a brilliant student and career-focused person who studied at the Ben Devis High School. As Lauren was interested in sports from an early age, she knew which path to take.

Likewise, Lauren graduated in the mid-year to join full time the women’s national team under twenty. That is how her dream came true, and she never gave up.

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Lauren Holiday | Body Measurements

Born on 1987 September 30, currently, Lauren Holiday is 36 years old. At 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 75 kg, she is slender and attractive.

Even though she is a homemaker, Lauren put forth a lot of effort to keep her diet in check to get a healthy body. In addition, being a former athlete, Holiday knows the importance of a healthy diet and body. 

Similarly, with luscious brown hair and beautiful black eyes, Lauren’s appearance is more goddess-like.

According to her birth chart horoscope, she is a Libra. Also, people born under this sun sign are usually motivated, determined, and hard-working.

Lauren Holiday | Professional Career

Nicole’s professional career started in 2009 when she started playing for Pali Blues in the women’s division. Before that, she used to play soccer for her school team. 

What a great beginning it was; throughout the season, Lauren didn’t lose any match. As expected, a newcomer to win games one after another is just outstanding but rare. 

Likewise, in 2010 Boston Breakers selected Holiday as the second pick overall in the WPS draft.

That year she played twenty-three matches, out of which she was giving her best shot with two goals in each game. However, in the 2011 season, she only made ten appearances.

Jrue Holiday's wife with the national flag.
Lauren with her national flag after winning gold in London Olympics.

Nonetheless, Lauren is someone who believes in taking small steps and one step at a time theory. Hence, she never rushed; always kept herself calm until her hard work paid off. She got the chance to play for FC Kansas City in 2013.

Following that in June, NWSL honored her as the Player of the month and even the league’s MVP. Lauren performed well that season which helped her get the golden boot (as she scored more than twelve goals that season). 

But Lauren was destined for more. In 2008, the young soccer star commenced her international career. 

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 Lauren Holiday in Olympics

In 2008, Lauren got the chance to represent the USA in Beijing Olympics, where she appeared in three games as a substitute.

That year the USA won the gold medal, and Lauren became the second player with the most goals, seven goals in thirteen matches. 

Similarly, Holiday represented her team once again in the 2012 London Olympics, where yet again, the USA grabbed the gold medal. She helped the team win FIFA Woman’s World Championship with her stellar goal. 

Sadly, in 2015 Lauren announced her retirement and marked the end of her stellar career. 

Who is Jrue Holiday?

Mentioned numerous times as the husband of Lauren in this article, Jrue is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jrue was born on June 12, 1990, to Shawn Holiday and Toya Holiday. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, with his three siblings Justin, Aaron, and Lauren (his only sister whose name resembles his wife) Holiday.

Likewise, both of his parents were basketball players. In addition, his brothers are also NBA players, while his sister is on the college basketball team.

Jrue is an NBA champion, one-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA Defensive first team, and one time NBA Sportsmanship Award.

The 6’3″ player is an NBA champion and an Olympic gold Medalistwho plays as a center guard and points guard in the team. Furthermore, Jrue has records for his rebound and assists in his professional career.

Not only is Jrue a successful professional, but he is also a wealthy gentleman with a net worth of $30 million, which he is spending wisely.

Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday’s Love Story

Jrue’s and Luren’s love story is simple, not so flashy, and extravagant. The pair met at ULCA for the first time. They started out as friends, but after some months of talking to each other, they fell in love. 

Fast forward, Jrue and Lauren tied their knot on July 7, 2013. But, even after they got married, they didn’t let their marriage hamper their career.

Both Jrue and Lauren managed time for each other and practice; they never compromised with their profession.

After being married for two years, Laurens, in 2015, decided to start a family with Jrue and retired from soccer.

Jrue Holiday with his wife Lauren, daughter Tyler and son Hendrix. (Source: nytimes.com)
Jrue Holiday with his wife Lauren, daughter Tyler and son Hendrix. (Source: nytimes.com)

Everything was going fine until she started having a severe headache. At first, she felt it was due to her pregnancy, but later, doctors found a tumor on her brain’s right side.

However, as per the doctors, it wouldn’t hamper their unborn daughter, and doctors could do the operation after delivery. Luckily, Jrue was with her throughout those tough times. 

Finally, after giving birth to her baby, Lauren successfully got her tumor removed. Moreover, after the operation, Lauren was away from the public. But seven months after the process, she finally came out in public and shared her experiences.

Similarly, Lauren is living her dream life right now, with her husband and a mini version of herself, her daughter.

Jrue Holiday’s Wife | Net Worth

During the peak of her career, Lauren Holiday earned a good amount of money. Besides, she had many endorsements deals and brand deals lined up for her at that time.

As per sources, Lauren has a net worth of $1.5 million. Apart from that, her husband also earns a good amount of money.

Lauren after the successful removal of her tumor
Lauren is smiling again after the successful removal of her tumor.

It is expected that Jrue has a net worth of $30 million. Similarly, in 2017 and 2018, Jrue also became the highest-paid athlete globally after earning around $27 million a year. 

Undoubtedly, Jrue and Lauren live a lavish life, and for time off, they spend vacationing in some exotic destinations with their daughter.

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Social Media Presence

Lauren Holiday is active in her social media handle, and you can follow her if you like to see her pictures and tweets.

Twitter: 236.1k Followers

Instagram: 232k Followers 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Lauren coming back and starting her career as a game of soccer again?

There is significantly less chance of her coming back again as soccer because Lauren now has a small daughter who she has to take care of.

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