Despite all the efforts to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, one detail has slipped out, and it is about LaMelo Ball’s love life. Yes, the youngest Ball is currently dating the social media influencer and businesswoman Analicia Chaves, better known as Ana Montana.
It all began when Montana posted an Instagram story that immediately caught people’s attention and swirled the buzz of the guy next to her in a car.
We will get to the detail of the story in the section below.
Talking a bit about LaMelo, the 2022 NBA All-Star selectee was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the third overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Chino Hills High School alumnus suffered a non-contact injury to his right ankle in the Hornet’s win over the Pistons on February 27, 2023. Consequently, he has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
|35 Years Old
|Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
|Los Angeles, California, United States
|One Little Brother
|Bedford High School
|5 ft 7 in/1.73 m/173 cm
|Social Media Influencer, Businesswoman
|Fashion Nova, Nova Beauty
How Did It Begin?
It is unclear how or when Ana and Ball started dating, but every now and then, they drop some hints on social media pointing out to each other.
While the couple has not shared pictures with each other, their flirty exchanges on social media suggest they are indeed an item.
In January 2022, Ball updated an Instagram post that included a photo of Ana from behind, modeling a hoodie from his LaFrance clothing line.
LaFranco is LeMelo’s middle name.
Ana also took to her Instagram story to share a photo and video of herself in the grey logo sweatshirt and blue knee-high boots.
In the comments, she wrote, “LaFrance & u 4 the win,” with a pink heart emoji.
Even though they have yet to address their relationship status, sharing the picture from behind was a step up from their usual flirty exchanges.
However, Chavez has been criticized for their 13-years age difference.
Ball & Ana Now
In July 2022, LaMelo gushed over Ana on Twitter when he reacted to the snaps of the model posing in a one-piece by Fashion Nova.
He retweeted the pictures adding heart emojis, to which Chaves replied with a red heart emoji.
On February 19, 2023, Ball posted pictures of himself and his dogs on his Instagram with the caption “1*1*1,” to which Ana replied, “Always you for me, baby 😍🤩💕.”
Similarly, on 18 March 2023, Ana posted a picture of hers promoting the Fashion Nova brand’s 3-piece set to which Melo commented, “sheesh 😍😍💕.”
This only goes to prove their unconditional love for one another.
Involvement In Prostitution
In December 2022, a delicate topic for Hornets guard LaMelo Ball hit the headlines as his girlfriend Ana was accused of being a part of a prostitution ring.
Ana’s admirers flooded the comment section on Instagram with questions about the situation and where the rumors came from.
One of the fans talked about her going to Dubai and Nigeria to do sex work, but Ana was reluctant to accept the rumors.
These rumors came as a total shock for everybody, but Ana remained firm and denied everything she’d been accused of.
She said that she had never witnessed prostitution with her friends. She even said she never went to Nigeria and Dubai as part of the alleged ring.
Chaves also posted to TikTok video and expressed her frustration about it all.
All About LaMelo Ball Girlfriend Ana Montana
Ana Montana is an Instagram influencer with over 2.7 million followers as of this writing.
She was born Analicia Chaves in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, sometime in 1989.
Ana graduated from Bedford High School in 2008.
She came to the limelight when she was spotted on the arm of Real Madrid soccer player Karim Benzema.
Ana has not left the spotlight ever since. Be it her relationships or controversies, she manages to stay on top of the game.
Also, a model Chavez has quite a portfolio, having worked with well-known names in the music industry, such as Flo Rida, Rick Ross, and others.
She currently serves as the brand ambassador for the fashion retail company Fashion Nova. Similarly, she promotes Hhogene Gpods.
A Brief About LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball was born on August 22, 2001, in Anaheim, California, to his father, LaVar Ball, and mother, Tina Ball.
LaMelo began playing basketball as soon as he could walk and was trained by his father along with his brothers.
He went to Chino High School in Chino Hills, California, where he won a state championship along with his brothers.
LaMelo was drafted third overall in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets and has been with the team ever since.
On November 30, 2020, he signed a four-year $35.60 million rookie contract with the Hornets.
On February 27, 2023, Ball suffered a nasty non-contact right ankle injury during a 117-106 win over the Pistons.
After the game, the team announced that he had fractured his ankle and was ruled out indefinitely.
He underwent surgery to address his injury on March 1, 2023, and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Net Worth & Income
The exact number of Ana’s net worth has not been revealed, but given her portfolio and social media presence, it is safe to say that she is worth at least $1 to $5 million as of this writing.
The 1.73 meters model has been in the modeling industry for a long time, and with a few music video appearances with some of the big names in the industry, she might have made handsome earnings from her past endeavors.
Similarly, her current gig with Fashion Nova and paid partnerships with major brands on Instagram earn her a good amount of money.
Ana seems to be living a comfortable life with her earnings. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves flexing her rides on her social media.
She owns several high-performance cars, including Mercedes-Benz Maybach, Rolls Royce, and Porsche, among others.
Talking about her boyfriend, LaMelo is worth $22 million as of February 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
How much money is LaMelo Ball making?
The Hornet's point guard has an average annual salary of $8.89 million.
What jersey number does LaMelo wear?
LaMelo wears jersey number 1 for the Hornets. He has worn the same number jersey since his high school days in Chino Hills.
What is LaMelo Ball career high?
On February 2, 2022, Ball recorded a career-high 38 points, along with 9 assists and 5 rebounds, in a 113–107 loss to the Celtics.