Laphonso Ellis Wife Jennifer Ellis And Kids

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Former basketball player LaPhonso Ellis is reported to be married to a talented actress named Jennifer Ellis. The couple together have four children. 

LaPhonso Ellis is a retired basketball player who currently works as a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He played in the NBA for eleven years. 

Before entering the pros, Ellis played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. He averaged 15.5 points and 11.1 rebounds during his college career.

LaPhonso was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft as the fifth overall pick. 

Laphonso Ellis During A Game With The Denver Nuggets
LaPhonso Ellis During A Game With The Denver Nuggets (Source: NBA)

Ellis averaged 21.9 points per game with the Nuggets in the 1996–1997 season, which was his best season in his NBA career.  

In 1998, he joined the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent and spent two seasons there before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

LaPhonso later moved to the Miami Heat in 2011. And after playing there for two seasons, he retired from professional basketball. 

Laphonso Ellis Wife: Jennifer Ellis, And Kids

According to different online sources, LaPhonso Ellis is married to Jennifer Ellis. However, there are not many pictures of them available online, which is quite suspicious. 

Jennifer is an actress who has performed in over a dozen plays, musicals, and theater productions. Additionally, she has also worked in movies like Madame Webb, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and Christmas A La Mode

Jennifer has received various prestigious awards for her powerful performance. She has been awarded the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress (2016) and the Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Best Actress (2016) for her role in My Fair Lady. 

Jennifer Ellis
Jennifer Ellis Acting In Bridges Of Madison County (Source: Jennifer Ellis)

It is quite interesting how LaPhonoso and Jennifer are from two different fields but are together. It would be quite interesting to know how the couple met, but unfortunately, no information is available online.

Social media is indeed a great way to learn about the personal lives of celebrities. However, the former Heat player has not posted anything about his wife on his Instagram

We did not find social media account of Jennifer. But we found her website, which talks about her professional life in detail. 

Various sources claim that the couple together has four children, PJ, Elexis, Phonso, and Walter. 

Walter Is On His Way To Continue His Father’s Legacy

One of LaPhonso’s kids, Walter Andrew Ellis, is following in his father’s footsteps. Born on November 29, 1999, Walter is currently playing collegiate basketball at Grand Canyon University. 

He is pursuing a degree in Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Sports Business.

Laphonso Ellis's Son Walter Is Also A Basketball Player
LaPhonso Ellis’s Son, Walter (Source:

The youngster completed his high school studies at Brewster Academy.  

Walter still needs to grow and has a long way to go. But, with hard work and practice, he can surely make it to the NBA, just like his father.

Samyak Shah
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