Pau Gasol Wife Catherine McDonnell Is A Proud Mom

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A former basketball player Pau Gasol has been happily married to his wife, Catherine McDonnell, since July 2019.

The lovely couple has two children, Max Gasol and Elisabet Gianna Gasol. Elisabet Gianna was born in 2020 and is currently 3 years old.

Their second child, a son named Max Gasol, was born in December 2022. The family currently resides in California. 

Pau Gasol, A Former NBA Player
Pau Gasol, A Former NBA Player (Source: NBA)

Pau Gasol is a retired Spanish basketball player who had a successful career in the NBA, making it to six All-Star Games and being selected for the All-NBA team four times.

He is regarded as one of the best power forwards in the sport’s history and among the most significant European basketball players ever. 

Gasol was initially chosen as the third overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but he was traded to the Vancouver Grizzlies.

He became the first non-American player to earn the NBA Rookie of the Year award 2002 while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Gasol achieved back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Recently, it was announced in 2023 that Gasol would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contributions.

Pau Gasol Wife

Pau Gasol’s wife, Catherine McDonnell, was born May 22, 1989, in the United States to her parents, Celeste and Dennis McDonnell.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Business and a Master’s in Business and Communication Management from USC.

In 2007, McDonnell started her career at ‘Singer Associates Public Relations and Public Affairs’ and remained there until August 2009.

Pau Gasol's Wife Catherine Gasol
Pau Gasol’s Wife, Catherine Gasol (Source: Instagram)

Subsequently, she transitioned to a Sales and Marketing role at Showtime Networks.

Following this, she explored Sports Broadcasting with stints at ABC News and Fox News, marking the early stages of her journey.

Along her professional path, McDonnell held various positions such as Project Manager, Vice President, and Director of Communications.

She still holds the latter role at TESS Research Foundation, a company dedicated to seeking treatment for the rare SLC13A5 Epilepsy, a Citrate Transporter Disorder.

Catherine Is A Proud Mother Of Two

Catherine has been blessed with two children. After marrying the love of her life, Pau, she welcomed her first baby daughter a year after their marriage.

On September 14, 2020, Gasol took to Twitter to announce the arrival of their daughter.

Elisabet Holding Her Baby Brother
Elisabet Holding Her Baby Brother (Source: Instagram)

He expressed happiness, mentioning that his wife and their newborn, Elisabet, were healthy.

The couple’s joy of being parents multiplied with the arrival of a baby boy named Max on December 1, 2022.

Pau shared their joy on Instagram, saying, “Our baby boy has arrived!!”

Pau And Catherine’s Love Life And Marriage

The pair met for the first time when Pau was playing against the Los Angeles Lakers. They hit it off immediately, as they both appreciated each other’s authentic personalities.

When they started dating, they announced their engagement in 2016. Two years later couple finally decided to take their relationship to the next level.

Pau And His Wife Catherine on Their Wedding Day
Pau And His Wife Catherine on Their Wedding Day (Source: Instagram)

They tied the knot on On July 7, 2019, they exchanged vows in San Francisco, California.

Adding to their love story, they held another wedding ceremony in Pau’s hometown of Barcelona, Spain, a few months later.

Chanda Rai
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