Shawn Marion Wife: Is He Married? Dating And Relationship Timeline

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Fans often express curiosity about the personal lives of their favorite celebrities, and former professional basketball player Shawn Marion is no exception.

While many fans wonder about his current relationship status, Shawn Marion is currently single and does not have a wife.

Shawn was previously in a relationship with Jennifer Christenson, the Miss Illinois USA 2012 runner-up.

The former couple shares a son, who was born in the mid-2010s.

Despite their separation, both Shawn and Jennifer have shown their dedication to being responsible parents by co-parenting their son.

Former NBA Player Shawn Marion
Former NBA Player Shawn Marion (Source: Twitter)

Born on May 17, 1978, Shawn Dwayne Marion is a four-time NBA All-star who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Known as “The Matrix,” he was regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his athleticism and his ability to play and defend many positions.

The Matrix began his professional career after the Phoenix Suns selected him as the ninth overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft, and spent nine seasons with them.

The former NBA player played for different teams, such as Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Moreover, he led the Mavericks to win their maiden NBA championship in 2011.

Jennifer Christensen: Wife Of Shawn Marion?

On March 22, 2013, Jennifer had made their relationship with Shawn public, and they frequently shared pictures of their vacations and moments on Facebook.

The Illinois-born player and Jennifer were together for several years before parting ways in 2015.

Early Dating Phase Of Shawn & Jennifer
Early Dating Phase Of Shawn & Jennifer (Source: Facebook)

However, there is no evidence to suggest they officially tied the knot at any point.

According to sources, Shawn was reportedly in relationships with Kimbella Vanderhee and Erika Jones before being with Jennifer, but there is no information about him marrying either of them.

Jennifer Christensen Is A Founder Of FaceTrace

The one-time NBA champion Shawn’s former partner Jennifer was born in Chicago on September 26, 1985.

Jennifer attended Whitney Young Magnet High School and completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Michigan in 2007.

The Chicago native started her corporate career as an intern at Fox 2 News in Detroit.

Since then, she has worked as an on-air talent host, producer, talk show host, outreach program coordinator, and chief public relations officer at several companies.

Shawn Marion Former Girlfriend Jennifer Christensen
Shawn Marion’s Former Girlfriend Jennifer Christensen (Source: Instagram)

In addition to that, Jennifer was the runner-up for the Miss Illinois USA 2012 and Humanitarian Award Recipient.

Furthermore, she was the co-founder and CEO of JMP Global and has written a book “Real,” which was published on August 13, 2011.

Currently, Jennifer is the founder and CEO of FaceTrace Inc, a company that helps women apply cosmetics properly and achieve the desired makeup looks.

The company will also soon launch a mobile interactive application, the first digital tool to offer an easy and customized makeup application experience.

Apart from managing her corporate life, Jennifer balances her family responsibilities equally by devoting ample time to her son.

Shawn & Jennifer Share A Son

The ex-couple has a son named Shawn David Marion, born on April 23, 2014.

Jennifer and the former basketball player broke up when Shawn Jr. was relatively young, and they have been co-parenting ever since.

They reportedly spent years in Cook County court trying to work out parenting time and child support.

The young Shawn presently resides with his mother, Jennifer, in Chicago.  

Shawn Marion With His Ex-Partner Jennifer & Son Shawn David
Shawn Marion With His Ex-Partner Jennifer & Son Shawn David (Source: Instagram)

Although they have been separated for quite a while and do not even follow each other on Instagram, they do not walk away from the responsibilities of co-parenting their son, Shawn.

Despite their personal conflicts, Shawn & Jennifer manage their time to be present at their son’s special events, like birthday celebrations, school meetings, and games.

Smriti Khadka
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