Did Jalen Rose Get Married To His Girlfriend? Has A Daughter But Is It With A Wife?
Decorated basketball star, Jalen Rose is a well-known figure in the NBA. Currently working as a sports analyst for ESPN, Jalen played for six different NBA teams during his sporting career and is an inspiration to many aspiring basketball players.
Jalen, who started dating his girlfriend at the age of 43, has always remained silent about his marital status. The Michigan native was once identified as a married man. But was there any truth to that news and is he married to the mother of his children?
Dig in to find the reality of Jalen's personal life!
Open About Dating Life, Remains Silent On Marital Status
Back in 2012, Jalen was mistaken for a married man when Google claimed a woman named Alexandra Rose as his wife. The former NBA star took this opportunity to post a sarcastic tweet directed towards the search engine on 17 June 2012. He wrote on his Twitter,
"Dear Google. WHO is the Alexandra Rose that is listed as my spouse? SMH!"
With Jalen's tweet, fans assumed that he was implying towards his bachelor status.
Jalen is the father of three children: two daughters, and a step-son. One of his daughters, Mariah Christian Rose was conceived on 14 July 2000 to Jalen and his ex-girlfriend Mauri Goens and is now following her father's footsteps of a sportsperson. She had already won her first championship at a young age. Jalen, a proud father, took to Twitter on 16 January 2017 to congratulate his child and express his joy.
Jalen poses alongside daughter on her first championship win on 16 January 2017 (Photo: Jalen Rose's Twitter)
While the 45-year-old sports analyst has kept his other two kids out of the spotlight, the biggest mystery is the identity of his children's mother. Some assume that his latest girlfriend as the mother, but with a lack of any evidence this seems to be a far-fetched hypothesis.
Mother of Jalen's Daughter; Jalen's "Wifey"
Jalen has been dating ESPN's sports anchor Molly Qerim since 2016. The news first surfaced in the media after he shared a picture along with Molly describing her as his "wifey" on 9 July 2016.
Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim after meeting up Joel Osteen on 9 July 2016 (Photo: Jalen Rose's Twitter)
Although Jason introduced Molly as his wife, the partners are not married in real life.
While the couple has not revealed the date of their first meeting, fans assume that they encountered each other at the workplace. The two have established a pure and profound love for one another, and the love between them has not been far from the eyes of the public and media.
Back in 2016, Jalen even took up a feud with Eminem after the rap god dedicated 30 seconds of his time rapping about Molly Qerim in his song called "Campaign Speech. The song's lyrics also cited other famous personalities including President Donald Trump, Robin Thicke, and Colin Kaepernick.
In response, Jalen talked about the incident and his opinion of the rapper while appearing in an episode of ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby,
["Campaign Speech" is] really long, but I made it through the end. No question about it. And I’ve heard it multiple times. It’s fire. Bars. He mentions Molly Qerim, and I have people hitting me up thinking that it’s some sort of diss towards me. She’s educated, talented, and beautiful—a public figure that’s doing a terrific job on a really popular show called First Take. So guess what’s going to happen? She deserves to have so many people giving her positive attention and props. That’s love!
Jalen and Molly are going strong in their relationship, but are yet to reveal any plan for the future. Meanwhile, it has been cleared that Molly is not the mother of his daughter and step-son as their romance nurtured only about two years ago.