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There are two possible ways to live your life as a celebrity spouse.
The first method is to bask in the glory of your partner’s achievements by relishing all the media attention they attract. The other method is to project an enigmatic public persona and keep the tabloids constantly guessing about your true character and personality.
It appears that Anthony Davis’ wife prefers the latter, as this post shall explore further. Here’s what we know about the NBA star’s rather intriguing wife.
Who Is Anthony Davis?
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr., commonly nicknamed AD, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Los Angeles Lakers.
Davis played basketball collegiately for the Kentucky Wildcats where he achieved impressive stats, such as being named a first team All-American and winning the Consensus National Player of the Year. He also won the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, and the Pete Newell Big Man Award, among other accolades.
After an illustrious college career, Anthony Davis turned professional at the 2012 NBA Draft and was selected by the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans as the first overall pick. He played with the Hornets until 2019 when he was traded to the Lakers.
Among Davis’ noteworthy career achievements include 8 X NBA All-Star awards, 4 X All-NBA First Team awards, NBA champion award, and NBA All-Star Game MVP. The NBA superstar was also part of the United States men’s national basketball team that won gold medals in the 2012 Olympic and 2014 World Cup.
Is Anthony Davis Married?
Anthony Davis is married to Marlen Polanco, a woman who has managed to project a rather enigmatic public persona.
Polanco may have risen to the limelight as a wife of the famous NBA star. However, she has also drawn a considerable amount of spotlight to herself for her charming looks and the aura of mystery around her.
But while information concerning Marlen’s private life is yet to hit the mainstream media, the little we know is enough to shed some light on one of the most fascinating celebrity spouses.
Marlen Polanco’s Early Life and Education Background
Details of Marlen Polanco’s family background are almost nonexistent. The identities and whereabouts of her parents remain unknown.
Some sources indicate that she has siblings. However, their names are yet to be shared with the public.
It’s unclear what schools Marlen attended either.
Polanco appears to have vowed to keep information about her early life and education background under wraps, a decision her husband supports wholeheartedly.
The NBA star is rarely on social media despite having over 7.2 million followers on Instagram alone. And whenever he posts anything, the content is often related to his basketball career. Even his supposed family-themed posts are usually in reference to his Lakers teammates.
How Did Marlen Polanco And Anthony Davis Meet?
Marlen Polanco and Anthony Davis do not delight in sharing their private life with the public. That explains why the couple’s romance has been a closely guarded secret over the years.
But while neither Marlen nor Anthony has publicly recounted how they first met, many believe the couple began dating around 2016 or 2017. However, even if these speculations are true, the pair did an excellent job at keeping their relationship a secret for a while.
Rumors of a possible romance between the two intensified in late 2017 when they reportedly hosted a baby shower for their daughter. However, the couple did little to fuel these gossips as photos of the supposed baby shower party never made it to the limelight.
Marlen and Anthony did not make joint public appearances until early 2020. The duo appeared in the public together for the first time at the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty on February 9, 2020. Marlen looked stunning in her elegant white dress while Anthony rocked it in a black tuxedo.
Their complementary outfits and willingness to pose for photos together were the clearest indications ever that the two were an item.
When Did Marlen Polanco And Anthony Davis Marry?
Marlen and Anthony tied the knot on September 18, 2021, according to many sources. The couple chose Beverly Hills Hotel in California as the venue for their wedding.
The wedding was unsurprisingly an invite-only affair. However, it was a star-studded event attended by renowned NBA celebrities, such as LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
Other noteworthy attendees were sports agent Rich Paul and singer Adele.
Do Marlen Polanco And Anthony Davis Have Children Together?
Marlen Polanco and Anthony Davis have three children together. The couple welcomed their firstborn, a daughter named Nala Davis, on November 1, 2017.
Nala has made multiple public appearances alongside her dad. She was pictured sitting on her father’s lap in May 2021 during a post-match interview. She was also her dad’s date during the Los Angeles premier of ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ in July 2021 at the Regal LA Live & 4DX Theater.
Marlen and Davis’ second and third children were born in June 2021 and 2022, respectively. Little is known concerning their names and birthdates, except that they’re all boys.
Have Marlen And Anthony Been In Any Previous Relationships?
Little is known concerning Marlen Polanco’s relationship history. However, her husband Davis has been in at least one high-profile relationship before.
Anthony dated openly gay Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player Brittney Griner in 2015. The two reportedly began dating after Griner separated from fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson due to domestic violence.
During the peak of Davis and Griner’s relationship, rumors began to swirl that the couple were officially married. However, these allegations were never confirmed by either party. Davis succeeded in keeping the affair a top-guarded secret, just like his relationship with Marlen.
Anthony and Brittney separated after a few months of dating and the WNBA star began a relationship with Charelle Watson. The two got engaged in August 2018 and married in June 2019.
Other Fun Facts About Marlen Polanco
Marlen Polanco measures 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 121 pounds. For comparison, her husband stands at a towering height of 6 feet 10 inches and measures 253 pounds.
Polanco is a woman of unquestionable beauty. While she doesn’t identify officially as a model, her graceful body and black sensual eyes are features that any model would die for.