Mya Powell (born in 2000; 23) is an American lady who came into the limelight for being a half-sister to Devin Booker, a famous basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Mya Powell is one of those that fall into the category of people who tasted fame due to their blood ties with renowned celebrities because left alone, Mya is a private person and has not yet built fame in her own right. Although little is known about her, we are able to gather tidbits about her that have been sieved into the public space.
How Old is Mya Powell and How is She Related to Devin Booker?
Mya Powell is 23 years old. She has not revealed her exact date of birth but many sources report that she was born in Puerto Rico in 2000 accounting for her given age. Mya Powell is the younger half-sister of Devin Booker, the NBA star. Devin Booker was born on 30th October 1996 which means that he is six years older than her.
Mya Powell and Devin Booker share the same mother but have different dads. Mya Powel also has another half-sibling named Davon Wade. The three share the same mother Veronica Gutiérrezn but different fathers. Veronica is a professional cosmetologist and works in a salon. She does nail art, makeup, and facials for clients. She was previously married to a man with whom she had Davon.
There is little or no information about the man except that he originates from Los Nogales, Mexico, Texas. While they were still married, Veronica had an extramarital affair with Devin’s father, Melvin Booker. Melvin Booker is a well-known former basketball player. A Mississippi native, he built a name for himself in the Canadian Basketball League in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He played for the Hartford Hellcats, Grand Rapids Mackers, and Pittsburgh Piranhas. His legacy is now carried by his son Devin Booker.
Veronica and Melvin met in 1995 when he played for the Grand Rapids Mackers during the 1995 CBA season. They grew feelings for each other just after their first meeting and Veronica got pregnant with Devin a few months after. She gave birth to Devin in 1996. Veronica and Melvin Booker never got married. According to reports, it was their hectic schedule and professional commitments that influenced their decision to remain unmarried.
Even though they were together for some time, Melvin and Veronica’s relationship would eventually turn sour and they went their separate ways. Veronica had Mya after she split with Devin’s father. She dated another guy whose name and identity aren’t made public. This is the man that she had Mya Powell with.
To date, nothing is publicly known about Mya Powel’s father and it is not known whether her mother Veronica ever got married to him or not.
Meet Mya Powel’s Half Siblings; Davon Wade and Devin Booker
Powel’s first half-sibling and Veronica’s first child, Davon Wade is currently 29 years old. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He is a licensed real estate broker and currently works for Linehan Real Estate in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Mya Powell’s second half-sibling is Devin Booker. Devin Booker is a famous NBA player currently playing for Phoenix Suns. Devin spent his formative years with his mother but his father would always bring him to his games in the summer and they practiced basketball together. This was the period he developed a strong interest in the game.
After Melvin retired from pro basketball in 2008, he brought Devin with him to his hometown Moss Point, Mississippi, where he helped in training him to become a professional basketball player.
Mya Powell Has a Very Close Bond With Her Brother Devin
Despite having different fathers, Mya generally shares close bonds with both of her brothers, especially Devin. Significantly, Mya has always been in the spotlight for the close relationship she shares with her brother Devin. She has great love and support for him and is mostly seen cheering him on during matches.
Mya often shows that she is proud of Devin, boasting about him to her friends. In the same vein, Devin’s love for his sister is so apparent and people admire their close bonding. Moreso, Devin influenced Mya and she has grown up to become a huge fan of basketball.
Devin would always go home after his match to play board games and basketball with his sister and according to him, Mya is very competitive. For Devin, Mya is a beautiful gift to their family and so he loves her so dearly. She also reciprocates his feeling. Whenever Devin is out to play, Mya would insist that their mom facetime him every morning.
What Disability Does Devin Booker’s Sister Have?
Mya Powell has some intellectual disabilities brought on by a rare medical condition called Microdeletion Syndrome. The syndrome is a genetic chromosomal disorder caused by a chromosomal loss spanning many genes. It results in intellectual disabilities and causes slow development of various body systems.
To say the least, Mya Powell’s medical condition is a cognitional disability that affects physical and mental growth. Since her birth, Mya has had respiratory issues, feeding difficulties, and poor muscle tone. This results in her having a narrow forehead, a tiny lower jaw, an open mouth with an outward-pointing upper lip, and widely spread eyes.
The physical impact of this medical condition can be corrected by repairment surgery although it takes a lot of treatment to cure. Mya is reportedly undergoing treatment and gradually getting better.
Is Mya Powell Married?
No! Mya Powell is not married and is also not known to be in any relationship. She has a special relationship and bonding with her brothers and is usually seen together with them. Although she does not have a personal presence on social media, her brother’s Instagram profile has her photos. She lives with her mother as the whereabouts of her father remain unknown.
Nothing much else is known about Mya’s personal life including her educational background; the names of the schools/institutions she attended and the qualification she has obtained.