Who is Jayson Tatum’s Wife or Girlfriend?

Jayson Tatum is not married at the moment so he does not have a wife. However, he is reported to have a girlfriend whose identity has been revealed to be Ella Mai, an award-winning English singer, and songwriter. 

Jayson, who plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is believed to have been in a relationship with Ella Mai since 2020, and even though neither of the duo has gone public with their romance, reports suggest they are head over heels in love with each other.

Has Jayson Tatum Ever Been Married?

Jayson Tatum has never been married. A quick look at his life history shows absolutely no record of him ever tying the knot with anyone before. It is noteworthy that the basketball star has been wholly focused on his budding career which is shaping up beautifully.

Jayson, who was named the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player in 2022, has helped his team, the Boston Celtics reach the NBA Finals. He also won a gold medal on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo, making him one of the most exciting emerging stars in the National Basketball Association. It appears that he is bent on making the most of his career.

However, despite his fixation with improving his career, and having never been married before, it is important to know that Jayson has dated different ladies in the past and present. He is known to be very private about his personal affairs and romantic life. He is also known to be quite passionate about his son who was born as a result of one of his past relationships.

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Ella Mai and Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum’s Girlfriend Is Ella Mai

Multiple reports suggest that Jayson Tatum’s girlfriend is Ella Mai, the English singer-songwriter. Both Jayson and Ella have chosen to keep things very private and have not spoken up about their romance. But they are reported to have been in love for a while and it appears that they are bent on making things work between them.

For the record, Ella Mai, who began her career at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in 2014, has indeed become very successful, winning multiple awards. She auditioned as part of a trio on the 11th season of The X Factor and in 2015, uploaded a four-track EP to SoundCloud, which was discovered by American record producer Mustard, who signed her to his record label, 10 Summers Records.

From 2016-2018, she released multiple EPs on the label, followed by her self-titled debut studio album in 2018. This featured the hit singles “Boo’d Up” and “Trip”. These songs charted in the US Billboard Hot 100 at numbers 5 and 11, respectively. In 2019, “Boo’d Up” earned Ella Mai two Grammy nominations and a win for Best R&B Song. Furthermore, she won three awards at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, including Top R&B Artist.

Given all this, it is obvious that Ella Mai’s relationship with Jayson Tatum is not why she is famous. As a matter of fact, she was already very famous in her own right by the time she met and started dating Jayson Tatum, and now has a large and solid fan base around the world. Jayson is also popular in his own right so they are both doing really well in their respective fields.

Jayson Tatum And Ella Mai Reportedly Got Together In 2020

Jayson Tatum and Ella Mai first sparked the rumors that they were in a relationship as far back as 2020 when they were spotted in the same building. Jayson was preparing for the third season in the NBA at the time and eagle-eyed fans spotted Ella Mai at Jayson Tatum’s house filming a TikTok video.

When the video was posted online, many viewers couldn’t help but notice the location of the footage which had a white background with wooden window bars. Shortly after, Jayson Tatum also posted his own video online and his video had the exact same details as the ones seen in Ella Mai’s video. Fans quickly deduced that both Jayson and Ella were in the same location having a good time together.

Soon after this, reports began to fly around that the basketball star and the English singer had begun a relationship. The rumors were so strong that they made headlines around sports circles. But, neither Jayson nor Ella Mai confirmed nor denied these rumors. Also, since they had never been spotted together outside on a date before that time, the dating rumors largely remained a huge speculation.

But, eventually, the rumors that Jayson Tatum and Ella Mai were dating took on some more steam in 2022 after the two were spotted together in public for the first time. The two were seen together at a 4th of July party hosted by Michael Rubin, an American businessman, and philanthropist, as reported by The New York Post. A one-minute-long star-studded hype video from the event was posted online by the event manager, Will Makris, and got fans stirred up.

The party, which was attended by a star-studded guest list including Drake, Odell Beckham Jr, Kendall Jenner, Carmelo Anthony, and James Harden, was captured in the hype video posted by event manager Will Makris.

In the video, Tatum and Mai can be seen dressed in white, a strict dress code for Rubin’s annual Independence Day celebration. They also held hands and stayed together. The couple was later seen walking towards a luxurious pool on the rooftop, with Mai waving her hair back and holding an orange drink, while Tatum was seen wearing glasses, half sleeves, and gold chains.

The video went viral on social media and it helped to confirm the rumors that the couple is together as lovers. As time went on, it became more obvious that they had a thing for each other. However, although their relationship went public in 2022, the couple has yet to make it Instagram official.

Jayson Tatum is notorious for keeping details of his love life very private. So, is Ella Mai. Neither of the duo has shown each other off on Instagram, but industry sources say Jayson and Ella have indeed struck things off and are dating. Also, despite all their efforts to keep their dating life private, the high-profile nature of their relationship has definitely made it hard to keep everything under wraps.

Fans have rooted for the two. Many believe that Ella Mai and Jayson would naturally form a celebrity power couple considering how big they are in their respective fields of endeavor. Together, they could become a force to be reckoned with. It is believed that is only a matter of time before they make things official and come clean about their romance.

Jayson Tatum Was Previously in a Relationship With Toriah Lachell

Before meeting Ella Mai and falling in love with her, Jayson Tatum was previously in love with a woman called Toriah Lachell. Toriah, who was born on February 21, 2000, in St. Louis, Missouri, is a 22-year-old hairstylist. She is the daughter of Julie Gibbs and the stepdaughter of John Gibbs. There is no mention of who her biological father is.

Jayson Tatum and Toriah Lachell

She is believed to have been raised by her mother and began learning how to style hair in high school. By the time she graduated high school, she had become skilled at it. Incidentally, Toriah used to be an athlete herself and actually played soccer in college for four years. She spent two years each playing junior varsity and varsity softball. She also played softball for four years in high school and graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School.

After graduation, Toriah worked at several companies before deciding to pursue hair styling as a career. She received a certificate from a cosmetology school called “The Curl Conqueror” and learned to cut hair at “Cut it Kinky.” She later opened her own salon, “The Curl Bar Boston,” and promotes her services on social media.

They Dated During their Days at Chaminade College Prep School

Jayson Tatum and Toriah Lachell first met each other in high school when they were both teenagers. They soon fell for each other and started dating. Toriah and Jayson Tatum were a well-known couple at the time as they were both gifted athletes who were popular among their peers. So, it was assumed they would make the perfect couple as time went on.

According to our findings, Jayson met Toriah when he was already a senior at Chaminade College Preparatory school in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The exact details of how they met have not been revealed, but they became a couple over time, bonding really well and becoming popular in high school.

They continued their romance even after high school. The couple remained in touch when Jayson got into Duke University and continued his basketball journey while Toriah furthered her own quest for more knowledge.

They Have A Son Together

The relationship between Jayson Tatum and Toriah Lachell produced a child while it lasted. The former lovebirds now have a son together. Toriah became pregnant with Jayson’s child in 2017, during his rookie year in the NBA.

According to reports, it was just as he was ending his freshman year at Duke University and his professional career was just beginning, that Jayson Tatum found out that Lachell was expecting a baby in mid-2017. He mentioned this in an interview with Graham Bensinger.

Jayson Tatum also revealed that when he first found out that his girlfriend was pregnant, he was not initially receptive to the news because he was scared. He said he initially felt scared and selfish because he was focused on preparing for the NBA Draft and feared it would affect his draft position if the news that he was about to become a father emerged publicly. So, he kept the news a secret from his teammates and coaches, not wanting to be seen as less focused.

However, the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals MVP has now completely embraced fatherhood. Jayson and Toriah named their son Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. but he is more popularly known as Deuce now. Interestingly, when Deuce was born in December of the same year, both Tatum and Lachell were only 19 years old, becoming young parents.

Jayson Tatum and Toriah Parted Ways in 2017 

Soon after welcoming their son, Jayson Tatum and Toriah Lachell began having problems. While the couple was happy with the birth of their child, their relationship did not improve. They eventually broke up and parted ways. This was surprising to the people who knew them well considering the fact that there appeared to be the perfect couple. According to some reports, their relationship ended in 2017 but others report that they broke up in early 2018.

The reason for their breakup is not very clear because there are a number of reasons that have been proposed. Some reports speculate that the couple parted ways because they were a little immature and could not handle the pressure that early parenthood brought to them. Also, Jayson’s career and its many demands took its toll. Other reports have claimed that Toriah was the one who broke up with Jayson because she found out he was cheating, This claim has not been independently verified.

They Remain Good Co-Parents to their Son 

Despite their breakup, Jayson Tatum and Toriah have made a good job of properly co-parenting their child so he would have the presence of both parents while growing up. To that effect, Toriah decided to move to Boston, where Jayson is playing for the Boston Celtics, so that the basketball player could continue to be a part of their child’s life. This also allowed Toriah to focus on her cosmetic school.

Jayson Tatum, who says he did not properly feel his father’s presence when he was a child, has vowed to be a better father to his son. Today, he is known to be absolutely fond of his son and has often called the boy his ‘best friend. Deuce is also a beloved member of the Boston Celtics family right now. In fact, Deuce even has his own fans, who cheer for him during games and even at All-Star Weekend.

The little boy is often seen courtside cheering on the team and interacting with players, both before and after games. Before every game in TD Garden during the 2022 postseason, Deuce stood by his father’s side during the national anthem. Jayson Tatum, who is a young father, has always explained that he enjoys the experience of “growing up together” with his son and finds it cool that Deuce will be able to see and remember his father’s career as it progresses.

Jayson Tatum also revealed that his son may soon take after him because the young boy has started showing interest in the game of basketball. Jayson’s teammate Grant Williams has also revealed that Deuce already has some impressive basketball skills, including passing and dribbling with both hands.

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