Savannah James has been with 4-time NBA champion LeBron James for a long time now. The couple has three kids together and a happy marriage that inspires many couples around the world.
It wasn't easy, but they fought hard to be where they are, with Savannah supporting her husband along the way, seeing him go from a teenager carrying huge expectations, to becoming a man trying to win an NBA championship with a Cleveland Cavaliers team that didn't have the right pieces for the job.
Now they're together in Los Angeles, enjoying the Hollywood life, with Bron trying to leave a mark on the Lakers' rich history. This is a great love story that started many many years ago when LeBron showed his interest in Savannah and asked a friend to link them up.
During a 2017 interview with Cleveland Magazine, Savannah opened up about how her first contact with LeBron and how they started dating.
The couple met while she was a 16-year-old sophomore at Buchtel and he was a 17-year-old junior at rival St. Vincent-St. Mary. A mutual friend who’d transferred from SVSM to Buchtel told her that LeBron had asked for her phone number.
“I’m like, ‘Um, nope. I’ll take his number,’ ” remembers Savannah, who didn’t know much about the basketball phenom at the time. “One day I’m sitting around — I was probably bored or something — and I’m like, ‘Oh, I forgot! I have this number for this guy that I can call. He seemed interested, so let’s see.’ ”
LeBron invited her to one of his basketball games, then to a local Applebee’s with a group of friends afterward. A one-on-one date at an Outback Steakhouse quickly followed. She’s been with him ever since.
“He is truly a king to his queen, if you will,” she says of the attraction. “He treats me with so much respect — I mean, it’s hard to not love him, with the way that he is with me and the kids and his mom and just everyone who’s around him. He’s a really, really humble guy for everything that he has and everything that he’s done.”
20 years later, they're still going strong. They keep going on dates, having dinner together, and showing love to one another in public and private. LeBron has demonstrated that when you care about somebody, no matter how many years have passed, if you take care of things, they last. Of course, they troll each other, too.
James seems to use his friends a lot to get to his loved one. He told Oprah that Dwyane Wade carried the ring before he proposed to his now-wife, so you know this guy always has the right support. It's been 20 years and the James' surely hope that their love remains strong for as long as possible.