Meet Lauren Prothe, wife of NBA star Nene Hilario. The two met through Nene’s close friend and personal manager’s wife, who played volleyball with the 6-foot-1 Lauren in high school. When talking about the first time he met Lauren, Nene’s face lit up. Nene says, “What can I say? She’s everything.” “She’s my promise from God. She’s all.”
The couple married on February 14th, 2009 at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver. Four days after getting married, Nene was all smiles. Nene says,”I feel wonderful, bro,” “It’s so good when she calls me, ‘Oh, my husband.’ ”
Nene is thinking about starting a family. “God test us,” Nene said. “Now we deserve the blessings — the marriage, the kids. We are going to be so happy.”
Lauren Prothe, a Fort Collins native, speaks fluent Portuguese. She is an ex-Colorado State University volleyball player.
Nene plays for the NBA Denver Nuggets. In 2006, Nene signed a $60 million dollar contract.
Photos By: Joshua Duplechian