We are not sure how they first met or when they started dating, but we do know they have been dating on and off for years since their 7-year-old daughter Demi was born.
The couple surprised many family and friends to say the least when they got married last year. Why you ask? Well, two weeks before he proposed to Jewell, Smith had reportedly still been in a relationship with his girlfriend of two years, Ashley Weatherspoon. In fact, Weatherspoon was spotted sitting with several other Cleveland Cavaliers wives and girlfriends during the 2015 NBA Finals.
Smith and Jewell married in mid August 2015 after getting engaged in one of the most cutest ways. So how did it happen? Well, Smith and the couple’s daughter, Demi, surprised Jewell by whipping out a ring box with a shiny diamond and asking her mother: “Mommy, will you marry us?”
Watch the cute video of the proposal below:
Jewel Harris became a stepmom to her hubby’s other daughter from a previous relationship, Payton Smith. Here’s a photo of J.R. and his two daughters below:
J.R. Smith currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played high school basketball at New Jersey basketball powerhouse Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark. Smith was recruited by the University of North Carolina Tarheels but opted to enter the 2004 NBA draft. Over his career, Smith has played for the New Orleans Hornets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and overseas for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association due to the 2011 NBA lockout.