Lauren Jackson also known as Lauren Elizabeth Jackson is a former Australian professional basketball player who is considered the most famous basketball player in Australia since 2003. Until today, Jackson has played for some of the finest teams in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) such as Canberra Capitals, Seattle Storm, Samsung Bichumi, Australian Institute of Sport, and Ros Casares Valencia, to name a few. Since the start of her career in 1997 after getting the scholarship, Lauren played for more than a decade and resigned in 2016.
Being the daughter of two national basketball players, Jackson was always the center of attention and she was trained since her childhood to be as skilled as her parents. Thriving in her professional and personal life, people often wonder about her married life. Thus, without further delay let’s take a look into the love life of Lauren Jackson.
Is Lauren Jackson Married?
Lauren Jackson is currently married to her long-term boyfriend, Paul Bryne, a former basketball player and journalist by profession. Although there is little information on how the couple met, it is known that they married in 2014 in front of a small group of family and friends.
Following that, in October 2016, Jackson revealed on Instagram that she was carrying her first child and published a snapshot of her small but developing tummy. Later, Lauren gave birth to a baby, a son, on February 2, 2017, named Harrison "Harry" Gray Jackson. In the following year, she gave birth to her second child, Lenny. The four-person family is claimed to be living peacefully in Melbourne for the time being.
On the other hand, before being in an official relationship with Paul, Lauren had made headlines in 2008 worldwide for her dating rumor with fellow China’s basketball player, Yao Ming. Precise, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics’ Closing Ceremony, all of the athletes entered the Birds Nest Stadium and were gathered on the field including Jackson. Nonetheless, soon the cameras and audience's eyes were all fixed in one place, and that was when China’s basketball star and Australia’s women’s basketball star, Yao and Lauren were seen hugging each other, not once but at least twice.
It wasn’t long before the media quickly made statements like “At the Closing Ceremony, Yao Ming and a blonde-haired girl hugged more than just once, here is the evidence, everyone sees for yourselves!.” With photographs are attached. However, the rumor was never confirmed by either of them and the rumor soon got stopped in itself.
Who Is Lauren Jackson’s Husband?
Paul Bryne, Lauren's partner is an Australian journalist and a former professional basketball player who is widely identified as the spouse of Lauren Jackson.
Paul was born in 1979 in Australia, so he is 43 years old. After growing up in the city area and graduating college in the major of journalism through a private institution, he stepped his foot into the media industry. Similarly, Bryne stands at the height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.95 m, 195 cm) and weighs around 80 kg (176 lbs). Likewise, he has black hair and blue eyes. Apart from that, Paul is a secretive type of person, he hasn’t revealed further information about himself.