LeBron James and his wife Savannah have been high school sweethearts. They have a strong relationship, mostly because they’ve always been a very private couple and tend not to share too much about their family life. However, they recently opened up in an interview with Vogue‘s Robert Sullivan.
While they talked mostly about their work at first, with Savannah sharing some details about her Women of Our Future program and LeBron talking about The LeBron James Family Foundation, they did mention their children. LeBron said:
“We have a system, and it works very well for our family. And like I always say, there’s no library . . . there’s no philosopher——”
Savannah interrupted him to say ‘no books’. Then, LeBron continued:
“No book that can tell you about parenthood. Even your mom, your dad, your grandparents—they can give you pointers, but you have to go along that path on your own because every kid is different; every situation is different. Me and my wife are different, but at the same time we’re the same. I’m gone a lot, so she is the boss of the household; she’s the rule-setter. It’s hard for me to go on the road for two and half weeks and then come home and tell my kids, ‘Look, this is how it should be done’ when she’s been home every day.”
Savannah went on to add:
“Yeah, don’t come home throwing monkey wrenches in the operation! But yes—we have that understanding.”
LeBron and Savannah have three children: LeBron James Junior, Bryce Maximus James and Zhuri Nova James. They were together before all the money and fame, so we know that their love is true.
Their love story started while they were high school students who grabbed dinner at Outback Steakhouse on their first date and stuck together through James’ meteoric rise through the NBA.
“I guess you could say he was a pretty good date,” Savannah said in 2017. “After all, we’re still going on more dates, three kids, and 15 years later.”