We caught up with Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and his wife Jada this past weekend on the red carpet of the BET Awards and they were too cute! During the interview, the couple, who have been holding each other down for 11 years, dished on their relationship history, how they first met, and the couple they look up to the most.
Chris also revealed that Jada had dressed him for the awards (as she always does), and that the two were treating their appearance at the show as a date night away from the kids.
It's a date night for us, too. My parents are in town. They're watching the kids and what better way to go on a date than to the BET Awards.
Watch their cute interview and peep a few highlights below:
On couples they look up to
Jada: For me, his parents. They have the most awesome relationship.
Chris: It's not necessarily famous people that you want to aspire to. I think, like she said, my parents. They've been married now for 32 years on Wednesday. They're friends before anything, and I think that's what we like.
On how they met
Jada: We met in high school. I'm a year older than him so in high school it wasn't cool to be a senior dating a junior.
Chris: We went to rival high schools and we had a mutual friend. I asked her friend and she introduced me. So here we are 11 years later.
On if social media hurts a relationship
Jada: It depends on the relationship.
Chris: Everybody's different. I'm not one of those people who says you gotta do it this way. Everything works different for some people and we make ours work.
On Chris being pictured opening doors for Jada
Chris: I'm from the South so it's yes ma'am, yes sir, all that stuff.
Jada: He yells at me when I don't let him open the door.
Chris: Yeah. You gotta say please and all that stuff.
Back in 2011, shortly after their wedding, Chris and Jada dished to Essence Magazine about how having kids put things into perspective, and how Jada has been by Chris' side from the beginning.
Jada: [...] When I got pregnant, Chris’ clubbing came to a halt because he wanted to be a good father. And being a good father meant being a better boyfriend. Chris and I just are hometown, everyday people. Sometimes [his family] gave me the side-eye like, Is she here for the right reasons? But Chris stood up for me. It made us stronger. Our relationship has been a progression. I feel safe with Chris. He’s very protective."
Chris: "She used to wear Jordans. Jada was with me when I was broke. Becoming parents made us closer. I truly love Jada; she has been there for the ups and the downs. Basketball isn’t going to last forever. Jada and I love spending time with each other, genuinely.”
What a beautiful couple!