Bre Ladd is the famous wife of basketball coach and former player Luke Walton. She is also popular on her own with those who are familiar with the volleyball sport. Bre Ladd was a former volleyball player, having played for her high school, and even at the university level.
Her talent shone through, and at a time she was listed as the number one volleyball player in 2002 by Fab 50.
But, as relatively famous as she was then, she became even more popular after Luke Walton married her. In this article, we will be looking at facts about her that may not have come to the limelight in recent years. We would also examine her marriage to Luke Walton and why it has blossomed after they first said “I do.”
Quick Facts About Bre Ladd
Who is Bre Ladd?
Bre Ladd was born to Bob Ladd and Tammie Ladd in Tucson, Arizona on April 19, 1984. She grew up with a sibling, Josh Ladd. Growing up, she showed her affinity for sports. This was first evident when she was at Canyon Del Oro High School. She was heavily involved in sports, especially volleyball where she excelled. She would then carry her talent to college, University of Arizona, where she became involved in volleyball. But that was not all she did in college as she joined the college of Deaf and Blind, mastering the sign languages.
However, what she enrolled for was Nursing. She earned a degree in Nursing with a major in Public Health in 2003. Aside from this, she trained herself to be a professional divorce officer.
Bre Ladd Professional Career
Even though she is widely regarded as the wife of the Sacramento Kings Basketball coach, Luke Walton, she also has a reputation she built all by herself. In high school,into as we mentioned earlier, she was the holy grail of volleyball. She led her team to several titles. Her records speak for her. Take, for instance, she has the record of the most kills for the Canyon Del Oro High School.
For four years consecutively, she was a volleyball letter winner. To cap her glorious excellence in high school, she was awarded the Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year in 2001.
After high school, she joined the University of Arizona volleyball team, which are called the Arizona Wildcats. She played for the team and was usually the standout player. Bre won several honours including Tucson Citizen of the Year, Arizona State Player of The Year.
Bre Ladd Also Mentors Deaf Students
Right from her college days, Bre Ladd had an unusual connection to the physically challenged. We can say it was what informed her decision to enrol at the college of Deaf and Blind at the University of Arizona. Ladd created time to mentor those physically challenged people.
Who is Bre Ladd’s Husband?
Luke Walton is a former professional basketball player. He was born to a father, Bill Walton, who was an NBA and NCAA star. His father was an exceptional basketballer. His excellence saw him inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In basketball terms, Luke Walton is called a small forward. He has played in some of the biggest basketball teams in the United States. I’m 2009, Walton was part of the Los Angeles Lakers team that won the NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.
Walton played with Basketball greats like the late Kobe Bryant. He spent nine years playing basketball with the Lakers alongside Bryant. Before he transitioned into mainstream basketball, he played for four years at the University of Arizona. Walton retired after playing his last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013.
How Did Luke Walton and Bre Ladd Meet?
The lovers attended the same college in Arizona University. They also played sports, Bre was a volleyballer while Luke was a basketballer. They found themselves one day and fell in love. There is no information on how they first met, maybe it was during training, or a sporting event, whatever, the truth is, they met, fell in love and married.
The lovers remained friends till 2005. After dating for seven years, the couple tied the knot.
Shocking Fact About Bre Ladd and Walton’s Wedding
After accepting the proposal of Walton to be his wife on December 24, 2012, the couple married on August 17, 2013. But here is where it gets interesting. Bre and Walton had 225 guests at their wedding ceremony amongst which the majority were NBA stars. After the church wedding, the couple and guests were transported to The Little Nell in Colorado, the venue of the reception by gondolas. It must have been a shock for the guests but this is what you expect when you have Brooke Keegan plan your wedding ceremony. The couple had Kelly James perform for them. The couple had their honeymoon in Santorini, Greece.
Is Bre Ladd on Social Media?
Oh well, some celebrities prefer to stay under and not get exposed to the media. This is what Bre Ladd has chosen. She is not active on any social media platform including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
What is Bre Ladd Net Worth?
According to reliable sources, Bre Ladd has a net worth of $2 million.
Even though she did not take up volleyball professionally, we believe finding joy in helping the physically challenged is always a good thing in our books. For eight years now, her marriage to Luke Walton keeps waxing strong.