Candace Parker

Baseball player (1986)
Tue Sep 08 2020
By   Ruku

The 2016 WNBA Championship winning Candace Parker is an active and successful professional basketball player. Parker currently plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). 

Candace Nicole Parker was born on April 19, 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States of America, under the zodiac sign of Aries. She is the only daughter of Natasha Parker and Larry Parker. Candace has two brothers, the retired basketball player Anthony Parker, and a doctor Marcus Parker.

Concerning education, Candace attended Naperville Central High School. Afterward, she joined the University of Tennesse. During the college year, she played for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, a women basketball team representing the University of Tennesse.

Current Relationship Status

The 6-feet-4-inch tall WNBA player Candace lives a single life since the separation with her former spouse. As of now, she is more focused on her career.

 The American basketball player Candace Parker lives a single life mothering her only daughter.
Image: The American basketball player Candace Parker lives a single life mothering her only daughter.
Source: Instagram @candaceparker

Parker lives with her only daughter with whom she never misses a chance to flaunt a picture on her official Instagram account. The pure mother-daughter bonding can be clearly seen on her Instagram pictures.

Separated With Shelden Williams

The 34-years-old Candace was in a marital relationship with Shelden Williams. Shelden is the former basketball player who played for the NBA teams such as Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, etc.

The 34 aged Candace Parker was married to the former basketballer Shelden Williams from 2008 to 2016.
Picture: The 34 aged Candace Parker was married to the former basketballer Shelden Williams from 2008 to 2016.
Source: Getty Images

 As of 2020, Williams serves as an assistant coach for the College Park Skyhawks. Williams and Parker shared their wedding vows on November 13, 2008. From the wedding day, the duo was sharing a perfect bond as a perfect married pair. 

From the marital bond, on May 13, 2009, they also shared their only daughter named Lailaa Nicole Williams. The formerly married couple were parenting their only child happily. Everything was going fine; however, in November 2016, they spilled their marital relationship. 

Candace Parker with her only daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams.
Snap: Candace Parker with her only daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams.
Source: Instagram @candaceparker

After the separation, Candace paid him $400,000 as alimony. Later, they decided for a joint legal and physical custody of their daughter Lailaa without paying any child support. 

Net Worth: $5 million

Candace enjoys a net worth of $5 million which she collected from her professional sports career. She is playing for the Los Angeles Sparks since 2008. The professional team has won numerous championships.

Back on October 3, 2008, Parker also became the first woman to win the title Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player. Likewise, Parker was also the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament.

 The WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold medalist, Candace Parker plays for the WNBA team Los Angeles Sparks
Snap: The WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold medalist, Candace Parker plays for the WNBA team Los Angeles Sparks.
Source: SB nation

Candace was also a member of the USA Women's National under-19 basketball team. She played for the team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, helping them win a gold medal. The team also won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship.

As per the sources, the WNBA player makes an average salary of around $79,000. But Candace is a popular and successful player. So, she might be earning more than an average,

Stay tuned with Married Celeb for further updates

More Biography