Cleive Ester Adams

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Tue May 30 2023
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Cleive Ester Adams is a celebrity who got in the spotlight for his blood ties with mainstream celebrities. He is the father of  Sonya Curry, the ex-wife of NBA star Dell Curry.

Adams is also the grandfather of NBA star Stephen Curry. Aside from his ties with NBA stars, Cleive stayed low-key. But keep scrolling to learn more information relating to the life of Cleive.

Cleive Ester Adams' Wife: Know Sonya Curry's Parents Love Life

The celebrity father, Cleive Ester Adams, got married to the love of his life. Cleive tied the knot with Candy Adams Lou. After their wedding, the beautiful pair lives a low-key life.

Cleive Ester Adam's wife Candy Adams Lou.
Cleive Ester Adam's wife, Candy Adams Lou. Source: Instagram

When did Cleive and Candy meet? This is probably one of the questions many people want to know. Unfortunately, Sonya's parent's marital details are under wraps. Many internet tabloids say they started dating in the 1960s.

Cleive's wife, Candy, was born and raised in Haiti. She is believed to have been born in the 1940s. She often gets featured on her daughter, Sonya's Instagram.

Cleive & Candy Divorce Rumors

There have been rumors about Sonya's parents, Cleive and Candy, not being together. The rumors spread as Sonya said she and her siblings were raised by her mother.

Sonya's statement denotes her parents separated a long time ago. As the couple lives such a low-key life, it is rather hard to say if Cleive and his wife, Candy, are divorced.

Cleive Ester Adams Welcomed Three Children With His Wife, Candy Adams

Dell Curry's ex-wife, Sonya, is not the only child of her parents. Instead, she was raised alongside her two siblings. Yes, Cleive and Candy share three children.

Sonya Adams and her siblings during their childhood.
Sonya Adams and her siblings during their childhood. Source: Instagram

All three of Cleive's children thrive in their careers. And their names are Cleive Adams Jr, India Adams, and Sonya Adams. All three of his children are grown-ups and have made a remarkable profession. 

Cleive Adams Jr Is Football Head Coach

Cleive's only son, Cleive Adams Jr, is a gifted athlete. He is skilled as a defensive back and a receiver. His talent was seen during his high school and college days.

Sonya's brother, Cleive Jr, was in Radford High and Ferrum College football teams. Later, he was the assistant head coach of the Ferrum College.

Sonya Adams and her siblings took a picture during a reunion.
Sonya Adams and her siblings took a picture during a reunion. Source: Instagram

Cleive landed his first head coach role at Averette University in Virginia in 2014. After this, he was asked to be the head coach of Ferrum College, which he accepted.

Speaking of personal life, Cleive Jr is married to a woman named Jill. The romantic couple has three children together, Cleive III, Nick, and Chelsea Adams.

Know About India Adams 

India Adams is one of the two daughters of Cleive Ester Adams. She displayed her talent since her childhood. As her brother was gifted in Football, India was blessed with Basketball.

India was named the 1988 Timesland Girl's Basketball Player of the Year. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Arts from Belmont Abbey College.

Sonya's sister, India, received Masters's degree from Endicott College. After working as a certified Montessori educator, she worked as an educator like her sister Sonya. Now, she is the head of Phoenix Montessori Academy.

Cleive's daughter Sonya Adams & Her Marriage

Sonya Adams is the most popular one among Cleive's children. She is an American educator and president of the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman

Sonya Curry with her former husband Dell Curry.
Sonya Curry with her former husband, Dell Curry. Source: Briefly News

Like her two siblings, Sonya was also an athlete and played Volleyball. According to her best friends, the volleyball team in their college was famous because of Sonya.

Cleive's daughter Sonya rose to fame after she became the wife of NBA star Dell Curry. The pair met in college at Virginia Tech and got married in 1988. 

During their time as a husband and wife, Dell and Sonya became the parents of three. She is the mother of Stephen, Seth, and daughter Sydel. 

Cleive's daughter, Sonya, ended her marriage with a messy divorce in 2021. She was together with her ex-husband Dell for 33 years.

Cleive Ester Adams Net Worth: Professional Life, Properties, & Earnings

Cleive Ester Adams is not so forthcoming in the press. His personal life, as well as professional life, is unclear. According to Buzz South Africa, he is an entrepreneur and owns a drywall company named Rocky Mount Drywall Service.

Cleive Ester Adams' grandson Stephen Curry $31M Atherton house
Cleive Ester Adams' grandson Stephen Curry $31M Atherton house. Source: YouTube celebrity paradise

Besides, Adams is also a bishop at Jerusalem Way of the Cross Church of Christ, Inc. Ester's earnings and net worth stay a mystery.

Cleive's grandson Stephen Curry is estimated to have a net worth of $160 Million, similar to Ron Howard. Speaking of assets, Stephen sold his Atherton mansion in 2021 for $31.2 Million

Cleive Ester Adams Bio: Age, Parents, & Nationality

The celebrity father, Cleive Ester Adams, is of African-American heritage. He was born to the church officer Cleive E. Adams Sr., and his wife Bertha B. Adams in Winding Gulf, West Virginia, on February 2, 1949

Both Cleive's father and mother were religious. While his father was a deacon, his mother, Bertha, was a missionary. 

Sonya's father, Cleive, has four siblings. He was the second child of his parents. He was raised alongside his siblings in Rocky Mount

Cleive's estimated height is 5 ft and 7 inches. Being African, they faced racism. Similarly, their child also faced racism. However, Cleive, alongside his wife, taught them to be strong no matter what.

Did You Know Sonya Curry Almost Aborted Cleive Ester Adam's Grandson?

It might be shocking for some to know; Sonya Curry was about to abort her child. However, she did give birth to him. And that lucky child is none other than Stephen.

The NBA star Stephen the world knows would not have existed. Sonya had already aborted her first kid before the basketball sensation.

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