Karen West

(1963)
Fri Jan 03 2020
By   samrat

In the arena of sports, not just players but also their wives or girlfriend gain the fame. Likewise, Karen West is famous as the wife of basketball player Jerry West. Moreover, she is the second wife of the versatile player.

Karen was born as Karen Bua West on June 16, 1963, in the United States. West, however, has not disclosed about her parents but she grew up in an American family. Likewise, she is of white ethnicity and holds American nationality. Karen's birth sign is Gemini.

Karen West Married Life

West is a married woman. She tied the knot with the NBA player turned coach Jerry West. Jerry met his future wife while he was turning toward his coaching career. He met her while she was in college. 

Karen West and Jerry West in an interview
Image: Karen West (right) with her spouse Jerry. 
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Although the couple had an age difference, this did not stop them from falling in love. The pair took a step forward and exchanged wedding vows on May 28, 1978. From the nuptial, West and Karen shared two baby son Ryan West and Jonnie West. Jonnie played guard for the West 's college team, the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Karen's Husband Past Relationship

Prior to that, Coach Jerry was earlier married to his college sweetheart Martha Jane in 1960. The couple was together for over a decade and shared three children David West, Mark West, and Michael West. Unfortunately, the love birds parted away with a divorce in 1976. 

Besides this, there are no records of his other affairs. There are, however, no records of Karen's previous romantic relationships. As of now, the couple's bond is very much intact and are living happily with their children. 

Jonnie West and Michelle Wie in the parking lot attending an event.
Image: Jonnie West and his wife Michelle Wie. 
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Her son Jonnie west is in a relationship with Golfer Michelle Wie.   

Karen West Net Worth

West has a significant role in her husband's career. She has possibly helped her to amass a huge wealth. Similarly, her husband went on to be the manager of the Los Angeles Lakers which brought a massive fortune his disposal.

Karen and her entire family out for a dinner
Image: Karen and the entire family. 
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Her husband Jerry has stashed up a net worth of over $55 million from his sports career. Likewise, her daughter-in-law Michelle has an asset of over $12 million. As of now, Jerry appears in many TV programs and interviews which brings a good payroll.

Karen West's Early Life

Growing up, West enjoyed a decent lifestyle with her brood. For the completion of her education, she went to a local high school in Los Angeles. During her school days, she became a cheerleader for the school team. 

Karen with her two sons, Ryan and Jonnie while they were young
Image: Karen (right) with her two sons. 
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Similarly, she met her future husband while she was cheer leading for the Los Angeles Lakers. West was an assistant teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School. Apart from that, she was employed with the California State Controller's Office. 

 

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