A cosmetologist, Veronica Gutierrez who is Puerto-Rican and Mexican American is popularly known as the mother of two-time NBA All-Star basketball player, Devin Booker. He is also known as the son of the former professional basketball player, Melvin Booker, who played for the University of Missouri.
After a year at the University of Kentucky, Devin, 24, was drafted in 2015 by Phoenix Suns as the 13th overall pick. After joining the Suns, he became the youngest star to score over 60 points in the game with 70 against the Boston Celtics. In 2019, he named the younger payer in NBA history at the age of 22.
Besides that, we are going to discuss his mother and dad's relationship. So stick with us.
What is the Relationship Status of Veronica Gutierrez?
Now, when it comes to Devin's mother, Veronica's marriage life, she has never been married in her life, despite the fact that she is the mother of three children. Neverthless, she is popular as the long term former partner of Melvin Jermaine Booker, who retired from pro basketball in 2008.
Veronica and Booker first met during the 1995-96 CBA season in her hometown. At that time, he was playing for the Grand Rapids Hoops. After few months of dating, their relationship spawned their single boy Devin Booker, born on 30 October 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But, the unmarried duo later separated and cooperatively co-parented their son Devin.
As he grew in Grandville, Michigan, Devin started following his father's footsteps and attended Moss Point High School. After his retirement in 2008, Melvin joined his son's school and his alma mater Moss Point High School as an assistant coach. He then trained his son how to become a basketball player.
During summers in Mississippi, the father and son duo mostly spent worthwhile time together. As of now, the NBA star Booker credits his mother for allowing him to build a bond with his father Melvin. Having the support from his mother like that it’s unbelievable and I owe her everything, he stated ESPN.
Veronica Gutierrez Has Two Children Via The Previous Relationship
In addition to NBA star, Devin Booker, she is the mother of two teenage kids from her previous two relationships. They are Davon Wade, a son and Mya Powell, a daughter, who became Devin's half-siblings.
Davon Wade was born on February 17, 1993, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. He now works as a real estate broker at Linehan Real Estate in Pinnacle Peak.
As for Mya, she was born in 2001 and suffers from the 22q11.2 abnormality deletion syndrome. When a small portion of chromosome 22 is missing, it causes. In fact, the 6 ft 2 in tall Booker's younger sister Mya is the inspiration behind his participation as a Special Olympics Ambassador in 2020.
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