Posted September 17, 2013

Reports: LeBron James marries Savannah Brinson in California wedding

Ben Golliver, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Savannah Brinson
(Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment)

LeBron James (left) and Savannah Brinson attended the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment)

LeBron James married Savannah Brinson, his longtime girlfriend, at a wedding ceremony in San Diego on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

US Weekly reports that the couple exchanged vows at the Grand Del Mar hotel and that Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade was among the celebrity guests in attendance. The Associated Press also reports that James and Brinson are now officially husband and wife.

PageSix.com reported earlier this week that the three-day wedding celebration would include a “welcome barbecue” on Friday and a “farewell brunch” on Sunday. NBCSanDiego.com reported that Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, rapper Jay-Z and pop star Beyonce were rumored to be be in attendance while CBS8.com added Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul to that list.

In March, TMZ.com reported that the couple was planning an extended celebration that would stretch from Sept. 13-15 in San Diego. The wedding invitations included images of James, Brinson and their two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, flying on an airplane towards a beach.

The NBA’s reigning MVP proposed to Brinson on Jan. 1, 2012, at a New Year’s Eve party in South Beach. At the time, James told Oprah Winfrey that he was “nervous … like before a Finals game” when he popped the question. One estimate placed the retail value of Brinson’s engagement ring at upwards of $250,000.

James, 28, has known Brinson, 27, since high school. Since proposing, James’ Heat have won the 2012 and 2013 Finals and he was named MVP and Finals MVP in 2012 and 2013. He also won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and was named 2012 Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.

The Grand Del Mar pitches itself as “San Diego’s premier wedding venue” on its website.

Reminiscent of a Mediterranean estate and nestled in the storybook setting of the breathtaking Los Peñasquitos Canyon, The Grand Del Mar is the perfect venue to take your first steps toward forever. It’s the day you’ve dreamed of your entire life, and it’s our pleasure to manage every detail . From selecting the perfect suite for the bridal party to share time-honored rituals, or scheduling a pre-wedding tee time for the groomsmen, your day will unfold just as you’ve always imagined.

At The Grand Del Mar, your wedding party will enjoy personalized experiences, exquisite details and lasting impressions, all designed to create an unforgettable wedding experience. Surround yourself with love and splendor. Make this luxury San Diego resort the backdrop for your happily ever after. Your journey begins when you request more information about weddings at The Grand Del Mar — a premier wedding and events destination.

The sprawling hotel is located about 25 minutes north of downtown San Diego just off Interstate-5.  The resort is flanked by a golf course and boasts multiple pools and tennis courts on site. Check out overhead views of the Grand Del Mar via Google Maps below.

(Google Maps)

The Grand Del Mar is located 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego and is flanked by a golf course. (Google Maps)

Located a few miles away from the famed Torrey Pines golf course, site of the 2008 U.S. Open, the Grand Del Mar’s website notes its numerous awards.

Serenely nestled amidst Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, this premier San Diego resort destination seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result: a destination unparalleled by San Diego hotels and lauded by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the world’s six elite Triple Five-Star resorts. Little wonder, given the sun-kissed San Diego luxury hotel’s stunning natural beauty, championship Tom Fazio golf, one of only 38 Five-Star spas in the U.S., and irresistible dining – epitomized by Addison, helmed by Relais and Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley. This is The Grand life – just east of the Pacific and well beyond compare.

(Google Maps)

A closer view of the sprawling Grand Del Mar resort hotel. (Google Maps)

NBA legend Michael Jordan married longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto in a Florida wedding ceremony in April. Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant proposed to girlfriend Monica Wright, who plays in the WNBA, in July.

19 comments
lanalane10911
lanalane10911

Be Serious, Lebron James has mistresses popping pop all over. Two girls showed up at his wedding. Now, I don't doubt he married her because he loves or respects her. She has been there through everything. And honestly, I believe they would have an open relationship because of his career. Because we all know what athletes are well known for. Be realistic. Look at the legend MJ stayed with his wife around 10 - 15 years after they got married and had women all over. If you go into a marriage like that, than the marriage will continue to stay like that. 

TREX1
TREX1

Oh, she is married to Lebron James. Then why title the article with her maiden name ? Nobody knows it !  Yahoo news strikes again !

Theo
Theo

Too bad it wasn't bombed. Three useless scumbags that steal oxygen daily. 

Jake-Matthew
Jake-Matthew

eww ugly.

he obviously cheats on the side.

Vinny Cordoba
Vinny Cordoba

Looking forward to the divorce in eight to 12 years.

eddie767
eddie767

I can't believe my eyes,no real negative comments about LBJ. Thus,this shows ppl don't really hate him. The fact that she has been with him,since before he was "The Chosen One", proves this is love not "golddigging". Hope this lasts.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

After illegit kids, he should, but at least he isn't one of the %73 blacks making Cromartie kids !!!!!!!!!!!!!

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Sooo? How are their lives any different... What has changed before and after the wedding, I figure nothing... We are a sad bunch of people if we think this is news or marriage actually means anything... Maybe for those who observes all aspects before the wedding....  but otherwise it's all a meaningless charade.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Best to you LeBron. Marrying my wife is the best thing I've ever done. Hope the same for you.

RaptorFan
RaptorFan

Congrats to Lebron, hopefully his married life is one of the more successful ones in the NBA.

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@Theo as do you...  wishing harm upon others is really classy, d-bag

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler Wow, some of you folks will use any story as a forum to share your misery with the rest us.  Go outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air - maybe you will lighten up a bit.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

"We are a sad bunch of people if we think... marriage actually means anything"

"it's all a meaningless charade."

Ironically, these comments of yours only prove that *you* are a sad person.

James has been with one woman since high school, and now he's married to her.  And they already have two children.  This marriage is about as legit as it gets, dude.

junior18
junior18

@Rickapolis Did LeBron reply to you? I'm sure he read your comment and it meant a great deal to him.

lanalane10911
lanalane10911

@leehwgoc @friendly--neighborhood--scrawler Be Serious, Lebron James has mistresses popping pop all over. Two girls showed up at his wedding. Now, I don't doubt he married her because he loves or respects her. She has been there through everything. And honestly, I believe they would have an open relationship because of his career. Because we all know what athletes are well known for. Be realistic. Look at the legend MJ stayed with his wife around 10 - 15 years after they got married and had women all over. If you go into a marriage like that, than the marriage will continue to stay like that. 

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@leehwgoc 

Idiot i know they have been together since high school ... that's my point !!!

i am refering to the actual act of the marriage / wedding .. that piece of paper with their names on it... not having it doesn't change ANYTHING about their relationship !!!!  its not needed,  no reason for it to be a big deal, other than if she wanted it...

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler @leehwgoc   Common law marriage aside, the law does recognize and grant many things to husbands and wives.  I know you're getting to how they feel about each other etc... but due to the laws of the land, marriage does confer many things, legally, upon husbands and wives and therefore is needed, or wanted by many people.  If LBJ were injured in a crash and on life support, as his girlfriend, she'd have no say.  As his wife, she does and this is but one of many other things...