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Bre Ladd: Bio, family, relationships and net worth

Who is Bre Ladd?

Bre Ladd was a volleyball player for the University of Arizona. She is also the wife of Luke Walton, a former NBA player for the Lakers and the head coach for Sacramento Kings today.

Bre is a Christian name for girls that means “power and strength” or “the ability to subside others.”

Despite being a talented player with multiple awards and recognition, Bre Ladd stopped playing volleyball after graduating from her university.

She is extremely private about her personal life despite having a famous husband but remains vital support for his career and family.

Here is everything you need to know about Bre Ladd and her perfect lifestyle.

Bre Ladd quick facts

Full nameBre Ladd
BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, The United States of America
Date of birthApril 19th, 1984
Age37 years old
Height185 cm/ 6’1’’ ft
Weight147 lbs/ 67 kg
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorBlonde
ProfessionFormer Volleyball player
Sun signAries
TraitsPositive: creative, passionate, and energetic

Negative: domineering and short-tempered
High-schoolCanyon Del Oro High-School
UniversityThe University of Arizona
Father’s nameBob Ladd
Mother’s nameTammie Ladd
Sibling’s nameJosh Ladd
Marital statusMarried
Husband:Luke Theodore Walton (2013-present)
Favorite actorBradley Cooper
Favorite actressEmma Stone
Favorite foodMexican Cuisine
Favorite moviePretty Women
Favorite TV showFriends
Favorite holiday destinationGreece
Social mediaUnknown
Net worth$3 million

Bre Ladd interesting facts

1. Bre Ladd is a prominent volleyball player

Bre played volleyball since she was in high school. Ladd was also the captain of her team and had won several games for four consecutive years.

She was a part of Arizona’s second-largest volleyball club, Club Cactus.

2. Bre Ladd was in the US national volleyball team

Bre represented the US national volleyball team in 2001. She participated in the Women’s Junior Junior World Championship in Santo Domingo and Santiago in the Dominican Republic.

She was also the middle hitter of the University of Arizona’s volleyball team.

3. Bre Ladd is the wife of the head coach of the Sacramento Kings

Bre is also renowned as the wife of Luke Walton. Luke is the Sacramento Kings’ head coach. He was a former NBA player. 

Bre and Luke started dating in 2005 and got engaged after seven years. Bre and Luke got married on August 17, 2013

4. Bre Ladd is the mother of two kids

Bre gave birth to her eldest son, Lawson Walton, in 2014. After two years, another son was born. However, she and her husband have not disclosed his name yet.

5. Bre wanted to pursue a career in the medical field

Bre attended the University of Arizona to attain an undergraduate degree in community and public health. Bre Ladd was an honor student who wanted to make a career in the medical field and thus, had plans to join a nursing school afterward.

However, she kept her dreams aside to take care of her children and support her husband in his professional career.

Bre Ladd early life, family, and education

Bre Ladd was born on April 19th, 1984, in Tucson, Arizona, to Bob Ladd and Tammie Ladd. She also has an older brother named Josh Ladd.

Besides Bre’s family member’s names, not much information is publicly available about them, as she does not share much about her personal life.

Luke Walton and his wife Bre Ladd

Bre Ladd received her high-school degree from Canyon Del Oro High in Tucson. Then, her interest in volleyball started growing, leading her to secure a place in the junior national team.

After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Arizona to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in community and public health.

Bre was an honor student in her university and had plans of making a career in the medical profession with an aspiration to join the nursing school after achieving her undergraduate degree.

Bre Ladd personality traits

Bre Ladd turned 37 years old this year. She has long blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes.

Bre was born on April 19th, so she falls under the Aries sun sign. People under the Aries sign are known to be continuously looking for dynamics, speed, and competition.

They are very competitive, be it work or social gatherings. Perhaps, this might explain Bre’s energetic personality and her plethora of achievements.

Ladd is also known to be fluent in sign language and was offered an opportunity to mentor at a special school for deaf and mutes.

She enjoys traveling and reading, and her favorite movie is ‘Pretty Women,’ while her favorite tv series is ‘Friends.’

Bre Ladd height and body measurement

She holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian descent. She is 185 cm (6’1″ ft) tall and weighs about 147 lbs (67 kg).

Bre is a sportsperson and possesses an incredibly athletic and muscular body.

Bre Ladd Walton relationships

Bre Ladd and Luke Walton

Bre Ladd and her husband, Luke Walton, met in 2002 when they were student-athletes at the University of Arizona. They remained friends for three years after knowing each other and only officially started dating in 2005.

After dating for seven years, the couple finally got engaged on Christmas Eve.

According to Brides Magazine, Bre revealed that she was quite shocked by Luke’s proposal. Luke had put his proposal ring inside a jewelry box, which was then put inside another bigger box, leading Bre to think it was just an earring she had asked for.

She quoted, “I opened the box and saw my ring and was so genuinely shocked, even after all that time.”

The lovely couple got married on August 17th, 2013. The wedding took place in a ski hub called The Little Niel in Aspen, Colorado, where the couples invited about 225 guests, including basketball legends like Stanley Johnson, Jordan, and Solomon Hill.

Likewise, it is reported that Luke’s best man was former NBA player Richard Jefferson.

The wedding was planned by Luke’s cousin, Harmony Walton (she works at a wedding service company called The Bridal Bar), and a wedding planner named Brooke Keegan.

The ceremony took place with an amazing view of the Rockies. According to Brides magazine, Ladd wore a figure-hugging gown with a ruffled ombre skirt by Hayley Paige and flat shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Bre Ladd in her wedding gown
Bre Ladd in her wedding gown

While on the other hand, Luke was wearing a custom suit by Tom James.

Furthermore, for their cocktail hour, Luke and Bre had also hired a musician named Kelley James to perform for them. The couple was reported to have stayed in the Aspen for a few days before heading for their honeymoon to Santorini, Crete, and Lake Como.

Bre Ladd and Luke Theodore Walton wedding pics
Bre Ladd and Luke Theodore Walton wedding pics

Today the couple has two sons together. Their older son Lawson was born in 2014. Their second son was born in 2016, whose name is yet to be revealed.

Luke Walton

Luke Theodore Walton is the son of a famous UCLA basketball player and NBA star Bill Walton and Susie Walton.

After playing college basketball for the University of Arizona’s team, he went professional when he was selected as the 32nd overall pick for the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

After playing for the Lakers for eight years, Luke began his coaching career, where he worked as an assistant for five years.

In April 2016, Luke was hired as the head coach for the Lakers, and he worked with them until 2019. Currently, he is the head coach for Sacramento Kings.

Bree Ladd children

Bree Ladd has two sons with her husband, Luke Walton. Her first son, Lawson, was born in 2014 whereas, her second was born in 2016. The name of the second son is kept private.

Also, Bre and Luke have not disclosed their children’s exact birth date yet.

Bre Ladd career

Believe it or not, Bre Ladd used to be a more prominent volleyball player than her husband in Basketball.

She started playing volleyball and even was the captain of her team when she was in high school. She had won several games and volleyball letters for four consecutive years.

Bre Ladd

Bre Ladd Arizona volleyball

Likewise, she was also part of Club Cactus for four years during that time. Club Cactus is Arizona’s second-largest volleyball club that provides athletes with quality training and competition opportunities.

In 2001, she was chosen to represent the US national volleyball team while participating in the Women’s Junior World Championship in Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Furthermore, she was even listed in the Fab 50 list by Volleyball Magazine in 2002.

After joining the University of Arizona, Bre entered the volleyball team at the university. She played in the middle hitter position.

Ladd scored impressive records when she was just a freshman in the university. She made 124 blocks with a blocking average (1.09), which was the highest point made by a freshman.

Due to her splendid achievements, Ladd was named Wildcat Athlete of the Week during her first year at her university in 2002.

In 2004, Ladd played 29 of 30 matches for her team, where she achieved double-figure kills 13 times ( a ‘kill’ in volleyball means a layer hitting a ball to the other side of the net and the other team failing to pass it back, resulting in a point).

Bre was named All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection through her performance, which is an annual Pac-12 honor presented to the best player during a conference.

Although Ladd wanted to pursue a medical profession after achieving her undergraduate degree, today, she stands and supports her husband through his professional career and is a caring mother to her two sons.

Bre Ladd achievements and awards

2001Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the YearWon
2001Tucson Citizen Player of the YearWon
2001Arizona State Player of the Year and Arizona State 5A South Most Valuable Player (MVP)Won
2004All-Pac-10 honorable mention selectionNominated

Bre Ladd controversy

In April 2019, news broke out that Kelli Tennant, a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA (the Lakers sports network), had filed for a civil lawsuit against Luke Walton, claiming that he had sexually assaulted her in 2014.

During a news conference, Tennant claimed that Walton had approached her in a hotel room in California when he was still an assistant coach.

She claimed that he forced her and tried to kiss her in the face, neck, and chest. She also stated that he groped her breasts and her private areas.

However, Walton stated that Kelli was lying and that her assault claim was designed to attract media attention. Likewise, a joint investigation conducted by both Sacramento Kings and NBA stated that there wasn’t enough evidence available regarding Tennant’s claims leading to the case being closed until they presented new evidence.

Furthermore, no settlements have been reported between the two parties.

Bre Ladd has not made any comments regarding the allegations imposed on her husband.

Bre Ladd net worth

Although Bre had a short-lived career as a volleyball player, she accumulated a decent salary during that time.

Although not officially announced, it is estimated that she has a net worth of $3 million, which was earned solely through her volleyball career.

However, on the other hand, her husband, Luke Walton, who is not only a former NBA player but also the head coach to Sacramento Kings, has an annual salary of $5 million.

It is estimated that Luke’s net worth stands at $30 million. Today, the couple and their family own a lavish mansion in Manhattan Beach worth $7.2 million.

Luke has invested a lot in real estate over the years. He usually buys and sells houses in Manhattan Beach, California.

Bre Ladd social media

Unlike most famous wives and girlfriends of popular NBA players, Bre Ladd does not have any social media accounts.

Likewise, her husband, Luke Walton, does not own any social media accounts, too. It may indicate that the couple does not like to indulge in any scandals as much as possible or display their lifestyle to the public.

Bre Ladd now

Although it is quite saddening to see Bre Ladd quitting her promising career as an accomplished volleyball player, we can say that she is an amazing life partner and a mother.

Ever since Luke Walton rose to popularity, Bre has constantly supported him through his career like a pillar. We wish nothing but the best to this couple and hope their love continues to grow and remain strong forever.

Bre Ladd F.A.Qs

What is Bre Ladd’s age?

Born on April 19, 1984, Bree Ladd Walton is currently 37 years old.

How tall is Bre Ladd?

Bre Ladd is 1.85 meters tall.

Who is Luke Walton’s wife, Bre Ladd?

Luke Walton is married to a former volleyball player at the University of Arizona, Bre Ladd. 

When did Luke Walton and Bre Ladd marry?

Luke and Bre got married on August 17, 2013, in the Little Niel in Aspen, Colorado.